Andrew Klein is one of the most sought-after professional MC’s on the conference circuit in Australia – and yet because he’s not a celebrity, you’ve probably never heard of him !!!
But judging by the comments from his many clients below, your conference attendees will not be disappointed – and the impact he’ll have on your conference will be huge.
If you are looking for a fun, humorous, dynamic and highly experienced professional MC (or some team-building activities or Presentation Skills training) for your next conference or event, Andrew is always happy to have a chat to discuss how he might be able to assist.
This Sydney based ex-lawyer (he got better!!!) has been MC’ing, speaking, training and team-building for almost 15 years, and is widely recognised as one of the best in the business.
Andrew brings his casual yet corporate style to proceedings, adding an extra element to your event with his humour, creativity, high energy style and interactive energizer activities.
His aim is to simultaneously entertain, inform, introduce, coordinate, communicate and make your job much easier by ensuring the smooth running of your program. He has become well-known in the conference circuit for his ability to involve the audience in the proceedings, adapt to vastly different audiences and his improvisational and ad-libbing skills.
For each MC role, Andrew researches the company intricately; he writes humorous, tailor-made introductions for each speaker and delivers the role of MC with a stylish mix of sophisticated humour, authority, wit and warmth. The comments from his impressive list of clients (see below) are testament to his prior planning and unique style of delivery.
In short, he brings that special something that makes your conference different and memorable for your delegates and staff. As his clients attest below, the research Andrew does and his MC’ing style (sophisticated fun) gives the conference an added “personal" and “warm" element.
Where do I start? Andrew is a consummate professional and second time running I don’t know how I could ever run a conference without him again! He 100% engages with the group and is now very much a part of it. Every one of our big extended NMB family loves him, but none more than I! As our events get bigger, my job gets more difficult but Andrew helps me to bring it all together on the day.
National Mortgage Brokers
Andrew never fails to read his audience well and target his presentations accordingly. He is so easy to work with, we would have no-one else.
I have had Andrew as MC at our annual conference for three years now and he is the first person I book once our dates are locked in. Why? Because he is great to work with, proactive and ensures everything runs smoothly. As an event organiser, it is great to know that Andrew takes an active interest in our event, with a detailed briefing prior to the event, great suggestions on how things can be improved, then actively seeks me out to ensure the next segment is ready to go and that there has been no changes or additions during the event. I am also very impressed with the amount of pre-work he completes to ensure that every introduction is personal, funny and right on the mark, keeping it fresh even when he introduces the MD of our organisation time after time. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Andrew as an MC for any event … I think he amazing both as an individual and an MC!
Andrew is an absolute professional. He is articulate, entertaining and works well with the organising team. The conference feedback strongly endorsed his performance
GM Business Banking SME, Commonwealth Bank
I cannot recommend Andrew Klein highly enough! We have used Andrew to MC our Dymocks conferences for the last five years, and each year he gets better and better! Andrew's professionalism to his role as MC is beyond any other MC that I have worked with. He researches thoroughly, personalises every experience, and uses humour brilliantly to inject energy and laughter to the group. Our conferences have been a great success over the years, and much of that is down to the job that Andrew does for us here at Dymocks!
I have asked Andrew Klein to MC 3 of our National Conferences and he's always a crowd favourite. His well-placed humour and wit, coupled with outstanding organisational skills have ensured each conference to be a success!
CEO, Elders Insurance
Andrew was an excellent MC and we would definitely have him back at our next conference. He was very responsive and very understanding when it came to the challenges and changes had to deal with at the last minute.
Executive Assistant to Managing Partner, KPMG Advisory
Andrew, thanks for your great “Life’s A Pitch” presentation to our teams. We found it very beneficial and appreciated your thoughts on a couple of challenging past experiences.
We like him so much we just booked him for his 11th consecutive appearance.
CEO, Hotondo Homes
Honestly, Andrew is the best in the business. In my 14 years managing corporate events, he remains my absolute favourite MC to deal with. Yes, of course.... there are plenty of corporate MC's out there, but the reality is that the majority of them are super hard work behind the scenes. Not Andrew. He is incredibly professional, takes the time to actually LISTEN to the brief, goes above and beyond with his research and always delivers to the highest standard. Quick witted, highly intelligent and just a joy to deal with. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
Andrew you were awesome - by far the best MC I have met (and I have met a lot!). Well done and thank you!
Deloitte Australia, Dive in Festival
SASSPA has engaged Andrew Klein since 2009. We will not give consideration to engaging another MC as he is part of the SASSPA family. He does his homework well - he knows who we are, our current and future needs. He knows his audience and presenters. Andrew has the uncanny ability to read his audience without prejudice and target his presentation to their ongoing needs. His ability to amend his presentation to suit the changes in the day and bring the audience with him is extraordinary. We never have to give a thought to managing the day as Andrew makes it so simple.
Chair, SASSPA (School Administrative & Support Staff Professional Association)
RCSA is hooked on Andrew Klein. As MC for our annual conference we are compelled, each year, for 10 years now, to engage the funniest, most organised and professional man in the business. Year on year he brings new material, new smiles and consistent praise from our delegates. You can’t go past Andrew Klein……and so say all of us!
CEO, RCSA (Recruitment & consulting Services Association)
We have been using Andrew for 7 years now for our annual convention and it is not just the professionalism and organisation that he brings to everything he does which we most value, rather the deep understanding and connection that he has for our business. Andrew is more than an MC he is an integral part of our business and we value the relationship and what he brings to our conventions greatly.
BT Financial Group
Andrew, thanks so much for MC’ing our annual convention for the 4th time. We are so grateful you were again able to keep us in order and on time, and did so with grace and good humour at all times. We also appreciate your flexibility and readiness to make last minute adjustments to the program as things develop. Very professional as always, a delight to deal with.
CEO, NIBA (National Insurance Brokers Association)
I suspect that you will have a permanent gig with the FCA as they all love your professionalism, ease and relaxed style. You make the whole thing look easy and I know the exhibitors really appreciate your work in the expo hall as well. Once again thanks for making the NFC such a successful event.
Franchise Council of Australia
Andrew was MC at the Magnitude Financial Advisers Conference in October 2017 and I cannot praise his professionalism and engagement highly enough. Andrew worked tirelessly to understand our business and delegates both prior to and during our event, meaning our audience was fully engaged at all times. The ability to understand the nuances of financial services is not an easy task but, to his credit, Andrew received first class feedback from his audience and captured the spirit of our business in his unique final night gala dinner conference summary “(w)rap” up.
BT Financial Group
The feedback from the student leaders about your Pitching and Presenting session was overwhelmingly positive. They are very keen to see you have an ongoing relationship with the GSA. In particular they felt that the examples you chose were truly insightful and understanding of their circumstances.
University of Melbourne
Without hesitation I would recommend that Andrew be entrusted with emceeing any conference. His approach is very professional, his preparation first class and his contribution to our team in terms of executing a successful conference was excellent. Probably the most impressive aspect is that Andrew’s reading of a room is spot on – he sets the right tone and rhythm every time.
CEO, Millennium 3 Financial Advisers
Thank you Andrew for once again (after 10 years with us) delivering a stellar performance as MC at our international conference in Fiji this year. As an Event Manager it is important to work with people you can rely on, and you never disappoint. This year you were asked to take on a more active role with regards to the planning process leading up to the event and on stage by performing a live Q&A with the keynote speakers. You were most accommodating with the extra requests and patient with the last minute changes. At the event, you were the perfect MC, kept the program to time and introduced each speaker with humour and finesse. See you next year!
RCSA (Recruitment & Consulting Services Association)
Thanks again for creating and supporting the family environment we have worked so hard on over so many years. Your humour, professionalism and engagement during the conferences with our clients makes it all that more special. The team and I are grateful for the hard work you put in, most importantly how easy you make it working with you.
AON Hewitt Financial Advice
I recently worked with Andrew on the Leading Age Services NSW State Conference in Sydney, in which Andrew was the Conference Facilitator. He did a simply wonderful job and his effort and skill was a significant contributor to the success of the Conference. Andrew's professionalism, expertise and great sense of humour made everyone feel welcome, relaxed and connected. He was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him.
LASA (Leading Age Services Australia)
Andrew was our MC for the UN Foundation Social Good Summit. Andrew’s greatest talent is to develop a compelling story and his ability to engage the audience for a whole day. His ability to keep things serious when necessary and funny when necessary is sublime. I would recommend Andrew for any type of conference / summit/ workshop and I am confident that the key objectives of the conference will be met through his direction.
Social Good Summit
Thanks Andrew. Your introduction was the best one for me this year. I loved it!!!
Mindset Coach / Conference Speaker
Andrew Klein recently facilitated a Pitching and Presenting workshop for our Resilium gold insurance practices. Andrew is always a delight to work with. He does his research and always delivers. Working with our top advisers he delivered relevant and useful information. He was flexible with his approach, and changed the presentation on the go in the direction the delegates wanted … however still ensuring he covered the key topics we asked him to cover.
Resilium / Suncorp
Andrew thank you again for being MC at our recent BT Select Principals forum. You really are the “master” in this space and your ability to bring our events to life is a testament to your in-depth research, preparation and professionalism. Your entertaining and engaging approach is appreciated by all delegates, business partners and our staff. And most importantly the emphasis you place on key points or outcomes that we are looking to achieve supports the forum achieve its objectives. One example of this is the support of this year’s charitable organization Autism Australian, with your positive encouragement and emphasis we have been able to collect in excess of $30,000 for this great cause. Thank you again Andrew and we look forward to your support again next year. All the very best.
Thank you Andrew for a job well done. I thoroughly enjoyed your "Life's a Pitch" presentation and the way you kept the crowd entertained the whole way through. Thought provoking, challenging - grounded. Excellent speaking skills! Great Presenter - extremely engaging/insightful.
ACDBA (Australian Collectors and Debt Buyers Association)
Andrew, thanks for facilitating the Mortgage Choice NSW State Conference on Friday. Your presentation on tips on pitching yourself & your business was very well received by the network.
APHA was delighted to have Andrew Klein return as MC for our APHA National Congress. Andrew was a hit with our delegates, he kept the program moving smoothly and ensured we ran to time, but heard from all our speakers.
Australian Private Hospitals Association
Andrew has hosted our National Conference for the past 5 years with staff and delegates alike constantly commenting on the outstanding job he does. Not only does he follow the brief but he is able to combine any last minute changes without hesitation, in a humorous fashion as well! He goes above and beyond in his role of MC, being an informative, integral and entertaining part of our conference. He also assists in various other activities including completing vox pops over the course of the conference, willing to help wherever needed at a moment’s notice.
As the major regional business organisation across AUS/NZ and now Singapore, we enjoy a very strong partnership with Andrew. He is a regular MC, interviewer and moderator for the Circle’s Emerging Leaders event series and is no doubt a great contributor to the success of this series. Andrew is engagement, honest, intelligent and highly entertaining. Furthermore he not only works so well to engage the audience, but our c-level executives are very comfortable to open up to him. He certainly has a great ability to bring out the best in people and we are delighted to have him part of the work we do.
Trans-Tasman Business Circle
SASSPA has engaged Andrew Klein since 2009. We will not give consideration to engaging another MC as he is part of the SASSPA family. He does his homework well - he knows who we are, our current and future needs. He knows his audience and presenters. Andrew has the uncanny ability to read his audience without prejudice and target his presentation to their ongoing needs. His ability to amend his presentation to suit the changes in the day and bring the audience with him is extraordinary.
School Administrative and Support Staff Association NSW
We never have to give a thought to managing the day as Andrew makes it so simple.
Andrew was an excellent MC and we would definitely have him back at our next conference. He was very responsive and very understanding when it came to the challenges and changes had to deal with at the last minute....
Andrew is always a delight to work with. He does his research and always delivers. Working with our top advisers he delivered relevant and useful information. He was flexible with his approach, and changed the presentation on the go in the direction the delegates wanted … however still ensuring he covered the key topics we asked him to cover.
Andrew adjusted his course on the fly to suit our needs and the feedback was unanimously good.
Andrew is incredibly professional and an absolute delight to work with. He is always well prepared for his role as MC and goes above and beyond onsite to ensure our conference runs smoothly.
You played such a pivotal role in the success of our conference. It is a great responsibility to have to try and keep 180 partners engaged so thank you for making it easier for me! I have received so much positive feedback about you – it has really set a new bar for us and the word is already out.
Andrew gave a well-informed keynote presentation on the topic of Pitching. It was very relevant to our rapidly changing business/new marketing ideas, but also had many great life lessons in there as well. Andrew presented the topic well, was extremely charismatic and very passionate about his presentation. Overall, a fantastic experience.
Andrew - you did an amazing job as MC and you fitted in so well and kept everything on time and on target. Your homework was excellent and your comments were well delivered and added to the success of the convention. Having everyone in a positive mood and feeling great about McDonalds as company and the direction we are going was a huge benefit to all of us and to you as the MC. On behalf of the committee I would like to simply say THANKYOU!
Thank you for the way you engaged our clients and worked with our staff prior to and during our pinnacle event. Your professionalism and focus paid off
Andrew was an engaging, entertaining and amusing MC who added a real buzz to the conference with his tailored introductions to our keynote speakers. His professionalism and attention to detail were outstanding and made him a pleasure to work with.
Franchise Council of Australia
Andrew is the consummate MC.. he sets a really positive tone for any conference or function, uses humour to relax and engage his audience and delivers the objectives of the brief for his client time and time again. Feedback from his audiences no matter how diverse is always extremely positive.
ANZ Mobile Lending
Just wanted to send you a massive THANK you for coming in to our marketing offsite last week. The feedback on your Presentation Skills session has been amazing.
BT Financial Group
Andrew is always our first choice for our conference and awards facilitation needs. He has facilitated our conference on five occasions and consistently receives overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates and organisers. Andrew’s professional, articulate and warm style instantly put delegates at ease. His flexible and calm approach is invaluable as is his sense of humour and ability to deal with last-minute changes as they arise. Andrew’s respect for our organisation and the event shine through and we cannot recommend him highly enough.
NSW Health (HealthShare NSW)
We recently held our national conference in Hobart at which Andrew Klein was the MC. With over 300 attendees from around the country, it was essential that we get maximum impact from the event. Andrew professionally steered the event over 4 days ensuring our plenary sessions and evening events were extremely well attended. Whilst having a very professional style, Andrew introduces the right amount of humour to keep the audience engaged.
We recently collaborated with Andrew on a launch event crucial to our future success. His ability to understand our specific requirements and lead thought-provoking conversation amongst a panel of thought leaders proved instrumental to the event’s success. This overwhelmingly positive audience feedback is translating into measurable impact for our business, and we look forward to future opportunities to enlist Andrew’s obvious and immense moderating skills. Can not recommend highly enough!
Celgene Australia & NZ
Andrew Klein is a high energy high professionalism kinda MC. Great to work with. Researches and manages the links between speakers brilliantly. Love working with Andrew. He makes any conference run well with just the right tine of fun and functionality!
Bernard Salt, Demographer
Such a valuable session! Great, practical tips for presenting/pitches.
Securitor Financial Planning
Andrew took the time to learn about our business and about the individuals in the business before MC'ing our National Conference. We had 300 people in attendance and Andrew did a great job, he kept the conference moving nicely with just the right level of humour, fun and professionalism. We will definitely have him back in future
ANZ Financial Planning
Exceptional job bringing your command of language, humour, pace & gravitas. And carrying it all with aplomb. Andrew did a fantastic job at facilitating the overall running of our 3 day event. He was able to keep speakers on time (never an easy task!) and our delegates engaged; all was done with great humour and energy. The consummate professional and a pleasure to work with.
Millennium 3 Financial Advisers
Thanks again for adding the perfect touch to the offsite. You really did a great job and definitely hit the right chord with the whole team. Thanks for all the effort you put into the preparation and getting to understand the company and culture.
We have now engaged Andrew to MC our annual conference for the last 3 years as he relates so well with our delegates, keeping them attentive, entertained and constantly engaged. At this year’s conference Andrew also ran a pitching skills workshop session which received fantastic feedback from delegates who said they will definitely use the learning’s to ensure they stand out from the crowd. IOOF / Western Pacific Financial Group
Andrew did a fantastic job MC-ing our event. He is a consummate professional who helped pull together the conference in a seamless and entertaining way that kept our delegates fully engaged throughout. I was thoroughly impressed by the level of care that had gone into researching our speakers, so that he could welcome them in a unique way and left many of them taking the stage after his introduction saying ‘’now that’s a hard act to follow!’
Andrew is fantastic and very professional MC. He went above and beyond to get to know each of our speakers prior to the conference, to ensure he had a personal and humorous touch to their introduction, which went down extremely well with the audience. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Andrew again, in fact we have asked him back for our next convention!
Franchise Council of Australia
Andrew, what a charming, original, warm and witty introduction. You set the most perfect tone for the evening. A tone I quickly lowered!
Kathy Lette – Author / Columnist
Andrew was an inspiring and engaging speaker - his content on “Pitching Your Business” was exceptional and his delivery ensured that all were captivated. I would definitely attend further conferences at which Andrew was speaking and gained a lot from his presentation.
RCSA (Recruitment & Consulting Services Association)
As usual, exceptional! Andrew continues to do an outstanding job.
Have him back!
Outstanding, entertaining and humorous.
Best MC I have ever heard. Hope he is available next year and we get to hear from him more over the course of the convention.
Delegate comments from Securitor Convention - BT FINANCIAL GROUP
The material was on point, easily digestible, and we have already implemented many of his recommendations. Our goals for this training were varied and somewhat atypical, but Andrew tailored his seminar and material to our diverse group and unique needs. Our presentations have improved markedly since your seminar.
Moodys Investor Service
We have now worked with Andrew Klein for many conferences – almost 10 years, in fact ever since he had hair!! Over this time, we have been delighted with the professionalism, intellect, humour, passion and energy that Andrew has been able to deliver and engage to the various audiences. Andrew is amazingly quick witted, can deliver a funny antidote about the night before and then host a serious business panel with professionalism and enthusiasm. Andrew’s warmth both on and off the stage has seen him adopted by our franchisees and his humour and communication is always tasteful and inclusive of everyone in the room. To get an audience to feel part of one team, have fun, and also deliver key messages, Andrew has proven to be an asset at all of the conferences for which we have worked together.
Thanks so much for being MC at our annual convention again this year, Andrew. I have to say you were on fire! We sincerely appreciate your insight and your willingness to be flexible and to assist in a whole range of ways.
NIBA (National Insurance Brokers Association)
It was an absolute pleasure working with you, Andrew. Your session was really well received by all who attended and many new techniques were learned. Your engaging, friendly yet professional manner ensured you had the attention of each and every person in the room for the entirety of the session which is no mean feat! We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Everyone I spoke to today (including all senior managers) absolutely agree that you knocked it out of the park as our MC. Your professional MC skills laced with well received humour was exceptionally well received by everyone, as was your Presentation skills workshop. You really hit the mark and we very much appreciate your terrific contribution.
This is the second year that Andrew has acted as MC for the four days of the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference. He again showed a level of professionalism and organisational skill that ensured the event ran smoothly, as well as injecting the right amount of humour to create a friendly atmosphere. Andrew is capable of performing any role required of an MC, from simply keeping things moving to taking part in Chairing technical sessions; if he is briefed on an issue he will always deliver what is requested. He is a pleasure to work with.
QLD Mining Industry
Andrew, I can’t thank you enough for the amazing job you did for us on the event day. At the end of the day as we sat in the RBC tent and reminisced about the day with the RBC team. Everyone was in agreement about what a terrific job you had done for us.
Starlight Children's Foundation
We recently had Andrew MC for our conference and he was absolutely brilliant. Without a doubt one of the best MC's I've ever had the extremely good fortune to work with. He was exceptionally well prepared and quickly engaged our audience with his disarming and humorous style. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a really special addition to their event. A seriously awesome facilitator!
AuSAE (Australiasian Society of Association Executives)
Thank you again for being FANTASTIC! You definitely provide an extreme above and beyond service.
SANE Event Group
Thank you for terrific representation earlier this week at the Associations Forum meeting. It was great to meet you and we really enjoyed your perspective on honing our pitch. In particular it has been a valuable tool in generating conversation with our admin staff about possible opportunities to improve and clarify our message to “customers”.
Thanks very much for fulfilling your role superbly as MC at the recent Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards. You were professional, humorous, engaging and user-friendly; what more could we want?
Not only did Andrew exceed my clients expectations, but he also exceeded mine! Already preparing for his third straight year MC'ing for the same client is surely testimonial enough, but just in case, from an organisers point of view, he is a dream to work with!