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Conference to explore the development of urban Entertainment Precincts

Conference to explore the development of urban Entertainment Precincts
July 15, 2019

The Australian division of international conference organiser of IQPC has announced the staging of a new industry conference, Entertainment Precincts 2019, to explain and explore how urban renewal and metropolitan revenue generation can be driven through the activation of multi-purpose, flexible and technology enabled entertainment precincts.

Being held at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne from 26th to 28th August, the event will include case studies and presentations from venue operators, government and government departments, developers and architects on entertainment precincts.

Underpinning Entertainment Precincts 2019 are precinct investments that see architects, property developers, operators and governments will working together to deliver sustainable and flexible hubs for commercial success and future generations.

Speakers include:

• Guy Ngata, Chief Executive, Coca-Cola Arena (Dubai)
• Darren Scott, Project Executive Director, Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
• Simon Gorr, Head of AFL Infrastructure, AFL House
• Ray Marshall, Principal, ARM Architecture
• Kristin Haynes, Chief Customer Officer, Venues NSW
• Deirdre O’Neill, Project Director, Sydney Football Stadium Redevelopment, Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust
• Tim O’Loan, Director of Cities A/NZ, AECOM
• Ryan Czarnecki, Group Manager Major Projects, Sports and Recreation Victoria (DHHS)
• Chris Downey, General Manager External Affairs, The Star Entertainment Group
• Peri MacDonald, Executive General Manager, Retail, Frasers Property
• Mike McKenna, Chief Executive, Optus Stadium, Perth

Introducing the event, an IQPC spokesperson advised “entertainment Precincts 2019 is the main place to liaise with venue operators, government departments, developers and architects, to learn together how to create an entertainment precinct that focuses on the community and is maintained for future years.

“With over $500 million committed to precinct activation projects in Victoria, and another $3.6 billion invested in Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, government bodies, developers and architects are seeing significant opportunities to redevelop Australia’s entertainment precincts.

IQPC is known for producing successful industry events including the World Stadium Congress; Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum Middle East; Attractions, Leisure and Tourism Middle East; Attractions, Amusement & Entertainment Development Asia and the Australia and New Zealand Stadium and Arena Congress.

Click here to view event details for the Australia and New Zealand Stadium and Arena Congress in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Image: Dubai's recently opened Coca-Cola Arena.

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