Entertainer - Poet - Guest Speaker


Marco recently hosted and entertained at the Queensland Meat Industry Awards  (four years running), a black tie event celebrating iconic industry characters. As part of his compering brief, Marco was commissioned to write a customized poem for the nominated recipient of the 'Service to Industry Award'.


From the Meat Industry to Land Care, Marco has hosted and entertained at the State Land Care Awards attended by the Qld Governor. Marco's ability to highlight and celebrate the characters in attendance, whilst weaving his poetry, both comedic and sincere, throughout the night, is the reason for his popularity. His sense of community is infectious, his personality warm and engaging.

Marco Gliori is a poet whose original poems and anecdotes are written to suit the many varied characters that make up each unique industry conference.

His strong sense of mateship and community is apparent making his performance a highlight of any conference.

In past years Marco has been commissioned to write specific poems for major events including Australia’s Federation Celebrations, and the 100 year anniversary of Waltzing Matilda. During that year Marco was awarded the prestigious Spirit Of Matilda Award for his services to Bush Poetry, an award presented to Marco by the late Slim Dusty.

His corporate poems include The Dryza-Bone Legend, for which marketing consultant Natasha Rogers wrote “ Many thanks for your poem. Brilliant! There were literally tears in the eyes of the audience members.”

Marco’s contribution to a conference can take many forms. It may be at a conference Breakfast, where his lighthearted renditions will set the mood for the rest of the day.

Just wanted to say thanks for the fabulous presentation last week. I’ve had nothing but raves from the group. This was exactly what we were looking for on the first day away from the mayhem of work. I’m sure we’ll cross paths again. (Leon Capra - Catholic Education Principals Conference.)

Marco’s informal nature allows any group to feel comfortable, listening to his humorous, ‘off the cuff’ performances. He is not a ‘reader of poetry’ he is an entertainer.

We had the pleasure of Marco performing at our State Sales Conference and he brought the house down with his ‘Race Call’ and ‘Mr Whippy Poem’. Despite the attendees being of very diverse backgrounds and ages, Marco appealed to everyone. A really great night.(Tom Wilkie Suncorp Corporate Agents Assoc.)

Whether on tour in the outback with the Museum Curators for the Ludwig Leichardt Exposition, or in the back bar of the Sandy Creek Hotel with a group of Football Fanatics, or in the plush surrounds of an inner-city Motel, Marco has something special to say and an atmosphere to offer that every conference attendee will find refreshing and authentic.

As a conference entertainer or presenter, Marco has the ability to put into perspective and bring reality to many situations through his entertaining and enveloping style. His presentations become part of the conference. They can be an interlude to a busy day or the highlight of the conference dinner. Either way Marco adds another very different dimension to any conference or function. No-one will be disappointed after hearing a Marco Gliori presentation of Australian Bush Poetry. (John Brown President - Australian Institute of Credit Union Managers , Qld Division)

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