2018 Sport & Event Sustainability Congress: Understanding the Key Trends in...

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Building 82D, Room 101

UQ Saint Lucia Campus

Brisbane, Queensland 4067


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Are you interested in the key trends in sport & event sustainability?

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be a changemaker to build a sustainable Queensland!

Make a dash to our UQ St. Lucia Campus on Friday 19 October 2018 to meet the sport and event practitioners who are concerned about environmental sustainability.

The event is run by UQ students and it is supported by the UQ Business School.

Thanks Icing Hill Cafe, Sunlit Asia Supermarket, Sustainable Event Alliance, Fitness First, Haasch, Riverlife, Biome, Bosslady's Baking, Shri Yoga, Saint & Co, Icy for supporting the Sport & Event Sustainability Congress 2018.

Congress Programming

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Seating

9:00 - 9:40 Keynote I

Topic: How to minimize negative environmental impacts created by sport and event activities.

9:45 - 10:15 Morning Tea Break with Activities

10:20 - 11:00 Keynote II

Topic: Don't preach, nudge! How tourism businesses can trigger pro-environmental behaviour in tourists.

11:00 - 11:10 Break

11:10 - 11:25 Brisbane City Council Presentation delivered by Sarah Bishop

11:30 -12:30 Industry Panel

Sport Event Sustainability Industry Talking

12:35 -13.30 Lunch and networking at The Global Change Institute (GCI)

The GCI Building is a living example of how buildings can consume fewer resources and contribute more to the regeneration of environment and society. It has been awarded the Green Building Council of Australia’s 6 Star Green Star rating ranked 34th in the world’s 50 most impressive environmentally friendly university buildings.

(Optional Activity: Guided tour in GCI Building)

Congress Speakers

Keynote I Speaker —— Dr. Judith Mair

Judith Mair is the Associate professor in Event Management in the UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia. She is working on a number of projects including investigating the potential for events to act as a catalyst for encouraging pro-environmental behaviour change, and assessing the potential impacts of climate change on the tourism and events sector.

Keynote I Speaker —— Dr. Sara Dolnicar

Sara is currently a Research professor of UQ Business School. Her research includes sustainable tourism and tourism marketing, environmental volunteering, foster carer and public acceptance of water alternatives and water conservation measures. To date, Sara has (co-)authored more than 300 refereed papers, including more than 140 journal articles and led a total of twelve Australian Research Council (ARC) grants. In 2011 she took up a prestigious ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship.

Panel Speakers

Panel Moderator —— Dr. Sheranne Fairley

Dr Fairley is a senior lecturer of UQ Business school. Her research focuses on three major streams: sport and event tourism, volunteerism, and the globalization of sport. Meanwhile, Her research also focuses on several sustainability research in sport. Currently, Dr Fairley serves on the advisory board of the United States Australian Football League.

Panelist —— Sarah Bishop

Sarah is the Senior Project Officer at Brisbane City Council. She is leading the Green Community Initiatives team within the Natural Environment, Water and Sustainability Branch to deliver a range of campaigns, events and programs which engage the community and support Brisbane's sustainability goals.

Panelist —— Tim Carey

Tim is the General Manager of Metricon Stadium. Metricon Stadium is a 25,000 seat stadium which has become an exciting part of the sporting and entertainment landscape on the Gold Coast. It is a well-managed sport event veneue.The Stadium is home of the Gold Coast SUNS, T20 International and BBL cricket matches.

Panelist —— Ian Chalmers

Ian is currently the Director of Operations Suncorp Stadium. He has worked at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre as facilities manager for more than 21 years and is experienced at event planning.

Panelist —— Chelli Easson

Miss Chelli has successfully led the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Sustainability & Legacy team to deliver a world-class sustainable sport event. She believes sport can break down barriers and build greater levels of understanding and common ground in the community – as a result inclusivity, diversity and accessibility are key sustainability priorities for GOLDOC.

Panelist —— Greg Howell

Greg is the Director of Sustainable Event Alliance,Owner of Climate Wave Enterprises, and President & Sustainable Manager of Surfrider Foundation Gold Coast Tweed Branch. Greg has been a passionate environmental campaigner and has consulted on and had the pleasure of working with many events towards sustainability.

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