Bronwen Largier

November 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

NSW Government announces further easing of restrictions for mid-December

Density limits for events will cease from December 15 in NSW following the announcement of tweaks to the state’s roadmap yesterday. Mask and COVID safety plan requirements will also ease, but one kind of event will still require full vaccination of attendees to take place. Read more


Opinion

Great news for events and venues.


Bronwen Largier

November 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Brisbane’s Royal ICC to host Olympic Games lead-up lunch

The Courier-Mail Future Brisbane Lunch at the Brisbane Showgrounds venue seeks to identify legacy opportunities of the 2032 Olympic Games set to be held in Brisbane.

The event will explore how industry and community can benefit in both the lead-up to the Games and the decades which will follow them. Read more


Opinion

This sounds like a fascinating event to attend for Brisbane industry.


Joyce DiMascio

November 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Part two: Hyatt’s Kate Atkinson: “We have shifted our focus”

In part two of micenet’s chat with Kate Atkinson, Hyatt’s Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Pacific and Indonesia, Atkinson talks about how the market is responding to the easing of travel restrictions and lockdowns and what she loves about working in the sector. Read more


Opinion

Some interesting insights here about travel trends.


Bronwen Largier

November 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

BEIA retains its board for 2022

Following the recent announcement of Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s (BEIA) new Chair of the Board, Steve Armitage, the association has left its board unchanged at its AGM this week. Read more


Opinion

Remaining steady for a difficult voyage ahead.


Bronwen Largier

November 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

The UK and Israel ban travel from southern Africa as new COVID-19 variant emerges

The new variant has a high number of mutations and has seen cases in South Africa go from under 400 new cases to over 2,400 daily cases in the last 10 days. Read more


Opinion

This is not good.


Bronwen Largier

November 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

New Zealand to begin easing border restrictions from January

New Zealand’s Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins has announced the first three phases of a plan to allow more travellers to enter New Zealand but an ongoing seven-day home isolation requirement means the plan is unlikely to yield business event travel. Read more


Opinion

This is difficult news for industry stakeholders in New Zealand.


Joyce DiMascio

November 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Kate Atkinson on Hyatt’s horizon: “We are seeing a lot of new business”

With borders between Australian states reopening, some international flight corridors opening for visitors and the return of international students, things are looking positive for Hyatt in Australia and in the wider region.

Hyatt’s Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Pacific and Indonesia, Kate Atkinson spoke to micenet about what’s on the horizon for Hyatt. Read more


Opinion

Interesting to see the timelines for business returning both domestically and internationally.


Bronwen Largier

November 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

GCCEC General Manager becomes Destination Gold Coast Chair

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) General Manager Adrienne Readings has been appointed as Chair of the Destination Gold Coast board, following the departure of Paul Donovan who spent 17 years in the position. Read more


Opinion

Congratulations to Adrienne. We wonder whether this will give business events a higher profile in the region.