Joyce DiMascio

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

As one of Rome’s crown jewels welcomes the return of meetings, staffing is a major issue

As corporate events of all kinds gain momentum around the world, major incentive and meetings destinations are feeling buoyed. But as we know from the Australian experience, it’s not all smooth sailing. Read more


Opinion

Some interesting insights here into what's driving staff shortages on the other side of the world.


Bronwen Largier

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

New Zealand Events Association GM resigns

The general manager of the New Zealand Events Association, Segolene de Fontenay, has resigned from her role after five years overseeing the organisation. Read more


Opinion

Good luck to Segolene for whatever comes next.


Bronwen Largier

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

The NSW Government gives outback music festival $200k for Midnight Oil

Just days out from the festival, the New South Wales government has revealed it handed over $200,000 to the Mundi Mundi Bash, near Broken Hill, to fund the event’s headline act Midnight Oil. Read more


Opinion

There is potentially quite a lot more money in the pot where this came from to support regional events.


Bronwen Largier

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Auckland to host Australian massage and myotherapy conference in 2023

New Zealand’s largest city will host the Massage & Myotherapy Australia 2023 National Conference, as the event ventures out of Australia for the first time. Read more


Opinion

Great to see Australian and New Zealand associations collaborating like this.


Graeme Kemlo

August 12, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Guy takes the helm and the mic at The Royal Queenscliff

Guy Grossi, the prominent Melbourne chef, who has been very vocal in telling the Victorian government the real impact of COVID on the hospitality industry, is to star in an event supported by Business Events Geelong on August 28. Read more


Opinion

This is an interesting reinvention of a venue for focus more on an event audience.


Bronwen Largier

August 11, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Airfare and accommodation costs to remain on par with 2019 this year, but event costs significantly up

While there is expected to be big year-on-year increases in airfares and hotel rates in 2022 followed by smaller rises in 2023, significant decreases in both these costs during the first two years of the pandemic will keep prices roughly at 2019 levels according to the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast. Read more


Opinion

That is an astronomical rise in event F&B costs for our region.


Bronwen Largier

August 11, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Hong Kong eases quarantine requirements but international business events still off the table

From tomorrow, the Hong Kong government will ease the hotel quarantine requirement for international travellers from seven days to three but will bar travellers from entering event venues for seven days. Read more


Opinion

This is frustrating for Hong Kong's business events industry, which remains effectively closed off from the world.


Bronwen Largier

August 11, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Wellington launches business events advocates program

New Zealand’s capital city has launched the Wellington Advocate Network, which formalises recognition of the academics and association representatives who advance Wellington’s intellectual and business events reputation globally. Read more


Opinion

Good to see a program like this launching for New Zealand's capital.