The SEE conference series is underway!
Event Workforce Group showcased a strong line up of speakers for the first in an inaugural series of SEE conferences held this year in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney.
It all kicked off last night with seven industry-leading experts across many different sectors of the events and sport industry, presenting at Event Workforce Group (EWG) headquarters in Melbourne. The conference series is the first of it’s kind: targeting tertiary students and graduates to empower them to get the experience that many employers require in graduate positions.
EWG SEE conference organiser, Michaela Langsdale shared her enthusiasm for the next three interstate conferences, to be held in semester two this year.
“I think the real risk to our infrastructure is that our capable and intelligent young people are becoming more aware of the harsh reality that University academic courses alone do not prepare or guarantee students a career once graduated. Our mission at EWG is, and always has been to correct this gap in experience for these knowledgeable and talented students”.
The SEE conference further solidifies Event Workforce Group’s commitment to placement with a purpose: placing determined and motivated Workforcers in roles that will help them secure work experience, grow soft skills and increase their employability after they graduate. Currently as part of the “Talent” component of EWG, students are encouraged to gain experience through work in the events industry, and learn skills through the modules delivered as part of the “EWG Academy”.
The next three conferences take this commitment to investing in proficient students, by allowing the specially selected ambassadors from each respective state to organise the conference, using the support of the EWG headquarters team.
If this conference sounds like something you might like to attend, register your interest here and keep an eye out for the next SEE conference to be uploaded to your portal.
If you are a speaker that would like to be involved in presenting, please email Michaela@eventworkforcegroup.com for further information.
- SJ Rice, Major Event Contractor, “The importance of LinkedIn for finding the right contacts for your dream job”
- Eddie Cheung, Swinburne University Head of Events, “How to secure your dream job through a top notch application and interview”
- Kris Allen, IMG & Tough Mudder, “What practical skills are important to build prior to starting your job in the Events Operations Industry and what work experience should you do to gain these skills”
- Ryan Barwood, Alive Agency, “What makes a great FOH employee and what questions is it important to ask”
- Olivia Dal Bo, Peter Jones Productions, “The power of live events”
- Matt Bisset, Register Now, “How technology is changing the live event experience”
- Geordie Miles, Event Contractor, “Working your way up the ladder, how volunteering and entry level work can build your career”.