Mental health speaker announced for Events Uncovered

Crosbie Lorimer, a community speaker from Beyond Blue, joins the program.

The speaker program for Events Uncovered continues to grow, with even more industry leaders and experts set to take the stage on the new date of 2 September 2021.

Alongside the free Events Uncovered expo, the ticketed Spice Knowledge Sessions will cover a range of thought-provoking topics, from event tech and legal, through to Indigenous culture and mental health.

Joining the program is Crosbie Lorimer, a community speaker from Beyond Blue, who will share his journey of hope, recovery and resilience in light of his experience with depression and anxiety.

Lorimer is a landscape architect who came to Australia from the UK in 1989 for a year and never quite got back to England.

Amongst other things in his 30+ years in Australia, Lorimer has married, become the managing director of the company he has worked with for almost 40 years, raced yachts, windsurfed, sung in choirs, played social tennis with his wife very badly (Crosbie that is!) and become a volunteer for Sailability, taking disabled people sailing.

Lorimer is a volunteer speaker for Beyond Blue, a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, and to reduce the associated stigma and encourage people to get help.

He joins a stellar line-up of industry speakers at Events Uncovered 2021, including:

Nigel Collin, Chair, Meetings & Events Australia
Claudia Sagripanti, Chief Executive, Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia
Geoff Donaghy, CEO, International Convention Centre Sydney and Deputy Chair, BECA
Matt Crouch, Principal, Matt Crouch Legal
Thomas Gray, Business Development Manager, EventsAir
Vanessa Soldatos, Senior Producer, EventFrog
Keith Wootton, Managing Director, AV1
Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, ZADRO
Jane Lyons, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Sydney
Paula Nolan, Member of the MEA Board of Directors

+ more to be announced

The Events Uncovered program

Here’s what you can expect from the full program:

Thursday 2 September 2021
Sydney Masonic Centre
8am-10am: The Breakfast Club
10am-6pm: Free Exhibition
10.45am-5pm: Spice Knowledge Sessions
6pm-8pm: Wrap Party

Explore the full program and secure your tickets here.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 for support.

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