Bronwen Largier

August 10, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Merivale to control full food and beverage offering at Allianz Stadium in Sydney

It’s no longer just hot chips, hot dogs and a beer at the rugby or the soccer – with Sydney hospitality icon Merivale to take on the full food and beverage offering for the soon-to-open rebuild of Allianz Stadium, it’ll be oysters, negronis and cheeseburger spring rolls for sports fans, concert goers and corporate hospitality. Read more


Opinion

Loving the breaking of the status quo for stadium cuisine that's going on here.


Joyce DiMascio

August 10, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Six decades of IHG in Australia – a “diamond era” says Harwood

Sixty years ago, the concept of Australia being home to international hotel brands was quite foreign. Read more


Opinion

Congratulations to IHG on a big anniversary in Down Under.


Graeme Kemlo

August 10, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Bali’s back for business events

The Indonesian island of Bali, which has suffered badly from a lack of visitors during the pandemic, is back and not only for tourists looking for a cheap family holiday. Read more


Opinion

A welcome return, to doubt, given Bali's reliance on the visitor economy.


Bronwen Largier

August 10, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Victorian government puts $450,000 towards resurrecting Melbourne’s Chapel Street Festival

Last held two decades ago on the trendy inner city shopping strip, the Chapel Street Precinct Association will helm the return of the street festival in late 2023. Read more


Opinion

A lot of money going into major events in Melbourne at the moment, that's for sure.


Bronwen Largier

August 9, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Victorian Government and City of Melbourne open grants program for new city events

The state and local governments have teamed up in Melbourne to offer $5 million in grants for new large-scale public events to bring life back to Victoria’s capital through the City Revitalisation Event Support Program. Read more


Opinion

A good time to start up a new major event in Melbourne.


Bronwen Largier

August 9, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

New Zealand set to get three major new hotel openings with Ennismore in 2023 and 2024

Ennismore, whose majority shareholder is Accor, will develop two new TRIBE hotels in Auckland and bring the Hyde brand to Queenstown within the next three years. Read more


Opinion

There's a few exciting openings coming up for Ennismore across Australia and New Zealand.


Joyce DiMascio

August 9, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Terrapin’s education tech mega show at MCEC

Over 280 exhibitors and 10,000 participants will descend on Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from tomorrow for Australia’s biggest event in the education technology sector. Read more


Opinion

A big show (and a big challenge with those trying to run expo database scams).


Bronwen Largier

August 9, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Te Pae attracts international talent to fill its director of event services role

New Zealand’s first next-gen convention centre, Te Pae Christchurch, which came roaring into business after COVID restrictions eased across the Tasman around Easter has brought in more than two decades of international experience in the form of its new director of event services. Read more


Opinion

Congratulations to Nicolette on the new role.