Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director at AGB Events, Australia
One of the world’s leading event designers and producers, Anthony Bastic’s career in major event creation and production has been characterised by a succession of high profile achievements in conceptualising and presenting events for audiences across the globe.
For over 25 years Anthony and AGB Events has initiated and managed some of the most inspiring and leading edge experiences held at some of the world’s most iconic locations.
Anthony served as Public Programs Manager for the Sydney Opera House from 1997 – 2000, and was the Creative Director of Sydney’s ‘Live Sites’ during the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This program earned Sydney the reputation of “the Party Games’ and was adopted by the International Olympic Committee as a ‘blueprint’ for future Olympic Host Cities. Prior to the Olympics, Anthony worked for Sydney City Council and was responsible for designing a series of large-scale public celebrations in the lead up to Sydney being awarded the Olympic Host City.
A ‘go to’ person for major sporting and government events, Anthony also worked as Creative Director of City Festivities for the 2003 Rugby World Cup and Head of Events and International Visits for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. During this time, Anthony designed and managed the Royal Visit by Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Earl of Wessex for which he was appointed Equerry for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.
In 2006 Anthony established AGB Events, which is responsible for designing and creating several high profile events in Australia, Asia and the UK. AGB was instrumental in designing what has since become one of the world’s leading Light Art Festivals, Vivid Sydney for which AGB curates and produces this contemporary light festival on behalf of the New South Wales Government.
Anthony lead the team at AGB Events in creating the annual Lights of Christmas projections – a two week long, evening celebration of the essence of Christmas commenced in 2010 and continues to this day as another public event that regularly breaks attendance records and is now firmly part of a Christmas tradition for Sydney siders and visitors.
Anthony has lead the team to create and deliver multiple events internationally in Boston, USA – Lights of Boston, iLight Marina Bay, Singapore, Opening Night OzFest, New Delhi, India and the Coastal and Aquatic Campaign Launch, New York City, USA