Bronwen Largier

December 3, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Major new event venue opens at Royal Randwick in Sydney

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) held a preview of its new $46.6 million WINX Stand for industry last night at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, kicking the event off with a five-piece band at the entrance and putting an Australian icon on stage to celebrate the opening. Read more


Opinion

Great to see a venue booked out for the first month of opening in a pandemic year.


Graeme Kemlo

December 3, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Why the Australian Open is so loved by Melbourne

Regardless of where you sit on the argument about international and local players needing to be vaccinated to play at the Australian Open Grand Slam in January, behind the scenes it is the data analytics that confirm why Melbourne is determined to protect and grow this major event. Read more


Opinion

I'd be hanging onto this event too, if I were Melbourne!


Bronwen Largier

December 3, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Unabating pent-up demand as Destination Gold Coast reports business events results

Destination Gold Coast won 104 conferences in the last financial year, worth an estimated $99.3 million for the region’s economy.

“In an undeniably tough year for our industry, it’s heartening to see these results which signal a positive outlook towards a robust recovery,” said Destination Gold Coast CEO Patricia O’Callaghan. Read more


Opinion

This is an impressive result for a pandemic year.


Bronwen Largier

December 1, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Applications open for Business Events Sydney’s subvention funding

Those looking for a share in $6 million of funding for business events in Greater Sydney, Wollongong or Newcastle need to get in quick, with applications open now for Business Events Sydney’s Accelerate program, and closing in less than three weeks. Read more


Opinion

No time to waste for this opportunity.


Bronwen Largier

December 1, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Melbourne notches up big tech wins

Melbourne has secured two major technology events for 2022 and 2024, which are expected to attract 1,200 delegates and deliver over $5 million in economic impact. Read more


Opinion

Nice one Melbourne!


Bronwen Largier

December 1, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Event momentum and numbers picking up at ICC Sydney

ICC Sydney has around 60 events on the books to be delivered before 2021 is out and more than 250 events confirmed for the first half of 2022, as Sydney’s reopening continues, with more restrictions expected to ease in two weeks on December 15. Read more


Opinion

Encouraging to see larger events are returning in Sydney.


Bronwen Largier

December 1, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Sydney set for an eventful start to 2022

A new superyacht festival is coming to Sydney on the first day of 2022, as the city gears up for an eventful start to the new year. Read more


Opinion

We might not net any international travellers for this event with this new COVID variant sniffing about.


Joyce DiMascio

December 1, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Something new for Queenstown as restrictions set to ease in New Zealand

For meeting planners and corporate event organisers location matters.

Choose a great location and often it boosts attendance, especially for association events.

This month, Queenstown, in New Zealand, will welcome the country’s first new new-build Holiday Inn in a decade. Read more


Opinion

This hotel has destination appeal, that's for sure.