Content Creator’s Studio at Foy’s

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Foys Arcade have been busy hosting hybrid workshops and events.  Each hybrid event is unique and brings different opportunities to incorporate virtual components to any workshop and event. With many of us choosing to be on the safe side and working remotely, sometimes events become primarily virtual, with only key staff members on-site for workshops and events. This converts Foy’s Arcade into something like a “Content Creator Studio” where hundreds of people can attend online and see key decision makers …

Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas from the Foy’s Arcade team! We had fun searching for Foy and Gibson historical images and came across some lovely memories!  Some of the comments from generations of Melbournians are truly captivating for us to read. What an experience it must have been to see the giant St. Nick beckoning the bustling Bourke street and Swanston street people to do their Christmas shopping at the Foy’s Department store! Read some of the below facebook posts for yourselves: Childhood …

ULI Urban Innovation Ideas Competition 26.9.18

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On September 26th, Foy’s hosted the Urban Land Insititute (ULI) for their Urban Innovation Ideas Competition Showcase. The venue was skinned with all the entrants (over 40!) ideas to reinvigorate Melbourne’s North-West corner of the CBD. Attendees were able to view all the submissions and interact with them on the various screens in Foy’s Arcade and there was even an iPad station to be able to view the submissions up close and personal! There was also plenty of time to …

PCA hosts Blockchain – Don’t get left behind! at Foy’s Arcade

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Last Thursday, August 16th, the Property Council of Australia‘s Future Trends and Innovations Committee hosted another packed event at Foy’s Arcade. The theme of the evening was ‘Blockchain – don’t get left behind!’ Our featured speakers discussed the importance of Blockchain technology and how the adoption of a decentralised network might look like in different industries such as Property and Healthcare. Erin Donnellon of ISPT was our lovely MC for the evening introducing Matthew Grantham, Sales and Development Executive of …

Fitted for Work and SMAART Recruitment – Personal Brand Workshop with Ruby Lee

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On Friday August 3rd we hosted one of our favourite charities Fitted for Work and their partners SMAART Recruitment as they invited in speaker Ruby Lee to talk about developing a personal brand! Ruby Lee opened up with her amazing story of how she quit her job in the HR industry after 12 years to pursue her side hustle full time and how it developed into the thriving business she has today. Even though the workshop brought together two organisations, …

Foy’s Arcade on The Place Makers

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If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter… You would have seen some behind the scene pictures of our feature on CBRE‘s ‘The Place Makers’ program. The second episode of the series aired over the weekend (Sunday August 5th) on Channel 10 and we have the footage to share with you! CBRE’s Amanda Steele and her team came in for an interactive tour with Erin Donnellon (ISPT) and Professor Jeff Jones (Collective Social Intelligence), checking out the unique and …

Meet the team: Spotlight on Jennifer Schiana

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This week’s spotlight will be focusing on Jennifer Schiana, who is the most recent addition to Foy’s Arcade. Jen is apart of JLL and serves as the Site and Conference Coordinator, helping the team curate events, manage our very busy diary, post on social media and everything in between. Before starting at Foy’s in September 2017, Jen had just returned to Aus from living in Europe for 3 years… “I studied a Bachelor of Business majoring in Tourism and Hospitality …

Video Tour of Foy’s Arcade

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Last year the Foy’s team created a fun video introducing the space and we thought we’d share it with you! For those who have not visited us yet, we understand it can be tough to gauge the space and grasp the concept so we hope this helps… To book a tour of Foy’s Arcade and see how we can help create the best experience for your next event or workshop please email us at jschiana@ispt.net.au. FYI: visitation is by appointment …

Meet the team: Spotlight on Lucas Hunter

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This fortnights spotlight is on Lucas Hunter, who has been around since the inception of Foy’s Arcade. If you have been to our space you can see Lucas’s contribution everywhere, from our official logo, down to the custom curated screens for each event and workshop we host. Lucas has shared his story below, including some extra insider info including how the name Foy’s Arcade came to be… “My career started during my Uni Work Experience component (a whopping 700 hours) with …

Meet the team: Spotlight on Alistair Riddell

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If you tuned in to our last blog post, you will know that we are putting each of our team members under the Spotlight and giving our readers a bit more insight into the vast and impressive experience and backgrounds our colleagues have. This week, we have asked Alistair Riddell, of Collective Social Intelligence (CSI) to give us a brief overview of his career and how he fits into the Foy’s Arcade collaboration. Alistair is a Research and Development Manager …

Meet the team: Spotlight on Richard McMullen

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If you have had the opportunity to check out Foy’s Arcade you can see it is a truly collaborative space, and that flows all the way into the resident staff in the space! We will be doing a fortnightly focus on each of the Foy’s team members starting with the Man behind the beard… Richard McMullen. Richard is apart of the Collective Social Intelligence (CSI) team and maintains all AV in the space… all 51,000,000 pixels of it. Let’s start …