Bronwen Largier

March 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Gathering restrictions to be eased further in NSW and SA

Both states will allow 100 percent capacity at entertainment venues – in New South Wales from Monday and from Wednesday in South Australia. However, masks will be introduced at these venues in South Australia as capacities increase.  In South Australia, as well as increasing capacity at theatres, live performance venues and cinemas, density limits will change to three people per four square metres. In NSW, as stadiums and theatres go back to full capacity, density limits will also be eased for all venues to one […]

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Opinion

We wonder how the introduction of the mask mandate in South Australia will go down.


Bronwen Largier

March 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Counterfeit vaccination passports will undermine the reopening of travel and events sectors unless addressed quickly

Vaccination passport security is the major new issue facing the travel industry, according to Adam Schrader, Director of Operations at Denmark-based travel risk intelligence company Riskline. Throughout the travel, meetings and events industry worldwide, vaccinations passports and certificates are widely viewed by governments and airlines, as well as travel, meetings and leisure associations as the catalyst to restart their industries and kickstart economies.  An immediate consequence of this development will be a major new issue which will seriously undermine their role unless it is addressed – […]

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Opinion

We love it when one solution creates the next problem...


Bronwen Largier

March 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

EEAA invites industry to hear from NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres and discuss the industry’s future skills needs

Head of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA), Claudia Sagripanti, has announced the Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP, NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney will join EEAA members at a special event to address skills-related and operational issues affecting the business events industry. The Association’s Skills and Operational Rebuilding Strategies Exchange will be held on March 29 at ICC Sydney. It is free to attend. Read more


Opinion

A good opportunity for the NSW industry to raise issues with the State Government, especially with the end of JobKeeper upon us.


Bronwen Largier

March 25, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Major beer festival boosts hotel occupancy in Canberra

After being cancelled due to the pandemic last year, the Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival returned to the nation’s capital in a COVIDSafe format last weekend. “This year’s event had support from the ACT Government because it was important to show that Canberra was ideally placed to re-start major festivals,” said Festival Director, Jenny Farrell. Read more


Opinion

Keep these good news stories coming!


Bronwen Largier

March 24, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Events confidence wobbles but remains reasonably steady according to latest Tourism Australia research

Business Events Australia’s latest research revealed a slight dip in event decision maker confidence but remained remarkably steady, given the border closures and citywide lockdowns which have taken place since the last round of research was completed in early December. The research, completed in late February and early March and released yesterday, is part of a series of surveys charting the evolving attitudes of domestic decision makers towards the restart of business events across Australia as pandemic restrictions ease. Read more


Opinion

Hang in there - the longer-term outlook is positive too.


Bronwen Largier

March 24, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Organisers “over the moon” as events gain pace in Perth and Brisbane

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre General Manager, Nigel Keen said the centre is on track to host over 80 events and close to 50,000 visitors this month. Among them is AOG Energy. For Diversified Communications Australia, AOG Energy’s organiser, the show was the last one it ran in 2020 and the first one it delivered in 2021. Meanwhile in Brisbane, the National 4×4 Outdoors Show opened last week. Show organiser, ETF Managing Director Kieron Haycock said it had been 18 months since their last event and he was […]

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Opinion

It is so good to be seeing these sorts of stories coming in.


Bronwen Largier

March 24, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Crystalbrook gets (even more) serious about sustainability

Independent luxury hotel group Crystalbrook Collection has gone zero-waste in the bathroom amenities department, in what they believe is an Australian first. All their bathroom products are now either recyclable or biodegradable, including a toothbrush and comb made from sugarcane and corn starch. Interestingly, the final step in going waste-free was the inclusion of an organic lining into their packaging, which activates an enzyme that in turn helps with the biodegrading process.


Opinion

Sounds almost good enough to make you think about eating your toothbrush...


Bronwen Largier

March 24, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Destination NSW partners with Get Local Expo

Get Local Expo – the pandemic-prompted domestic spin-off from the organisers of the award-winning Get Global Expo – has announced a major partnership with Destination NSW for the July event. The partnership will see 20 NSW destinations including Hunter Valley, the Central Coast and Orange join the show. “The local domestic industry needs this event and it will go ahead. Get Local is a business events expo and a place to reconnect and do business which we need more than ever in 2021,” said the show’s co-founder […]

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Opinion

We definitely need to get together. Point made Gary!