Joyce DiMascio

September 24, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

EEAA President calls again for a single powerful voice as he passes the baton after six years

Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) President Spiro Anemogiannis is stepping down to pass the baton to a new President at the association’s Annual General Meeting on September 28.

In his message to members ahead of the AGM, Anemogiannis restated his support for bringing the various business events associations under one umbrella but regretted this had not been achieved during his tenure. Read more


Opinion

Some promising sentiment here about a united voice for our industry.


Bronwen Largier

September 24, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Major new venue opens in Melbourne

CENTREPIECE, the major new business events venue which forms part of Melbourne Park’s $972 million redevelopment, opened this week.

The significant addition to Melbourne’s venue pool offers 4,500m2 of space across three levels, located within one of the world’s famous sporting precincts, the home of tennis Grand Slam event, the Australian Open. Read more


Opinion

Great to see this venue finally open.


Graeme Kemlo

September 24, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Alpine quake epicentre impacted more by lockdown than shakedown

While it might have been less than 10km from the epicentre of this week’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Victoria, COVID restrictions have done more damage to Mt Buller than the seismic shakeup. Read more


Opinion

Yet more evidence of Melbourne's outbreak having a deep impact on regional Victoria.


Bronwen Largier

September 24, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Melbourne to host international engineering and architecture conference in 2023

Melbourne will host the Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (SIASS) in 2023, after Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) won the event for the city. Read more


Opinion

MCB has been racking up this wins this year, building a strong set of business opportunities for the business events supply chain as things open back up once vaccine thresholds are met.


Joyce DiMascio

September 23, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

More recognition of events and active insurance talks underway says Thewlis

Save Victorian Events co-founder Simon Thewlis says the Victorian Government is actively consulting the industry on the insurance model for events cancelled due to COVID-19.

Thewlis said discussed were occurring with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, the super agency that includes the Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy (TEVE) branch, responsible for strengthening the profile of tourism and events across government and influencing reforms and economic outcomes for the sector. Read more


Opinion

Encouraging signs of progress out of Victoria.


Bronwen Largier

September 23, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Angela Uhlig: A view from London

Former head of the Cairns Convention Bureau Angela Uhlig gives us a view from London of what emerging into COVID-normal looks like. Read more


Opinion

An interesting read, especially the part about staff shortages when things do open up again.


Bronwen Largier

September 23, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

MEA National Award winners announced

With winners reflecting the nature and distribution of pandemic impacts across Australia, the biggest winners at Meetings and Events Australia’s virtual awards ceremony last night were Harry the hirer, which took home five awards, and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and La Trobe University, which nabbed three each. Read more


Opinion

Congratulations to all the winners in an immensely challenging year for events.


Bronwen Largier

September 23, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Marriott International aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

Global hotel brand Marriott International has announced its intention to have net zero carbon emissions across its network of around 7,800 properties in 138 countries by 2050. Read more


Opinion

Good to see one of the world's largest hotel chains making this commitment.