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Big weekend at Eventing the Future conference

Big weekend at Eventing the Future conference
June 22, 2010

Event industry leaders from Australia and New Zealand are set to share their experiences at the upcoming Eventing The Future Conference.

Keynote presentations will be delivered by Rugby World Cup 2011 Tournament Director Kit O'Connell, 100% Pure NZ Winter Games Chief Executive Arthur Klap and global sponsorship guru Kim Skildum-Reid, Director of Power Sponsorship Australia.

Other recently confirmed speakers include:

• Nigel Sanderson, one of the new breed of social entrepreneurs. Sanderson's company FundraiseOnline, delivers low cost, high value solutions to the not-for-profit sector. Delegates at the conference will be able to learn from Nigel the challenges, risks and potential of using social media in the business world;
•  Suzanne Porter, the Chief Executive Taranaki Arts Festival Trust. Porter will review its festivals, considering their significance to New Plymouth's cultural identity. Various strong funding and sponsorship partnerships underpin the success of these events. The importance of developing and securing these lasting partnerships, to make events viable long term will be discussed.
•  Richard Brudvik Lindner, Principal of DOT Consulting has dealt with many communications, public policy and marketing issues in his nearly 25 years as a professional communicator, counsellor, product manager and marketer. He will run a workshop bringing his experience working for major companies as the head of communications, working for clients at the top global communications consultancies, and serving as the chief of staff to the president of the worldâs largest independent PR firm.

The Eventing The Future Conference is being held on 9th and 10th August at the Rydges Hotel, Christchurch.

Related activities at the Eventing The Future Conference also present a compelling reason to attend.

Exciting snow reports from the Mt Hutt Skifields (just 90 minutes from Christchurch) make it a great location to combine attending the conference with a ski holiday

In addition, tickets are still available for the trans-Tasman clash of the Bledisloe Cup at AMI Stadium, Christchurch on the Saturday evening.

Tickets for the Bledisloe clash can be purchased once registered for the conference with a maximum of two per registration.

For details contact Amanda Keefe, ETF Administrator on 021 134 0981, E:


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