Jill Varley

March 26, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Future Food programs to accelerate Brisbane businesses

Businesses in Brisbane are getting behind its food and beverage innovators to participate in new accelerator programs to help them grow and reach global markets. Launched at a Future Food Brisbane “boot camp”, the suite of workshops and programs are designed for a range of food businesses from start-ups to established businesses. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the program would assist businesses and entrepreneurs gain information, advice, mentoring and industry connections, under a range of workshops and programs.  


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Visit futurefoodbrisbane.com.au to learn more


Jill Varley

March 26, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

And the winner is… Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport – again!

Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport was again awarded Best Airport Hotel – Australia/ Pacific; for the fifth consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018. Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport area general manager Timothy Buckton said it shows the ongoing processes and improvements the owners, management and team have implemented for guests continue to create the best accommodation experience for travellers. “It’s even more rewarding for the team to know this honour is based on travellers’ votes,” he said.  


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Nice one Stamford!


Laura Bradley

March 22, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

ICC Sydney announces $1 million technology boost

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has expanded its technology infrastructure with a further investment of $1 million into new audio visual equipment. The investment enhances ICC Sydney’s integrated technology solutions and delivers equipment including high definition screens, projectors, wireless microphone kits, cameras and processors. ICC Sydney’s CEO Geoff Donaghy said the venue has been purpose-built to cater for the changing architecture of meetings. “At ICC Sydney, we take pride in delivering customised, seamless technical solutions for clients”, he said.


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It's great to see the ICC investing in such an important component of good event delivery.


Laura Bradley

March 22, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

PCOA Conference and Exhibition to be held in Melbourne

The 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between December 9 and 11, 2018. This year’s conference theme ‘Embracing Change’ is a call to meeting planners to seek out fresh perspectives. The program will involve numerous facets relevant to meeting planners with a particular focus on stress management. There will also be plenty of first-hand case-studies from industry experts and peer-to-peer discussion sessions encouraging delegates to exchange ideas and experiences.


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Always a great conference, we can't wait for the 2018 one


Laura Bradley

March 22, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Sounds of Silence celebrates 25 years

Voyages’ legendary Sounds of Silence dinner last night celebrated its 25th year of operation, with the event continuing to maintain its popularity. On any one night more than 300 visitors to Uluru enjoy the dinner and an accompanying sky talk.


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The Sounds of Silence should be on everyone's bucket list


Laura Bradley

March 22, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Dundee campaign builds momentum in U.S.

Tourism Australia’s Dundee campaign is gaining traction in the U.S., with talk show Late Night with Seth Myers showcasing Australia’s tourism offerings this week. The segment involved comedian Amber Ruffin spending five days in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and Sydney, taking part iconic activities such as meeting Kangaroos and sailing on Sydney Harbour. The Dundee campaign is the largest investment Tourism Australia has made in the U.S. and aims to extend international visitor spend to $6 billion by 2020.


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This campaign cost a fortune so it's good to hear the results are coming in


Laura Bradley

March 22, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

A sneak peek of Nineteen at The Star

The Star Gold Coast has revealed a first look at its premium rooftop venue, Nineteen at the Star, ahead of its official launch. Located on the top level of The Darling, the new rooftop restaurant will offer dining and entertainment with coastal and city skyline views. The Star joined forces with restauranteur Simon Gloftis and entertainment guru Billy Cross to create the new restaurant ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The official launch date is March 23, 2018.


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Clearly there'll be plenty of celebrations here during the Comm Games


Jill Varley

March 21, 2018 · Sydney, Australia

Workshop Events launches smart event planning solution

Event production company, Workshop Events has launched a new strategic planning tool, Event Workshop, designed to get “under the hood” of clients and their event goals to ensure the perfect event outcome.  They forge a strategic direction through a series of thought-provoking questions designed to uncover clients’ event vision, purpose and communication objectives. 30 minute and half day Workshops are tailored to ensure all aspects, from concepts, entertainment, content to logistics, are explored and detailed in the manner they deserve.      


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Sounds like a smart idea