Ideas to make your next event take off: speakers announced for the Event Organisers Summit

Here are some of our speakers lined up to present at the Event Organisers Summit in Sydney, on 8 August. They have great ideas to help your next event really take off.

Julian Mather: get video smart

Learn from a ‘reformed’ world-class videographer about how to use your smartphone to produce top-quality video for your event.

Julian has spent 25 years behind a camera, working for ABC TV, National Geographic and the BBC. He is also a trained army sniper, magician and runs a youtube channel with over 30 million views.

Samantha Gash: develop motivation and create wins

The first and youngest woman to complete four 250 kilometre marathons in one year across some of the world’s harshest environments.

She will share practical tips to show you how to develop motivation and create wins by following a passion, with a purpose. Samantha will also share her insights on planning, risk mitigation, leadership, team-building and personal resilience.

Rob Vass presents the world’s first intuitive event project management software: Joi

See a demonstration of Joi: brand new event project management software. Joi has only been available for a month but already has over 100 plus users.

Why are they using Joi? Because it saves them time, simplifies many processes, collaboration is easy, it near eliminates the double handling of event data, works on mobile and is just really satisfying to use.

Ian Button: pulling off a great event in crisis

Ian Button, Managing Director of Independant Aviation will share his extensive experience dealing with crisis and executing a great event in the face of potential disaster. Now celebrating their 30-year anniversary, Ian’s organisation has chartered planes and helicopters in some of the most treacherous conditions imaginable.

He will explain how he and his organisation managed to pull off a seamless event flying 38 delegates from Darwin to Kakadu, and back to Darwin when a pilot suddenly dropped-out — a story full of takeaways for event managers.

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