PROGRAM

 

Why do we hold our event over multiple days? Well, we could just jam it all in, line up speaker after speaker after speaker. Instead? We know you’ll get more value [and have more to tell your boss about when you’re back in the office] if you’ve got time to actually take in what the speakers are saying and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Our delegates love the chance to hang out + catch up after a day filled with engaging speakers. That's why we make sure our program is filled out with great social events so you can relax + mingle with all your new regional-event-loving friends!

Sessions and speakers are subject to change.

 
 
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Wednesday

4 September

1:30pm

Registrations open

2:00pm

Welcome and housekeeping

2:10pm - 3:30pm

Session 1 | Cutting the Apron Strings

This succession planning session delves into how we're loving some our events to death.  We'll look at common challenges of committee and community burn-out,  getting buy-in, more volunteers, getting those young people involved and more sponsors!  Following this session you will leave with 5 techniques to help you.

Krista Hauritz

3:30pm

Session 2 | Business of Events

6:30pm

Welcome Reception

Old Dubbo Gaol

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thursday

5 September

8:15Am - 8:40am

Registrations open

8:45am – 9:15am

Session 3 | Case Study: Visit to Dubbo by Their Royal Highnesses

Josie Howard, Dubbo Regional Council

9:15am – 10:30am

Session 4 | Keynote Speaker

Patrick J Kidd OBE, Invictus Games

10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Tea

11:00am – 11:45am

Session 5 | It’s a risky business – risk, safety and security at Events in NSW

Pete Docwra, Executive Event Solutions

11:45am – 1:00pm

Session 6 | Risk 2 session

Stay tuned for more information

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Session 7 | Event Sustainability [panel session]

Wendy Muffet, Grazing down the Lachlan

More panellists to be announced soon.

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Session 8 | Event and Festival Marketing: What's Now and Next?

Alana Hay, Milestone Creative

6:30pm – 11:00pm

Conference Dinner

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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friday

6 September

8:00Am - 8:30am

Registrations open

8:30am – 9:15am

Session 9 | TBC

Stay tuned for an exciting speaker announcement.

9:15am – 10:45am

Session 10 | Sponsorship

Richard Woodward, Richard Woodward & Associates

10:45am – 11:15am

Morning Tea

11:15am – 12:15pm

Session 11 | Lights, camera, action…rolling out the red carpet in your town [panel session]

Mark Grentell, Director & Producer

Jason King, Jason King Media

 

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Session 12 | Case Study: Big Red Bash

Greg Donovan, Big Run Events

1:00pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Conference concludes