The NSW Roadmap to Freedom was finally released this week and when you come down to it, despite the cries of “we always take the health advice”, this was a political decision based on commerce more than health.
After her disastrous decision to not lock down Bondi and Sydney’s eastern suburbs when the current outbreak first emerged (cheered on by Scotty from Marketing), the NSW government and businesses have suffered a massive financial hit and Golden Gladys is keen to get the state back to business. Many mainstream commentators are questioning the wisdom of reopening just as the infection and hospitalisation rate is due to peak.
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Gary Fitz-Roy is the owner of an expo company – this is his take on the Roadmap
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is delivering an important program of events for Q4, as part of its strategy responding to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns and pathway to recovery.
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released a recovery roadmap that they want the Victorian Government to adopt. The framework calls for events and entertainment to start returning to normal once 70% fully vaccinated rates are achieved.
Victoria is expected to reach 70% second dose around 10th November and 80% around 1st December.
Over the last week Info Salons have advised clients they are closing their Australian operation.
Info Salons was founded by Jo-Anne Kellaway in 1990 and pioneered event registration software and data capture as business events in Australia grew following the opening of the SCEC in 1988.
Gary Fitz-Roy looks at the implications for the business events sector.
Dr Jerry Schwartz, owner of one of Australia’s most popular family resorts, Paradise Resort Gold Coast, will make vaccinations mandatory for hotel staff to ensure staff and guests – particularly children – are protected.
A move to a more restricted Level 2 for regions outside of Auckland will make additional support crucial for the business events industry, says Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA).
Gary Fitz-Roy thinks it’s time for a reset. The one thing we have learnt with COVID over the last 18 months is how quickly things can change and the importance of being fluid.
This week we revisit the interview with Johnny Allen.
We start with Johnny’s career running music venues in Sydney and the 1973 Aquarius Festival in Nimbin. Then a year in New York and London as part of the arts and music scenes – especially the emerging punk movement (hanging out with The Ramones and the Sex Pistols among others).
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has announced that CES® 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, will require in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group representing the UK events sector, has today published its Shape of Events Report.
Tasmania to require masks at 1000+ events
Tasmanians attending events for 1000 or more people will have to wear masks, despite no recorded active cases in the state, AAP reports.
Masks will be mandatory at indoor and outdoor events where more than a 1000 are due to attend from 18 September.
“I think it’s a very sensible decision to make face masks compulsory,” Premier Peter Gutwein said on Friday.
“It reduces the risk of COVID-19 under the current circumstances of those settings.”
People of a certain age will remember heading up to Kings Cross to see the musical Hair at the Minerva theatre. The NSW government is now eyeing the purchase of the mothballed heritage theatre to secure the economic revival of the former red-light district as a major cultural destination.