William Angliss Institute Events

A blog for the events programs at William Angliss Institute

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ICCA Congress Prague – A worthwhile experience!!

Diploma of Event Management student Dania Nava Bahena, and Bachelor of Event Management student Tayla Lamb enjoyed a very worthwhile experience!

After 4 days of Congress it’s time to say thank you for the opportunity to be here.
Networking and professional development best describes the experience.
#WAI #BRIDGETOPRAGUE #NETWORKINGFROMALLOVERTHEWORLD

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Mentone Little Athletics Relay Day 2017

Over the course of semester two, as students studying a Diploma of Event Management at William Angliss, our team – ‘Funtastic Events’ – was given the opportunity to help collectively manage the Mentone Little Athletics Relay Day for our Project Management subject.

The Mentone Little Athletics Day was held on the 12th of November at the Dolomore Reserve in Mentone. It’s an annual event that takes place as a precursor to qualify under U8 – U15 athletes for the regional relay day event. It’s a fun, social day out for families of athletes and aims to encourage young children to lead an active lifestyle through a friendly, competitive sport.

This year, approximately 480 southern metro teams registered, some traveling as far as Mornington to compete. The event overall, was a success attracting 1,800+ attendees. There was ice-cream, coffee, an all-day barbeque, face painting and three raffle draws with many great prizes.

An event of this nature required many staging elements and our main tasks as a team included marketing the event, gaining sponsorship from local businesses for raffle prizes, implementing a risk management plan, sourcing food vendors and liaising with suppliers to secure relay batons/engraving and portable toilets.

‘Funtastic Events’ would like to thank our client and Project Manager teacher for the constant support we received through the planning and operational phases of the event. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to help plan the Mentone Little Athletics Relay Day and have been able to gain valuable industry experience.

 

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Regional Road Trip – Yarra Valley 2017

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On Tuesday 31st October the stage one the Events Management Diploma stage 1 students set out to explore the beautiful sites and activities of the Yarra Valley. The fieldtrip was organised by Evolution Events, stage 2 Events Management students as part of our Project Management subject.  As a group we had to meet with our client and plan the day, source suppliers and activities that fell within our allocated budget.  It was a great learning experience for us and the day turned out to be a great success!

The day began with a visit to the Alowyn Gardens. Here we met Prue who was the owner of the gardens and who had brought them to life. She spoke to us about what sort of events they hold there, the spaces they had available and what it is like to be involved in the Events industry. The students were filled with knowledge and passion. Walking through the gardens we set them a challenge of taking the ‘best photo of the day’ Nicole took this out with a magnificent photo of the fountain displayed in the centre of the gardens.

After the gardens we headed just around the corner were we had a nutty time indulging in Yarra Valleys finest chocolate. The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is one of the tourist hotspots in the Yarra Valley region and the students definitely got to see why. 

After consuming loads of chocolate, we visited the local RSL in Healesville for lunch where we had a two-course meal. This room was one of two functions rooms used for smaller conferences and meetings. It gave the students an idea of how you could utilise different spaces for different events so easily.

What is the most important thing to do in the Yarra Valley? Of course, it’s to drink wine! And that’s just what we did, we set off for our last destination of the road trip to Rochford Winery where not only is the wine incredible, but the events there are just as popular.  At Rochford we were given a good insight into the wine industry, how they were made and we were all shown, how to properly taste wine by a wine enthusiast.

Another intriguing talk which showed the students events is not only planning the day itself, but that you could concentrate on different aspects and specialise in what you are really interested in, and that the events industry is full of opportunities there for the taking. The students got to view the stage set up for this years Day on the Green event.  

It was a great experience for the students and Evolution team and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

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Barefoot Bowls for WAI Staff

On Tuesday October 31st, the stage 2 Diploma of Events Project Management Students from ‘Memento Events’ created an event to celebrate Halloween in the most traditional way of course, with Barefoot Bowls! William Angliss Institute staff were all invited to un-wind, grab a drink and play some bowls down at the local Flagstaff Bowling Club.

With snags and burgers cooking hot on the BBQ, accompanied by some killer tunes and a sneaky appearance from the sun, the evening was set. Soon after having a feed the attendees got into a friendly/competitive (you decide) game of bowls. The event went well with all that attended having an enjoyable time.

 

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Race Around Melbourne

What?- William Angliss student event –  Safari themed Race around Melbourne

When?- Thursday 2nd November 2017

Where?- Student lounge (555 La Trobe street, Melbourne VIC 3000) and

La Di Da (577 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000)

Why?- The main reasons were for stage 1 Events and Tourism students to visit and learn about attractions in the Melbourne CBD area and surrounds, and for students to enjoy a fun social activity.

How it went- The event went well!  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves on the day and dressed the part! Prizes were given for best dressed team and individual,  and the team with the most points. Winners thoroughly enjoyed receiving their prizes! After completing a challenging Race Around Melbourne, students ended their journey at La Di Da for a yummy lunch and soft drink.

Stage 2 Event students, Elise, Jess and Sidney from A+ Events had the pleasure in planning the event.

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First day at ICCA Congress Prague!!

Diploma of Event Management student Dania Nava Bahena, and Bachelor of Event Management student Tayla Lamb enjoyed a full day of knowledge and networking at the 56th ICCA Congress in Prague.  http://www.congress2017.iccaworld.org

Expecting the best from it!! #BridgingINSPIRATION @Prague