Adelaide Business Event Leads to Creation of Australia Space Agency

PCMA Convene

In December, the premier of South Australia, in a joint announcement with the Australian prime minister, said Adelaide would be the home of Australia’s new A$41m Space Agency.

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Mojo Barriers Australia’s sensational installation at Spotless Stadium

Event Industry News

Mojo Barriers Australia recently undertook one of the country’s largest stadium field cover installations, with over 15,000m² being installed for Sensation at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showground, November 2017.

Australia Airports Plan to Eliminate Passports

Smart Meetings

If everything goes as planned, 90 percent of Australia airport travel will be automatically processed, with minimal human interaction, by 2020. The post Australia Airports Plan to Eliminate Passports appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Asia Pacific Organization Aims High With Revamp of Event in Australia

PCMA Convene

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event is adding an education component to its show in Melbourne, Australia. When buyers arrive in Melbourne, Australia, for the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) on Feb.

Progress Report: Global Convention Center Outlook

Smart Meetings

Australia. In March, the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism pumped the brakes on a new convention center that was proposed to be built in Australia’s capital city. Australia Forum was first pitched in 2015. making it the largest in Australia.

Event Highlight: The Icon Series with delicious


Australia has come to solidify itself as the fine dining authority of Australian food publications. Australia. Since launching in the early two thousands, delicious.

Explore Perth Using Your 5 Senses

Smart Meetings

Tourism Australia’s new campaign slogan is “Australia, it’s a place you feel,” but, the country is actually a multisensory destination. Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, taps into all five senses—and adds a bonus dose of Aussie humor.

Ride the Rails on 7 Scenic Trains

Smart Meetings

Scenic World in Blue Mountains, Australia. Australia’s Scenic World features an amusement park ride in the middle of a forest. The leaves are changing color , the air is getting crisp and the trains are chugging along.

6 Smart Moves at Visit Indy, Le Pavillon Hotel, Kimpton Solamar & More

Smart Meetings

Photo Credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Andrew Gee Outrigger Hotel and Resorts in Sydney, Australia, appointed Andrew Gee to vice president of sales and marketing, Asia Pacific. He was previously regional director of sales and marketing, Australia and New Zealand.

News: etouches Honored With MEA New South Wales Innovation Award


etouches is excited to announce that the company won a Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Innovation Award during the 2017 New South Wales Industry Awards show on April 4. Event Technology

Star stages event industry first at Structural Awards

Event Industry News

Developed, built, tested and shipped to Australia in just four months for the start of a […].

Guest blog: How has technology changed? Is it for the better?

Event Industry News

Whether it’s staying up to date with the latest news through our smartphone apps, FaceTiming our relatives in Australia, Instagramming a great photo […].

A blast from the past: The influence of the wealthy in politics

Smart Meetings

Dipping into past blog posts I came across my 2006 comments on the cultural differences between Japan, Australia and the US around attitudes toward the wealthy.

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Third Glamping Show stamps its mark

Event Industry News

The 3-day event welcomed suppliers and visitors alike from all corners of the globe as far afield as New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. […].

Giant iTab expands into Asia Pacific markets following Mobile World Congress, Shanghai

Event Industry News

The new partners will cover territories in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, and will be licenced to supply Giant iTab’s across the meetings and events sectors.

WRG hires Jonathan Atkin to boost Live team

Event Industry News

Jonathan, who worked previously as the Events Manager at the UK’s Institute of Directors, has spent the past seven years working as a Senior Producer for two agencies in Australia, The Precinct Group and Jack Morton Worldwide. During his time in Australia, Atkin managed projects for clients including Microsoft, IBM, Telstra, Optus, NSW State Government and, most recently, Commonwealth Bank.

Create stunning event apps your attendees will love with crowdcomms

Event Industry News

CrowdComms provides event apps to hundreds of the UK and Australia’s leading companies and associations. Many clients have worked with us since we started in 2011. They continue to choose because we provide the world’s #1 event app platform along with an exceptional level of service.

Freeman launches brand experience agency in China and Singapore

Event Industry News

The event services company, with operations in Australia, […].

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Top 10 Best Airlines in the World

Smart Meetings

In a surprise win, Virgin Australia took the trophy for Best Business Class with its new “The Business” suite, which the ratings site calls “more first class than business class.” The runner-up is Australia’s Qantas, which jumped from 4th to 2nd in this year’s rankings.

Essential conferences to attend in the next 6 months

Plan Your Meetings

18-20 – Melbourne, Australia. If you’re growing your professional education while on a budget, hosted-buyer programs may be just the kind of initiative you need.

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Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

Smart Meetings

Travelers are asking for everything from reaching the edge of space in a MiG-29 flight in Russia to herding cattle in Australia, to hosting a celebration in a private capsule aboard the London Eye.”. Australia and South Africa (tie).

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Adele in the round with VerTech Ultra™

Event Industry News

Star Events designed and built two completely new stages to accommodate Adele’s 2017 fully in the round stadium shows and the impeccable sound required by the tour, which is currently wowing critics and audiences across Australia. Initial audio planning required eight hangs of V-Dosc K1 and K2, some 10m high, arranged facing outwards around the […]. The post Adele in the round with VerTech Ultra™ appeared first on Event Industry News. Concerts & Tours News

Case Study: How to Plan a Great Conference, from Start to Finish

Smart Meetings

From April 11 to 15, more than 8,000 professionals and leaders in liquefied natural gas (LNG) met in Perth, Australia , for the 18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 18).

BBC Worldwide chooses eventpowwow’s combined event app and microsite.

Event Industry News

BBC Worldwide has chosen to use eventpowwow’s unique combined app and microsite to communicate with over 350 delegates at this year’s BBC Future World Changing Ideas Summit in Sydney, Australia. This prestigious event brings together a diverse community of forward-thinking leaders and top minds, to discuss big ideas and major challenges in science, technology and […]. The post BBC Worldwide chooses eventpowwow’s combined event app and microsite. appeared first on Event Industry News.

People on the Move

PCMA Convene

Zhang will be responsible for total account management within the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Zak Kimble.

What Eventbasers got up to in 2018


In 2018, Eventbasers got the opportunity to visit such exciting destinations as Australia, Belgium, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and India, just to name a few. 2018 has been a banner year at Eventbase.

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P&G and BEcause create VR experience for latest Gillette ProShield razor launch

Event Industry News

Procter & Gamble has launched its latest Gillette razor with an in-store virtual reality (VR) experience at supermarkets and pharmacies across Australia. Designed by brand experience agency BEcause, the Gillette ProShield VR Experience aims to give Australian men an entertaining and immersive insight into the new razor, which features dual lubricating strips before and after […].

SEO for events in 2019

Plan Your Meetings

For event organizers, these changes may be as worrisome as a thunderstorm in Australia (unless, of course, you’re actually in Australia).

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etouches to hire 100-plus people by end of 2017 to sustain dynamic enterprise growth across all regions

Event Industry News

Headquartered in downtown Norwalk, CT and with global offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Singapore, and Dubai, etouches plans to grow its team throughout these regions to meet the growing demands of […].

Event Technology Awards Shortlist Spotlight: LiveStyled

Event Industry News

The future looks highly promising for LiveStyled with global expansion planned into the USA and South America along with opportunities opening up as far afield as Australia and New Zealand. It’s been a rapid ascent for London-based tech company LiveStyled.

A Glimpse of Hubilo’s Work?-?Top 10 Event Websites

Hubilo Blog

To be held in the month of February in Sydney, this website is solely designed as the 1st edition of the conference in Australia where the latest skills and tech developments in the construction industry are showcased. Have a look at the World of Facades|Australia Event Website here.

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[Webinar] Everyday Meeting Disasters: Creative Work Arounds—and Smart Planning Strategies to Save Your Event


Skalski has been with Creative Group since 2002 and planned meetings in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the U.S. Webinar live date: September 25, 2018 at 2pm ET / 11am PT. This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review.

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Case Study: 2 Winning Social Travel Campaigns

Smart Meetings

Spokespeople for Tourism Australia, Meet South Africa and Ritz-Carlton spoke to attendees at the DMAI 2016 conference about their advertising strategies and social media campaigns. A quick look at Tourism Australia’s social media profiles shows that today, everyone tells their story.

Understanding GDPR: What You Need To Know


There’s an entire website dedicated to the new the main elements of the GDPR legislation, and various articles written all over the world about it from major publications ( like this via Wired UK and this via TechCrunch ) to industry blogs (like this via PCMA and this via CMO Australia ).

How to Do the Knowledge Economy

PCMA Convene

We here at Convene are close observers of the knowledge economy — subject of not one but two cover stories in the last several years — and in Sydney, Australia, we have an amazing case study of theory into practice.

Arena UK & Europe appoints Jonathan Hills as Head of Structures and Ice

Event Industry News

Jonathan brings a wealth of experience to this important role at Arena UK & Europe having successfully delivered many first class events, including the Dubai World Cup, Abu Dhabi F1 and Le Mans Australia. Jonathan Hills has moved to the UK following six successful years with Arena Middle East & Asia to become Head of Structures and Ice, effective 18 th September 2018.

World’s 20 Safest Airlines

Smart Meetings

Australia’s Qantas won the crown again with a fatality free record over its 96-year history, an extraordinary achievement. Virgin Australia. Jetstar Australia. Qantas tops the list for the fourth year in a row on’s list of safest airlines for 2017.

Conference Swag Ideas – Worth it or Wasteful?

Event Planning BluePrint

Event planners from all over the world join us for this 8-week training program – we’ve had people from France, England, Australia, all across the US and Canada, India and Jamaica register. . Over the weekend I was in San Diego, California at Digital Marketer’s Traffic & Conversion Summit (T&C) – which was so well planned and organized and truly fantastic.

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Oliver Kinross hail partnership with Gleanin a success

Event Industry News

The exhibition is organised by Oliver Kinross and forms part of a global portfolio of construction exhibitions (the ‘BUILD’ portfolio), which take place in New York, Australia, Scotland and New Zealand. Organisers of London Build Expo, the leading construction and design show in the UK, say they are delighted with the results from its partnership with event tech provider Gleanin.

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Best in Show 2018

PCMA Convene

Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne, Australia. Pictured: Atlantic Group and Solution Entertainment presented ‘The Future of Events’ in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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What Matters Most When Choosing a Destination?

PCMA Convene

Another element we love seeing is destinations like Singapore or Australia that reinvent themselves, boosting creativity and showcasing different angles to entice our guests to come back.”.

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EventsAIR’s EventStream Engage wins best new product in the 2018 Australian Event Awards

Event Industry News

” Following rigorous rounds of judging by event industry leaders and experts around Australia, EventsAIR’s place amongst the National Finalists had the weight of the industry behind it. EventsAIR has been recognised for its outstanding work in event technology with the announcement of national winner of Best New Product category in the 2018 Australian Event Awards.

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Where You’d Least Expect Them

PCMA Convene

Adelaide, Australia. Because Adelaide is widely recognized as Australia’s defense center and serves as the headquarters for many of the country’s cybersecurity- and technology-research centers, Burgess noted, the defense-focused aspects of the program fit particularly well into the setting.