Joyce DiMascio

June 23, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Winning conferences key to securing talent says BESydney’s Lyn Lewis-Smith

The annual Business Events Sydney Global (BESydney) Ambassador Dinner has become a big stage for showing the power, reach and influence of some of the nation’s leading innovators.

It also highlights the importance of business events in firing the economy and their capacity to solve some of the nation’s most pressing challenges.

One of those areas is Australia’s urgent need for skills and human resources to fire up businesses again. Read more


Opinion

Will the talent attraction opportunity ever become a threat to sending your best and brightest to conferences in Australia?


Graeme Kemlo

June 23, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Melbourne business events trending up

Melbourne may be slower at getting its workers back in the office full time, but it is busy hosting business events, with 11 conferences in the city this month for 200 to 1,500 delegates. Read more


Opinion

Interesting to see that the correlation between people not being in the office and a dampened enthusiasm for business events is no longer a thing.


Joyce DiMascio

June 23, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Crystalbrook Collection introduces “Meet Mindfully” team experiences

Team bonding activities built around sustainability principles are at the heart of the new “Meet Mindfully” program launched by Crystalbrook Collection this week. Read more


Opinion

We're loving the sound of laughter therapy.


Bronwen Largier

June 23, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

PCOs connect to country and people in Darwin

A four-day famil in Darwin for 11 professional conference organisers has showcased the city’s business events infrastructure and people as well as the cultural pull which makes the destination a unique proposition for conferencing. Read more


Opinion

Great to see a strong First Nations focus on this famil.


Bronwen Largier

June 22, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Crown Sydney granted conditional approval to open gaming operations

Eighteen months after opening its skyline defining tower in Barangaroo, Crown Sydney can finally commence gaming operations after the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) granted conditional approval for the move which will see the business continue to be monitored for up two years to ensure its suitability. Read more


Opinion

May this be the start of a whole new era for Crown and for Australia's casinos generally.


Bronwen Largier

June 22, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

A fresh partnership between Qantas and Airbus will help the business events industry reach its own carbon targets

The Australian airline has partnered with the manufacturer of its renewed aircraft fleet to offer up to $200 million to incentivise the development of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in Australia. Read more


Opinion

This is an important development for the business events industry too - both from a net-zero perspective, and, more immediately, to lessen the impact of environmental burden in delegates' considerations for attending events in person or virtually.


Joyce DiMascio

June 22, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Part two: Meet BCEC’s new GM Kym Guesdon

Kym Guesdon, the new Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) GM, talks about the need to get back to a high level of “event fitness”.

“While the BCEC was able to continue operating on a very consistent basis and with capacity restrictions throughout the pandemic, that is quite different to having a busy event season.

“So, this period of normalisation is going to go on for at least the rest of this year.” Read more


Opinion

An interesting and slightly unexpected insight into BCEC's new leader.


Bronwen Largier

June 22, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

MCEC to host major global airline scheduling conference in November

Melbourne is set to host over 1,000 aviation delegates from around the world this November when the 151st International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference takes place at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Read more


Opinion

As air travel ramps up again, this is a great time to be bringing 230 airlines to Australia.