Laura Bradley

May 22, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Gold Coast’s conference appeal on the rise

The Gold Coast’s business events allure is ascending, according to the latest International Congress and Convention Association Country and City Rankings report. The region achieved 148th place on the global destinations list, which saw it ranked the highest regional destination in the country. Director of Global Business Events Anna Case said “We’re a city in high demand and we’ve never been in a better position to host large scale international business events, particularly following the injection of infrastructure from the Commonwealth Games.”


Opinion

Keep an eye out for the next edition of micenet to read our take on the Commonwealth Games.


Laura Bradley

May 22, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Dining emporium below ICC Sydney to open this week

Foodies visiting ICC Sydney will soon have their Italian palates catered to, following the opening of Fratelli Fresh this Friday. The 1100 square-metre emporium will be located directly below the convention centre and offer all-day dining events and destination packages for groups. The space will cater to private parties, workshops, conferences and sit-down and cocktail-style business gatherings, with a range of interactive cooking classes on offer. The menu is adaptable to small or large groups, and includes Neapolitan pizza, pasta and rotisserie-roasted meats.


Opinion

Get in quick to secure your Christmas party before it books out!


Laura Bradley

May 22, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Sunshine Coast seeks Business Events Manager

Ever dreamed of a career showcasing Australia’s sunshine capital to the world? Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) is seeking a Business events manager to do just that. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking Business Events Sunshine Coast to new heights, by harnessing the region’s natural advantages in hosting meetings and events to attract major conferences. In order to apply, individuals must have a detailed understanding of the sector, including trade show experience and convention bureau management.


Opinion

Sound like you? Further details can be found here: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36167778


Laura Bradley

May 21, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Fiji retreat supports flood relief fund

Fiji accommodation provider Crusoe’s Retreat has developed an initiative to support those affected Cyclone Josie. The Cyclone, which hit Fiji in April, brought flooding to the main island of Viti Levu. To help restore the local community, Crusoe’s Retreat will donate $1 to a flood relief fund for every night booked at the venue. Additionally, for every team building retreat held at the venue, the team will donate $100 for 10 to 20 people, $200 for 21 to 50 people and $300 for 51+ people.


Opinion

What a lovely reminder of peoples’ inherent willingness to support those in need.


Laura Bradley

May 21, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Gold Coast on show in China

Australia’s sunshine capital will be showcased to millions of Chinese this week as business delegations meet with buyers and booking agents. Destination Gold Coast and Study Gold Coast are harnessing the timing of an AFL game, which took place on Saturday in Shanghai, as an opportunity to promote tourism across numerous cities. Destination Gold Coast Chairman Paul Donovan said although China is the Gold Coast’s number one international source market, ongoing efforts to circumvent competition are necessary.


Opinion

Hopefully this leads to more business events on the Goldie.


Laura Bradley

May 21, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Infrastructure update for Christchurch Convention Centre

There has been a change to the skyline in Christchurch with an infrastructural update to its very own Convention Centre. The first of the steel has been implemented to support the roof of the venue, which is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2020. The longest of the roof trusses will span 50 metres and sit over a 1400-person auditorium. The steel has provided locals with an opportunity to witness the scale of the facility, which will occupy two city blocks.


Opinion

It’s heartening to see a city that has gone through so much taking steps towards growth and prosperity.


Laura Bradley

May 17, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Melbourne secures world’s largest public transport event

Victoria’s capital has beaten the likes of Moscow and Hamburg to secure the world’s largest public transport event, Transports Publics (UITP) Global Public Transport Summit 2021. 2000 delegates from around the world will flock to the MCEC for the summit, which is predicted to deliver a $9.4 million boost to the Victorian economy. The event will allow the sector’s most influential minds to network, develop partnerships and establish investment for new projects.


Opinion

MCEC are having one heck of a year!


Laura Bradley

May 17, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Sydney dominates top meeting hotels in APAC list

Sydney has reigned supreme in Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels in the Asia Pacific report, with Hyatt Regency Sydney and Shangri-La Hotel Sydney taking out the top spots respectively. The annual report is informed by group booking activity harvested through Cvent’s Supplier Network, which supported more than 715,000 worldwide events last year. Other winners included Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, which came in third, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, which achieved fourth place and Hilton Tokyo which took out the fifth spot.


Opinion

Just when we thought Melbourne was winning everything.