The economic impact of events is well recognised. However, the events industry is notoriously difficult due to lack of innovation and education infrastructure. Formal event industry education was only introduced in the nineties. The Australian events industry is particularly disadvantaged when dealing with international markets due to our size, geographic location and population.
The Events Horizon explores the following key areas:
The economic and social impact of events
What supporting the rapidly growing E-Sport sector could mean for Australia
How regional Australia can stimulate their economies and create jobs through events
How technology can be used to address the cause of event failures
Creating better work experience opportunities and learning experiences for music and event industry students
Where the industry is and where it needs to go?
This panel will unpack the vision for the Australian events industry and examine the roll corporate events, festivals and Meetups play in growing our economy, strengthening industry and fostering resilient communities.
How to stimulate regional economies with events-based tourism?
In this panel we look at the challenges of regional Australia. How festivals can and have played a vital role in not just keeping a town alive, but enabling it to flourish. What can be done to increase tourism in host towns through events?
Future-proofing event industry educators?
This panel considers whether the next generation of event industry professionals and innovators are getting the best start possible? Are there clear pathways to long-term employment? How are educators evolving to keep up with the exponential change?
Important trends in sporting events?
What are the most important technology trends to be following? What are the challenges event producers face when pushing the innovative boundaries? How can traditional sporting events innovate to engage audiences? What are the opportunities for esports growth? What is the necessary infrastructure needed to capitalise on high-growth events?
ACCELERATING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EVENT INDUSTRY INNOVATION
Do you have an existing business or startup solving problems in the event industry?
4 companies will be given the opportunity to take the stage and present their business in 5 minutes to 300 potential customers, partners and investors.
Submit your expression of interest here.
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The Tech Expo is an opportunity to try the latest Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality experiences, network with the who’s who of the immersive tech industry and gain valuable insights from an esteemed panel of leaders and influencers.
Sam Hussey - Lightweave
Tech Expo Panel:
Leah Bunny - Real World VR/Plato Reality (Moderator)
Priscilla Harris - HTC
Emre Deniz - Opaque Media
Sam Hussey - Lightweave
Exhibitors include highly successful and recognised Australian VR and AR companies:
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