Event workshops and mentoring programs

Events - The Road Ahead

Using This Time Wisely - Industry Skills Development Program

The purpose of the program is to help increase event delivery capacity, resilience and event sustainability. All webinars will be recorded, so if you can’t attend the live session you will have access to view that at a later time that suits.

We strongly encourage your key committee members to view the webinars and/or watch it as a team – the more event committee members watching it, the better.

The webinar series and mentoring sessions will be run by Krista Hauritz from Krista Hauritz Tourism and Marketing Consulting and Stu Speirs from Silver lining Strategy.

About the presenters

Krista Hauritz -  With a love of travel and celebrations, and a genuine curiosity for people and places, it’s no wonder Krista has lived, worked and breathed regional tourism and events for over twenty five years. Now she will be assisting our region manage and take our events into the future at this challenging time.

Stu Speirs - Stu is a strategist who for over a decade has developed some of Australia’s best known events. His company Silver Lining take a place based approach to develop and grow events that are sustainable, aligned with your goals and honour the values of your community.

Program schedule

The series will commence with an online event health check followed by eight targeted webinars and mentoring sessions. Please see the attached program.

Events Health Check Survey – Stu Speirs

Tuesday, May 12 – Friday, May 22

The Event Health Check survey is designed to reflect the underlying health of your event, and assist series mentors, Krista Hauritz and Stu Speirs, to better understand the challenges and growth areas of individual and collective Mackay region event organisers.
The survey will be distributed to all recipients of this email on Tuesday, May 12. If you can please complete the survey by Friday, May 22.

How best to use this time well – The Action Plan – Presented by Krista Hauritz

Tuesday, May 12 – 12noon – 1pm
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Dealing with a cancelled or postponed event – Presented by Krista Hauritz

Friday, May 15 - 11am - 12:30pm
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Six Fundamentals of sustainable events – Presented by Stu Speirs

Tuesday, May 19 - 12pm – 1pm
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Grant Writing - mythbusting & insider trade secrets – Presented by Krista Hauritz

Friday, May 22 - 11am – 12.30pm
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To view the resources that were provided at this webinar, please click here.

Retaining and attracting sponsorship – Presented by Stu Speirs

Tuesday, May 26 - 12pm– 1pm
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Event Marketing During + Post COVID-19 – Presented by Krista Hauritz

Friday, May 29 - 11am – 12.30pm
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To view the resources that were provided at this webinar, please click here.

Taking Your Event in the Future Post Covid-19 – Presented by Krista Hauritz

Tuesday, June 2 - 12pm – 1:30pm
The past webinar will be uploaded soon 
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The 3 Step Business Plan – Presented by Krista Hauritz

Friday, June 5 - 11am – 12:30pm
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To view the resources that were provided at this webinar, please click here.

Additional to this program, Mackay Tourism have committed to supporting and promoting events in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions and are kindly offering Free Mackay Tourism Membership for 2020/21 for Event Organisers.

For more information on Mackay Tourism Membership or to complete the application form, please go to their website.

For more information on this program please join the Mackay Tourism Facebook Page.