Anatomy of the ACETA Inaugural Convention
Vision, Expectations and Projected Outcomes
Matters Financial will be addressed by two leading practitioners in their field. Tony Boyadjian of Compass Global Markets, a practitioner and commentator on Foreign Currency Trade who will take us inside his industry, and economist Bernard Stapleton of SV Strategic Solutions who will address the economy today and speculate on the future. Dealing with the impact of contemporary marketing methods and media trends of the future will be presented by Jason Allen of VCS Creative Services.
Progression in terms of Compliance, Self-regulation, Member Certification and Accreditation across all sectors will be resourced by a number of seminars. Tiny Good of Showtech Australia Pty Ltd will present the International Code Of Practise for Entertainment Rigging (ICOPER), Roderick van Gelder of Stage Safety will present the Australian Event Safety Resources Guide (AESRG) and the Australian Communication Media Authority (ACMA) will deal with Product Compliance and the Digital Dividend.
Corporate Development is well covered in a number of streams. Industry veteran David Bell will conduct a two-part Strategic Planning workshop, and a seminar that delves into the vital but difficult task of hiring staff. Sheree Cross of SV Strategic Solutions will deal with Facilitating Corporate Change, a timely subject as some organisations are currently exploring amalgamation, acquisition and resource sharing opportunities. The City of Wangaratta will present a most interesting Corporate Re-location program to their region. Personal Development will be led by Frank Hinton, in a two-part Leadership Mentoring seminar that will analyse desirable communication, organisational and time management skills along with the parameters that define leadership.
In support of the manufacturing sector, AusIndustry will provide insights into how they can assist creators bring their technology to market, Austrade will then follow with the role they can play in assisting those who wish to export. And for an interesting change of pace that will engage all participants, Glenn Dickins a senior Dolby Laboratories developer, will overview future technology innovation and opportunity in the field of spatial sound test and measurement.
Nearing convention conclusion on Sunday will be an interactive independently facilitated workshop, for Manufacturers, Manufacturers Representatives and Service Providers, with the aim of establishing and prioritising issues that will manifest into programs and improve the standards landscape for our members. There are many items to canvass at the convention and one of these is a request that ACETA take on the role performed by ESTA in the USA and PLASA in the UK, along with many other issues it will be placed on the table for discussion.
All that remains is to acknowledge the many hundreds of hours of voluntary time generously committed by a few to make this critically important event possible, and it is all worthwhile in the realisation of your support. On a lighter note, we look forward to networking and socialising with you at the golf day, the civic welcome and the gala dinner dance.
All the best