Virtual SEE Conference 2020

Finding work in the Sports, Events & Entertainment (SEE) industry can be HARD, but finding work in an industry that has arguably been one of the most impacted by a global pandemic is making it even harder. Maybe you have lost your job due to Covid-19 or you’re a recent graduate trying to land your dream job or perhaps you’re currently working in the industry and you’re wanting to connect with others experiences – whatever your reason is, this is the conference you want to attend this year!

The Sports, Events & Entertainment (SEE) Conference is an annual event where we invite industry professionals to join our panel and share their experiences, tips and tricks to working and finding work within the Sports, Events and Entertainment industries.

Bennett Merriman (EWG/Spark Co-founder & Rosterfy Co-founder) will be hosting the evening, taking some of the best and biggest names in the industry through a panel discussion, diving deeper into their experiences and answering your Live Q&A.

The SEE Conference will be held on Tuesday 8th September from 6:00 – 7:30 pm via zoom. Join us in the comfort of your own home from anywhere in the world! Invite your friends, grab a notebook and bring along your drinks and nibbles for one of the best line ups we have ever seen at the SEE Conference.

Register for the virtual SEE Conference below and you will receive a link for the Zoom call via email. See you there!

Meet the Panelists!

Sam Buckley

Sam is the Director of Customer Success for online ticketing and registration platform Eventbrite in Asia-Pacific. In his role, he oversees the Account Management, Customer Experience and Onsite Services functions.

In his previous roles, Sam was the Director of Venue Services at Melbourne and Olympic Park Trust (M&OP), responsible for Workforce Operations, Ticketing and fulfilling the role of Chief Warden of the site during the Australian Open Tennis tournament. During his ten years at M&OP, Sam also worked on the opening of both AAMI Park and the refurbished Margaret Court Arena, as well as fulfilling the role of Venue Manager of Hisense Arena. 

Andy Newman

Andy Newman is a senior leader with strong track record of strategic and operational delivery at both national and international levels. Andy Newman has garnered international recognition in delivering high volume workforce programs and mobilizing some of the world’s largest volunteer workforces recruiting over a quarter-million people in recent years.

With pivotal roles at the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tough Mudder, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, and currently Birmingham Commonwealth Games as the Director of Workforce and Volunteering. Andy has consulted and spoken internationally sharing his experience and expertise in effective volunteer management.

Andy has an Executive MBA from Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and a BA from the University of Leicester and Colorado State University.

Casey Price

Casey studies a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration and Bachelor of Business – Event Management at Victoria University. Now with 15 years’ experience successfully delivering major international events, Casey brings significant experience and knowledge to the sports and entertainment industry.

Throughout her career Casey has held many integral roles within the event industry; managing the successful execution of sporting events including AFL, A-League Soccer, Big Bash Cricket. Alongside this she has been responsible for overseeing world-renowned events including Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, U2 and Metallica – just to name a few.

Her strong operational knowledge has allowed her to efficiently manage the stadium event operations across all aspects including overall patron event experience, emergency management, safety, event activations. Alongside these key deliverables – Casey also leads a highly skilled team of event and ticketing managers.

Ross La Rosa

With over 10 years event operational and leadership experience in the management of major events, venues and facilities, Ross has fostered and developed outstanding practices and processes in the areas of stakeholder management, venue & infrastructure management, emergency management, risk & safety management, patron & crowd management, traffic management, contract management and budget management.

Having delivered key operational elements for major sporting and cultural events including the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and Royal Melbourne Show, Ross’ proficiency in aligning organisational and event strategic objectives has contributed significantly to the ongoing success and recognition that these major events received.

Having recently finished up his role with The Melbourne Showgrounds due to COVID-19, Ross is now focused on his next endeavour, recently returning to Deakin University to complete his Master of Business (Sport Management) degree and there may be a new job on the horizon that he will tell us all about at the Conference.