Features & Insights

Event insight: How putting Melbourne Comedy Festival on the road internationally changed the Australian event

There’s often a fear with business that once it starts to grow and expand that it becomes a shadow of its former self. With the Melbourne International… Read More

Why should you follow industry news?

Consuming industry news and views may seem like a luxury when added to the mix of days jam-packed with client meetings, site visits, creative brainstorming sessions and… Read More

C2 Melbourne: where commerce met creativity

C2 Melbourne administrators have flagged several potential breaches of the Corporations Act 2001 as they investigate the circumstances leading to the company’s demise. A special investigation by… Read More

Bill O’Toole: Australia needs greater risk management training for events

As one of the facilitators of a joint Department of Homeland Security and International Festivals and Events Association workshop on risk management at IFEA Convention in October,… Read More

Association Events Summit: An honest insight into association events

The Associations Forum Association Events Summit held at ICC Sydney in September was a fascinating dive into the world of association events – their challenges, triumphs and… Read More

Does the events industry have a gambling problem?

ASE Publisher Trevor Connell delves into the moral issue of the week. If you work in the event industry you will most likely be involved in a… Read More

C2 Melbourne goes into voluntary administration amid claims of outstanding debts

UPDATE: Monday 24 September, 11am: C2 International have sent ASE a statement in response to our article. Read it here. After being contacted by a supplier, ASE… Read More

How things have changed: Bill O’Toole on the handbook that’ll set the new standard in events

As he travelled the globe training event teams and developing event strategies on behalf of organisations like the UN and the European Commission in the early 2000s,… Read More

Event land use regulation: Could it be easier?

Events are increasingly encouraged by all levels of government, but there is a scarcity of information on the planning and regulation process, writes Garry O’Dell, a PhD… Read More

Million Dollar Lunch breaks all records for children charity fundraising

The Children’s Cancer Foundation Million Dollar Lunch soared to incredible new heights earlier this month, raising a record $2.5m in 2018. A stellar line-up of over 600… Read More