Laura Bradley

October 4, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Venue announced for PCOA19 networking event

This year’s PCOA Conference and Exhibition networking function, set to take place in Sydney this December, will be held on Starship Sydney and supported by Shorty’s Liquor. Starship Sydney is Sydney Harbour’s largest cruising glass vessel offering modern facilities and the latest in nautical engineering, allowing for whisper quiet cruising plus remarkable stability. Family-owned business Shorty’s Liquor will provide beverages for the evening.


Opinion

Oh man… I’m jealous.


Laura Bradley

October 4, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Another speaker announced for CINZ conference

Retired blade-running Paralympian Liam Malone has been announced as a speaker for the CINZ conference, set to take place in Queenstown this month. Liam, who is being sponsored by Celebrity Speakers, is widely known as the number one ‘bladerunner’, hitting headlines when after less than three years in the sport he broke the previous records held by Oscar Pistorius. His story of hitting rock bottom while at University before turning it around to receive two gold medals is guaranteed to inspire attendees.


Opinion

I’ll be there! Can’t wait to hear Liam speak.


Laura Bradley

October 3, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

First look at Chadstone MGallery hotel

New details of the $130 MGallery hotel in Chadstone have been revealed ahead of guests checking in on November 1, and a sneak peek has been unveiled. The hotel will feature 250 rooms and suites, two penthouses, a rooftop bar and dining, a wellness retreat and a day spa. Designed in collaboration with global architecture studios DWP, EDG and Australia’s Bates Smart, the hotel has a sartorial theme in keeping with its world-class shopping location.


Opinion

Looks very lush.


Laura Bradley

October 3, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Closing keynote announced for Business of Events 2020

Founding creator of Fourth Wall Jeremy Garling will close the second annual Business of Events conference, set to take place at Luna Park next year. Mr Garling’s keynote, ‘Digitile: The perfect blend of digital and tactile to enhance the human interaction’, is all about finding a way forward as digital and innovation become more key to any experience. The idea of unlocking the power of digital to enhance visitor experiences will underscore several sessions at the event.


Opinion

It’ll be hard to top Laura Schwartz’s closing keynote this year, but he can try.


Laura Bradley

October 2, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

AV1 allows customers to pay what they like in aid of farmers

As part of its 15th birthday celebrations, event production provider AV1 has announced a ‘Summer Lovin’ campaign where customers get to choose how much they pay towards equipment for January events. Around 15 per cent of all sales generated will be donated to Rural Aid to support Australian farmers and rural communities. The offer is available to those organising conferences and events in January 2020 across NSW, ACT, Vic and Qld.


Opinion

Yep…. This wasn’t clickbait!


Laura Bradley

October 2, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Assistant minister for regional tourism identifies barriers for growth

Infrastructure, access, connectivity, the need for visa reform and labour and skills challenges were identified as barriers to growth in regional areas by assistant minister for regional tourism Jonathan Duniam at the AACB’s inaugural Business Leaders’ Dinner at Destination Business Events in Melbourne. The event saw the minister gather with influential industry leaders to highlight the importance of business events to Australia and regional destinations. The event also saw CEO at BESydney Lyn Lewis-Smith lead a facilitated discussion.


Opinion

Now that we’ve identified them, let’s rectify them!


Laura Bradley

October 2, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Radisson Blu Sydney raises $46k+ for charity

The ninth annual gala night at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney saw $46,647 raised for The Smith Family. Held in the Marble Room, the event was hosted by MC Gareth McCray OAM and featured musical performances from Debora Krizak and classical string musicians, Anastasia and Sebastien Hibbard. The hotel and its partners donated all the services for the evening including food, beverages, AV support, entertainment, room design and prizes. The money raised will go towards sponsoring 75 disadvantaged Australian children.


Opinion

Aw. Whoever said news was all doom and gloom?


Laura Bradley

October 1, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

The Adnate opens its doors in Perth

Accor has opened the doors to its ninth Art Series hotel, The Adnate, which stands adjacent to Perth’s luxury and lifestyle destination of King Street in the city centre. Welcoming its first guests today, the 250-room colourful hotel is an open invitation of hospitality and discovery and promises to inspire guests with ‘the art of dreaming big’. The side of the hotel is painted with a mural depicting three large-scale portraits – a Noongar man, an Indian woman and a Mediterranean woman.


Opinion

It has the most striking hotel exterior I’ve seen in a long time.