NEWS: ICC Sydney steps up Asian engagement

Following from its Asia Pacific launch in February, the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) will visit cities across Asia in the coming weeks to meet with business event decision makers ahead of its December 2016 opening. The ICC Sydney team will be participating in Business Events Australia’s North East Asia Showcase in Shanghai (April 19-21) and the South East Asia Roadshow in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore (May 3-7 ). ICC Sydney chief executive officer and AEG Ogden group director of convention centres, Geoff […]

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NEWS: Adelaide for Dreamtime 2015

Tourism Australia this week announced Adelaide as the host city for Dreamtime, its bi-annual meeting and incentive event and showcase. Taking place on December 6-12, Dreamtime 2015 will bring more than 100 of the world’s top level travel and incentive buyers from key destinations such as Greater China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom to the South Australian capital. The five-day program features two day of touring the host city and meeting with local tourism and business event operators in […]

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NEWS: Hotelier calls for greater govt support

Hotel developer Dr Jerry Schwartz is calling on NSW Premier Mike Baird to improve road and air access to Sydney’s Hunter region to boost the region’s visitor economy and tourism sector. Speaking at the launch of the Hunter Valley Conference & Events Centre in February, Dr Schwartz told the  NSW that major infrastructure support to upgrade Cessnock airport and improve road access from Sydney is required if Hunter Valley tourism is to be transformed from a “cocoon to a butterfly”. “The Hunter Valley has rich history and pedigree, high […]

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ICC Sydney: bigger is better

Serious business requires a serious venue, and many of today’s dedicated convention centres certainly fit the bill for meetings and events of all shapes and sizes. Come December 2016, the eyes of the world’s meeting fraternity will hopefully be focused on Sydney and Darling Harbour and its brand spanking new convention and exhibition facility. It will be an exciting time for Sydney and Australia with the completion of the multi-million dollar venue that promises to bring for the city a resurgence of international conference business […]

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NEWS: Christchurch centre good for tourism

Tourism leaders have welcomed the recent announcement to develop Christchurch’s new convention centre, after international investment was confirmed this month. “We’re thrilled to have confirmation of the development and operation of Christchurch’s new convention centre, set to open in 2017,” Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism CEO, Tim Hunter, said. The Convention Centre Precinct (CCP) will be located on the block defined by Armagh Street, Oxford Terrace, Worcester Street and Colombo Street; and Gloucester Street will become part of the precinct itself. In this location, the CCP will connect […]

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NEWS: Hunter Valley centre pays homage to SCEC

The new $4 million Hunter Valley Conference & Events Centre – the biggest convention centre in NSW north of Sydney – will open later this year with pylons recycled from the recently demolished Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre (SCEC). Construction is currently underway at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley resort in Lovedale and the four recycled pylons will be placed at each corner of the new centre, which will offer a combined 2012 square-metres of pre-function, meeting, exhibition and convention space. “SCEC played such an […]

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