MC, Facilitator and Specialist Online MC / Producer
With over 20 years in the event industry, Warwick Merry is one of Australia’s top Professional MCs. He was recently awarded the 2021 Global Outstanding Intraprenuer award and the 2022 Breakthrough Speaker award for his work in online events. Warwick was also presented with the prestigious Nevin Award for service to the speaking industry in 2022.
There is no doubt about it, he is at the top of the class of professional MCs in Australia.
With qualifications in IT and Accounting, Warwick brings a very real business approach to hosting your event. He focusses on the business outcomes you are after, while ensuring your delegates are energised, educated and engaged.
His theatrical, improv and talented musical background ensures that he engages with his audience – you can expect the unexpected from Warwick. From dressing up in character, creating fun and humorous moments to even turning your delegates into a conference choir, he is a master at making your event entertaining without losing its business focus.
Warwick is a Certified Speaking Professional, twice Certified Virtual Presenter and he knows what it takes to engage and energise an audience regardless of it being face to face, online or hybrid.
Whether hosting a plenary session, moderating a panel session (while keeping it exciting) or hosting a gala dinner awards night, Warwick works hard to keep the agenda running on time, on track and on point.
He is one part Technologist, one part Cat Herder, one part Ringmaster, one part ‘Voice of God’, one part Control Freak, one part Comedian and many parts Human. Warwick is the spark that ignites the event, the glue that keeps it relevant and the conduit of your brand voice.
In all, Warwick Merry is simply a top event professional who will bring energy, humour and professionalism in his engagements to make your event truly a success.
Previous clients include:
Lottery West, NAB, TEDxMelbourne, Air New Zealand, Shell, Victoria University, Australian Glass and Glazing Association, Telstra, Bendigo Bank, Family Business Australia, Australia Marketing Institute, AMTIL, Master Plumbers, Australasian Timber Flooring Association, CLASS, Qld Government, Bridges, RACGP, Spanline, Bendigo TAFE, IOOF, Lonsdale Financial Group, Master Painters Association, IBM, Customer Owned Banking Association
Major awards recently won:
2021 Global Outstanding Intrapreneur (Non-Profit Sector) from the Global Intrapreneur Institute for all the work Warwick has done in bringing speakers up to speed on how to present online and for his contribution to event organisers on how to make online events work.
2022 Breakthrough Speaker of the Year from Professional Speakers Australia for the massive change in Warwick’s business to take on virtual presenting and virtual event hosting. This includes generating 40% of his revenue from the USA.
2022 Nevin Award from Professional Speakers Australia for all his service to PSA and the speaking industry. This award also recognises Warwick’s work with Professional Conference Organisers of Australasia and MEA.
After the outstanding job Warwick did at our ClubMEA event in January, it was a sigh of relief knowing we'd have his delightful presence and strong commitment to delivering a hit event behind us for the VIC Awards Gala Dinner. Although awards presentations can be a challenge to sit through, there was a beautifully flow to the evening with Warwick as MC. He hit the perfect balance of light entertainment, while keeping us to schedule and maintaining a high energy vibe in the room. Brilliant! I can't thank you enough for your fabulous work and making my job easier, we look forward to working with you again and I'd highly recommend you to others as a top choice for an MC.
-Victorian Branch Officer MEA
What an amazing job you did at the Geelong Small Business Buffet. The particular time slot I gave you was always going to be a struggle as the delegates had already been there seven hours but you gave them no chance to rest! I have seen you present before but I was amazed at the engagement you received, the practical tips you not only shared but had them use and the way you didn’t just tell us but showed us how to use these skills. I received so many comments about how funny you were and how you opened people’s eyes to some simple, practical and incredibly valuable tips for being more successful in business. Warwick, I can’t wait to use you again and I understand my colleagues have already approached you to host a major function in a couple of months time.
-Program Co-ordinator Small Business Smart Business
I had to say thank you for a fabulous job you did as MC of our annual awards. You hit the balance between formal occasion and fun perfectly. In fact we have had comments from many of the attendees saying how much they enjoyed what you did. Awards presentations with VIP presenters can be a challenge as they typically have very tight schedules. I was so impressed with how you managed to “fill in” while we waited for one of our final presenters to arrive. The way you got the audience involved and made it about them and their special day was sensational. Warwick I would not hesitate in recommending your services to others. You are a true master of your craft.
-CEO Disability Sport and Recreation
Warwick, I want to thank you for the fantastic job you did as MC for our Breakfast Club event. In particular I appreciated the way you kept me informed prior to the event and your early arrival. As the organiser it gave me one less thing to worry about! Your ice breaker was perfect. It was a load of fun and directly linked to our brand in a way I could have never imagined. It was so easy to deal with you and you really contributed to the success of the event. Warwick I highly recommend your MC services and look forward to using you again in the near future.
-Senior Development AHRI
As a professional speaker and event promoter I know a key ingredient to a successful event is a great MC. In my 10 years in the speaking business I haven’t meet anyone better than Warwick Merry. No matter what challenges occur Warwick is the man you want in control. His professionalism, good humour and energy are simply outstanding. In fact, Warwick has proven so popular with our members and guests we secured him to MC all our events this year. If you want to take your next conference to another level I suggest you start by booking Warwick, your audience will thank you.