Today I’m packing to head to Melbourne for AIME. I always try to get down on the Saturday to take in Melbourne offerings (my favourite was White Night). Tomorrow I’m off to the NGV for the Alexander McQueen exhibition.
Then on Sunday the heat is on with media commitments up to and through the two days of the expo.
The fourth quarter of 2022 wrapped up the corporate travel industry’s year of recovery, kept buoyant by strong growth in both Q2 and Q3, with specialists FCM Meetings & Events highlighting a stark drop in interest for both virtual and hybrid events last year. Data showed by the end of 2022, clients planning for virtual and hybrid conferences had dropped by 75 per cent compared to 2021.
Following AIME it will be back to Sydney for Mardi Gras and World Pride. Over the years eyebrows have been raised over some of the corporate involvement in Mardi Gras (accused of chasing the pink dollar) but is tame to some of the corkers that are coming to light as discussed in the article from The Guardian
One of the great things about attending (or working on) awards dinners is seeing how people dress up – and then there is the Grammys, which has turned into a freak show. Thanks heavens for Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum, Bonnie Rait and couple of others.