Bronwen Largier

August 15, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Queensland government pledges $1 million to boost destination eco certification

The state government is offering grants of up to $150,000 to regional and local tourism organisations and local councils to help them achieve destination certification through either Ecotourism Australia or EarthCheck. Read more


Opinion

This is an excellent development for business events too.


Bronwen Largier

August 15, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to serve up first harvest from rooftop farm

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) is celebrating the first harvest from its hydroponic rooftop farm, serving up a variety of lettuces grown on the rooftop to delegates in small, short-lead meetings beneath it. Read more


Opinion

Great to see these rooftop farms popping up on business events infrastructure.


Bronwen Largier

August 15, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

NSW passes new casino laws

Following Victoria’s parliamentary bill of potential new laws governing Crown Casino’s activity in Melbourne, introduced to state law makers earlier this month, New South Wales is also looking to tighten oversight of the two casinos in its state, with the introduction of a new body specifically to monitor gambling operations at Crown and The Star. Read more


Opinion

The start of a new era.


Joyce DiMascio

August 15, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

The Australasian Gaming Expo returns to ICC Sydney

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) returned to ICC Sydney last week with over 7,300 delegates participating over three days. Read more


Opinion

Given what's going on in the casino industry, this is a timely return.


Bronwen Largier

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

International visitation to New Zealand bouncing back faster than expected

International visitor arrivals into New Zealand have continued to soar since the country’s borders started reopening for tourism visitation in April, with 94,648 international travellers touching down in June 2022. Read more


Opinion

Nothing like a faster than expected bounce back - even if it does come with its own "living with COVID" challenges.


Joyce DiMascio

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

As one of Rome’s crown jewels welcomes the return of meetings, staffing is a major issue

As corporate events of all kinds gain momentum around the world, major incentive and meetings destinations are feeling buoyed. But as we know from the Australian experience, it’s not all smooth sailing. Read more


Opinion

Some interesting insights here into what's driving staff shortages on the other side of the world.


Bronwen Largier

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

New Zealand Events Association GM resigns

The general manager of the New Zealand Events Association, Segolene de Fontenay, has resigned from her role after five years overseeing the organisation. Read more


Opinion

Good luck to Segolene for whatever comes next.


Bronwen Largier

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

The NSW Government gives outback music festival $200k for Midnight Oil

Just days out from the festival, the New South Wales government has revealed it handed over $200,000 to the Mundi Mundi Bash, near Broken Hill, to fund the event’s headline act Midnight Oil. Read more


Opinion

There is potentially quite a lot more money in the pot where this came from to support regional events.