Australia’s conference for event professionals, Evolve, returns 29-30 June this year in the city of Melbourne and is open for registration. The 2022 event is supported by major partners Melbourne Convention Bureau, Accor and EventsAIR.
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins will be the host venue, bringing the Australian events sector together to enhance skills under the conference theme of ‘Building Confidence through Best Practice’.
Organisers Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) say this year’s Evolve has been designed to offer a balance of learning and interpersonal interaction.
Evolve 2022 will be a one-day conference on Thursday 30 June bookended by a welcome function the previous evening and a networking function after completion of the education programme.
The education programme will include a blend of plenary sessions and breakout streams across three pillars: Building Confidence, Best Practice and Future Leaders. The speakers will be a mix of people from the events sector and experts and innovators from other industries with messages applicable in principle to events offering lateral learning to delegates.
Headlining the speaker list is former Disney head of innovation Duncan Wardle and Holly Ransom who will be the event MC.
MEA CEO Peter McDonald said: “Evolve 2022 will refresh everyone’s minds about the value of our national community after a three-year hiatus of coming together face-to-face. The event will offer opportunities in parallel for professional development, business development, and reaffirmation or creation of relationships.
“MEA wants to lead by example and show the nation how it is possible to gather safely for events and in large social groups. We’re hoping that Evolve will be the inspiration or impetus for other event holders to hit the ‘go’ button and drive the sector’s resurgence.”
Julia Swanson, CEO of Melbourne Convention Bureau, added: “It’s time to reconnect and engage at business events – get the energy and magic of face-to-face interactions back again. With that front of mind, we look forward to seeing the events sector convene here in vibrant Melbourne at the live hub of Evolve 2022.”
City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp said: “We want the world to know that Melbourne is open for business and the best place to host events. We are totally committed to bringing back the buzz to our city and supporting local jobs.”
More information on the show: www.evolve2022.com.au