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.
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.
Session 2 | Business of Events
Old Dubbo Gaol
8:15Am - 8:40am
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
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
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
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
8:00Am - 8:30am
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
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