Laura Bradley

July 3, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Staging Connections rebrands as Encore Event Technologies

Audio visual company Staging Connections announced yesterday its rebrand to Encore Event Technologies. The transformation comes as the company works to align itself with its wider group and expand its global network. Managing director of the Encore Event Technologies group for the Asia Pacific region Tony Chamberlain believes the change is key to growth in the Asia-Pacific region, and that the adoption of the Encore brand will be advantageous for clients, particularly in terms of its combined expertise, services and global resources.


Opinion

Goodbye Staging Connections, we’ve loved you long. Hello Encore Event Technologies!


Laura Bradley

July 2, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

MEA invites industry to ‘event accommodation booking’ lunch

Event planners, PCOs and hoteliers are encouraged to attend MEA’s Leaders’ Lunch this Friday, an event that will bring accommodation stakeholders together to discuss the future of event accommodation bookings. The lunch, which will take place from 12 pm at the MCEC, has been organised to examine changes to the traditional booking model and establish better business practices. The event’s question and answer session will include panellists such as IHG’s director of national sales Alexander Gorman and CEO of Arinex Tamara Kavalec.


Opinion

Definitely an important dialogue for events professionals to be a part of. To find out more or register, click here: https://secure.meetingsevents.com.au/events/event/mea-leadership-lunch


Laura Bradley

July 2, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Australian Event Awards announces casting call for new home

Destinations around Australia are invited to bid for hosting rights to The Event Awards’ 2019, 2020 and 2021 symposium and award extravaganzas. The events will allow winning locations to showcase themselves to over 20,000 events professionals. The Sunshine Coast, which has hosted the event since 2016, has consequently received a boost of over $1.2 million. Managing director of the Australian Event Awards Ian Steigrad said “The decision will come down to which bid presents the best opportunity for the [awards] to grow.”


Opinion

If you’re a destination marketer, you’d be crazy not to try! Find out more here: www.eventawards.com.au/search-for-a-home-2018


Laura Bradley

July 2, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Brisbane nabs global design conference

Around 600 of the world’s leading design researchers will descend upon Brisbane in 2020, following the city’s successful bid to host the Design Research Society Conference. The event, which was last held in Australia in 2004, resulted from a bid led by the Brisbane Convention Bureau and Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art. Lord mayor Graham Kirk said the conference will provide significant flow-on benefits to the city’s service providers, with a predicted economy boost of more than $971,000.


Opinion

It seems that all forward-thinking conferences are headed to the Sunshine State.


Laura Bradley

July 2, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Polymer congress kicks off in Cairns

Between July 1 and 5, 700 delegates are expected to flock to the Cairns Convention Centre for the World Polymer Congress. The program will cover all areas of polymer science and engineering, including synthesis, characterisation, modelling and materials. Sessions will also extend to a range of issues facing society, such as medicine, energy and the environment. The congress kicked off with a welcome reception yesterday, and will include a number of special events highlighting Australian heritage and the Cairns region until Thursday.


Opinion

What did I tell you?


Laura Bradley

June 28, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Pullman Adelaide reveals executive lounge plan

The first glimpse of Hindmarsh Club – an executive lounge located off the lobby of Pullman Adelaide – was released this week. The lounge is set to open before the end of the year, and will come as the first major step in the transformation of the hotel. The space will offer guests private workspaces with office facilities, as well as a private meeting room featuring the latest technology. The design will feature extensive use of brass, Adelaide marble, honed travertine and white oak.


Opinion

Can’t go wrong with a good lounge.


Laura Bradley

June 28, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

EEAA wins award for industry impact

For the second year running, the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia has received international recognition, winning the Industry Impact Award. The awards, run by Exhibition World and UFI, recognised the EEAA for its efforts to promote Global Exhibitions Day and its support of the exhibition and events industry. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio welcomed the award, and thanked the government and business leaders who supported the association’s efforts during Global Exhibitions Day.


Opinion

The association’s GED18 dinner achieved the highest ever attendance from government. All very encouraging for the exhibition and events industry!


Laura Bradley

June 28, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

NoVacancy expo unveils speaker line-up

The NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo, set to take place at the ICC Sydney between July 17 and 18, has announced the speakers that will facilitate its educational sessions. The line-up comprises CEOs, creative directors and Australian-made to global businesses, each offering a valuable take on the accommodation industry. Some of the speakers include Mathew Dalby, who spent time as the Creative Director of The Studio at Harrods, Juliet Ashworth, Channel Seven hospitality expert and Sam McDonagh, Airbnb country manager.


Opinion

To see the full list of speakers and find out more about the event, visit this link: https://www.novacancy.com.au