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AMI WA 2024 Committee Launches Walking Tour Event

The Australian Marketing Institute launches March & Mingle on June 6

Tickets are selling fast for the AMI’s first WA event of 2024, and there’s no wonder why!

Eat The Street Walking Tours experienced guides will chaperone marketers through three Northbridge institutions to enjoy bites, bevvies and banter for a twist on traditional networking.

The AMI WA Committee (Olga Kozub, our own Carma Levene, Dr Violetta Wilk, Melissa Osterhage, Brannon Heath, Ligia Bautista, Christina Ng) have also invited special guests to accompany us on tour to enhance your networking opportunities.

The first two guests to be revealed are Rene LeMerle, General Manager - Growth at Bonfire and Sarah Sawdon, Head of Membership & Marketing at The Fremantle Dockers. 

, VIP guest at AMI WA event
Rene LeMerle FAMI, General Manager - Growth | Bonfire

About Rene

Bonfire's award-winning General Manager - Growth (and Business Partner), Rene LeMerle, has been immersed in the WA marketing landscape since 1997. He’s a passionate advocate for ethical, sustainable, and innovative marketing and business practices.  


Rene plays a key role in helping drive Bonfire’s future direction, with the aim of ensuring the agency is delivering industry leading impact on all levels.  


Aside from his key responsibility leading Bonfire’s strategic growth, Rene is also an outstanding ambassador for the WA marketing community, as exhibited through his extensive industry engagements and contributions.   


Rene is the founding chair of the Western Australian Marketing Association Inc. (WAMA) and is also heavily focused on contributing to the marketing community, with several engagements as a speaker, lecturer, panellist and contributing writer for industry publications.

He's also been selected to judge several industry awards and won the coveted Australian Marketing Institute CMO of the Year (WA) award on three occasions. 

Sarah Sawdon, VIP guest at AMI WA event
Sarah Sawdon, Head of Memberships & Marketing | The Fremantle Dockers

About Sarah

Sarah Sawdon is the Head of Membership and Marketing for the Fremantle Dockers - driving change to grow fandom, improve customer experience, and retain members using a data-led, consumer first strategy. 

Sarah’s previous experience includes the West Australian Football Commission as Head of Marketing, and Head of Client service for Marketforce.

With over 18 years’ experience in marketing, Sarah combines both her client side and agency experience across diverse sectors including retail, financial services and professional sports; utilising her extensive experience in marketing strategy, innovating brands and driving campaigns to deliver impactful results and business growth.

AMI WA Event Info

There’ll be more exciting special guest announcements soon, so grab your tickets and stay tuned for further reveals. Ticket numbers are strictly capped, and last year sold out quickly, so don’t delay.


When: 5.15pm sharp for a 5.30pm start, Thursday June 6.

Where: Meeting point Urban Orchard (AGWA Entrance) Perth Cultural Precinct. On the move through Northbridge, final destination Hello Rooftop (at the Rechabite)

Who: All welcome!

Get your tickets, grab your walking shoes, and get ready to march & mingle with us on June 6.

Tickets cost:

$75 for Members

$100 Non-Members

Event Sponsor: Nova 93.7

NOVA 93.7 Logo - WA AMI event's Sponsor


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