19 – 21 November 2018
Novotel Twin Waters Resort
The two-day Symposium is full of engaging content in a practical format, designed to ramp up towards the Australian Event Awards ceremony at the end of the second day. Day One offers Workshop streams led by industry experts; Day Two holds three plenary Masterclasses delivered by trailblazing leaders from the world beyond events.
Workshops in specifically focussed streams zone your attention in on events practice, helping you identify, understand and implement processes, skills and strategies you can apply directly to your events. Go into detail with events experts in areas such as security, marketing and relationship-building, walking out ready to put your learnings into action.
Ground-breakers from beyond the events industry will lead engaging Masterclasses – in-depth sessions of applied learning, inspiring you to broaden your field of vision to see wisdom, strategy and creativity from other domains that can keep your events work innovative and inventive. Game-changers in fields such as marketing & advertising, the arts, sports and journalism share their stories, tactics and lessons learned so you can increase your capacity to think outside the box and create top quality events.
Please note that the program is subject to change.
Welcome to the Sunshine Coast! Have a few beverages on us to unwind from your trip, meet other attendees and get excited for the festivities to come.
Half Day Workshops – Morning
Steve Fontanot, Managing Director, Havas Brand Experience & Village Blvd
Vickii Cotter, Director, Visabel Pty Ltd
Hailey Mason, Managing Director, Sorted Events
Half Day Workshops – Afternoon
Alana Hay, Founder, Milestone Creative
Jon Corbishley FSIA, Director/Risk Manager, The Safety Officer
Round off the first day of the Symposium with drinks and light canapes to fuel your recap of the workshops and build upon the relationships made.
For restaurant suggestions after the function, see the Registration Team. Or for an easy dinner, head to the Hotel Restaurant.
Fenella Kernebone– TEDxSydney Curator, Culturist, Orator
Peter FitzSimons– The Wallaby, the Journo, the Republican
Matt Golinski – The Chef, the Survivor, the Runner
Includes an Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break in the Exhibition
Botanic Gardens Restaurant Adelaide
2016 National Winner – Best Product or Service
The program at the Australian Event Awards and Symposium draws on speakers and ideas from both within and outside the events industry.
On the way to breakfast on a sandbar, hosted by Visit Sunshine Coast, during the Australian Event Symposium 2016, who wouldn’t be jumping for joy?
Look over there! There are new ideas around every corner the Australian Event Awards and Symposium. We’re here to inspire.
Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit and Startup Festival, Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Cre8ion
2016 National Finalist – CIM Magazine Best Meeting or Conference
Nothing like sand between your toes with a side of networking – just one of the perks of having the Sunshine Coast as the home of the Event Awards and Symposium in 2016-2018.