About connexU

connexU is Australia's newest and most dynamic full-service event consultancy and management business.

Events are in our DNA – we combine decades of experience at large, multi-national organisers, with an unrivalled network of high-performing industry experts.

And now we want to help you.

Whatever your business objectives, connexU has you covered. From strategy and planning, to sales and marketing, to operations and logistics, we have a team in place to make your next event a major success. We can even run the whole thing from beginning to end, providing peace of mind that your event is in the hands of true experts.


It is all in the name: connexU connects you to communities, innovation & growth

As our partner you will benefit from:

  • access to a team of event specialists with well over 30 years of experience from the world’s leading event organisers
  • cutting edge events tools and methodologies
  • sector dominating sales and marketing growth strategies
  • professional and robust operation and logistics processes
  • absolute peace of mind that you are in the hands of experts with a track record of delivering world-class events

We are not your typical event management business. We understand the commercial bottom line for our clients – our entrepreneurial mindset combined with our ability to adapt quickly and focus on innovation, allows us to successfully deliver events that exceed customer expectations, generate new revenue streams, and boost your profits.

We understand that we win when you win.

Our Team

Paul Baker

Co-founder & Director

Paul is a strategic business leader and multi-award winning event organiser. With over 16 years’ experience working for the world’s leading event organisers, Paul has managed some of Australia’s largest and most successful B2B & B2C events.

Previously a member of Reed Exhibitions’ Executive Team, responsible for double-digit growth and the commercial success of Australia’s largest event organiser, Paul has a passion for creating memorable experiences for communities and using data and insights to generate long term ROI for customers.

Tim Rusbridge

Co-founder & Director

With over 11 years’ experience working with both the world’s largest event organisers and entrepreneurial & independent exhibition companies, Tim has been fortunate enough to organise exhibitions on 4 continents, bringing a breadth of international experience to the team.

With considerable front-line experience in sales, marketing and event management, Tim’s passion is for innovation and creating commercially-successful events that deliver something truly unique.

Kane Langman

Event Manager

With over 8 years of experience with the world’s largest event organisers in Europe and Australia, Kane has been the leading sales representative for events spanning 7 countries and 6 industries, bringing a depth of industry knowledge and commercial expertise to the team.

Having started his events career in conference delegate sales, Kane has successfully transferred his customer-first and relationship building approach to the team and his role as Event Manager.

Lynsey Brownlie

Marketing Manager

Lynsey is a passionate and driven marketing and partnerships manager with over 6 years’ experience across some of the UKs largest TV and Telco companies.

With a strong history of building successful marketing partnerships with global companies, Lynsey is poised to elevate our events to new heights, developing innovative new partnership strategies to drive growth for the connexU brand.


Graphic Design

Daphne is a creative designer who enjoys making ideas come to life. With over 15 years experience working with leading companies such as Yahoo!, Nissan, Revlon, Sony Pictures and NSW Government to name a few. Creating value through fine design, branding and digital experience across every touchpoint.


The "Geek" and everything Digital

The Geek. Neo “the one”, you name it. With over 20 years of experience in digital and customer experience design and development. Since 2005, SImon have been committed to a broad range of jobs and clients in both agency and corporate environments. Today his focuses are Experience Architect, UX and Service Design and Development. He believes in problem-solving not windows dressing; meaningful design should always be “Form follows Function”; and yet “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.

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Josh Vivian

Sales Manager

Josh is a passionate and driven sales professional with an impressive track record of B2B sales across the UK and Australia.

Having previously worked at both global and start-ups media agencies within the fintech and financial sectors, Josh is the perfect person to support companies seeking growth and new contacts in Australia. 


Marketing Manager

With over 15 years’ experience in marketing and events – both agency and client side, Kirsty has been fortunate to work with some of the biggest brands globally, from technology to retail (and everything in between).

Her passion for brand and content has led to her producing several successful campaigns (some award winning). She brings with her a wealth of experience in business and marketing strategy, and her ability to make the complex, simple has led to an impressive track record in delivering strong results.

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