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Three industry organisations partner for Australian Event Symposium

A winning trio of organisations including The Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM), International Special Events Society (ISES) and Australian Event Awards, have yesterday (3 April)  announced that they will join forces to present the 2012 Australian Event Symposium at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Three of Australia’s leading event-focussed organisations will team up to present the 2012 Australian Event Awards.

The Symposium will be staged on September 13 and 14 and will incorporate:

• The ISES Australasia Conference for Event Practitioners
• The ACEM International Event Research Symposium
• The Event Education & Research Network Australasia Forum
• The Australian Event Awards Industry Night of Nights

The parties are now calling for expressions of interest from the national and international events community to present papers at the Symposium.

“This is a rare opportunity to explore excellence in event delivery from all angles – to consider cutting-edge research, hear from the best practitioners from around the world and also to learn from the experiences of colleagues from across all event sectors and from around Australia,” said Jennifer Trethewey, Australasian Chair of ISES.

The organisations have indicated that their shared interest lies in the development of excellence in the events industry. “It’s that focus that draws us together,” said Rob Harris, director of ACEM, “a shared belief that while Australians are really good at staging excellent events, we can always learn more and do better. Combining the research and educational capacity of ACEM, the only international industry body for special events in ISES and the Event Award – the symbol of excellence in practice – allows us to present material and insights that are quite unique.”

More details on the Symposium program will be released shortly, and will be available on the Symposium website. To suggest a topic, present a paper or suggest a speaker, visit the website and click “Make a Suggestion”.

The Australian Event Symposium will take place on the 13 & 14 September, 2012 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The Australian Event Awards Industry Night of Nights will be held on 13 September at Sydney Olympic Park.

The 2012 Australian Event Awards is the national awards program to reward innovation, recognise excellence and unite the Australian Events Industry. Entries are open to any event staged between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. 


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