Commentary

What will Visit Victoria mean for Melbourne Convention Bureau?

by Trevor Connell In August 2015 Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced a new entity to bring tourism and… Read more »

Why were the AIME Welcome attendees indifferent to the fate of their colleagues?

by Trevor Connell At tonight’s AIME welcome function MCB CEO Karen Bollinger gave an update on the delegates who were injured in this afternoon’s bus crash.  Karen… Read more »

What happened to the budget for White Night?

by Trevor Connell On Sunday morning social media was bubbling with complaints about White Night – especially on the White Night Facebook page. So a couple of observations ……. Read more »

AIME delegates injured in Melbourne bus crash

by Trevor Connell at AIME The mood at the AIME welcome lunch hosted by Tourism Australia and the MCEC was somewhat muted today as hosted delegates shared… Read more »

Sometimes a promo comes across my desk that actually gets my attention.

by Trevor Connell And with a photo of six drag queens resplendent in …. grey? and in sensible shoes? Well hey it is the Sydney Harbour Bridge… Read more »

MEA 2015 conference – The Blog

[liveblog] Three tropical locations in a row – what is it with MEA conferences that spoil the delegates? 2013 – Darwin – where the tropical weather beckoned… Read more »

First Inspire EX – now ENTECH cancelled by ETF

ENTECH has been cancelled by ETF and the name and visitor database sold back to ENTECH founder, Julius Grafton. The CX Summer Roadshow is now renamed ‘CX… Read more »

The demise of Sydney's Business Events tradeshows

by Trevor Connell Following last year’s Inspire EX I wrote a piece questioning whether the show could survive. Well yesterday news trickled out that it had indeed been… Read more »

Event organisers need to keep changing their spots

The events industry must keep “changing its spots” if it’s to keep up with today’s digital-focused and communication hungry audiences, according to Felicity Zadro, managing director of… Read more »

Kuala Lumpur – Hot destination for MEA 2014 conference

Review by Trevor Connell For only the second time the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) conference has been held offshore. The previous occasion was in Hong Kong… Read more »