SPEAKERS

Andrew Westacott

Andrew Westacott

CEO, Australian Grand Prix Corporation

Andrew Westacott is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC), a position he has occupied since February 2011. He commenced at AGPC in 2006 as the General Manager, Operations before later being appointed Deputy CEO and then Acting CEO.

Prior to commencing at the AGPC, Andrew started his professional life as a chemical engineering project manager before taking up senior positions in logistics, procurement and supply chain management with MasterFoods Australia New Zealand and Uncle Ben’s of Australia. He then moved into major events in 2005 and played a key part in the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games as Group Manager for Venue Delivery and Capital Projects.

He has a love of sport and sporting events and is committed to showcasing Melbourne and Victoria to the world through the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Session

10. 35 am – 11.35 am | Thursday 7th February 2019

Panel: The Business of Making an Australian Event an International Success: lessons learnt from successful high profile events produced in Australia which have both local and international audiences

The opening panel will ‘set the scene’ on the business aspect of the events sector within Australia. Taking the position of CEOs who lead high profile successful events and senior level influencers to and within the sector, the panel will discuss the highs and lows of the events business and what we’re doing right (and wrong) with Australia’s position within the global marketplace. The focus will be on lessons learned and how you can apply this to your business to also achieve success.

Session Take Outs:

  • key areas for success
  • what to be avoid for failure
  • the ins and outs of the Australian market
  • attracting the Australian audience in addition to understanding the international marketplace.

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