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Sep 25, 2015

Haven't been keeping up with the Australian Event Symposium? Read this.

If you've been too busy to keep up with the Australian Event Symposium, read on to catch yourself up in less than 5 minutes.

On the program:

Opening Day 1
The Hon Stuart Ayres MP, NSW State Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Sport


Sporting Event Tourism
John Harnden, CEO of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and Chairman of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation

Business Event Tourism
Lyn Lewis-Smith, President of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux

The Hon John Eren MP, VIC State Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Sport and Veterans

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games update
Nigel Chamier OAM, Chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation

Focus sessions:

Destination Marketing:

Inclusion not Exclusion: Enhancing Events for the Accessible Tourism Market
Bill Forrester, CEO and Founder of Travability

Event Tourism in Regional Australia - The Reputation Challenge
Dr Neryl East, Director of Neryl East Communications

The Power of Events for Destination Marketing
Krista Hauritz, Director of Krista Hauritz Tourism & Events

Valuing the Digital - Destination Marketing Through Event Content
Kate Dezarnaulds, Head of Partnerships at TEDxSydney

Generating Awareness for Local and Regional Events Through the use of Social Media
Holly Galbraith, Strategist at Go Future Media

Project Design and Planning:

Working with Governments: Understanding Bureaucracy and Red Tape!
Garry O'Dell, Doctoral Researcher at the University of Newcastle

Events on Sydney Harbour
Adam Huie, Founder and General Manager of Bank Events and Drew Jones, Senior Special Aquatic Events Officer, Roads and Maritime Services

Meetings at Sea - Cruising Boom Introduces Changes for Business Events
Louise Le Raux, Director of Cruise Meeting Planners

Case Studies:

Storytelling & Evolution: Anzac Albany
Adam Cousins, Executive Director of Community Services, City of Albany

Martin Lane, CEO of Focal Attractions

The Australian Open
Tennis Australia

Why attend?

Get an insight into the importance of the Symposium from Symposium Managing Director Ian Steigrad in his guest blog for CIM Magazine here.

When and where

The Symposium will be held at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour on 17 and 18 November 2015. Discounted rates for nearby hotels are available for Symposium delegates.

Registration options

If you can't fit in the entire Symposium, there are other options available to attend a day or even a single keynote session. Click here to see registration packages.

Why book now?

Early Bird rates for the Symposium end on Monday. Enough said.

Register now