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News July 1, 2020

Events Summit 2020 gets new date, free for industry professionals

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Events Summit 2020 gets new date, free for industry professionals

The 2020 Event Summit is heading to Sydney this October, having been rescheduled from its original June dates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was part of the Vivid Ideas program, but Event Summit organisers are committed to bringing back the program this year, and recognising the important opportunity to come together at this trying time,  it will be free for event stakeholders for the first time.

In the meantime, the team behind the Event Summit, Premium Media Events and Risk Facilitator, has kept in close contact with industry stakeholders to understand the full impact of the global pandemic.

Now the Event Summit will take place on October 14th, held between The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Yallamundi Rooms at Sydney Opera House, with the full lineup of speakers is set to be announced on Tuesday, August 18.

“There is no doubt that this year has been incredibly challenging, particularly for those working in the events industry,” said Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres.

“The Event Summit presents an exciting opportunity for event professionals to learn from the best, as we all work together to rebuild the industry and come back stronger than ever.”

Tickets to the summit typically start at $990.00, but registration is free this year to professionals with touchpoints in the events industry, with the option to make a non-compulsory donation of $50 – $150 to music and events industry charity Support Act.

“The Event Summit showcases the best of the best in the event industry and we are privileged to partner with them as a host at The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney,” said Carla Armanet, director of experiences, sport & engagement of The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

“After months of significant changes and impacts to the industry, we are thrilled to be part of an event that celebrates the resilient teams behind some of Australia’s most iconic productions and events.”

Some of the program has already been announced, with NEC Australia have been confirmed to host a session about their innovative facial recognition technology, and Festival X producers Hardware and Onelove joining to chat about launching new event brands.

Plus Johnny Little, VP of Tough Mudder who will join live from New York.

“The Event Summit is a great opportunity to connect with the event community,” said 2018 Event Summit Speaker, CEO of Tennis Australia and director of the Australian

“There is nothing like learning from others and hearing about best practice. The Event Summit is a fantastic platform for building a growth mindset in events”.

Registrations can now be made at the official Event Summit website.


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