Learn from the best event operators at scene
  • Friday 05 July 2013

Everything from event strategy, planning and delivery to event evaluation will be on the agenda at the Sunshine Coast Events Network (scene) educational and networking workshop to be held at the Kawana Island Meeting Place from 1.30pm on Wednesday 17 July.

Open to all event industry professionals, Sunshine Coast Council’s scene program is aimed at those who are new to the events industry, are looking to run a new event or would like to further develop existing events or skill sets.

And the second scene event for 2013 won’t disappoint with three professional industry presenters primed to share their experience on Event Operations.

Learn ways to enhance your event revenue and improve event strategies with Kim Pengelly, Commercial Manager of the Woodford Folk Festival who will share, via a case study, how this renowned festival goes about the preparation, strategy, activation and evaluation of merchandising and bar operations.

Then learn all about risk management, legislation and your responsibilities as an event manager from presenter Andrew Murray of Emergency and Risk Management Services (ERMS) Group. ERMS provides advice on risk management for a range of high profile clients including the Abbey Medieval Festival and Caloundra Music Festival to name a few.

The day will also include a short YouTube video from Jane Fullerton-Smith of Greenshoot Pacific on the importance of sustainability in relation to an event’s future including performance and legacies.

A networking event will be held after the workshop from 5.30pm to 7pm. The informal event provides an opportunity for those in the events industry on the Sunshine Coast to build important business relationships. This networking evening is free to attend and includes finger food, entertainment, lucky door prizes, cash bar, a showcase of local suppliers and performers. To RSVP for the networking event please email events@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au .

Bookings for the workshop are essential and the cost to attend the workshop is just $30 per person and $25 for students or pensioners and includes a delicious afternoon tea. For the full workshop program or to purchase tickets please visit council’s website or phone council on 5475 7272.

scene is proudly supported by Business Events Sunshine Coast, the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast TAFE.