Brad Foster

November 1, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

EEAA announces awards finalists

A panel of 29 judges, including nine international industry experts, have evaluated the entries for the 2019 EEAA Awards for Excellence to reveal a strong field of finalists and nominees announced today. The EEAA reported that the diversity of the industry was well reflected in the 60 finalists and nominees short-listed by the judges.


Opinion

The awards dinner will be emceed by Jane Hutcheon (pictured) and presented in Melbourne on December 4.


Brad Foster

October 30, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Camden Valley Inn’s multi-million dollar refresh

The Lewis Land Group is tomorrow unveiling the new and improved heritage-listed Camden Valley Inn following a capital injection of $15 million. The company has been careful to ensure the venue maintains the same community feel and old school charm while expanding the inn’s offering into a modern, multipurpose venue.


Opinion

Camden Valley Inn would make a great regional alternative for meetings for Sydney-based companies.


Brad Foster

October 30, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Kiwis announce positive impact of meetings study

Tourism New Zealand has announced the study of three international conferences to evaluate the positive societal impacts conferences generate to communities. Tourism New Zealand is partnering with Canada-based non-profit organisation #Meet4Impact on the study.


Opinion

Thumbs up to Tourism New Zealand for what will no doubt provide some valuable insights into the meetings sector.


Brad Foster

October 29, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

New GM for The Byron at Byron

Following Crystalbrook Collection’s recent acquisition of The Byron at Byron, the team are delighted to announce that international hospitality specialist Julian Moore will be at the helm of this much-loved hotel. Moore brings a wealth of international experience in the luxury hospitality sector, working with brands such as Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Alila Hotels & Resorts, and Regent International.


Opinion

Moore will be returning to Australia to lead the team. And what a place to return to.


Brad Foster

October 29, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

World leading scientists head to Cairns

The International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology is heading to Australia for the first time and will be hosted at the Cairns Convention Centre in July 2022.  The global event will bring together more than 700 leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of vertebrate morphology.


Opinion

Chock up another great win for the Cairns region. Congrats gang!


Brad Foster

October 29, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Registrations open for EEAA Awards

Registrations are now open for the awards ceremony and celebration dinner for the Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia on December 4. The event will see winners announced in the EEAA 2019 Awards for Excellence. Visit the EEAA website to learn more.


Opinion

Always a great night we wish all the finalists the best of luck this year.


Laura Bradley

October 25, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Hotel packed with event spaces opens in China

Kempinski Hotel Nanjing has opened its doors in the heart of the Ming capital. The hotel, which features a contemporary interpretation of the 17th century Nanjing Palace, boasts 336 guest rooms and features more than 2000 sqm of event space. The level 24 Executive Lounge includes dedicated spaces for intimate meetings and small social gatherings, while the 1200 sqm pillar-less Grand Ballroom is appropriate for banquet functions with 700 guests or a corporate meeting for 1200.


Opinion

If IBTM World is anything to go by, China is the next big destination. This sounds very suitable for large-scale events.


Laura Bradley

October 25, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Ovolo Hotels adopts sustainable toilet paper throughout Australia

Across its properties in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra, Ovolo Hotels has adopted the use of Who Gives a Crap toilet paper. The product is made from 100 per cent recycled paper, with 50 per cent of profits donated to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. The announcement follows Ovolo Hotels replacing single-use bathroom amenity plastics.


Opinion

This is the most heart-warming story about toilet paper I’ve read all week.