Participants from bushfire affected communities are eligible for an additional discount (For details on how to access reduced course rates please contact ETA directly – [email protected]). The Sydney course will be delivered at 1 Oxford Street, Surrey Hills (which is immediately adjacent to the CBD), while the Melbourne program will take place at 333 Collins street. Registrations to date continue to reflect the course’s appeal to a broad range of participants, including individuals drawn from government departments/agencies, councils, universities, schools, charities, venues, financial institutions, insurance companies, event production companies, various small to medium sized corporates and industry associations.
Event Training Australia returns to the Gold Coast and Perth in 2020
After an absence of several years, ETA will be returning to the Gold Coast and Perth with its Executive Certificate program. For ETA staff member, Jade Whitely, this will be the first time she will be presenting the program in Perth, her home city, and on the Gold Coast, where she was involved in the Commonwealth Games.
Event Training Australia adds one-day and two-day on demand courses to its suite of programs
ETA has begun delivering short customised courses on a demand basis. To date, programs have been delivered for Sanitarium Health Foods and the Bank of China. Bank Negara Malaysia (Malaysia’s Reserve Bank) has also recently commissioned a program which is to be delivered in May 2020.
International programs to continue in 2020
ETA will again be partnering with the Marketing Institute of Singapore and Taylor’s University, Malaysia, to deliver its Executive Certificate program. The Singapore program is scheduled to be delivered in March, May and September, while dates have yet to be confirmed for Malaysia.
New edition of Festival and Special Event Management commissioned
ETA staff are coordinating, as well as co-authoring, the 6th edition of the popular event management text Festival and Special Event Management. This publication, which will now include contributions from: Meegan Jones (Sustainable Event Alliance); Noel Landry (former project manager for Formula 1 in Melbourne); John Allen, the foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney; and Andrew Tatrai, Director, Australian Concert and Entertainment Security, will be available in the last quarter of 2020.
Paul Gudgin, a past Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the City of London Festival, to join Event Training Australia
ETA will be offering short course programs to practicing festival managers in several Australian locations in 2020 in partnership with Paul Gudgin. Paul has an extensive background in the event management field internationally, and in recent years has begun sharing his experience through the conduct of short courses. Dates and locations for Paul’s programs will become available in mid-2020.
Selected event Industry issues of interest to event professionals
Strengthening communities through events
Events can play a significant role in building and maintaining a sense of community and shared experience in regional areas. As many small towns struggle with the effects of drought and bushfires, events are serving a valuable role in bringing people together and generating much needed economic stimulus. To find out more about how events are helping to invigorate regional Australia, click here to read a recent article on the ABC’s website. To view a segment from the national broadcasters Landline program on this matter click here.
Eliminating plastics from events
Much discussion has occurred of late regarding the ‘evils’ of plastic waste. Various events have sought to draw attention to, and to directly address, this issue through their own practices. Events leading the way in this area include the Wave Rock Weekender in Western Australia and the Volvo Ocean Race. Playing a significant role in the latter is the Founder of the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA), Meegan Jones, who has been instrumental in its efforts in this area. Meegan established SEA to aid the event industry as it seeks to respond to the broader issue of environmentally sustainable event management. For details regarding SEA and its activities click here.