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Event Operations Forum

Debunking the myths of event operations and planning for the future of risk and emergency management at events.


Adam Williams | Health & Safety Specialist | Warrnambool City Council

Events vary in size, nature and type, but all events require assessment, control and monitoring of risks. Adam will provide you with practical tips into navigating risks, permits, emergency management and the responsibilities of the event organiser. Also, some insight into what the future may look like in this space when events can take place again. What can we prepare for now?

Catherine Huf | Emergency and OHS Coordinator | Port Fairy Jazz Festival

Practical operations advice from a local event perspective. Cat has been at the helm of all things Risk and Emergency Management related with the Port Fairy Jazz Festival in the volunteer role of Emergency and OHS Coordinator. She will share with us some handy tips and tricks for efficiently managing risks for your event and an overview of volunteer management from a risk perspective.

Sally Sneddon | Waste and Sustainability Officer | Surf Coast Shire Council, Torquay

Event sustainability and positive outcomes from waste. Surf Coast Shire Council worked closely with their community to develop and introduce a Plastic Wise Policy for Events and Markets in 2016. Sally is going to share with us some inspiring examples of how a broad range of events have reduced their waste and seen many benefits for event organisers, stallholders, patrons and participants, not to mention the natural environment.

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