Australasia

Australian Government pledges huge bushfire recovery fund

The Australian Government has announced a new AUD$76m fund to help the country’s tourism industry recover.

Australian event companies merge into Spark Event Group

Two Australian event companies, Event Workforce Group and Miles Per Hour, are merging into one – Spark Event Group.

AIME 2020 releases final teaser video

Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Event (AIME) has released its final teaser video ahead of the events 2020 edition.

AIME Leaders Forum returns for 2020 in Melbourne

World-renowned adviser on cities and new industries Professor Greg Clark and Genevieve Leclerc, Co-founder and CEO of #Meet4Impact, head the speakers list for the 2020 AIME Leaders Forum.

Positive ROI top of mind for AIME 2020

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the Melbourne show organised by Talk2 Media and Events, is putting return on investment for 2020 top of mind. Latest figures from the organisers reveal 48% of hosted buyers attending have more than 20 events that need business fulfilled for the year ahead, with 45% confirming annual event budgets of over A$1m (US$690,000). A further 22% have confi...

Brisbane rolls out its BrandStory in South-East Asia

Brisbane Marketing and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has signed Singapore-based strategic marketing and travel representation consultancy BrandStory to represent the city in Southeast Asia. It is the first time the city has coordinated resources in a marketing consortium to target key international markets. Brisbane Marketing CEO, Brett Fraser said it was a momentous day for Brisbane’s touris...

It’s Showtime! as Melbourne unveils its re-imagined State Library for events

Melbourne’s State Library has officially opened to the public after a A$88.1m (US$60.2m) Vision 2020 redevelopment. A grand reception was attended by many of Victoria State’s philanthropic and political powers in attendance including the State Premier Daniel Andrews. The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall hosted the gala opening, and is a grand room built in 1856. Closed to the public for 16 years, it is now...

Evolve 2020 goes big on data with new keynote speaker announced

National association Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) has announced data management expert Simon Kuestenmacher as its latest keynote speaker at its Evolve 2020 industry event. 

Tourism Australia fund converts 28 international bids

A Meetings and Events Australia Industry Leaders breakfast held at the ICC Sydney on 28 November 2019 heard that Tourism Australia’s Bid Fund had successfully converted 28 international bid wins in its first year to 1 May 2019.

CINZ appoints new Chief Executive

Lisa Hopkins has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).

Darwin to host international Bioiron Congress 2021

Australia’s Darwin Convention Centre (DCC) will welcome 300 members of the International Society for the Study of Iron in Biology and Medicine (BioIron Society) for their 2021 Congress.

Australia’s export tourism industry heads to Brisbane

More than 450 export tourism industry leaders from across Australia will gather in Brisbane during the last week of November for the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Meeting Place event, an event that has been running for 40 years.