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2017 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress

The 2017 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress is returning to Sydney and delegate registrations are expected to sell out this year.

Held in the heart of Darling Harbour, Sydney at the newly refurbished Hyatt Regency, the Congress will run from 21 – 23 May and host over 350 delegates.

The Venue Industry Congress is one of the key events for venue professionals in the Asia-Pacific region to learn from industry leaders, stay up to date on current issues and developments, and take the opportunity to build an enviable peer network that spans across the region.

A ‘Building for the Future’ focus will be unpacked over the Congress by an incredible array of high calibre speakers from a range of sectors. From the latest in digital, data and wifi to the ever urgent issue of security and safety at venues, from the world of ticketing to the future of sport, entertainment and venues.

Chief Executive of the Venue Management Association, Steve Romer, said:

The venue industry in the Asia Pacific is still young with massive potential for further growth. Our annual Venue Industry Congress provides an important opportunity to discuss how we build for the future and continue to grow in a rapidly changing environment.

It really is an exciting time to be a venue professional – and sharing valuable insights and experiences can really fast track our delegates personal and professional growth.

Kicking off the programme will be the well-known and inspirational Afghanistan War veteran, author and actor Damien Thomlinson, who recently starred in the Academy Award nominated film Hacksaw Ridge.

Other speakers include Harvey Lister (AEG Ogden); Helen Fairclough (MCEC); The Hon Stuart Ayres MP (NSW Minister for Sport); Adam Vonthethoff (Adelaide Oval Stadium), Lynell Peck (ICC Sydney); Todd Harris (Stadiums Qld); Gavin Taylor (WA AFL); Catherine Burn (Deputy Commissioner, NSW Police Force) and Bob Perry (Scott Carver Architects).

The Congress will end with the Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony. Outstanding leaders from the industry across three award categories will be celebrated: Young Achiever of the Year, Venue Professional of Year and Allied Professional of the Year.