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It’s fun to walk past the amazing sites along the 8km Vivid Sydney Light Walk and view the spectacle of culture …

May 19, 2022

The New Zealand Prime Minister’s announcement that borders will open to all international visa holders from 1 August is welcome news …

May 12, 2022

New industry research has revealed that buyers placed/expect to place $120M in business as a result of their attendance at AIME …

May 6, 2022

Hessians on the Field, a Spud-a-Dome, potato peeling competition, more hot chips than you can eat, all wrangled by the Spud …

May 5, 2022

Peter King, Chief Executive of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), has announced that he will leave his role after eleven …

May 2, 2022

Australia’s leading conference for event professionals, Evolve will take place over 29-30 June this year in the city of Melbourne, proudly …

April 22, 2022

Following a series of postponements over the past two years due to the pandemic, the conference will be held across Tuesday …

April 21, 2022

Peter King is the long term CEO of MCEC and Melissa Sweetland is the relatively new Chief Commercial Officer. They are …

April 8, 2022

Chair of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust, The Hon John Brumby AO, reflects on the opportunity to drive innovation and …

April 7, 2022

Across Australia business confidence is returning, and with it, an increasing desire to reconnect in person with teams and networks. From …

April 7, 2022

The Memorial for Shane Warne was pulled together in just nineteen days and involved almost 200 production crew. Peter told ASE …

April 6, 2022

The New Zealand government’s announcement ending vaccine mandates from 4 April, and increasing indoor event capacity to 200 from this Friday, …

March 23, 2022

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is excited to welcome the return of APAC’s largest business events gathering for the Asia …

March 21, 2022

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) says today’s announcement enabling vaccinated visitors to enter New Zealand without isolation is news the industry …

March 18, 2022

While the start of 2022 brought some uncertainty as Omicron case levels rose across the country, the meetings and events industry …

March 14, 2022

Arinex has become the first Australian event management company to gain carbon neutral certification. The company says it is excited about …

March 10, 2022

A new host city, a brand new venue and a host of new exhibitors are set to be unveiled at Business …

March 7, 2022

Australian Regional Tourism (ART) has this week unveiled a comprehensive online professional development training program for Local Government and tourism professionals at …

March 4, 2022

With restrictions lifted and people encouraged to return to their workplaces, it is now time for Victoria to get back to …

March 2, 2022

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) is proud to announce the launch of the 2022 MEA Mentor Program. Thanks to the much-appreciated …

February 24, 2022

We are all desperate for the chance to travel again; to laze by a gorgeous pool, visit some beautiful cities, sip …

February 23, 2022

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) is welcoming news today of Government support for the business events industry, severely impacted by ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

February 14, 2022

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) is excited to announce the appointment of Dr Leo Jago OAM as the new …

February 14, 2022

WA ticketing and events management technology provider, Megatix, is joining the chorus of WA based businesses asking for a greater degree …

February 7, 2022

In the recent Australian Day Honours, Rachel Argaman was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for her services to Tourism and …

February 4, 2022

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) today announced that its 2022 annual conference, Evolve, will be held over 29 and 30 June. …

January 27, 2022

You may have noticed a considerable number of annual conferences and expos have been “postponed” to around the same period 12 months later. Doesn’t that just mean that particular year has been cancelled?

January 27, 2022

In an Australian first, Get Local has ordered over 2,000 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to be used for all exhibitors, visitors …

January 25, 2022

With out-of-control COVID numbers, future testing requirement uncertainty, plus the ethical need to close the conference if any delegate, staff person …

January 14, 2022

ASE asked some of our contributors to sum up the year, look forward, or just make a comment. Here is what …

December 22, 2021

Ruth Lilian has been managing The VERVE Symposium for many years. The 2021 event was her most challenging yet. Each year …

December 20, 2021

The Victorian events community closed the door on what has been a terrible 20 months for the Exhibition and Event industry …

December 16, 2021

This weekend, Sydney Showground returned to pre-pandemic bliss, welcoming two consumer events, Expertise Event’s Oz Comic-Con Homegrown (OZCC) and the Sydney …

December 7, 2021

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Dan Tehan, has today released a proposed strategy for the visitor economy, THRIVE 2030 (The Re-Imagined …

November 25, 2021

James Bartold, Group Director Brand Partnerships Bastion Experience responds to the question – How does sponsorship play its role in driving …

November 11, 2021

NSW  Premier Perrottet’s  reopening of the state of NSW  has  been met with jubilation whilst also underscoring the extreme shortage of …

November 1, 2021

 Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has  announced CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park will host its 2022 Welcome Event, to be …

October 30, 2021

The Business Events Reference Group today welcomed the announcement by the Victorian Government of its roadmap to recovery for the state’s …

October 25, 2021

Victorian artists are set to take centre stage for close to 4,000 gig-goers as the joy of live music returns to …

October 22, 2021

Food, tourism, hospitality and events industries have a reason to celebrate with specialist training provider William Angliss Institute named the Large …

October 21, 2021

This joint statement by theatres in Sydney acknowledges the significant and specific impacts that COVID-19 pandemic has had on the performing arts industry …

October 20, 2021

Today’s launch of the ‘COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan’ by the NSW Government will play a significant role in rebuilding business confidence …

October 20, 2021

Starting tonight, and continuing until 31 October, short video broadcasts, announcing the Finalists and National Winner of each category, will be …

October 20, 2021

More than $530 million will be invested in reviving events across the state and getting tourism back on track as part …

October 20, 2021

Loud, joyous wedding bells tolling throughout NSW is the sound that echoed from NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s announcement that weddings no …

October 18, 2021

Artists, musicians, theatres, venues, festivals and cultural organisations in NSW will be supported with $86 million in funding from the NSW …

October 18, 2021

Regional Arts NSW is thrilled with the recent announcement of $3.4 million in funding from the NSW Government for the Regional …

October 15, 2021

The Hospitality Industry as a whole had to do a double take on NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s recent roadmap to freedom …

October 8, 2021

Since Dominic Perrottet took over as premier there have been a few minor tweaks to the NSW restrictions roadmap. All roadmap …

October 8, 2021

After extensive consultation with the Industry, and in the face of ongoing travel restrictions and uncertainty, the Event Awards decided to …

October 5, 2021

As New South Wales heads towards a 70 per cent vaccination rate by October 11, Sydney Showground is preparing to resume …

September 30, 2021

The NSW hospitality industry is preparing to surge back to some sort of normality following the tight lockdown restrictions this year, …

September 30, 2021

55% of respondents to the NZ Event Associations latest survey stated that the recent COVID-19 response has had a considerable financial …

September 27, 2021

Meetings & Events Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 MEA State & Territory and National Awards at …

September 23, 2021

 Regional areas across the country are at risk of not only huge economic losses, but Australian Regional Tourism warns recovery for …

September 20, 2021

The Australian Festival Industry Conference (AFIC) has postponed its 2021 conference to Tuesday 30 August – Thursday 1 September 2022, due …

September 16, 2021

Experiential agency George P. Johnson Australia & New Zealand (GPJ A/NZ) announces the upcoming departure of Managing Director Caleb Bush as …

September 16, 2021

International Convention Centre Sydney has welcomed the industry’s inclusion in the New South Wales government’s roadmap to reopen and is preparing …

September 15, 2021

After extensive consultation with the Industry, the Event Awards 2021 Ceremony will join the long list of 2021 events to move …

September 15, 2021

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released a recovery roadmap that they want the Victorian Government to adopt. The framework calls …

September 9, 2021

Dr Jerry Schwartz, owner of one of Australia’s most popular family resorts, Paradise Resort Gold Coast, will make vaccinations mandatory for …

September 7, 2021

A move to a more restricted Level 2 for regions outside of Auckland will make additional support crucial for the business …

September 7, 2021

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has  announced that CES® 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, will require in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  CES 2022 will take place in …

September 7, 2021

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group representing the UK events sector, has today published …

September 7, 2021

Visions in Style owner, Michael Cartwright has developed a rapid antigen testing system for events and business. Covid-19 has absolutely devastated …

September 3, 2021

Sydney’s business events industry is calling for a NSW Government plan to safely restart its operations for fully vaccinated people and …

September 3, 2021

New Zealand’s Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) Conference 2021 will be going ahead, three weeks later than planned, in Hawke’s Bay …

September 2, 2021

The team at Sydney based Event Management Company, Lateral Events, have united  over a common cause – to get vaccinated and …

September 1, 2021

MORE than 80 per cent of people support both domestic and international vaccine passports to open a return more rapidly to …

August 23, 2021

Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) today announced the difficult decision has been made to defer its annual conference ‘Evolve’ to 2022. …

August 17, 2021

Sydney Showground has announced Darryl Jeffrey as its newly appointed General Manager following the retirement of Peter Thorpe in early July. …

August 12, 2021
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