SPECIAL INVITATION FOR STUDENTS, GRADUATES, AND TEACHERS TO THE EEAA 2017 CONFERENCE

28-30 November 2017
Melbourne

MEET FUTURE EMPLOYERS AND KICK-START YOUR CAREER IN EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS.
Full of valuable learning opportunities at the EEAA 2017 Conference on 29-30 November in Melbourne.

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is passionate about developing the careers of young professionals looking to be part of this exciting and dynamic industry and for the first time we have opened our conference up to teachers, recent graduates, and current full-time students studying event management or similar courses.

This is a special opportunity to meet future employers and learn about the world of events and exhibitions at the EEAA 2017 Conference on 29-30 November in Melbourne.

LAST YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT THIS YEAR?

  • Outstanding speakers and content over two-days – that means a whole extra day of learning
  • A day of keynotes and panels with outstanding presenters
  • A day of deep-dive practical “clinics” in crisis management, strategy & insights, sales & marketing, logistics & safety, safety & operations, experience activation & design
  • Great networking opportunities – Meet directly with owners of businesses in the industry. Your future employer will be here!


WHY EXHIBITION AND EVENTS?

Exciting – we have the opportunity to work on shows from every conceivable industry sector including Oz Comic-Con, Motorclassica, The Sydney International Boat Show, CeBIT Australia, Good Food & Wine Show, Fitness Show, Australian International Airshow, Dog Lovers Show and Hair Expo Australia.

Dynamic – there are many different career paths you can choose, from organising these important and exciting shows, to working in the venues that host them or being part of the supplier teams that create the magic and help deliver the visitor experience.

There are roles in event operations, sales, marketing, administration, design, AV and production, freight and logistics, stand build and construction.

Purposeful – did you know that we contribute over $3.1 billion to the Australian economy? Our sector is vital to economic development, trade and export, employment, visitation and knowledge sharing. We contribute to the growth and sustainability of all Australia’s key economic pillars and help position our nation as a destination for business events.


EEAA Conference:

The EEAA Annual Conference provides the best industry specific professional development and networking for Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues and Suppliers in the exhibition and events industry. The conference is our key annual event when EEAA Members from all sectors, States and New Zealand gather to consider issues and opportunities facing our Members. This year the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia will hold the conference over two days with a series of “clinics” in key areas of marketing, operations, logistics and security on the second day.

 

MEET THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

Denzil Rankine, Founder and Executive Chairman of AMR International
Denzil, the Founder and Executive Chairman of AMR International – one of the global event industry’s leading strategy consultancy firms. Denzil is internationally recognised as a thought leader in the events industry and his address will provide a natural follow up to Steve Monnington’s presentation at last year’s conference and our recent Global Exchange with Kai Hattendorf, with additional insight into the evolving nature of exhibitions and events globally. Denzil will follow on from his keynote address on day 2 in one of our deep-dive clinics.

Nicki Hutley, Chief Economist, Urbis
Nicki is one of Australia’s leading economists and will discuss factors influencing the economy in Australia, what our sector can expect in the operating environment, and what risks and opportunities lie ahead for our industry.

Emma Triggs, Founder and Managing Director, The M Agency
Founder of The M Agency, who are leaders in entertainment and live event marketing in Australia and New Zealand. Emma will discuss leveraging the best channels to lock people into your events.

Steve Spurr, Chief Executive Officer, Edelman Australia
In this presentation, we will hear the results of the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer – what it means for business and how we do business. These results can be used to uncover the most trusted marketing channels for getting cut-through to your audience.

Rosie Yeo, Strategy Consultant
Rosie will discuss how to translate your current knowledge and best guesses about the future, into powerful strategies for your organisation. Learn practical steps you can take to move from speculation to effective action.

 

MEET THE CLINIC SPEAKERS:

Murray Grimston, Advisory Partner, Miller Heiman Group

Peter Wilkinson, Wilkinson Group
 Murray will deliver a practical Sales Clinic to help attendees understand what it takes to succeed in sales and business development, specifically in the exhibition and events industry.Outlining the communications landscape for effective crisis communications. Participants will learn the strategies for preparing and responding to major issues and incidents.

Felicity Zadro, Founder and Managing Director, Zadro

Brad McIntyre, Country Manager – New Zealand, Eventbrite
Felicity will examine how to best utilise social media in your marketing. Participants will learn practical skills, consider what is changing in the digital landscape, and also learn what to do when things go wrong in the online world.Focusing on practical ways to drive event registration, Brad will deliver a Marketing Optimisation clinic around driving sales and strategies for success.

Chief Operating Officer, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Craig Sheridan APM, Managing Director, Sheridan Consulting Group
In this security clinic, you will learn what needs to be considered in relation to security at events. This session will address the current security environment including threat levels, the recent Commonwealth legislation regarding obligations in relation to protection of “crowded places”.

Sharon Friedman, Safety Manager, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sharon Friedman, Safety Manager, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Jim Pantopolis, General Manager – Australia and New Zealand, Agility Fairs & Events
Join Jim Pantopolis and Sharon Friedman for their Logistics and Safety Clinic. Learn the fundamentals for creating a safe and efficiently run event which doesn’t comprise the experience of your staff, visitors and exhibitors.

Giles Carlyle, Senior Account Manager and Designer, Designteam

Adam Gottlieb, Founder & CEO, TELEPORTIVITY – powered by Worker Clicks
Giles and Adam combine to deliver a Stand Design and Experience deep-dive clinic that looks at the changing landscape for effective experience delivery.  In this session participants will learn clear strategies for designing and delivering outstanding experiences.


EEAA’S COMMITMENT TO FUTURE LEADERS:

We work closely with education providers including The College of Event Management and TAFE NSW, as well as agencies such as Skills IQ and Apprenticeship Support Australia to provide relevant training and open the doors for students to enter the workforce.

 

KEY EVENT DETAILS AND VENUES:

 


HIGHLIGHTS AND GALLERIES FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENTS

View the EEAA 2016 Conference gallery

View the EEAA 2016 Awards for Excellence gallery

Contact EEAA for more information:
P: 02 9413 9520 | E: [email protected]