Event Summit 2020 returns to Sydney as free event

The annual Event Summit will return to Sydney this October and will be free for event stakeholders for the first time in its three-year history.

Originally scheduled for June 2020 as part of the Vivid Ideas program, the annual Event Summit was postponed as a result of measures introduced to control the spread of Covid-19.

Since the postponement, the team behind the Event Summit, Premium Media Events and Risk Facilitator, has kept in close contact with industry stakeholders to understand the full impact of the global pandemic.

“There is no doubt that this year has been incredibly challenging, particularly for those working in the events industry,” said NSW Tourism Minister Sydney Stuart Ayres.

“The Event Summit presents an exciting opportunity for event professionals to learn from the best, as we all work together to rebuild the industry and come back stronger than ever.”

The Summit will be held on October 14 across two Sydney venues on one day – The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Yallamundi Rooms – Sydney Opera House, supported with catering from Trippas White Group.

“After months of significant changes and impacts to the industry, we are thrilled to be part of an event that celebrates the resilient teams behind some of Australia’s most iconic productions and events,” said Carla Armanet, director of experiences, sport & engagement of The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Whilst the full 2020 line up of speakers is yet to be announced, tech heavyweights NEC Australia have been confirmed to host a session about their innovative facial recognition technology, Hardware and Onelove, the producers of Festival X, will join the Summit to talk about the complexities of launching a new event brand to market, in addition to Johnny Little, VP of Tough Mudder who will join live from New York. Past speakers include The Australian Open, The Glastonbury Festival, The Amazing Race, Splendour In The Grass, The NFL, Sail GP, The Melbourne Cup, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, Destination NSW, Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW and Victorian Police.

Registrations are free to any professional that has a touchpoint in their business with events. On registration, attendees will have the option to make a non-compulsory donation of $50 – $150 to Support Act. Head to www.eventsummit.com.au to register your interest.