Talk About Cool sessions aim to help attendees 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.

Registration Opens 

Main Foyer, TSB Bank Arena

Exhibition Doors Open 
9:00am – 9:15am
Welcome to Show Me Wellington 2018 

Official Welcome 

Derek Fry – Interim Chief Executive – Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA)

9:45am – 10:30am
Embedding Event Waste Minimisation into Venues and Event Planning

How to positively influence attendees and impact the planet

Kim Renshaw – Managing Director – Beyond the Bin

11:15am – 12:00pm
5 Event Technology Trends to Explore in 2018

Brad McIntyre – Country Manager – Eventbrite NZ

1:30pm – 2:15pm
The New Reality of Destination Marketing

VR/AR & 360° tricks and tools

Anton Mitchell – COO – Mixt Studio

Jessica Manins – CEO – Mixt Studio

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Events 101 – 6 x 6 x 6

Jamie Wilson – Chameleon Events

Julie White – Rydges Hotel

Tim O’Sullivan – NW Group

Ruth Pretty – Ruth Pretty Catering

Melanie Walker – Avenues Event Management

A fast paced, fact based, fun presentation of 6 top tips from 5 industry players representing event and conference management, venues, hotels and audio-visual providers.  If you are new to the sector or just want to hear from your peers come along. At 6 minutes each there will even be time for a few questions.

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Mix and Mingle

Drinks and nibbles in the exhibition hall