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Coronavirus: Guidelines Delivered by BECA

BECA, the Business Events Council of Australia, has delivered a set of safety and hygiene procedures to the Australian government. These guidelines make the argument that business events are different from other mass gatherings and should open up as soon as possible. They also show how to keep events safe and hygienic. Photo: Thennicke. From Exhibition World…

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Coronavirus: AU$2.5bn Monthly Losses, BECA

Coronavirus event cancellations are wiping AU$2.5bn off the Australian economy every month. So say new figures from a major industry body. Shutting down large gatherings has effectively shut down the country’s meetings sector, with devastating results, according to the Business Events Council of Australia. From Association Meetings International…

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22 February 2021

Coronavirus: Planning Beyond the Present at Venue ICC Sydney

The Australian Federal Government shut down all non-essential indoor events for over one hundred people on March 18th (then for more than two people on March 29th). Event venues like ICC Sydney no longer are able to deliver events. This is an unprecedented situation, says CEO Geoff Donaghy. From Boardroom…

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Australian CVBs Address Bushfire Fears

Leaders of Australia’s convention bureaux have sought to dampen fears about the recent bushfires and quash what they call the spread of “misinformation”. The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux says organisers and managers of events should be contacting its members for destination-specific information and advice. Photo: Rob Russell. From Association Meetings International…

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The Destinations Powering Sustainable Energy Meetings

Many cities powering ahead in renewable energy have appropriate geographic or climatic conditions. But traditional oil and gas-rich destinations are also attracting meetings in the sector. Here’s how Abu Dhabi, Calgary and Singapore, plus Costa Rica, Norway, Monaco, Australia and New Zealand, are all meeting the shifts in power. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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