Bronwen Largier

October 28, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Melbourne tops Asia Pacific in global sustainability index

Melbourne has been named the 11th most sustainable city in the world according to the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) which focuses on tourism and business events. Read more


Opinion

Not bad to have two Australian cities in the top 20.


Joyce DiMascio

October 28, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Another major business event pushes back to 2023

Many borders may be set to reopen and international flights may be slowly restarting, but not in time for the premier event for the oil, gas and energy sector. Read more


Opinion

Perth's border closure, which is here to stay into 2022, is impacting its ability to hold business events.


Bronwen Largier

October 28, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Singapore to open quarantine-free travel for Australian visitors from November 8

In less than two weeks Australians will be able to travel to Singapore without quarantining, giving Australians the opportunity to attend business events in South East Asia's global business events hub. Read more


Opinion

This travel bubble really shows how much Australia's attitude towards COVID-19 is changing - Singapore is currently recording between 3,000 and 5,000 plus new cases each day.


Bronwen Largier

October 28, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s first expo kicks off today after months of lockdown

After battling a wave of COVID-19 infections from July, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is welcoming back its first exhibition today, home and interior design show HOMEDEC, which will run until Sunday. Read more


Opinion

This is a pretty quick restart.


Joyce DiMascio

October 27, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Live Performance Insurance Guarantee Bill goes to public hearings

Public hearings on the Federal Live Performance Insurance Guarantee Bill are currently underway with the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, in the line-up of to address the committee this week. Read more


Opinion

Well, this is a start, but time will tell as to whether the bill will yield a result for the industry.


Bronwen Largier

October 27, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

South Australia announces border reopening date

South Australia has set November 23 as the date it will reopen its domestic border to vaccinated travellers from all Australian states and territories. Read more


Opinion

Western Australia is displeased.


Bronwen Largier

October 27, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

The USA to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from around the world from November 8

The United States of America is replacing its current rules which bar entry into the nation for a specific list of countries, including the UK, China, Schengen countries in the European Union and South Africa, with new rules which permit broad international visitation – including for tourism and business events – for fully vaccinated travellers from all countries. Read more


Opinion

This is potentially the start of a disadvantaged travelscape for Australia's business events industry. Hopefully it doesn't last long.


Bronwen Largier

October 27, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Q and A: How to build an exhibition stand in the pandemic era

Ahead of IBTM World Barcelona, Ross Curran, Head of SmartSpace, RX’s in-house stand design and build service, looks at how to create great exhibition stands which adhere to the latest health and safety guidelines. Read more


Opinion

Some interesting - and mildly depressing - tips in here.