Chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Nigel Chamier OAM will deliver a special keynote session on Day 2 of the Australian Event Symposium to shed light on how preparations for Australia’s next big international sporting event are progressing.
With $2.4 billion being spent on the Commonwealth Games, generating 30,000 jobs and destined to leave a legacy which, according to Chamier, will “change the face of the Gold Coast forever”, the Games appear set to become a great example of the far reaching benefits of hosting major international events.
“The Commonwealth Games provide another great opportunity for the Australian industry to show that it leads the world,” said Ian Steigrad, Managing Director of the Australian Event Symposium. “It is essential for all event professionals to come along to the Symposium to hear what’s still to be done and what opportunities are available for them.”
Chamier joins an impressive line-up of presenters at the Events, Tourism and Destination Branding themed Symposium, with President of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux Lyn Lewis-Smith, Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman John Harnden, and NSW State Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Sport the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP already slated to address the state of the events industry and its intersection with tourism from their expert perspectives.
A series of focus sessions will explore niche issues of the theme in three concurrent streams: destination marketing, project design and planning and event case studies.
Event tourism in business, sporting, cultural and regional contexts will be investigated over both days as the Symposium addresses the strategic future of the industry as well as best practice in the everyday tasks of event tourism and destination branding.
The Australian Event Symposium will take place on 17 and 18 November 2015 at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour in conjunction with the Australian Event Awards.
Symposium registrations can be completed online at www.eventsymposium.com.au. Early bird rates for the various Symposium packages are available until 28 September 2015.