About Fred Spanjaard and Global Media Productions
Fred Spanjaard’s career as a event Producer and Promoter spans more than 30+ years. Over that time, he has been responsible for creating, planning and coordinating concerts, conferences and events of all sizes for a wide range of clients in the corporate, non-profit and broadcast communities.
The driving force behind Spanjaard’s success is his passion to produce and promote events that inspire people to take positive action in their own lives as well as in their local and global communities. Over the past 2 decades , he has committed his talents and resources to entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences ranging from fifty to hundreds of millions of people.
His expertise in all facets of event, concert, and television production includes:
- Initial creative consulting
- Budget development
- Talent coordination
- Marketing and promotion
- Production Management
- Venue Management
- On-site logistics and communications
- Management of event staff and volunteers
- Direction of Event and Show
Two highlights of his career illustrate Mr. Spanjaard’s dedication to altruistic projects. In 1983, as Director of Production and Celebrity Relations for “The End Hunger Network”, a worldwide coalition of private voluntary organizations, Spanjaard co-produced a three-hour live television show dealing with the issue of ending world hunger.
In 1985, he served as a Producer for the record-breaking Live Aid Concert which was broadcast globally and seen by three-fourths of the world’s population and generated over $120 million in relief funds for famine stricken Ethiopia. His responsibilities for Live Aid involved coordinating all concert aspects for the Philidelphia venue, including talent coordination, accommodations, transportation, public relations, security and serving as the event’s liaison with Philadelphia city officials.
Some of his other credentials include Jazz Aid, Whole Life Expo, World Synergy Festival, Show Business Expo, World Balance, We Are the Earth-Aspen’s Earth Day Celebration; John Denver’s Windstar Choices For a Positive Future Symposium; and the Apple Computer Exhibit at the International Design Conference.