Expressions of Interest for the Tournament Organiser Summer Festival of Bridge

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Expressions of Interest for the Tournament Organiser Summer Festival of Bridge

The ABF is calling for expressions of interest in the position of Tournament Organiser of the Summer Festival of Bridge (SFOB), commencing February 2017 for the 2018 Summer Festival of Bridge. The SFOB is the premier ABF run tournament held annually in Canberra in the last two weeks of January.

The event attracts over 1,000 bridge players of all standards to Canberra and generates significant income to the local economy. More details about the event can be found at  Summer Festival of Bridge

The successful applicant will be expected to possess the following skills, knowledge and previous experience:

  1. Well-developed planning skills for large events including:
  • Government permit, approval or policy requirements
  • Budgeting for large events
  • Effective liaison and negotiation skills with service suppliers
  • Ensuring event registration/entry and payment systems are simple and effective and integrate well with central accounting systems of the ABF
  • Arranging for the supply of all required equipment and services at competitive rates
  1. High level pre-event promotional skills:
  • Identifying and delivering event sponsors
  • Developing and implementing an effective marketing and promotion plan
  1. A good understanding of risk management and strategies to mitigate risk:
  • Insurance requirements
  • Cash and fraud security
  • First aid, health
  • Dealing with young people
  1. At the event, implement effective plans to ensure smooth running of the event and quick responses to problems that emerge.
  2. Post-event, ensure:
  • tidy up, removal of equipment and proper storage at ABF HQ
  • all invoices are submitted promptly for payment
  • appropriate thank yous to staff, volunteers and sponsors
  • timely report on event outcomes to ABF management
  • suggest improvements for following year in all key areas
  1. A knowledge of duplicate bridge and bridge tournaments is important but not essential as training will be given.
  2. Being located convenient to Canberra is an advantage but not required.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Allison Stralow, ABF Secretary, PO Box 397, FYSHWICK, ACT 2609 or to Secretary by cob 31 October 2016.

11 September 2016

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