With a combined experience of 50+ years in delivering end to end services across events for leading companies such as Cirque du Soleil, ID&T, Tomorrowland, NBC, Virgin, Anheuser-Busch, City of Sydney, Jack Morton, Olympic Games and many more.
The Mandala Social has built an agile business model based on years of international experience to allow minimum costs with maximum options in delivering events that will amaze and inspire. Keeping the core team to a minimum, we draw from a dedicated and extensive network of international partners, ensuring each event is custom-built, matching the best resources to maximize efficiency while delivering targeted and innovative world-first experiences.
We provide end to end service in the creation, development and delivery of programs, events or experiences that fit within key organisational targets. Drawing from a wealth of international experience, we have developed innovative programs to drive patronage resulting in greater revenue opportunities and increased brand exposure.
CREATIVE & DESIGN
With creative and design partners across the planet, we can match the perfect resources to each project, guaranteeing original and engaging world-class events and experiences. As innovative creators, we draw inspiration from all corners of the earth, delivering immersive and multi-sensory experiences supported seamlessly by cutting edge technology.
As highly experienced producers, project, and production managers, we have successfully delivered projects around the world. No matter what type of project and no matter where the location, we have the know-how to provide end to end solutions or ongoing partnerships in the successful delivery and management of any event.
EXPERIENTIAL & BRAND ACTIVATION
Having produced global brand experiences worldwide, we have seen first-hand the successes that can be achieved when connecting meaningfully with your audience. With extensive networks across different cultures, industries, and design teams, we have the ability to create and produce unique, targeted and rich experiences that support your brand and organisational targets.
We provide consultancy in the development of entertainment, leisure, and dining sectors to maximise the customer experience by providing safe and welcoming areas with vibrant entertainment opportunities. More specifically, implementing standards and assets across sectors to optimise the customer experience and drive greater patronage.
With a professional network of Creators, Consultants, Producers, Project Managers, and Innovators, we can provide resources for your more targeted needs. Specialising in the live event and experiential industries, we can support in any area, at whatever level, for the success of any project.
WHAT WE DO
FESTIVALS • LIVE EVENTS • CONCERTS
VIRTUAL • MOMENTS • TOURING
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES • ACTIVATIONS
GENERAL MANAGER & PARTNER
Derrin Brown is a critical thinker and creative alchemist of Immersive Environments. His COVID hiatus collaborative creation is The Mandala Social, where he is General Manager and has been working with State Economic Development Authorities on immersive experiential projects. Having spent 23+ years producing international experiences on behalf of commercial entities and through all levels of government, up to and including the United Nations. His work has covered all scales and levels of art, sport, boutique, and major events, always with a musical backing, both inside and out of the proscenium or stadium. He is equally as adept at crafting from scratch in greenfield sites and now has a comprehensive knowledge of shoreline car parks around the Ring of Fire. His focus is always on production quality that is designed to engage all of the senses. Career highlights include leading teams at Cirque du Soleil, the Sydney Opera House, Princess Cruises, the various international governments. He has collaborated with Democratic National Committees in the USA on DNC’s and Presidential Election campaigns.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & PARTNER
Growing up in a theatrical family has meant the arts have always been a part of Byron's life. So, it was no surprise when at 16, he endeavoured into the entertainment industry, launching his professional career. Since, he has travelled the world producing events for leading organisations such as Cirque du Soleil, ID&T/ Tomorrowland, NBC/ Bravo network, Virgin, Livestyle and Anheuser-Busch, to name a few. Strong leadership and business acumen have continuously put Byron at the forefront of senior projects delivering comprehensive end-to-end services. Having produced events in iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall in New York, on mountain tops in Peru, or hidden beaches in Italy has given a reputation for delivering any event in any location. Byron is proactive and positive in his approach, result-driven with a keen focus on the customer experience, collaboration and attention to detail needed in delivering world-class events. With demonstrated successes across the entertainment industries, Byron looks forward to sharing his expertise and passion in creating your next event that will connect, inspire and amaze.
OUR NETWORK OF FREQUENT COLLABORATORS