The June Events Network meeting was on Friday 24 June 2016 in the Treasury Room at Town Hall.
Thank you to the 40 people who attended the meeting about “Leadership In Times Of Change – Will Amalgamation Affect My Events?”
The meeting focused on how to manage existing and new events in a newly formed council and while there is no definite answer, the speakers provided great insights into how to best manage, grow and run your events when amalgamated. Every council affected needs to individually map out their own processes, events strategy, structure and development going forward, but the meeting provided great guidance, frameworks and discussion to help each other with this process.
We had great presentations from the following speakers and their presentations are now available:
• Exploring the Amalgamation Tool Kit as it affects Events including assets, project management and considerations by Jane Partridge, Senior Policy Officer, Local Government NSW
• Case Study - What inconsistency? Rules and event processes in amalgamated Councils by Garry O'Dell, Doctoral Candidate, University of Newcastle
• Case Study - Festivals and Events: the future after amalgamation! by William O’Toole, Events Development Specialist, EPMS
• Case Study – Amalgamating Events Teams – the Northern Beaches Experience by Mick Darda, Manager, Events and Tourism at Northern Beaches Council