Jill Varley

November 21, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

cievents and Propel partner to launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones

 Last week cievents joined forces with drone manufacturer Propel, for the launch of a new generation of multi-player gaming drones in the Australian market. Using Propel’s Disney Star Wars laser drones, the immersive event showcased the technologies which enable the Disney Star Wars Laser Drones to battle each other. With the December 14 premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Propel has released 1977 limited edition souvenir boxed drones in celebration of the original 1977  film.  


Opinion

Strange? We’re still looking for our invite at micenet!


Jill Varley

November 20, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

World first hotel key that unlocks a city

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is opening its first property in Broadbeach, Gold Coast and in a unique world first are offering guests a Keys to the City experience. Accessed through their mobile phones and Facebook Messenger they can chat live with a local guide, anytime and anywhere during the launch. Queensland local and Gold Coast lover, Laura Dundovic and four everyday locals will be providing their top tips live during the hotel launch week December 5 to December 11.    


Opinion

People can go to AVANI Broadbeach Residences Facebook page and share why they deserve to be a Broadbeach Keys to the City guide. The most creative answers go in to a draw to win an overseas AVANI experience.


Jill Varley

November 20, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

100,000 new tickets on sale for GC2018

From today, the final major release of GC2018 tickets are on sale, including sport sessions that have been oversubscribed since the ticket request phase. With 100,000 new tickets available, fans will be able to purchase tickets for 21 sporting disciplines, including Swimming, Diving, Track Cycling, Basketball, Gymnastics, Netball, Athletics and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


Opinion

The memories will last, but tickets won’t.


Jill Varley

November 20, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Colin Lane (Lano) announced as MC for EEAA Awards for Excellence

‘Lano’, one half of popular Australian comedy duo Lano & Woodley, Colin Lane has been engaged by the EEAA as MC for its 2017 Awards for Excellence gala dinner. In celebrating this special 25th anniversary event in Melbourne on November 29, the Association will also honour the rising stars of the EEAA community with the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award– young people who are shining in their work, attitude, leadership and commitment, and who represent the future of the industry.    


Opinion

The EEAA will also award its first Unsung Hero – an individual identified by their peers as an integral contributor to the industry.


Jill Varley

November 17, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

MGM Resorts’ upgrades its convention Wi-Fi network

In order to enhance the meetings and convention experience in Las Vegas, the largest, technologically advanced system in the industry and the first in-house, high-density Wi-Fi network is being introduced in MGM Resorts International. The partnership with Cisco Systems and Mobilitie, LLC is to upgrade and double its wireless infrastructure. This technology is available throughout all MGM Resorts destinations’ meeting and convention spaces in Las Vegas (except Circus Circus) and features new equipment, increased high-density coverage and faster download speeds.  


Opinion

As they say, what happens Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!


Jill Varley

November 17, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Our Sporting Future meet on the Gold Coast

Since securing the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™, Gold Coast Business Events has secured 36 sport, health and wellness events, expected to attract over 14,000 delegates in coming years. Currently the high profile Our Sporting Future (OSF17) event has brought together 250 chief executives, general managers and sports administrators. Hosting the conference is the Australian Sports Commission, in conjunction with the Committee of Australian Sport and Recreation Officials, to examine the issues, current trends and innovations impacting Australian sport.    


Opinion

The Gold Coast’s close alignment to the world of sport, make it’ a logical choice for sporting organisations to choose the destination


Jill Varley

November 17, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

AccorHotels 50th Anniversary honours everyday heroes

This month, AccorHotels is honouring everyday heroes – people such as firefighters, nurses, teachers, craftspeople, small businesses and local residents – inviting them in to more than 1900 establishments around the world, including some 500 hotels in Asia Pacific and 70 around Australia. This global event is an opportunity for the Group and its 250,000 employees to thank the people committed to serving their communities by inviting them to a breakfast, a barbecue lunch, or a cocktail event.    


Opinion

50th Anniversary key figures include – 90,000 guests – 6650 free nights – 1000 brunches – 450 cocktails events – 240 concerts/parties  


Jill Varley

November 9, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

FV by Peppers sophistication checks into Brisbane

The landmark $600 million FV by Peppers development in Fortitude Valley has arrived in Brisbane offering a new level of inner-city, apartment-style sophistication. Guests can lay beside a heated u-shaped skyline pool with spectacular views and take in a movie at the moonlight cinema. To celebrate the opening, stay in a one bedroom apartment from $199 per night, for a minimum two-night stay (minimum spend $398). To book, call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au.    


Opinion

The VIP private spa lounges, and the fully equipped gym and yoga retreat with views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane city, sound pretty cool too