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Must-Attend Events for Event Professionals
If there is one thing that event professionals love more than creating and planning events –it’s attending events!
Whether for networking, education, inspiration or business development, the opportunity to be the “attendee” is always thrilling.
However, time is a precious commodity for an event professional, and making time to attend events can be a little challenging. Never fear, Event Birdie is here – yet again, to help you plan which events are unmissable.
Outlined below, we look at some of the Event Industry’s premier events. No matter what your role, you’re sure to find an event worth attending. Hope to see you there!
AMP Amplify Event for Event Managers [BRAND NEW EVENT!!]
WHEN: 9 December 2019, 6 pm-8pm
WHERE: AMP, 33 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
This brand new event offers event managers the chance to take the evening off and be provided with a reason to celebrate being an event manager.
Hear from a panel of experts on future event trends, and the importance of taking care of your health and wellbeing in such a demanding role.
You will have the opportunity to network with the top 100+ influencers and decision-makers from the Events Industry across NSW. Plus, you will go in the draw to WIN a one-night stay in a 5* hotel with breakfast, along with lots of other great prizes. This event is a great way to revive yourself during the busy event season.
Drinks, canapes and live entertainment are included in the ticket price, which is a modest $25 (+bf).
WHEN: 7-19 February2020
AIME is by far the largest event in our industry, attracting a vast range of event professionals from all over Australia and the Asia-Pacific region to Melbourne for three days of networking, education, inspiration and business.
In 2019, new event organisers, Talk2Media, successfully reinvigorated the event with a fresh new stand design and floor plan, along with a focus on increased networking opportunities, business connections and the Knowledge Program. You can read all about it here: AIME 2019 | The Highlights
The Business of Events | Unlock The Impact
WHEN: 19 March 2020, add time
WHERE: Luna Park Sydney
Back for a second year, this one day event offers a jam-packed program specifically for those who are responsible for planning and executing events. With information relevant to corporate, government and association sectors, it focuses on the strategic planning and commercial side of the events business.
We attended their inaugural event earlier this year, and we absolutely LOVED it… check out our thoughts on The Business of Events 2019 here.
A few things have changed for 2020 – the event will be held over one day at the fabulous Luna Park Sydney; what hasn’t changed is the epic quality of speakers.
Check out the conference program here.
Evolve 2020 (aka The MEA Conference)
WHEN: 3-5 May 2020
WHERE: Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley NSW
Branded, “Evolve”, the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Conference is a popular event on every event professional’s calendar.
Attracting approximately 700 delegates, this three-day conference, with both international and local speakers, offers 8 streams. Focusing on everything from Event Management & Design and Business Management to Wellness and Personal Development, there is something for everyone from junior team members to senior management.
WHEN: 12 June 2020
Back for a third year, the Event Summit 2020 aims to showcase a range of topics most relevant to our industry at present, as well as in the immediate future. Summit speakers are from a variety of national and international organisations, focusing on providing delegates with the opportunity to take away actionable outcomes that can be applied to any organisation or business.
Their new website and save the date will be out on 1 February 2020 – stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out our key takeaways from Event Summit 2019 here.