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Australian Event Symposium Slides


Workshop and Masterclass Presentations

Thank you for attending the Event Symposium 2018. Presentation slides are now available – click on the session title below to download a copy of the presentation.

Click on the speaker’s name to see their bio.


Tuesday 20 November 2018

Half Day Workshops – Morning

Workshop: How Bountiful Relationships and Targeted Messaging Win You Bids, Pitches, and Sales

Steve Fontanot, Managing Director, Havas Brand Experience & Village Blvd

Workshop: Project Management Mastermind

Vickii Cotter, Director, Visabel Pty Ltd

Workshop: The Best Kind of People Pleaser – Ace Your Stakeholder Management

Hailey Mason, Managing Director, Sorted Events

Half Day Workshops – Afternoon

Workshop: Marketing Permaculture: Building a Sustainable and Self-Sustaining Marketing Campaign

Alana Hay, Founder, Milestone Creative

Workshop: On the Ground: The Real World of Risk, Safety and Security

Jon Corbishley FSIA, Director/Risk Manager, The Safety Officer

Workshop: Disruption for Creativity Eruption: Become an expert in event reinvention

Heath Campanaro, Director, Imagination
Adrian Goldthorp, Executive Creative Director, Imagination


Wednesday 21 November 2018


Masterclass: The Ideas Conversation – Listening, Creating and Communicating an Impactful Message in the Events Sphere

Fenella Kernebone– TEDxSydney Curator, Culturist, Orator

Masterclass: Creativity and Agility – Ducking and Weaving in the Events World

Peter FitzSimons– The Wallaby, the Journo, the Republican

Masterclass: Growing Something from Nothing – Building Extraordinary Events

Matt Golinski – The Chef, the Survivor, the Runner

  • 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.