event 1597531 smlEvents are a great way to boost your business - whether as a series, or a one-off event, they are the perfect opportunity to showcase your business offering and get right in front your customers. When done effectively, events have the potential to deliver a great return in terms of sales, marketing and exposure.

From short workshops and seminars, to small conferences, markets and trade shows; there is one thing they all have in common. They require planning. Lots and lots of planning.

When:           Thursday 1 November 2018

Where:          Lighthouse - Unit 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Time:             9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost:             $150+GST (General), $130+GST (Lighthouse Subscribers)


More likely than not, event planning isn’t your primary job, but somehow it’s fallen into your lap. This one-day workshop will give you a crash course in managing the logistics and some basic tricks-of-the-trade for marketing your events.

Delivered in two parts, the program includes:

Event Logistics: Mastering the Details
(AM Session)

  • Getting started... by working backwards - goal setting, outcomes, milestones, target audience
  • Expectations vs. Reality - brainstorming, managing responsibilities, priorities
  • Planning the Program - format, content, venue, run sheets, AV/connectivity, working out the finer details
  • Return on Investment - budgeting, pricing, sourcing sponsorship
  • Being Flexible - adapting to change, contingencies, risk assessments, insurances
  • Building your Event Bible - templates, briefs, checklists, schedules, event calendars, licensing, certifications
  • People Management - crowd control, VIPs/guest speakers, volunteers and staff
  • On the Ground - bumping in/out, registration, onsite management
  • "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - debriefs, post-event evaluations, feedback

Event Marketing: Tips & Tricks
(PM Session)

  • Knowing your audience - who and where are they, what are they looking for, what do they want
  • Branding your event - naming your event, creating a tagline and logo, visuals
  • Traditional vs. Digital - press releases, advertising, social media, direct marketing
  • Marketing on a budget - creating content, utilising local networks and events

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions regarding your own events and get some advice on what you should be doing to help deliver a successful event.

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-fundamentals-of-event-planning-tickets-49836844343