Venues Canberra for their work at Exhibition Park in Canberra - 2017 National Finalist: Best Achievement in Venue Management

This Symposium is Skill Central

This year’s Symposium is designed to be all about you. The sessions are all tailored to enhance your skill-set regardless of the level you are at, melding the facilitators’ specialty with your particular needs to upskill you in the right direction.

  1. Become a Master
  2. ShowTex Hits Sydney's Shores
  3. Morning Workshops
  4. Afternoon Workshops
  5. Get Together
  6. Book your Accommodation
  7. Justification Letter

Become a Master

Get a skills upgrade with some kick-ass Australians doing outstanding things. Fenella Kernebone delves into the art of real listening and impactful communication; Peter FitzSimons tackles creativity and adaptability; Matt Golinski will nurture your resourcefulness. Invest in the skills valued by people who are nailing it big time.

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ShowTex Hits Sydney's Shores

ShowTex, amazing stage fabrics company and a Major Partner of the Event Awards, have recently set up shop in Sydney and are taking the scene by storm. We spoke to Managing Partner Alan Scoley about this new foray: "We dream of the world as a stage where anything is possible with fabrics, and we want to be the ones to make that happen. I can’t wait to share all the amazing solutions ShowTex has to offer with the local marketplace."

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Morning Workshops

Get a cracking start to your Symposium with one of three sessions. Vickii Cotter, fresh off Floriade will cultivate your project management skills. Steve Fontanot, brand experience expert, will guide you through developing a targeted, repeatable strategy to apply to all your revenue-raising activities. With Hailey Mason, charity and brand activation extraordinaire, you'll develop your ability to deliver outstanding experiences for all stakeholders.

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Afternoon Workshops

The afternoon menu is a choice between sustainable marketing strategies, risk and security, and disruption for creativity. Here's a taster, with a tip on creativity from Heath and Adrian at Imagination: find the right balance of focus and letting your mind wander. While Jon Corbishly's quick security & safety tip is to check everything three times. Want more? You'll have to book in to get the full intensive skill-building experience.

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Get Together

Get excited about the social events at the Symposium: welcome drinks, halfway drinks, the Australian Event Awards, and each meal break in the expo. Make new connections and discover new companies - meet exhibitors including ShowTex, Dioz Group and Cvent. Perhaps you'd like to join them? Contact us to book a spot or customise a package.

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Book your Accommodation

Pack your togs and thongs (and maybe a raincoat), and get ready for the Symposium on the Sunshine Coast. We've got special rates at the venue, Novotel Twin Waters Resort, so book now to secure the price and your room preference. Maybe you'll even get lucky and nab one of the few remaining Overwater Lagoon suites...

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Justification Letter

Need to prep a proposal for the boss to fund your professional development trip to the Symposium? Here's a shortcut - download this justification letter template, slot in your details and you're ready to go. You're welcome!

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