Bronwen Largier

May 27, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Major leadership changes at BCEC

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (BCEC) founding general manager Bob O’Keeffe will step away from the role after more than 27 years, to take on two new positions within BCEC’s venue management company ASM Global, paving the way for the venue to welcome a new GM. Read more


Opinion

Incredible to think Bob O'Keeffe has been GM of BCEC since it opened - Kym Guesdon will be only its second GM.


Joyce DiMascio

May 27, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

EEAA board locked in for another year

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) board has been locked in for 2022, with Nicole Walker staying on in the president’s role for a second year at the helm. Read more


Opinion

Congratulations to all those new to the board and to those who have been re-elected.


Bronwen Largier

May 27, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Sydney hotels: An opening and a soil turning as the city’s hotel scene continues to grow

The new Ace Hotel opened in Surry Hills last week, bringing a fresh North American brand below the equator for the first time, while stakeholders turned the soil for the first 25hours hotel in Australia in Paddington yesterday. Read more


Opinion

Good to see Sydney getting some action on the hotel front after Melbourne has been so dominant recently.


Bronwen Largier

May 27, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Auckland to host 2,500 regional pest control experts in 2026

The Federation of Asia Oceania Pest Management Associations (FAOPMA) Pest Summit Conference is heading to New Zealand for the first time in 2026, bringing hundreds of delegates to the country from the Asian, Pacific and Indian regions. Read more


Opinion

Good to see conventions being booked into Auckland's new centre.


Joyce DiMascio

May 26, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Lessons from the 2022 federal election

With the 2022 federal election now done and dusted – and some game-changing results for the nation, what can we expect from the Albanese Government in relation to the visitor economy and business events?

One thing for certain is that the challenges for the business events sector have now multiplied. Read more


Opinion

We've got a lot of work to do.


Bronwen Largier

May 26, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Brisbane to host two major US conventions in 2024 and 2025

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has lifted the lid on two of its major business wins from 2021, with the two conventions worth $35 million for the Queensland economy and expected to bring thousands of international delegates to Brisbane. Read more


Opinion

Congratulations to all involved on these two enormous wins.


Bronwen Largier

May 26, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Record revenue month for AV1 as it signs on with the new ACE Hotel and expands team

Production company AV1 generated its highest monthly revenue in its 17 years of operation in May and has signed on as the in-house AV provider for events at Sydney’s just-opened Ace Hotel. Read more


Opinion

Seems to be record months all around at the moment.


Bronwen Largier

May 26, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Event inspiration: Indigenous degustation on offer at unique Sydney Botanic Garden venue

Laissez-faire Catering has joined forces with Sharon Winsor, founder of award-winning Indigiearth, to create an Indigenous degustation menu for The Calyx, bringing a new, culturally important and unique dining experience to the indoor/outdoor event venue. Read more


Opinion

A great new offering for those looking for something that connects delegates back to Australia's First Nations cultures.