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The head of the International Feng Shui Association – Australia Chapter tells Karen Yue that holding regular events to raise the standards and awareness of professional practice among members and the public is key to long-term survival.  Congratulations on your hosting this year’s International Feng Shui Convention (IFSC). Is this the first IFSC for Australia?

The head of the International Feng Shui Association – Australia Chapter tells Karen Yue that holding regular events to raise the standards and awareness of professional practice among members and the public is key to long-term survival.  Congratulations on your hosting this year’s International Feng Shui Convention (IFSC). Is this the first IFSC for Australia?

It will be the first IFSC to be held in Australia. In fact, it will be the first IFSC to be held outside of Singapore, where the past 10 responsibility.  So how did IFSC fall into the hands of the Australia Chapter?  InternationalFeng Shui Association (IFSA), and we accepted it. The convention is being handled entirely by my team and I, and this is the first time that we are managing an event of such scale.

Every year we have a meeting for the Australia Chapter and it is attended by 50 to 60 people. For the convention, we expect to have around 200 attendees from all over the world. They will be coming from countries like Holland, Romania, Japan, India, Indonesia, Canada, Brunei, and China. Did you get any help from the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) in the execution of the convention? Oh yes! The MCB scouted potential venues and made a shortlist
for us.

It even helped me put together a formal proposal which I submitted to the executive committee at IFSA just to reassure them that we were able to commit fully to an event of such scope. A representative of MCB came with me to help inspect the venue. The bureau printed marketing materials for us and referred us to suppliers. MCB basically helped us lay the groundwork for the convention. We also had great help from Novotel Melbourne St Kilda
which is used to running events. We’ve done smaller events before, so we know what we will need from a venue. We were able to pass on our requirements to the Novotel Melbourne St Kilda and it is handling everything for us.

Plus, the executive committee at IFSA has been a great help. Stephen Skinner, for instance, is helping us with all our printing needs. Organising the convention is like a community project for us, where everyone comes in to help with different things.

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