Talk About Cool sessions aim to help buyers gain great insights and ideas from some of Australasia’s most inspirational thought leaders, entrepreneurs, industry experts and event designers to add to any tool box when hosting an event or conference.

Talk About Cool is on in Shed 6.

Talk About Cool 2017 Programme

9:00am – 9:30am
Welcome to Show Me Wellington 2017

Update from the Convention Centre, Business Events Wellington and Tourism New Zealand

Panel : David Perks, Warrick Dent, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, Leonie Ashford, Tourism New Zealand

9:30am – 10.15am
15 Ways to More Effectively Recruit and Retain Members From Your Event

Belinda Moore, Strategic Membership Solutions

Always Think Big (Even When the Budget is Small)!

Jamie Wilson, Chameleon Collective

11:00am – 11:45am
Sponsorship! – What sponsors want, where to find them and how to create Killer Proposals

Julian Moore, Strategic Membership Solutions

Health and Safety – One Year On

Gwendoline Keel, Simpson Grierson


12:30pm – 1.15pm
The Future of Mobility and End to End Attendee Experience

Andy Bowie, Uber



3:00pm – 3:45pm
Maximising the success of Association Events

Q & A session with Belinda & Julian Moore, Strategic Membership Solutions


Student Session: So you want a career in the Events Industry?

Panel: Melanie Walker, Managing Director –Avenues Event Management, Drew Naika Events Development Manager – WREDA, Tracey Thomas, Managing Director – Conference Innovators, Mark Gibb, Manager Visits and Events – MFAT