Bronwen Largier

September 15, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

ICC Sydney to open for face-to-face events when NSW hits 70 percent full vaccination

ICC Sydney will be able to host 5,960 fully vaccinated people in its Aware Super Theatre and 1,852 in its Darling Harbour Theatre under the public health orders governing the reopening of NSW once the state reaches the milestone of having 70 percent of the over-16 population fully vaccinated in October.

“There was a little bit of confusion in the industry when the roadmap was first announced that business events wasn’t specifically and explicitly mentioned,” says ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy. Read more


Opinion

Some interesting nuance about the issue of vaccination in Geoff's comments, without necessarily mandating it.


Bronwen Largier

September 15, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Canberra’s lockdown extended

The lockdown of Australia’s national capital was extended by four weeks yesterday, as the ACT continues to see cases infectious in the community in addition to a number of mystery cases. Read more


Opinion

And another city will spent longer than two months in lockdown trying to bring an outbreak started by a single case under control.


Bronwen Largier

September 15, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

The PCOA confirms two conferences to go ahead in 2022

With the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) moving its December 2021 conference to January 2022 due to the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19 and the current lockdowns in three capital cities, the association has confirmed it will be holding two conferences in 2022, effectively book ending the year. Read more


Opinion

The PCOA leading by example here by playing conference catch-up rather than skipping a year.


Joyce DiMascio

September 15, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

EEAA power session to focus on the workforce

Hanging onto good staff or finding them is now a bigger challenge than ever according to the members of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA). So, the EEAA is running a special forum with a workforce management agency to help address key HR issues.

The presenter for the EEAA’s fourth power session is Sophia Symeou, CEO and Co-Founder of INS, a specialist workforce management agency. Read more


Opinion

A good one as we both gear up for reopening and deal with the uncertainty of what's coming.


Warwick Merry

September 15, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Powerful interview tips for podcast, panels and parties

Too many podcasts, panel sessions and event conversations have ended up as one big train crash.

There is not one reason for it, it can be multiple. But there are some key things you can do to keep your interview, panel or conversation on track. Read more


Opinion

Some good tips here for everyone, for both virtual and in-person events.


Bronwen Largier

September 14, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

In the pandemic era, events have become an extreme sport. We need to talk about wearing a helmet

I was quite surprised a few weeks ago when micenet’s Joyce DiMascio uncovered the unwillingness of the events industry to mandate vaccinations amongst staff. I thought perhaps industry businesses were waiting for it to be made compulsory by Government. Read more


Opinion

I'm all for people's freedom to choose whether or not they are vaccinated, but their choice shouldn't impact the safety of others.


Bronwen Largier

September 14, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Auckland’s lockdown extended again

Auckland will remain in New Zealand’s highest level of COVID-19 lockdown for another week, with Government officials agreeing “in principle” that the nation’s largest city will move to a level 3 lockdown at the end of next Tuesday. Read more


Opinion

Proving the stubbornness of the Delta variant, Auckland's strict lockdown - which doesn't even allow takeaway - will be been in place for over a month if it ends as predicted next Tuesday night.


Bronwen Largier

September 14, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Perth to host global performing arts conference in 2024

Western Australia’s capital will host the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress in 2024, bringing together 500 performing arts leaders and stakeholders in Perth.

The bid was won through a collaboration between Perth Theatre Trust, Business Events Perth and the Department of Local Government, Sports and Culture, Performing Arts Connections Australia (PAC Australia) and WA’s performing arts organisations. The bid also had support from Tourism Australia through its Business Events Bid Fund. Read more


Opinion

One for industry in Perth to look forward to servicing in 2024.