The Australian Event Awards, Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM), and International Special Events Society (ISES) have announced that they will join forces to present the 2012 Australian Event Symposium at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The Symposium will be staged on September 13 and 14 and will incorporate:
- The ISES Australasia Conference for Event Practitioners
- The ACEM International Event Research Symposium
- The Event Education & Research Network Australasia Forum
- The Australian Event Awards Industry Night of Nights
The parties are now calling for expressions of interest from the national and international events community to present papers at the Symposium.
“This is a rare opportunity to explore excellence in event delivery from all angles – to consider cutting-edge research, hear from the best practitioners from around the world and also to learn from the experiences of colleagues from across all event sectors and from around Australia,” said Jennifer Trethewey, Australasian Chair of ISES.
The organisations have indicated that their shared interest lies in the development of excellence in the events industry. “It’s that focus that draws us together,” said Dr Rob Harris, Director of ACEM, “a shared belief that while Australians are really good at staging excellent events, we can always learn more and do better. Combining the research and educational capacity of ACEM, the only international industry body for special events in ISES and the Event Award – the symbol of excellence in practice – allows us to present material and insights that are quite unique.”