Spice Knowledge Sessions

 

The 2024 program will offer a great mix of panel discussions, presentations and Q&As in which leading industry experts will share an update on where the event industry is at and where it’s going. Stay tuned for further updated on the 2024 program.

2024 EVENTS UNCOVERED OVERVIEW

9:30am Registration
10:00am Spice Knowledge Sessions

Uncovered

Showcase

12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Spice Knowledge Sessions
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Spice Knowledge Sessions
5:00pm Spice Happy Hour
6:00pm – 8:00pm Uncovered Wrap Party

*VIP Pre-Party ticket included with paid tickets

View the 2023 program below.

2023 PROGRAM | THURSDAY 10 AUGUST 2023

10:30am – 10:35am

MC Welcome, Acknowledgement of Country, housekeeping 

  • Ben Sorensen – emcee
10:35am – 10:40am

Welcome to Events Uncovered

  • Lana Bogunovich – Spice Editor
  • Janine Kerner – SMC, Director of Sales and Events
10:40am – 11:10am

Opening keynote: ‘Tough times don’t last – resilient event professionals do’

  • Heidi Dening – Leadership expert, educator, author, and speaker
11:10am – 11:40am

Industry update panel: ‘Looking towards the future’
Business events leaders share insights into the current state of the industry and forecast the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

  • Robin Mack – Tourism Australia, Executive General Manager Commercial & Business Events Australia
  • Matt Pearce – Talk2Media & Events CEO and ABEA Deputy Chair
  • Kristian Nicholls – Business Events Sydney, Executive General Manager Bidding
  • Simone Seiler – FCM Meetings & Events, General Manager
11:40am – 12:10pm

Panel: ‘Trends uncovered’
Uncovering the latest new and emerging trends across tech, styling, food & beverage, venues, and more.

  • Chris Schlueter – Sprintr, Director of Business and Innovation
  • Vanessa Green – CEO, Cliftons
  • Rebekah Cartwright – D+D Events, Head Stylist
  • Oksana Koriakova – Impero Group, Founder & CEO
12:10am – 1:10pm LUNCH
1:10pm – 1:20pm Silent team building activity with Party Higher
1:20pm – 1:50pm

Keynote: ‘Unleash your storytelling superpower’

  • Monica Rosenfeld – Storytelling & communication keynote speaker, and Founder of the Global Stories that Stir Movement
1:50pm – 2:20pm

Panel: ‘Harnessing the power of creativity and human connection to deliver more engaging and inclusive events’

  • Anna Sheppard (facilitator) – Bambuddha Group, Founder & CEO
  • Kai Raisbeck – AV1, Creative Director
  • Luli Adeyemo – Best Case Scenario, Director and Founder
2:20pm – 2:50pm

Panel: ‘Conscious events’
Tangible tips on setting and achieving your event’s sustainability objectives across all four pillars.

  • Anna Sheppard (facilitator) – Bambuddha Group, Founder & CEO
  • Sonia Gandhi – Director, Gandhi Creations & Advisory Board Member, Multicultural NSW (NSW Government)
  • Cain Slater – KARI Foundations COO
2:50pm – 3:30pm EXPO BREAK
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Panel: Beyond Burnout: Prioritising wellbeing for success

  • Anna Sheppard (facilitator) – Bambuddha Group, Founder & CEO
  • Nicole White – Rock and Roll Team Building & Vibrate Your Mind, Co-Founder
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Panel: Team building and incentives with a difference

  • Michelle Davies – Club Med – Pacific Markets, General Manager
  • Mandi Ford – ES Concierge, Founder & Director
  • Simon Doble – Solar Buddy, Founder & Global CEO
  • Nicole White – Rock and Roll Team Building & Vibrate Your Mind, Co-Founder
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Closing Keynote: Cultivating a culture of courage

  • Sarah Morse – Motivational Keynote Speaker and Healthcare Professional
5:00pm KNOWLEDGE SESSIONS CLOSE
6:00pm – 8:00pm UNCOVERED WRAP PARTY