Joyce DiMascio

January 19, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

EEAA and Committee for Sydney welcome NSW Event Saver Fund

The Event Saver Fund launched by the NSW Government has received a warm reception from the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) and the Committee for Sydney. Read more


Opinion

Reactions from the two stakeholder standpoints which will benefit from the Event Saver Fund.


Damien Kitto

January 19, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

The view from Adelaide: “We plan to keep pushing ahead as much as we can to a post-COVID normality”

When it comes to holding a successful, enjoyable business event, Adelaide has a lot going for it. With COVID concentrating the minds of our event clients, that fact has become far more obvious as those clients seek clean, green and boutique to settle any lasting delegate nerves. Read more


Opinion

A nice insight on the state of things in South Australia.


Bronwen Largier

January 19, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Western Australia to get its own iteration of the Australian Hydrogen Conference in 2022

Perth will host a Western Australian version of Informa Connect Australia’s Australian Hydrogen Conference in late 2022. Read more


Opinion

This is an interesting move - holding a Western Australian version of what is already, one assumes, a national conference.


Bronwen Largier

January 19, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

The US CDC issues advice to avoid travel to Australia amid Omicron surge

The USA’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added Australia to its highest tier of COVID-19 travel advice, advising Americans to avoid travelling to Australia due to high numbers of coronavirus cases. Read more


Opinion

This advice strikes me as slightly odd, given the equally high number of cases in the United States.


Bronwen Largier

January 19, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Business Events Tasmania launches digital destination tool

Fresh from the launch of their own meetings and events focused magazine, Business Events Tasmania has debuted a new interactive overview of the business events possibilities for the state’s two largest cities. Read more


Opinion

A wonderful simple tool to understand the lay of the business events landscape in Tasmania.


Bronwen Largier

January 19, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Ticket sales for Beijing Winter Olympics stopped

After initially limiting spectators for the Winter Olympic Games that kick off in China in just over two weeks to Mainland China residents, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced yesterday that it had decided that spectator tickets “should not be sold anymore”. Read more


Opinion

This is a rather last minute move...


Graeme Kemlo

January 18, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Delegates not event owners will decide how soon business events return

While convention bureaux and event owners are clearly keen to resume business events, it is the delegate or their employer who will decide when it is safe to resume face-to-face meetings, says CEO of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB), Andrew Hiebl. Read more


Opinion

This is somewhat our problem - the ability of the industry continues to be outside of our control.


Bronwen Largier

January 18, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Australian Gift and Homewares Association commits to Sydney Gift Fair in February

While we’ve heard of many event cancellations and postponements due to the Omicron surge, the Australian Gift and Homewares Association (AGHA) has confirmed it will be going ahead with the AGHA Sydney Gift Fair at Sydney Showground in February. Read more


Opinion

Good to see one event bucking the current postponement trend. Maybe it'll be the start of a new trend as cases start to come down.