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Collarts To Launch Australia's Only Entertainment Media Conference

15 September 2015 | 2:36 pm | Neil Griffiths

Featuring key speakers.

Australian college Collarts will launch Australia's only entertainment media conference, Repost, this week in Melbourne's CBD which will feature an intense evening of panels and keynotes led by some of the industry's biggest names. 

Among the list of keynote speakers confirmed to attend this Thursday night is Music, Entertainment & Events Manager of Twitter Australia, Jennie Sager.

Speaking to theMusic, Sager, who has produced and worked at some of the world's biggest music and entertainment events such as the Grammy Awards, the Oscars and NFL's Superbowl, said she was excited about the opportunity to work with Collarts. 

"I just think that what Collarts does is fantastic for the next generation of entertainment industry professionals and if there's any way we can educate them and give a little bit of guidance then I'm all for that," Sager said. 

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Sager's particular panel deals with innovative ways to reach audiences and she commented about the importance of social media, as well as her own love for it. 

"I think that social media has become second nature to a lot of people…it’s great to find your voice and how to build your brand after that and I think sometimes that’s where people get lost," Sager explained.

"My whole career has been about music and entertainment and I think that the way that Twitter is helping that industry evolve is essential and there’s not really any way to continue to progress without learning that side of things. I've always been a huge supporter of emerging talent and the way Twitter supports emerging talent and helps music artists that are up-and-coming is fantastic."

In her time of working in the entertainment industry, Sager has had the opportunity to mix it up with a number of popular musicians such as Drake, Rihanna and Bon Jovi (who she also danced on stage with) though her favourite memory was filming with Metallica in a warehouse as they rehearsed. 

"It was like a private concert," she laughed adding, "they let us just yell out whatever song we wanted to hear!"

Other key speakers confirmed to attend the event include Head Of Communications at ViceJosh GardinerKris Furst of Furst Media and co-founder of Pedestrian TVChris Wirasinha, among others. 

Limited tickets are still available — for more details, head to Collarts website.