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Melbourne Convention Bureau has announced today a new funding initiative to encourage interstate organisations to hold their events in Australia’s event’s …

April 9, 2021

Professor Joe Goldblatt  reviews The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. Professor Goldblatt is the author, co – author and editor …

April 9, 2021

There is no question one of the biggest unspoken impacts of the pandemic was on health and mental well-being. Expertise Events …

April 6, 2021

The cancellation of Bluesfest is devastating for so many in our industry. Sadly, it is just one of the many events …

April 6, 2021

It’s not just COVID.  The industry is tearing itself apart as well. In scenes reminiscent of the shutdown of the 2020 …

April 1, 2021

The National Events Alliance (NEA) today has released its logo, vision, mission and objectives for the future. The National Events Alliance …

April 1, 2021

As JobKeeper ended on 28 March, the latest insights published by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) highlight the difficult situation that …

April 1, 2021

Report to members by Chris Porter, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council As Victorians prepare to embark …

April 1, 2021

The revelation from BECA that only $8 million from the $50 million Business Events Grant Program has even been earmarked for …

March 31, 2021

March 28 has now passed and so too has JobKeeper, the vital support mechanism that supported the Business Events Industry over …

March 31, 2021

On the day Job Keeper is removed and Qld goes into lockdown again, we are already hearing about redundancies within our …

March 30, 2021

In 1996 the people of Australia were jubilant over having won the right to host the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in …

March 22, 2021

Yesterday, a group of event industry suppliers – led by Damian De Jong from Action Events – organised for 40 branded …

March 19, 2021

A large number of Events Industry people are driving their trucks and signwritten vehicles down to Parliament House, Spring Street Melbourne, …

March 16, 2021

It’s now just on one year since Friday 13 March 2020 when not even the Village People could stop what was …

March 16, 2021

I bet most people in our industry can remember exactly where we were on Friday 13th March when the PM announced …

March 13, 2021

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) ​acknowledges the announcement from the Federal Government yesterday in relation to the changes to the Business …

March 13, 2021

The Federal Government’s latest tourism package to support tourism and the flow onto restaurants, bars, taxis, supermarkets etc. is another on …

March 12, 2021

Even though business events – worth $35.7 billion per year – account for one third of the tourism sector, the Event …

March 12, 2021

This year, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC) celebrates its 25th anniversary. It also follows a year like no other. Peter King …

March 9, 2021

I took a break since Christmas and like many in our industry I had to reassess what my businesses are doing. …

March 8, 2021

In today’s announcement of business support Victoria’s decimated Event Industry missed out yet again.We saw another $24.9 million go to licensed …

February 22, 2021

The Australian Open needs to happen as it is an event that encapsulates the tourism, hospitality and events industries here in Victoria which have been, and still are, severely depleted by the pandemic.

January 29, 2021

In 2020, the events industry quickly adapted to survive. Virtual interactions became the norm, from Zoom calls to full animated avatar …

December 15, 2020

Robyn Johnson’s announcement that she is leaving MEA got me to thinking about the number of industry associations most of us …

October 15, 2020

After 9 months of watching, learning, and quite frankly just existing in this COVID-19 world, I’m finally at the point where I can say ‘it is what it is,’ and I just have to accept what this means for us as a company, a city and an industry as a whole.

October 15, 2020

The Events and Exhibitions Industry identifies inconsistencies in the government’s definitions and calls for the persons limit to be changed in …

September 16, 2020

Gary Fitz-Roy MD of Expertise Events asks what is the daily number of COVID cases within a State that allows us to resume events.

August 12, 2020

It is important for the business events industry to show the way when it comes to creating association conferences.  MEA had …

July 17, 2020

Security firms are in the spotlight again after being blamed for the latest COVID outbreak in Victoria. This should come as …

July 14, 2020

Scotland, and Edinburgh in particular, has a lively festival and event program that is often seen as an inspiration for Australia. …

July 6, 2020

On the weekend I visited a few venues in Sydney.   First up, the MCA, where a steady flow of people …

July 1, 2020

Dormant, billion dollar white elephant venues, thousands out of work or on Jobkeeper, and hundreds of events being cancelled every week, …

June 24, 2020

Spectacular. Iconic. Historic.  These are the kind of friendly adjectives often deployed to describe ‘hallmark’ or ‘mega’ events – perhaps best …

June 10, 2020

Live Performance Australia has developed a $345 million plan to help the live performance industry restart, rebuild and reopen for audiences …

June 10, 2020

It is important for the event industry to be at the forefront of event design, technology and presentation. It is also …

June 3, 2020

So far the federal government has only published a Three Step Framework for Recovery Now the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry …

June 3, 2020

The recent announcement of the $250 million support package for the arts community is wonderful news, but has again highlighted that …

June 2, 2020

When I was a young man, my first real job was working in a theme park entitled Six Flags Over Texas …

May 24, 2020

Peter Jones shares his thoughts on how corporate, fundraising or awards dinners might look under the current social distancing proposals. Your …

May 20, 2020

Alan Joyce is proposing that Qantas can resume services with full aircraft.   Let’s extrapolate that option to the event industry. Joyce …

May 20, 2020
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