Program at a Glance

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MEA Reboot – International Convention Centre Sydney  30 April – 2 May 2017
10:00am-11:00am
Brunch with the Branches – Room MR E5.10
11:00am-12 noon

AMM & AIMM Member Meeting – Room MR E5.1

Awards Review Committee Meeting – Room MR E5.3

12 noon-1:30pm
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Venues without Accommodation- MR E5.5
Accommodation with Venues – MR E5.1
PCOs and Event Management – MR E5.4
In-House Meeting Managers – MR E5.2
Corporate Meeting Managers – MR E5.7
Exhibitions – MR E5.3
Audio Visual & Production – MR E5.10
Education – MR E5.6
Convention Bureaux- MR E5.9
2:00pm-4:00pm

Accredited/Recognised Member & Sponsor Event
Sydney Botanic Gardens Invitation only

2:00pm-3:00pm

YMEA Committee Meeting – Room E5.1

3:15pm-4:15pm
First Timers Welcome  – Room E5.10
Ian Stuart & Ashleigh Taylor

 

5:00pm-6:00pm

Conference Opening Ceremony
Richard Glover
Meeting & Events Australia MEA Chief Executive Officer
Geoff Donaghy, CEO International Convention Centre Sydney
Megan Peters, Chair Local Organising Committee

6:30pm-8:30pm

Conference Welcome Function – Australian National Maritime Museum

8:30pm til late
ClubMEA
The Port, Harbourside Shopping Centre, 
2-10 Darling Dr
7:30am-8:00am
“Reboot your Mental Health – Mindfulness in the Park” Peter Bliss
8:30am-9:00am

Welcome to Country
Opening Ceremony – MC Chris Riddell
Meetings & Events Australia – Chair of the Board, Anne Jamieson
USI Scholarship Winners Presentation

9:00am-9:15am
9:15am-9:30am
9:30am-10:30am

Beyond Superhuman – Technology for Humanity
Dr Jordan Nguyen

10:30am-11:00am
Morning Tea, Event Showcase
11:00am-12 noon

A Fresh Approach to Meeting Design – Designing a New Future
Maarten Vanneste
Meeting Design Institute, Belgium

12 noon – 12.45pm

Keep Calm and Teach your team to love your Clients
Jennifer Trethewey

The Keys to Growth and Profit for Audiovisual Businesses
Tom Stimson (webcast)

Meet the corporate buyer – EA Q&A
Russell Peacock
Nina Hoven
Gayle Edwards
Jodie Glennan

Content, Commissioning, Co-Creating: A recent history of partnership trends
Kate Dezarnaulds (Head of Partnerships, TEDxSydney, 2012-2016) & Cassandra Kevin (Head of Partnerships, TEDxSydney 2017)

How to get the best out of the Photographer/Videographer of your Event
Shane Oneill
Oneill Photographics

12:45pm-1:45pm
Lunch, Event Showcase
1:45pm-2:30pm

What do a park, a van and dirty laundry have in common?
Orange Sky Laundry
The Power of a Conversation

2:30pm-3.15pm

Neuroplasticity – The Imagination & the Future Workplace
Kelly-Ann Denton
Professor David Alais

Hotels and events: working together for a win/win 2017
Hotel Market Outlook
Bryon Merzeo Deloitte Access Economics

Social Media for Events MEA Case Study
Louise White
White Social

Personal Branding Workshop
Anne-Marie Flynn

3.15pm-4:00pm

 

What can you learn from permanent Corporate Experience Centres and apply them to events?
David Woodbridge

Securing and delivering a global event – Gold Coast prepares to shine
Anna Case
Ian Whitehead

What’s New: Keeping up with the latest and greatest that the Events Industry has to offer
Attendify, Cvent, Etouches, Ungerboeck Software International, Entegy, Lets Go Surfing, Pop Up Picnic, Rockpool Dining Group, Pop-up Wifi

Take your Game to the Next Level
Greg Layton

Safe from Harm – Strategies for ensuring that your organisation has a safety management system in place
Tim Cramsie

4:00pm-4:30pm
Afternoon Tea, Event Showcase
4:30pm-5:30pm

360 Degree Post Event Evaluation
Dr Nicole Ferdinand
Bournemoth University, United Kingdom

6.30pm-9:30pm
Casual Evening – The Argyle
10.00pm  til late
ClubMEA – Tokio Bar, Home, Cockle Bay
7:00am-8:30am

CEO Breakfast, Wharf Room, Hyatt Regency

7:30am-8:00am
“Reboot your Mental Health – Mindfulness in the Park” Peter Bliss
8:30am-9:30am

Bringing Dreamforce to life: designing the world’s biggest software conference
Catherine Simmons

Vice President, Dreamforce USA

9:30am-10:00am

All About Destination
Tim Williams

10:00am-10:30am

International and National Economic Update
Stephen Koukoulas

10:30am-11:00am
Morning Tea, Event Showcase
11:00am-11:45am

The Event Professional of The future
Julius Solaris USA (webcast)

Regional Business Events

Parkes Elvis Festival
Cathy Treasure

Deni Ute Muster
Kate Pitt

The Psychology of Negotiations – Tips and tricks to create win-win outcomes
Rob Pyne

Increasing conference attendance and participation: A practical guide for inclusive events

Dr Jane Bringolf and Paul Nunnari
Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association

AV Production Panel: Convergence, Creativity and Cleverness
Stuart Gregg

11:45am-12.30pm

Feeding Your Performance
Tony Panetta
Executive Chef

Exhibition Global Trends Panel
Spiro Anemogiannis,
Informa Group
Matt Pearce
Talk2Media

The changing Dynamic of Asia Pacific Aviation
Chris Flynn

Shining a Light on Big Events

Melbourne Cup
Atlantic Group
Hatem Saleh
LNG 18 Perth
Arinex
Roslyn McLeod
Stories and Legends – Sydney NYE Fireworks
Tino Foti
Fortunato Foti

Workshop
Matt Crouch
Legal roundtable

12:30pm-2.00pm
Lunch, Event Showcase
2:00pm-2:45pm

Being an Influencer in your Market
Jack Delosa
The Entourage

2.45pm-3:30pm

 

Thought Leadership
Amanda Crews
Thought Leadership Australia

Inspire and Align your Organisation
Zrinka Lovrencic
Great Place to Work

Working with Accommodation Agencies
Bond Leung
Air BNB

Strategic Risk and Security Management Plans for Events and Exhibitions
Craig Sheridan
APM Managing Director
Sheridan Consulting Group

Workshop
Post Event Evaluation
Dr Nicole Ferdinand, Bournemouth University, UK

3:30pm-4:00pm
Afternoon Tea, Event Showcase
4:00pm-5:00pm

Alternate Reality – What can we Learn?
Panel:
Bruce Jeffreys
GoGet
Dresden 

Bond Leung
Air BNB
Uber
Georgia Foster
Uber for Business

5:00pm-5:15pm
2018 MEA Conference Destination Presentation
7:00pm-11:00pm

Events Industry Night of Nights
2016 MEA Awards
Grand Ballroom, ICC Sydney

2330 til late
ClubMEA – The Watershed Hotel, Harbourside Shopping Centre, 198 Harbourside Shopping Centre

Program subject to change without notice

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