Australasia

Business events to play integral part in Australian government’s future tourism strategy

The voice of the business events industry will be strongly represented in the development of Australia’s future tourism strategy through the Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee. The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, minister for trade, tourism and investment, convened the first meeting of the Committee in Sydney. The Committee represents a selection of tourism industry leaders who have been tasked with deve...

#UncoverMelbourne to win prizes

Melbourne Convention Bureau is inviting attendees at the city’s international meetings show AIME, 20-21 February, to creatively showcase the inspiring experiences they uncover in Melbourne. The #Uncovermelbourne social media competition will also carry three $250 prepaid visa credit card prizes. To enter simply Register for AIME 2018 at aime.com.au Share inspiring Melbourne experiences and discove...

In with the Old for AIME Melbourne attendees

Hosted buyers attending the Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) will experience a taste of Melbourne’s history at Uncover Melbourne: Hosted Buyer and Media Cocktail Evening. Presented by Showtime Event Group, the event takes place at Old Melbourne Gaol on 18 February. The event will be the launch platform for Showtime Event Group (SEG), the new brand for the group, which will also e...

New leadership team in Adelaide looks to drive New Year opportunities

Adelaide Venue Management has announced the promotion of Simon Burgess to general manager of its Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC). For the past five years, Burgess has worked as director – convention and exhibition sales at the ACC. He has been instrumental in increasing levels of business to match the new capacity of the ACC throughout its two-stage A$397m (US$316m) redevelopment. Burgess h...

Meetings & Events Australia launches 2018 webinar programme

National events industry association Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) is to offer members free access to high quality training online each month through a new webinar programme. The first webinar for 2018, on 31 January, will be on the sales process and presented by Nicole Bates, founder of Conversion Management. The new programme will complement MEA’s existing face-to-face professional devel...

A whole lotta love for Mother Nature in KL

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre aka ‘the Centre’ held its seventh Environment Day and also achieved its eleventh consecutive EarthCheck certificate, 19 January 2018. Alan Pryor, the Centre’s general manager said: “We are delighted to contribute to positive environmental initiatives that assist to protect Mother Nature and the sustainability of our environment. “It was great to see our team memb...