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.


Graeme Kemlo

October 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

On the possibility of the F1 Grand Prix moving to Sydney

News that Sydney is readying a $200 million bid to pinch the Formula One Grand Prix in 2026 from Melbourne – who pinched it from Adelaide in 1996 – has provoked a strong reaction from Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott who declared “it isn’t going anywhere”. Read more


Opinion

Considering Victoria originally took this event from South Australia, they had to expect a challenge sooner or later.


Bronwen Largier

October 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

MCEC keeps November 5 reopening date, increases capacities

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has reconfirmed it will be opening on 5 November but flagged events of up to 5,000 people will be able to go ahead at the venue. Read more


Opinion

This is a significant step up in capacities compared to the 150 pax allowance in the original reopening roadmap.


Bronwen Largier

October 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

CENTREPIECE to host AIME Welcome event in 2022

One of Melbourne’s newest venues, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, will host the welcome event for next year’s Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) – the largest domestic and international business events trade show in Australia. Read more


Opinion

We're looking forward to seeing the new venue in action.


Bronwen Largier

October 26, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Industry shuffles: New accommodation sector appointments

Across Australia and New Zealand there have been various new appointments over the last few weeks across the accommodation sector. Here’s a rundown. Read more


Opinion

Congratulations to all the new hires.


Bronwen Largier

October 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Victoria tweaks and extends Victoria’s reopening roadmap

Once the 90 percent target is reached, all capacity restrictions will be lifted for both indoor and outdoor events, although events with large numbers of younger children may not be able to operate at full capacity. Full vaccination will continue to be a requirement to attend events for the foreseeable future. Read more


Opinion

Victoria now has a strong roadmap for the return of large events.


Bronwen Largier

October 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Auckland to come out of lockdown at 90 percent vaccination as New Zealand announces COVID-19 Protection Framework

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a 90 percent vaccination target to move the nation from its current four level alert system, which is based on lockdowns and progressively harsher restrictions, to a new traffic light system which grants more freedom to the fully vaccinated and to businesses which chose to be only welcome fully vaccinated patrons. Read more


Opinion

It's worryingly unclear when Auckland will be able to host business events larger than 100 people.


Joyce DiMascio

October 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Sofitel Adelaide to open on November 4

Adelaide is excited. And the business events industry should be excited too. It’s a big deal to open 24 floors of new hotel space. It’s a super big deal when it’s a premium five-star hotel and the first international big brand to open in the city in 30 years. Read more


Opinion

Great to see this property opening. We're excited too.