Our Team

Michael Grey – Director

Michael Grey is an experienced event manager and marketing professional who has personally managed or promoted over 200 events over the last 13 years with up to 16,000 attendees, has personally secured media coverage for clients to over 50 million people and some of his clients have seen an up to 300% – 500% increases in event profit. 

Michael brings a wealth of experience in event conception, marketing, sponsorship, public relations and managing events. Michael has worked on a very diverse portfolio of events from small business through to large multinational corporations, community groups and charities.

Prior to commencing MKG Events in October 2014, Michael has worked with a number of charities in fundraising and events and also worked for a marketing company managing their clients corporate events. 

Whitney Lewis – Head of Strategy Whitney truly understands the event environment, commercial, event, sales and sponsorship strategy in the current market. His role involves understanding all issues affecting the events industry, the industry’s our clients operate in and our clients businesses and objectives. He has achieved extensive results for his clients. He brings a unique perspective as a result of his four years in the events space, and his own research in the area of psychology. Weather he is negotiating for clients or making new connections, he has brought significant competitive advantage to MKG Events as a business.

Nathan Vumbaca – Event Specialist – Nathan has worked in the event industry for the past 7 years. He has a background in Not-For-Profit and Special Events, now specializing in event analytics. His experience in marketing and data analytics help to provide valuable insight, highlighting trends to allow for a more strategic growth year on year. He has worked on a range of events from small volunteer-driven roadshows to larger international conferences shows of 20,000+ attendees

Mark Eccleston – Events All Rounder – Recently joining MKG Events, Mark brings over 30 years of customer service experience to the team. He has worked previously with a wide scope of people and clients from a variety of countries and professions, and can bring professionalism, thoroughness, dedication and a real can-do attitude to any assignment.

Roman Babauta – Sales Manager Australia – Roman provides support in customer service and customer relationship building. He answers your questions and focuses on giving you the most value we have to offer. After your meeting with Roman, he will give you some suggestions on what package would best fit you and your needs. His ability to solve problems has served his clients well. He believes in Win-Win solutions and donates monthly to his local charities. With a burning desire to help others and grow his business acumen he puts his best foot forward to serve his clients and peers. 

Virgil Reyes – USA Sales Manager and Events Advisor – Virgil helps to determine the right strategy for our client’s event ideas and supports the organisational growth of our clients by maximising sponsorship sales and event ROI.

Luis Acebu – Marketing Team Leader – Luis provides support to clients including graphic design, data entry, admin tasks and marketing support. Luis started at MKG Events in April 2018 and is a top-notch operator in the business.  His experience with handling different clients of different cultures also gives the business a different perspective on how to provide the best experience and result for the clients.

Denver Mercado – Marketing Assistant – Denver focuses on generating quality leads from LinkedIn and has established his name when it comes to web research. He has a great experience in client development, relationship management and solution-focused mindset.

Josephine Lumanog – Marketing Assistant – Josephine has extensive experience in administrative tasks, graphic design, email and diary management, social media marketing and website maintenance. She forms a vital part of the MKG Events team.