Many of us have been transformed in one way or another by festivals. What is the true impact festivals have on the environment, the local economy, society, and the world? Why are so many festivals failing and taking huge losses every year? In 1969, Woodstock was denied a permit for their original site and had to find an emergency venue. That being, Max Yasgurs now famous dairy farm where nearly half a million people converged. That weekend, Woodstock took a loss of over $9 m. How is it possible that with all the advancements in technology, the problems faced 47 years ago are identical to that of today? Future Music, Big Day Out, Stereosonic, Soundwave are only the most recent in a long line of failed festivals. What is going wrong? What can be done better? What can be done about Ice, GHB, sexual assault and the increase in violence? How might we foster a better relationship between stakeholders to stimulate regional economies with events based tourism?
The economic & Social impact of festivals
Ivan Tutic is founder of Live @ Experience, a new talent discovery program for musicians and creatives. Coorganiser of Rock Against Poverty.
Garth Lategan is the owner of Smile Please Service Established in 1999 running night clubs and outdoor music festivals. Garth was the Lifestyle Directory for Rainbow Serpent festival he contribute the operational planning and promotions for 12 years. Garth is the Event Producer for World Vegan Day Melbourne which is now the 3rd largest vegan festival in the world. Garth is currently is a trainer and Assessor at both William Angliss Institute and College of Event. He loves nothing more than pass on his knowledge to those that aspire to achieve what he has already done. www.smilepleaseservices.com
Business Development Manager at Metavents. 7 years experience in General Insurance industry, providing risk management and insurance advice for various enterprises, from Startups, Events Organisers to Not for Profit. Passionate about disruptive, innovative and impactful technology that challenges the status quo. Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition, Diploma of Insurance Broking and a Senior Associate member of Australia New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
Tim has 38 years of international development and management experience in the creative industries and higher education. His working approach is holistic. Tom is passionate, proactive, strategic and inclusive. He specialises in Leadership and Creative Solution, Solution Architecture, Creative Entrepreneurship, Agency compliance and quality control, Curriculum development, delivery and management, A&R Management, Recording and Producing, Studio Engineering & Live Engineering, Artist and Creative Talent Management, International Tours.
Tom is also a public speaker, writer and broadcaster.
Joel de Ross is the founder Future Music Industry Network and Metavents. His mission is to facilitate the co-creation of a new music industry model, through technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. He specializes in the commercial application of Virtual & Augmented Reality within the music and events industry.
joel de ross
7 min from Southern Cross Station
109 Tram to Port Melbourne
STOP 126 - Montague St
20 m walk from tram stop
Plenty of parking if driving
EVENT RUN SHEET
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Bump In
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Networking
7:00 - 7:05 pm - Introduction
7:05 - 7:30 pm - Main Presentation
7:30 - 8:30 pm - Panel Discussion
8:30 - 9:00 pm - Networking
9:00 - 9:30 pm - Bump Out
FOOD & DRINKS
Pizza inc Gluten Free & Vegetarian options available.
Assorted soft drinks, juice & sparkling mineral water
Hisham Tawfiqi is a hybrid-artist who believes in the crucial role of Art for a flourishing society of expression and interconnectedness. His path started from a young age having founded Vuruz Vision in Bahrain where 3D projection mapping, animation and structural design are the elements of his form. Vuruz continues to operate in the gulf region while now extended to Australia, where Hisham studies 3D design. Hisham is ever curious, for the more he experiences, the larger is his appetite for exploration in many forms of art & innovation including agriculture
Sale's manager at STA Travel. Passionate about the travel industry. I love getting people out of their front doors, whether it's a new country or an amazing new experience hiding just down the road. Very keen to explore the future of travel and events, and how tech is going to influence that.