Keith BurtonOwner and Managing Director
Stephen NobleManager, Asia Pacific
The Conference Company
On completion of this course you will be able to build a detailed, accurate budget which reflects the scope of the conference and its financial parameters. You will be able to produce an accurate cashflow forecast based on your budget and be able to interpret budget and cashflow data to explain it in a way that clients can readily understand and use to inform their decision-making.
What will I learn?
1. Collecting information
2. Building a budget
3. Compiling a cashflow forecast
4. Using the budget and cashflow to guide decision making
Budget & Cashflows
Building a budget
Compiling a cashflow forecast
Using the budget and cashflow to guide decision making
Keith has more than 16 years of professional conference and destination management experience. He is an active participant in the local and international conference industry and serves on the Board of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and Council of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO). His financial acumen and project management expertise ensure efficient conference budgeting and financial control, while his partnership approach ensures strong supplier relationships and buying power.
Stephen Noble has over 18 years' conference, expo and event management experience and is a key member of The Conference Company's senior management team. Stephen joined The Conference Company in 2007 as a Conference Manager after many years working in the professional sporting world. He has led the Conference and Events team and was instrumental in the growth of the company's operations throughout the region.
Based in Sydney as Manager Asia-Pacific he draws daily on this extensive hands‐on conference management know‐how to lead The Conference Company's operations in Asia and Australia. Part of his role involves ongoing discussions with key clients to understand their drivers and strategies and adapt solutions to accommodate those. These discussions also include bidding for international or Asia-Pacific meetings, where he has worked with clients in New Zealand and Australia in successful bid outcomes. Stephen still looks after a blue‐chip list of international multi‐day conferences and their associated exhibitions where he enjoys the challenge to bring latest thinking in meeting design and use of technology.
Stephen is an IAPCO Ambassador, a member of IAPCO Training Academy faculty and in 2019 he was voted one of The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry globally.