It looks like the two biggest issues affecting the event industry are staffing and transport.
We have talked about staffing issues a few times but the transport issue has been around for a while. I saw a Facebook post asking for recommendations for a reliable courier to get a stack of props from Sydney to Melbourne for an event – the best response was to hire a truck and drive it down yourself.
Last weekend I was in Melbourne for Oz Comic Con and suffered major flight delays heading down and back. So I’ve written about it. VFT anyone?
The time an event starts, finishes, meals are served, acts perform – everything. And if you are running a roadshow or just an event in a different city, then the delivery of goods and people is crucial.
Why are venues still offering hand sanitiser when there is a far bigger issue?
Remember back to March 2020 – when all venues were shut down and the event industry came to a halt.
The initial health advice was that COVID-19 was spread by contaminated surfaces and close contact with droplets. This led to health advice to wear a mask, keep “socially distant” and to wash/disinfect our hands and surfaces.
There are significant management changes at the nation’s largest convention centres
ASM Global APAC has activated long-held succession plans for Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Harvey Lister AM, Chairman and CEO of ASM Global (APAC) said the executive restructure was integral to future proofing the venue for continued growth as it heads into a period of unprecedented infrastructure development ahead of Brisbane’s Olympic era.
As a regular user of those venues, Gary Fitz-Roy has a comment about those changes