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Emerging Talent Programme to debut at CINZ Conference 2018

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is launching a young business event professionals talent programme at its upcoming annual conference in Auckland. The Emerging Talent Professional Development Programme is aimed at those starting their careers and will sit alongside the main conference in a half-day event on 1 November. CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says CINZ has developed the prog...

Melbourne show overhaul AIMEing to deliver big returns for 2019

New Australia-based organisers of Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2019 say they have overhauled all aspects of the event (formerly organised by Reed in collaboration with owners Melbourne CVB), with new key strategies focussing on a positive return on investment for buyers and exhibitors alike. New streamlined exhibitor packages guarantee 32 pre-scheduled appointments with buyers...

Brisbane Showgrounds go German for Oktoberfest

All things German are being celebrated this month at Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German Festival. The Brisbane Showgrounds has been the venue 5-7 October and a second weekend October 12-14 as the space transforms into a part of Bavaria. Schnitzels to pretzels and beer (of course) are back up by live entertainment including Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Y...

Adelaide CC delivers record numbers following A$397m investment

Adelaide Convention Centre is reporting a milestone year, with over 330,000 visitors hosted since completion the venue’s A$397m (US$279.7m) redevelopment. ACC also reported hosting 768 events over the past year, including 72 major national and international conferences, which delivered an estimated A$155m in economic benefit to South Australia. One recent highlight of the event calendar was the La...

Perth announced as host of Tourism Australia’s Dreamtime 2019

Tourism Australia has announced that the next edition of its signature event for promoting Australia as an incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Perth, Western Australia for the first time, in December 2019. As part of the Dreamtime programme, Australian industry will have the opportunity to meet and do business with qualified buyers from key markets including Greater China, Singapore,...

New AIME organisers commit to increase international buyer numbers

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), which takes place in Melbourne on 18–20 February 2019 and now organised by Australian-owned Talk2 Media & Events, has made a commitment to bringing the largest and most diverse group of international buyers to the show. Sixty percent of them will originate from outside of Australia. All hosted buyers expressing interest will undergo a rigo...

Sydney to host United Nations Congress on Safety and Health at Work

The city of Sydney, Australia, has won a bid to host the XXIII United Nations Congress on Safety and Health at Work in 2023. The congress will provide a global platform for Australia to promote its position as a world leader in work health and safety. The congress will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, where work health and safety experts, regulators, government and private au...

AIME unveils new exhibitor packages, with pre-scheduled buyer appointments

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has overhauled the way that exhibitors will take part in their upcoming show, running from 18-20 February 2019 in Melbourne. The new exhibitor packages include 32 pre-scheduled appointments with quality, vetted international and local buyers who want to bring their business to the Asia Pacific region. They include access to all social and networkin...

Key aviation leaders to descend on Brisbane for 145th IATA Slot Conference

Aviation industry decision makers are set to descend upon Brisbane next year, when it plays host to the 145th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference from 12-15 November. The event will see more than 1,200 delegates from over 230 airlines across the world assemble in the city. Among the groups in attendance will be Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Brisbane Marketing, Tour...

INVNT appoints new director of PR and marketing

Marketing agency INVNT has announced the appointment of Brea Carter to the newly created role of PR and marketing director. Carter will be responsible for leading the company’s international PR and marketing efforts, based out of the company’s new Sydney office, which launched in April. A passionate marketer with a firm understanding of the live space, Carter has worked as a journalist in London, ...

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