NEWS: Outrigger on show

Outrigger Resorts representatives from Hawaii, Mauritius, the Maldives, Fiji and Thailand joined with their Australian and New Zealand counterparts for the Outrigger Resorts Global Showcase last week. The 2015 event launched in Brisbane at Alchemy Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier followed by events at Rivers Edge Function Centre at the World Trade Centre in Melbourne, at L’Aqua Function Centre, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour in Sydney and at the Maritime Room at the Viaduct, Auckland Marina in New Zealand. The 21-strong delegation spoke about the hotel group’s commitment to the […]

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NEWS: AIME 2015 attendance up

Attendance figures to this year’s Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) increased by five per cent, according CAB audited figures released today by event organisers. In total, 4776 attendees, including 2574 international and domestic trade visitors, participated in the two-day show that took place in February. 488 hosted buyers from 19 different countries were in attendance, 40 per cent of whom were first-time visitors to AIME. Exhibitors from 37 countries were showcased across the newly designed show floor, with five per cent exhibiting for the first […]

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EVENT: CeBIT Australia set to disrupt

This year’s CeBIT Australia will take place at Sydney Olympic Park on May 5-7, and is set to shake up the technology conversation with conference themes focusing on disruption, digital business transformation, and business technologies. The tech event will feature a stellar line-up of international and local keynote speakers from the spheres of industry, government and technology. Harvey Stockbridge, managing director of Hannover Fairs Australia, said he is impressed by this year’s program. “Taking up its rightful place again this year in setting the agenda […]

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NEWS: Demand heats up for MEETINGS 2015

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan says demand has been high from both exhibitors and buyers seeking to participate in this year’s MEETINGS trade show. “We are delighted with the excellent field of exhibitors already signed up, and the speed of reaction to our call for hosted buyers this year. “We will be showcasing New Zealand’s renowned hospitality and creative talents with a host of networking opportunities across three days,” she said The event kicks off starts with welcome function on June […]

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NEWS: CeMAT comes to Australia

CeMAT, the world’s leading intralogistics, materials handling and warehousing exhibition, is coming to Australia for the first time this year, set to take place at Sydney Olympic Park from May 5-7. The three-day event will feature international exhibitors and renowned industry leaders, live product demonstrations, product launches and on-stand events.  The show will also include case studies and highlight industry trends during its dedicated conference, panel sessions and workshops. Hannover Fairs managing director, Harvey Stockbridge, said he is keen for the Australian market to be exposed to international trends at CeMAT AUSTRALIA, […]

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NEWS: New flights to boost events in Hunter region

New direct flights between Newcastle and Canberra and a new arrivals hall at Newcastle Airport will boost business tourism in the Greater Hunter region, according to the leaders of the Altogether Perfect marketing group. Sydney-based Pelican Airlines will launch direct flights between Newcastle and Canberra on April 27, 2015 under its Fly Pelican brand, using 19-seat BAE Jetstream 32 turboprop aircraft. The airline will offer a morning service from Newcastle to the national capital and a late afternoon return flight plus a Sunday afternoon service. […]

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NEWS: Event planners on high alert

Recent air disasters and terrorist attacks are putting travel and event managers on high alert. The world of corporate travel was significantly tightened following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. to ensure the safety of travelling employees. Recent airline disasters and new terror attacks are again seeing a significant focus on the sector. Travel management companies are reportedly ensuring that those travelling for business or to attend meetings are doing so with all the necessary tools possible to ensure that they remain safe. […]

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NEWS: CINZ calls for more mentors

Following the success of its inaugural Mentorship Programme, Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is now calling for more potential mentors and mentees in the lead-up to launching its 2015 Mentorship Programme  in June. CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says the aim of the Mentorship Programme is to provide PCOs with additional personal, career and professional guidance and advice. “What we want to do is grow the skills of our PCOs and strengthen the networks within our industry so that everyone is at the top […]

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NEWS: Fine Food returns to Sydney

Australia’s largest annual food industry trade expo, Fine Food Australia, will return to Sydney in 2015, after celebrating its 30th anniversary in Melbourne last year. Set to take place at the Sydney Showground,  Sydney Olympic Park from September 20, the four-day event promises the best of the food service industry with a line-up of new features and interactive sessions. Event director, Minnie Constan, says: “We can’t wait to get to Sydney to showcase the evolution of Fine Food Australia. We have some great new stage presentations, […]

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