Commentary

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

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

C2 Melbourne cancelled – where to from here?

At ASE we were concerned to hear the news on Friday that the inaugural C2 Melbourne event scheduled for 17-19 October has been cancelled. The event, which… Read More

Review: EEAA seizes the opportunity of Global Exhibitions Day

ASE Journalist Bronwen Largier gains a valuable perspective on the exhibitions industry at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s Leaders Forum held on Global Exhibitions Day…. Read More

Why Political Masters are bad for Associations

by Trevor Connell The term “Political Masters” has no place in the Australian vernacular. This is a term that should be reserved for totalitarian countries, not countries… Read More

EU’s General Data Protection Regulation to have major impact on Australian event planners

By Jack Ukil, Director of Sales at Cvent Starting 25 May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced. Although Australian event planners… Read More