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Strengthening the future of our events sector

Gearing up for a vast array of winter events as Festival of Voices tickets go on sale

14 June 2022

Nic Street,

Minister for Hospitality and Events

Tasmania’s visitor economy is thriving, business confidence is up, and our Government’s vision is to take the Tasmanian events industry to the next level.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is firm in its commitment to bringing more world-class events to Tasmania as we commence the development of our next 5-year Events Strategy.

When we came to Government in 2014, we developed and implemented the State’s first-ever whole-of-government Events Strategy to secure the future of events in Tasmania – of all types and sizes.

Under the Labor-Green Government, investment in events was sporadic and lacked a coherent vision.

In contrast, this Government’s strategy has delivered investment into events right across our State, including business events, leisure events, arts events, sports events, and community events. Over the next six months, we are supporting around 30 events to take place in every region of the State.

Building upon this success, we will now begin work to develop the next 5-year strategy which will solidify the strong foundations we’ve laid since 2015.

Events Tasmania will lead the five-year strategy development in conjunction with other event-funding bodies within Government, and with Business Events Tasmania.

The Strategy will continue to focus on growing our visitor economy and supporting our communities through a variety of channels.

We will work and consult with our tourism, cultural and hospitality sectors, together with local Councils and our existing iconic events who can provide unique insights. And we will work with our four Regional Tourism Organisation partners to ensure that there is a strong focus on creating even more reasons for people to travel outside of the major cities.

Importantly, this Strategy will ensure that we have a strong return on the investment we make into all events – either financial or the positive impact on the relevant community – so that Tasmanians reap the benefits

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Strengthening Leadership Muscles

Arm flexing muscle in red cut off shirt

Using a “high-intensity interval training” approach, Hooria Jazaieri of the business school will teach tangible leadership exercises to admitted students during her Preview Week mock class on April 6.

Using a “high-intensity interval training” approach, Hooria Jazaieri of the business school will teach tangible leadership exercises to admitted students during her Preview Week mock class on April 6. 

Many young people believe they can lead only once they reach a certain level in an organization. That in order to be a leader, first, you have to be the boss. 

Assistant Professor Hooria Jazaieri says this is a common mistake in young people and, frankly, a missed opportunity. Anybody can be a leader, Jazaieri says—even a high school student. They just need to know how to do it. 

In her Preview Week mock class, “How You Can Become an Exemplary Leader Today” the assistant professor from the Leavey School of Business puts her theory into practice. More than just an orientation session, Jazaieri will help admitted students from the Class of 2026 recognize ways that they can build their leadership skills right now, as high school seniors. 

The event will be hosted virtually on Bronco Exchange on April 6 and is part of Preview Week festivities, which culminate with the in-person Preview Day on April 9. 

“Instead of waiting on the sidelines for our number to be called, leadership is about having the courage to step into the game and do our small part to improve the world,” Jazaieri says.

The mock class will only be 30 minutes, but Jazaieri hopes to give students lessons they can take with them. Comparing the session to high-intensity interval training people do in the gym, Jazaieri will give students tangible ideas and exercises for improving themselves as leaders.

“Leadership is a skill, not a trait,” Jazaieri says. “Through our actions, we can strengthen our leadership muscles.”

Admitted students are encouraged to sign up for virtual events throughout Preview Week and to register for the in-person event on April 9. Other virtual events include:

To register for Santa Clara’s in-person event, visit the Preview Day website