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Addressing the Sustainability Question for Australia

Interim CEO of Destination Gold Coast in Australia and speaking at AIME 2023 in Melbourne, Karen Bolinger explains that Brisbane’s winning bid for the 2032 Olympics needs to leverage the opportunity to shine a light on the Gold Coast’s assets in the Allied Health Services, Education, Creative Film, and Business sectors using key ambassadors to…

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Introducing Australian Business Events Association’s Board of...

The Australian Business Events Association (ABEA), a newly established organisation representing the business events industry, has announced its board of directors and revealed its fresh brand ahead of its official launch on 3 July. With a commitment to supporting businesses of all sizes, ranging from large corporations to small enterprises… From…

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World Congress on Endometriosis in the 2025 Calendar for Sydney

Secured by the Australian Society of Endometriosis working with the bidding specialists at BESydney, the Sydney Congress will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney and will attract more than 1000 people to the harbour city generating an estimated $3.9million in direct expenditure over four days. From Business Events Sydney…

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MCEC Releases New Episodes of the Event Expert Docuseries

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre welcomes over 2 million visitors every year, attending a range of events from small meetings to large international conferences and exhibitions. The docuseries goes behind the scenes showcasing the experts and creators making MCEC Melbourne’s home of the unconventional…

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IRON LADIES: You Turn If You Want To

Contrary to many reports that the use of digital technologies to deliver or support business events was a pandemic necessity, two of the world’s leading PCOs are steadfastly refusing to U-turn to a bygone design. Emma Bowyer of ICMS Australasia and Nicole Walker of Arinex PTE were united in their commitment to using technologies to…

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AUSTRALIA: We All Row Together

AUSTRALIAN BOAT RACE: If you want to row your own boat, you’re in the wrong boat! Listening to the Business Events Sector of Australia leadership at the AIME Leaders Forum, and subsequently in interview, it became abundantly clear why Australia’s leading industry associations have decided to merge. Four bodies – the Business Events Council of…

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AIME Leaders Forum: The Regenerative Impact of COVID

Matt Pearce, Director of AIME held in Melbourne in February joins fellow attendees of the Leaders Forum to illustrate the role of events in sustaining post-COVID economies and societies.  Social License: “In God we trust, but everyone else must bring data.”   One significant takeaway is the heightened need for impact data, not just…

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Five Principles to Live and Lead by

In this op-ed for Boardroom Magazine, Geoff Donaghy, CEO, ICC Sydney and Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC) shares his experience of leading through challenging times and presents his five principles of effective leadership that can be applied by anyone striving to build a successful career.

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AIME Hits its Straps as Meetings Powered by AI

The 30th edition of the Asia-Pacific Incentive and Meetings Exhibition, AIME, bounced back last month in Melbourne powered by more than 13,000 hosted-buyer meetings locked in before the event had even begun. As a benchmarking tool for one-to-one events, AIME is setting new standards in value creation, urged on by the competition for buyers’ time…

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Committee for Sydney Informs Policy at Pre-Election Summit

As Labor and incumbent Liberal politicians including then premier of New South Wales (Australia), Dominic Perrottet, traded policy agendas in front of a packed audience of Sydney leaders ahead of this month’s state elections, The Iceberg enjoys a double-bill with the Committee for Sydney Chair, Deputy Chair, and Sydney’s event sector top brass about the…

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Australian Government Confirms $2m Commitment to Business Events

The Federal Government has confirmed a $2m allocation to measure the impact and benefit of business events. The project is being rolled out in two phases, including the addition of new questions to Tourism Research Australia’s National and International Visitor Surveys which are already in place and collecting data. From Business Events Council of Australia…

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