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Mice Net : December 2008
news panel, the forum will provide information on how organisations can adapt their business practices to operate in a way that meets or exceeds the ethical, social and environmental expectations of today’s society. The exhibition’s master class program also continues in 2009 with 10 one-hour master classes providing practical information on a variety of subjects. Topics include: AIME K strengthens education offErIng icking off the two-day Melbourne exhibition (February 17-18, 2009) will be the Business Events Forum, this time focusing on corporate social responsibility. Featuring an international Tuesday, February 17 1015 – 1115 Don’t rely on your business carD, impressions are what count Hear about the changing perception of networking from a social gathering to an invaluable marketing and promotional exercise. Panel includes: Robyn Henderson, Networking to Win and Sue Henry, co-author, Network or Perish. 1130 – 1230 recruit, retain, rewarD! A panel of experienced industry professionals will provide tips on career advancement techniques; middle management skills; effective networking; educational opportunities, accreditation programs; and long term career planning. Panel includes: Linda Gaunt, CEO, Meetings & Events Industry Association of Australia (MEA), Leanne Zeid, business development manager, ID Meetings & Events, Pauline Carr, senior consultant, Event Recruitment, and Ann-Maree Moodie, managing director, The Boardroom Consulting Group. 1245 – 1345 what a tangleD wwweb . . . New web technology is changing the face of the meetings and events industry. Learn how to “detangle” the web and gain an insight into how best to utilise these technologies. Panel includes: Corbin Ball, Corbin Ball Associates and Ray Shaw, Event Planners Australia. 1400 – 1500 match maDe in heaven - strategic partnerships through sponsorship Strategic partnerships are a powerful tool in enhancing benefits for both the event and the sponsor. Hear from a panel who will share Delegates who are searching for some education as well as new product shouldn’t be hard-pressed to find some at aIMe. their first-hand experiences as sponsors or partners. Facilitated by Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau with representatives from theming, audio-visual and catering companies. 1515 – 1615 your a-Z guiDe to fancy menus This session will focus on taking the mystery out of overcomplicated menus allowing you to cater for your next event with confidence. Panel includes: Ben Edwards, Sommeliers Australia and Bruno Malzacher, director of culinary operations, Crown Melbourne. Wednesday, February 18 1015 – 1115 no time to lose Explore the different tools and techniques that employees can utilise to un-clutter their working days and ensure that their time is managed effectively. Panel includes: Dan Warne, online editor, Australian Personal Computer Magazine and Paul Wilcox, managing director, Refocus Learning. 1130 – 1230 show me the money! proving the value of meetings anD events This session will demonstrate, via case studies, how participants can use a return on investment (ROI) process to improve their ROI and to market the event to stakeholders to achieve more engagement, and therefore more budget support. Panel includes: Rob Morrow, The Extra Mile Company and Saraid Carey, national event manager, Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia. Additional sessions include: 1245 – 1345 1400 – 1500 1515 – 1615 leap-frogging into a greener future – how to practise what you preach creating a waitlist for your next event be exceptional - how to make your event stanD out from the rest! Places for these sessions are limited, with each session costing $30 plus GST. Visit www.aime.com.au for further details. mice.net 21