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Aug 19, 2015

It's time to talk Symposium: Big names, great rates and new streams

With entries now closed for the Event Awards, it's time to turn your attention to the Australian Event Symposium which coincides with the Event Awards Night on 17 and 18 November.

John Harnden to speak at Event Symposium

CEO of the Cricket World Cup 2015 and newly appointed chairman of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, John Harnden will deliver the Sporting Event Tourism Keynote at the Symposium. One of the biggest names in the Australian sporting events landscape, John's insights into the industry are not to be missed.

Read John's bio

Early birds get a better rate

Register for the Event Symposium by 28 September to get the best rate. If you book your ticket for the Event Awards Night at the same time, you'll get an additional discount. And if you're looking for somewhere to stay during the Symposium, we've got special accommodation rates at the venue to offer you too. So many reasons to register without delay!

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Destination marketing and project design and planning streams added

Following some fascinating proposals, Day 2 of the Symposium has been reshaped to include destination marketing, case study and project design and planning streams through which sporting event tourism, business event tourism, cultural event tourism and event tourism in regional Australia will be explored.

See the schedule

Session spotlight: Regional reputations

Dr Neryl East, a reputation expert with 30 years' experience in communications, will explore the reputation challenges and opportunities facing regional destinations trying to attract event-based tourism. In the digital age where the everyman's review can be worth more than the professional critic's, Neryl will demonstrate the power communities have to market themselves and their events to draw the crowds to their towns.

Read more about Neryl's session

Partner news: Tri-Point's successful summer season

Another successful summer season for Tri-Point has come to an end, and they're busy gearing up for another eventful season in 2015 – 2016. They continue to be involved with feature film Pirates of the Caribbean on the Gold Coast and they've commenced design works for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s new set for 2016! Catch up on all highlights, gossip and news from their 2014 – 2015 summer season on their shiny new website.

See the lastest from Tri-Point