Event management guru must be scene to be believed
  • Saturday 06 October 2012

The Sunshine Coast Council Events Network (scene) will host local event management guru Liz Rivers at the final educational workshop for 2012.

scene targets those who are new to events industry, are looking to run a new event or would like to further develop existing events or skill sets.

The workshop, which starts at 1.30pm on Thursday 18 October 2012 at the Sunshine Coast TAFE Mooloolaba Campus will feature Ms Rivers, Managing Director of specialist event management companies; Wicked Wolf and Awards Absolute.

Juggling a variety of high profile roles in the events industry, Ms Rivers is also a member of MEA (Meeting Events Australia), Business Events Sunshine Coast and the International Special Events Society.

Community Policy and Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said scene is leading the way in educating and enabling the community to run successful and sustainable events.

"Council is a keen supporter of events and recognises the important role they play in building community pride, encouraging community participation and enhancing tourism opportunities," Cr McKay said.

"Council offers programs such as scene to give the community the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, with the goal of enhancing the success and longevity of local events."

Ms Rivers will be joined on the day by global networking specialist Robyn Henderson, The Creative Collective CEO and founder Yvette Adams, Sunshine Coast Airport’s Peter Pallot, Business Events Sunshine Coast Manager Pippa McCreery and University of Sunshine Coast lecturer David Gration.

A free networking evening will follow the workshop providing an opportunity for those in the events industry to build important business relationships and networks.

To RSVP for the networking event, which includes entertainment and catering, or for the full workshop program including ticket bookings visit council’s website or phone on 5475 7272.

scene is supported by Business Events Sunshine Coast, the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast TAFE and Mantra Group who all provide valuable input and involvement in the network.