Mumbrella launches new accessible meet-up series, Mumbrella Sessions

Mumbrella has launched Mumbrella Sessions, regular small-scale meet-ups featuring industry leader panels and presentations plus networking opportunities at an affordable price for anyone in the industry.

Mumbrella Sessions will host a diverse range of industry professionals discussing a variety of topics crossing media, marketing, advertising, PR and communications, journalism and more.

Sessions will take place in the afternoon at the Mumbrella offices in North Sydney and last for up to an hour. There will be an emphasis on audience participation thanks to a limited audience size allowed – a measure that has partly been imposed to keep the Mumbrella Sessions COVID-safe.

This will be followed by an hour of casual networking and drinks, enabling the industry to meet face-to-face again and build important relationships.

“Mumbrella plays an important role in keeping the industry connected and informed. That’s never been more important than now, in a hybrid working environment, and Mumbrella Sessions is an important extension of that,” said Mumbrella’s head of content, Damian Francis.

“We’ve been working on this initiative for some time now. We want to help the industry gather together again in a safe and casual manner and discuss the big topics while getting to know each other.

“We’re well known for organising the biggest and most engaging conferences in media and marketing in Australia, but this is something different that I believe is hugely important, particularly in the circumstances. We’ve purposely made the pricing accessible for everyone.”

Henry Innis, Chris Savage and Laura Aldington will be the first panel members for the Mumbrella Sessions

The first Mumbrella Sessions gathering will be on the topic of leadership during COVID, exploring how leaders have adapted to the circumstances, how their teams are operating, what the challenges and opportunities are and what they are preparing for next.

It will feature the current Mumbrella Awards Leader of the Year Chris Savage, Host/Havas CEO Laura Aldington, and Mutiny managing partner and Mumbrella Awards Under-30 Achiever of the Year, Henry Innis. It is relevant for anyone in the industry who is a leader or has aspirations stepping into a leadership or management role.

Tickets are on sale now on a first-come, first-served, basis for $20 plus GST, with the session set to take place at 4pm on March 3 at Mumbrella’s offices in North Sydney. You can purchase them here. 

For those that can’t attend in person, most Mumbrella Sessions including this one will be live streamed on Mumbrella.

The full session description is below.

Leadership in change: Has best practice moved on since pre-COVID?

4pm, March 3, North Sydney 

Whether you’re the CEO of a multinational, an independent agency leader, a department head or even someone just starting out your career, leadership will have a substantial effect on your career and the career of those around you.

The substantial change in working environment for many in the media and marketing industry has created inward reflection as businesses seek out the best ways of keeping teams and individuals engaged, productive and happy.

But what has that inward reflection created? How have different businesses adapted to the changing conditions and how have leaders altered their leadership style in order to maximise effectiveness while we push through a global pandemic.

In this Mumbrella Session, hear from previous winners of Mumbrella leadership awards and other high profile leaders about the revelations they have had and the practices they have executed to keep on top of a rapidly shifting environment.

Mumbrella Sessions are a completely interactive, small group, 45 minute session with the audience encouraged to participate throughout. The session will be streamed live on Mumbrella and for those physically present, casual networking drinks will be hosted afterwards.

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