I was commissioned by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) to record their four-day international conference in Brisbane, Australia. Titled Media Leadership in Crisis, Disaster and Emergency , the conference was attended by delegates and speakers from public broadcasting organisations across the Commonwealth.
The opening ceremony was held at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) on Sunday 22 April. Speakers included H.E. Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland, Ms Moneeza Hashmi, CBA president, and the Honourable James Spigelman AC QC, ABC chairman. Delegates were welcomed by Songwoman Maroochy of the Turrbal People, and entertained by Ngaiire Joseph, the South Pacific Island Dance Group and Darky Roots.
The River Room at GoMA was a truly stunning venue for welcoming guests from all over the world. The photos show just how much everyone enjoyed themselves!
The conference was trending on twitter via @cbamedia, and #CBAconf and @CBAstu hashtags.
Day two: Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre.
Speakers include: Mr Peter Horrocks, Director, BBC Global News; Ms Linden Clark, Manager, Radio New Zealand International; Ms Sally-Ann Wilson, Secretary-General CBA; Mr Ferdinand Von Stranz, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Mr Mark Scott AO, Managing Director ABC; Ms Joyce Mhaville, MD ITV Tanzania; Dr Mike McCluskey, Acting Director ABC International and Mr Memafu Kapera, MD, Papua New Guinea Broadcasting Corporation; Dr Julianne Schultz AM, Board Member ABC and Mr Hubert Lacroix, President CBC; Mr Gary Allen, MD RJR Communications Group, Jamaica; Mr Arya Gunawan Usis, UNESCO; Ms Liese Coulter, Knowledge Communication Manager Griffith University; Ms Shona Pitt, Company Director Elijah Communications Ltd; Dr Norman Gillespie, CEO UNICEF Australia; Ms Yalda Hakim, Dateline SBS; Michael Cordell, Executive Producer “Go Back To Where You Came From”; Mr Anthony Hayes, CEO Tourism Queensland.
Day three: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
A lovely, and very Australian, way to end a hugely successful and informative conference.
BBC, ABC and CBA representatives and delegates enjoying cuddles with koalas and kangaroos and a boat trip up the Brisbane River.
Photos include: delegates from NDTV India; Moneeza Hashmi, President CBA; Siobhann Tighe, Journalist, BBC; Sally-Ann Wilson, Secretary-General CBA; Dave Cooke, Business Continuity and Risk Management, BBC.