Presented by the Venue Management School

Presented by the VMA’s famous Venue Management School, and featuring many of our industry leading Instructors along with special guests, the VMA Digital Series will explore key topics on our road to recovery.

As part of the VMA’s ongoing commitment to our members and supporting our industry the series will be delivered free of charge to VMA members.

Delivered each week on Wednesdays, commencing 11.15AM (AEST), each 45 minute weekly session will explore a new topic for discussion and provide members with an opportunity for live Q&A with our panellists.

Digital Series Coming Up . .

Week 4 - Wednesday 3rd June - 11:15 AM (AEST) - Relationship Management – Venue and Supplier Perspective

Join us for week 4 as we discuss – Relationship Management – venue and supplier perspective – Join panellists Anthony Duffy from staffing specialists – VIPeople, Tara Filder the GM at Secure Assets and Events, and industry stalwart Rod Pilbeam, COO at ASM Global – as we explore how the pandemic has placed the traditional venue/supplier relationship under enormous pressure. Issues such as cashflow, continuity of services and strategic planning for re-opening are all critical matters if both venues and suppliers are to survive the impact of Covid-19.

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Week 5 – Wednesday 10th June - 11:15 AM (AEST) - Leadership - The Big Picture of Crisis Management

Join us for part 5 in the VMA Digital Series as industry leaders Andrew Travis (Melbourne & Olympic Parks), Kim Bedier (Tacoma Venues) and Todd Greenberg share their stories on leading teams during challenging times. What strategies have these leaders adopted? What has worked well for them and what would they do differently next time. Where have they been getting their inspiration from? What are their focuses during different phases of dealing with a challenge?

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Past Digital Series . .

Week 1 - Wednesday 13th May, 11:15 AM (AEST) - Showcasing Our Industry In Times Of Adversity

Join us for part 1 in the VMA Digital Series as explore how our venues have responded to the challenges facing our industry. Featuring panellists:

Phil King AVM (General Manager – Adelaide Entertainment Centre & Coopers Stadium), discussing Opportunity in Adversity – finding the opportunities that exist through repurposing and knowing what is the right decision when presented with those prospects.

Brendan Hines (General Manager – Spark Arena) with A perspective from the trenches: Business Disruption , Continuity and Recovery, and

Brian Nash (Director of Audio Visual Services – ICC Sydney) talks about Being flexible and innovative in a venue that within in a few weeks lost all events. The creation of fully functioning broadcast quality studios.

Week 2 - Wednesday 20th May - 11:15 AM (AEST) - People & Culture – Immediate Challenges & Working from Home

Join us for part 2 in the VMA Digital Series as HR specialists Becc Barry (Venues Live) and Amanda Wilson (MCEC) explore how we are responding to the multitude of challenges COVID-19 is throwing at venues and their workforce. Communications, Leadership, Work From Home, Wellness and Recovery.

Week 3 - Wednesday 27th May - 11:15 AM (AEST) - The effects of COVID-19 on the entertainment industry

Join us for a revised week 3 schedule where we will bring you a great discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on the entertainment industry. We have secured Entertainment Editor of the Nine Network and industry legend, Richard Wilkins AM, alongside Dr. David Heslop, Associate Professor and researcher at UNSW, currently advising the NRL’s Project Apollo, and leading this esteemed group will be industry icon Tim Worton from ASM Global.

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