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10 reasons why you should encourage staff to attend conferences

»Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Conferences | Comments Off on 10 reasons why you should encourage staff to attend conferences

10 reasons why you should encourage staff to attend conferences

It may seem like a big loss of productivity to your business if staff happen to be absent from the office because they are attending a conference.  But perhaps it’s actually a blessing in disguise – here’s 10 top reasons why it’s actually a wise investment in both your business and your employees to attend conferences. Networking It’s either something people love or loathe, but regardless, networking is a great way to mix and mingle with likeminded people in your industry. Conferences are the ideal answer to gathering together groups of people with similar goals, so by having staff attend these events, they can meet key people in their profession who can either inspire them or assist them. Better yet, they might just even find themselves seated next to...

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How to become a professional conference organiser

»Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Conferences | Comments Off on How to become a professional conference organiser

How to become a professional conference organiser

Would you call yourself creative and a collaborator? Are you a good listener and always thinking two steps ahead? Are you always meticulously organised yet possess the flexibility to think on the run? If these traits sound familiar, there’s a very good chance you’d make a superb professional conference organiser. Here’s how you can take this next step in your career and start planning conference and events for clients Australia wide. What does a conference organiser do? A conference organiser – also known as an event planner – is the person tasked with overseeing and arranging all the operations which relate to a conferences and events. From the pre-planning, right through to the post party clean-up, a conference organiser will take care of every...

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Processing information post-conference

»Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in News & Events | Comments Off on Processing information post-conference

Processing information post-conference

It is common to walk out of a conference feeling completely re-energised and inspired – your mind buzzing with new ideas and connections. You have attended presentations, engaged in discussions, networked and made new contacts, caught up with old colleagues. Perhaps you’ve even presented a talk yourself. You may also be feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the influx of new information – your brain working overtime as you start thinking about how to incorporate new ideas, changes and improvements into your own workplace. If you find yourself experiencing a sense of “information overload” post-conference, here are a few tips to help you manage and filter the flood of new ideas. The post-conference “Brain Dump”: Conferences can be hectic. No matter how...

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How to run a successful conference

»Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in News & Events | Comments Off on How to run a successful conference

How to run a successful conference

Anyone who has worked behind the scenes knows running a successful conference involves months of planning, preparation and hard work. Conference planning requires a significant investment of time, money, energy and brainpower. There is also the inevitable on-the-spot trouble-shooting and problem solving that takes place on the day – perhaps a speaker doesn’t turn up on time, or the projector decides to malfunction at the worst possible moment. If you are currently in the planning stages of your next conference, here are a few helpful tips to make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Know what type of event you’re creating: First of all, be clear about the type of event you want to create. Knowing your conference type will play a huge role in...

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Reasons you should host a conference

»Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Conferences | Comments Off on Reasons you should host a conference

Reasons you should host a conference

Hosting a conference takes an investment of money and time, and also quite a bit of organising. So why do companies do it? There are many reasons why hosting a conference might be the best idea for your company, here they are: Bonding There is huge benefit from hosting an internal conference that is just for your staff. Finding the right conference venues in Victoria and booking a retreat will be so much more valuable than simply holding a staff meeting to motivate your team. There is nothing quite like the bonding that can happen over the course of a two-day (overnight) conference. Getting staff away from the office environment and the stresses of work will help them relax, so they can enjoy team building exercises, bond with their peers and absorb the...

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