Bronwen Largier

April 26, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Queensland, ACT and South Australia also scrap close contact isolation requirement

After decisions by the state governments in New South Wales and Victoria to scrap requirements for close contacts of positive COVID cases to isolate for seven days, three other Australian jurisdictions have followed suit, replacing isolation with other measures to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read more


Opinion

This kind of easing actually puts more rather than less pressure on our industry.


Bronwen Largier

April 26, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Singapore removes pre-departure testing requirement for travellers and eases event restrictions

Singapore has eased several pandemic measures as cases fall in the South East Asian city-state. Read more


Opinion

Interestingly, Singapore is continuing to retain the indoor mask requirement.


Joyce DiMascio

April 26, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Global Exhibitions Day to shine the light on power of exhibitions

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry's (UFI) global advocacy campaign around the day is running for the seventh time with the message continuing to focus on promoting the power of face-to-face events as a driver of economic growth and recovery. Read more


Opinion

The message of Global Exhibitions Day is particularly important at times like these.


Bronwen Largier

April 26, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

ANZ SITE chapter wins two global society awards

The local Australia and New Zealand chapter for the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) picked up two chapter awards at the society’s global conference in Dublin last week. Read more


Opinion

Congratulations our local SITE chapter and keep up the good work!


Joyce DiMascio

March 11, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Arinex continues its pro-environment actions

Conference and event organiser Arinex has taken another pro-environment step by becoming a certified carbon neutral company.

Arinex CEO Nicole Walker said carbon neutral certification was part of a long-term commitment to sustainability as developed in the company's 2019 sustainability policy.

“We are acutely aware that this certification is only one step in our sustainability story – it’s not the be-all, end-all,” she said. Read more


Opinion

A lead to follow here.


Bronwen Largier

February 10, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

W Sydney gives first look at event spaces ahead of November opening

Ahead of the opening of the world’s largest W Hotel in Sydney in late 2022, Marriott has released details of the event spaces within the Darling Harbour property. Read more


Opinion

The largest space at W Sydney is shaping up to be very impressive.


Joyce DiMascio

October 20, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

From pyrotechnician to president: This is Nicole Walker

The ambitious and highly focussed Chief Executive of Arinex is banking on an exciting future with the company, that in its various incarnations is just two years off celebrating its 50th anniversary. Read more


Opinion

Stay tuned for part two of this story tomorrow.


Joyce DiMascio

October 14, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

MEA board candidates are canvassing votes. Think carefully before casting yours

Industry association Meetings & Events Australia’s (MEA) annual general meeting is coming up on 23 November and with it there will be some major changes to its Board of Directors. Social media is awash with vote canvassing by some candidates seeking election.

This contest at this time is very important. Given the important role industry associations play in representing their members and the industry, it’s critical the best people, with the right intentions, skills and competencies are elected. Read more


Opinion

Some good advice here. There's probably never been a time where we will be better rewarded by making good decisions.