the event Summit


Featuring international guest speakers, Elise Doganieri, creator multi Emmy Award winning series, The Amazing Race, and Tim Roberts, Safety, Security and Operations Manager for large scale events including Glastonbury, SXSW, The Beijing Olympics and Red Bull UK. The Event Summit will see the convergence of the minds behind some of the world’s biggest events – From & including, TEG, Mushroom Group, Moonlight Cinema,  Racing Victoria, Basketball Australia, Samsung Australia, Woodford Folk Festival, The America's Cup/SailGP, The Miami Dolphins (NFL), Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and many more.

Selling out in advance in 2018, The Event Summit is a unique one-day conference for the event and experience industry. Bringing together the industry’s most innovative and diligent stakeholders to share best practice experiences, insights, tips and techniques.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with key decision makers from the NSW Police, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Police and SafeWork NSW.  

For the first time, the 2019 Event Summit will include an on-site activation tour by Vivid Sydney sponsor, Samsung AustraliaProperty NSW will also hold a precinct tourwhere delegates will have the opportunity to understand how events including Sydney’s NYE, Australia Day and Vivid Sydney are bought to life.


The Speakers in 2019



Co-Creator & Executive Producer, The Amazing Race (USA)


Event Director, Mushroom Group


General Manager Woodfordia Inc, Deputy Festival Director, Woodfordia Folk Festival

The Agenda in 2019


A unique Opportunity


what’s happening in your industry

Learn about the planning, management and execution of events at a best practice level, and hear about some of the most relevant topics affecting the industry now and in the immediate future.


Expand your expertise

The Summit will provide you with tools and concepts which you can implement immediately at your next event or experience. You will find material relating to a broad range of events and industries, from awards presentations and outdoor exhibitions, to conferences and sporting events.


Learn in a fun, engaging way

The agenda is concise and fast flowing, with sessions with pre-structured formats that result in actionable outcomes for attendees. The event is also held during the staging of major events, immersing attendees, partners and speakers into an event framework.


Get local and global insights

Whilst detailing elements unique to each region, the Summit also includes national and international organisations, businesses, speakers and agenda items to provide comparison and benchmarking.

Why Attend?



20 Amazing Sessions from 30 Elite level speakers.

Vivid Event Site Tour and Samsung Activation Tour.

Can’t choose which session to attend? Don’t worry sessions are recorded for you to watch on demand post event*.

*Excludes some government agency participated sessions.


Event Summit Road Map

All sessions are recorded and scribed into a comprehensive outline - in case you miss any sessions and as a recap.

Delivered post Event Summit to each attendee. 

Detailing outcomes and actionable items to apply to your events.


Networking opportunities

Network with High Level Event Stakeholders from around the Country.

Lunch by The Fresh Collective, Barista brewed coffee all day.

Meet with a a cross section of event industry speakers, organisations and businesses.

Connect via our app and meet at the Summit during multiple breaks.


Vivid Networking Drinks

Finish the day on a high with drinks on level five of the MCA overlooking the Vivid Sydney Precinct.

Prime viewing of the Vivid Sydney precinct - overlooking Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House.

Network with attendees in the middle of Australia’s biggest event.

Quotes from 2018 attendees & speakers

The agenda, speakers and content really showcased some of the challenges our industry are facing. Hearing from and meeting other like-minded professionals in the one day event environment was great. I thoroughly enjoyed participating and look forward to next year’s edition.
— Justine Earl-Smith - Senior Manager, Partnerships and Venues, Property NSW.
Great day....get in early for ES19
— Daryl Jeffrey - Chief Operating Officer Sydney Showground
Awesome Event, I got so much out of it
— Tanya Mein - Bushland Project Officer, Blue Mountains City Council
High quality, authentic and engaging event, can’t wait for next year”
— Benita Gevorkian - National Corporate Partnership, Ronald McDonald House
Awesome day and brilliant initiative! So looking forward to 2019 already!! Huge congrats again and so proud we could be involved!.
— Thomas Staunton - CEO Sold Out Events