Venue Manager to learn from the best in the U.S.

Hisense Arena Venue Manager and Venue Management School (VMS) scholarship recipient, Nick Guinane, is endeavouring to bring the latest international innovations back to Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) when he travels to the United States this month.

Nick’s invaluable trip will include America’s most eminent entertainment venues – from New York’s Madison Square Garden to Los Angeles’ Staples Centre – while also having the privilege of attending the International Association of Venue Management’s Venue Management School (IAVM-VMS) Graduate Institute.

As 2016’s VMS AEG Ogden scholarship recipient, Guinane was recognised as the top VMS graduate and awarded IAVM-VMS enrolment along with fees and $10,000 in travel covered; AEG Ogden assisting in arranging the venue visits.

This opportunity will see him in conference with Venue Managers from around the world, before shadowing the teams behind a phenomenal array of multi-purpose venues to gain special insights on how Hisense Arena can deliver outstanding operations and visitor experiences and that rival the best.

Since joining M&OP nearly three years ago as an event manager for Hisense and Margaret Court Arenas, Guinane worked across Business Development and the Australian Open 2017, before being promoted to Hisense Arena Venue Manager earlier this year.

The sought-after scholarship, presented by AEG Ogden Executive Director Rod Pilbeam, during last year’s VMS, commends the student who successfully completes the two years of study and demonstrates achievement in a range of assessment criteria.

The U.S. venues Guinane will visit:

New York City
- Barclays Center | Brooklyn.
- Madison Square Gardens | New York City
- City Field | New York City
- MetLife Stadium | New York City

Washington DC
- Verizon Arena
- FedEx Field

- United Centre
- Wrigley Field

Los Angeles
- Staples Centre
- Forum

San Francisco
- AT&T Park
- Oracle Arena

Nick Guinane