THE 2017 NETWORKING PROGRAM WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
Adelaide is known as Australia’s capital of food and wine, art, shopping, bustling bar scene and events. The Networking events held for 2017 offered delegates, exhibitors and partners the opportunity to enjoy iconic venues, SA themed food and wine along with networking and relaxing during AAA National Conference.
Monday 13 November
1030-1430, Penfold’s Magill Estate
Penfold’s Winery Tour
Arriving early? Join the Penfold’s Magill Estate Winery Tour and experience one of Australia’s most celebrated and iconic wineries.
Tour includes return transfers from Adelaide Convention Centre, a tour of the historic Magill Estate including Grange Cottage, winery and tunnels, wine tastings and a 2 course shared lunch with a glass of wine.
Monday 13 November
1700-1900, Industry Exhibition Hall
Evening Welcome Reception
Tuesday 14 November
0730-0900, Adelaide Convention Centre
Women in Airports Breakfast
Tuesday 14 November
1900-2200 (bus travel to Wine Centre from 1830-1900)
‘The taste of South Australia’
at the National Wine Centre
Wednesday 15 November
1900-2300, Adelaide Convention Centre
AAA National Airport Industry Awards and Gala Dinner
» Special Guest MC: Shane Jacobson
Shane Jacobson is one of Australia’s most loved award-winning actors, presenters and entertainers, having worked in radio, film, stage and television, and with some of the biggest names in the business for more than 25 years.
Performing has always been an important part of Shane’s life. It all began for him at the age of 10 in amateur theatre, and it hasn’t stopped since. His gift for characterisation and quick witty tongue cemented his early success in stand-up comedy and impersonating business identities at corporate functions. As Sergio, he was a regular on Melbourne’s Gold FM radio station in 1999, and it was around this time that Shane shifted his focus to acting, clocking up an impressive list of appearances in music videos, TV commercials and short films. He also worked as a TV audience warm-up performer for all the major Australian networks.
Thursday 16 November
1900-2230, Bradman Room – Adelaide Oval (bus travel from 1800-1830)
Networking Function at the Adelaide Oval
» Special Guest MC: Darren Lehmann
A superbly talented player, the stockily-built Darren Lehmann was a free-scoring left-handed batsman, and an underestimated left-arm orthodox spin bowler. As an out-and-out strokeplayer, he treated spectators to an audacious mixture of swashbuckling aggression and deft finesse. From the time that he burst on to the first-class scene in Australia as a 17-year-old in the 1987-88 season, Lehmann built an imposing record in both his home country and with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
He achieved a telling milestone by playing more first-class games and scoring more runs than any other Australian – until Michael Hussey – before making his Test debut in Bangalore in 1998. His first-class average is well over 50, and after appearing to have blown the few Test opportunities that came his way, he bucked the trend of youth winning out by establishing himself in the Australian side at 33 with a maiden hundred at Port-of-Spain in his tenth Test, and then two against both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the next 12 months. Named stand-in vice-captain for the 2004 India tour when Ricky Ponting broke his thumb, Lehmann offered to give up his place to Michael Clarke after his amazing debut century at Bangalore, and limped out of the series after the third Test with a torn hamstring. However, he returned for the home summer.
Following his retirement from first-class cricket in November 2007, he was appointed coach of IPL side Deccan Chargers from 2009 to 2012 before moving to the Kings XI Punjab. He coached Queensland during the 2010/11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash and in June 2013 he was appointed the coach of the Australian cricket team two weeks before the commencement of the 2013 Ashes series.
» Special Guest MC: Tom Rehn
Tom is a prominent South Australian weekday sports reporter for Channel Nine. He is also an AFL football commentator and presenter with 1395 FIVEaa Adelaide, SEN in Melbourne and CROC Media.
Aside from television and radio, he is an accomplished MC and host for various corporate functions and events. Tom not only has experience with Channel 9, but also Channel Seven as well as Fox Sports.
One of his greatest successes includes being apart of the Seven Network team which successfully covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as winning the 2009 Clinton Rising Star Medal at the AFL Media Award.
With over 8 years of experience in the media industry, Tom is well regarded for his engaging passion and dedication to his job, whilst he is also known for his quick wit and likable nature.
Aside from journalism, Tom is an expert MC and is well versed in presenting to both large and intimate audiences.
Friday 17 November
1230-1400, Adelaide Convention Centre
Sit Down Technical Lunch
|This event is the first of its kind to bring Technical Forum delegates together to hear a keynote speaker to bring a more formal element to the program on the final day. This is a special initiative to provide even more value for Technical Forum attendees.|