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

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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. Krysten Douglas Visit Indy has promoted Krysten Douglas to senior sales manager, D.C. market.

How To Plan a Meeting From Halfway Around the World

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July 23–26, 2017 International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney Sydney, Australia. ICC Sydney just opened in December. Event Details.

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.

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.

Grass Roots awarded three-year Sibos contract

Event Industry News

Grass Roots will provide these services for Sibos’ annual events in Toronto 2017, Sydney 2018, London 2019 and Boston 2020.

Top Convention Center Projects Underway in 2016

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From San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney to Aberdeen, Scotland, convention center projects include major expansions and new builds that are born from demand. Sydney, Australia. International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney opened this month.

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The Community Driven Convention Center

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When the HASSELL + Populous joint global architectural team began designing the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), it started with a flurry of envelope-pushing ideas. ICC Sydney was designed as three distinct buildings. SYDNEY: Watching the Scale.

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These Destinations Are Using Virtual Reality to Put You in Their Place

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (ICC) SYDNEY. ICC Sydney and Tourism Australia have hired Grainger Films to produce a two-minute VR sizzle reel that showcases the new center, which opened this past December. Virtual reality is a bit like the classic video game Pong.

Prototype for Branson’s Supersonic Jet Unveiled

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A flight from San Francisco to Tokyo would take 5 1/2 hours (instead of 11 hours currently) and cost $3,250 and a Los Angeles to Sydney flight would take 6 hours, 45 minutes (rather than 15 hours) and cost $3,500.

Use Airline Miles to Book Etihad Suites

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They are available on long-haul routes from Abu Dhabi to New York City, London, Melbourne, Sydney and Mumbai. London costs 88,048, New York 117,556 and Sydney 128,896 miles. Abu Dhabi to London requires 2,149,606, Sydney 2,833,283 and New York City 3,555,556 miles.

Australia Airports Plan to Eliminate Passports

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The government hopes to introduce the system in Sydney and Melbourne airports by November, with plans to implement it throughout national airports by March 2019. The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection recently announced a plan to revolutionize airport security by 2020.

Inside a Wikipedia Conference

PCMA Convene

None of the core organizing committee lived in California, so the planning was done virtually, with multiple calls each week,” according to co-organizers Sydney Poore and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, who even collaborated on writing answers to questions emailed by Convene.

Can You Guess the World’s Shortest and Longest Flights?

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27, United will launch a Los Angeles-Singapore route (8,700 miles), and on January 18 it will begin flying to Sydney from Houston (8,596 miles). There’s no meal or beverage service , but you’ll hardly notice on America’s new, shortest-scheduled flight.

This App Will Help You Never Be Late Again

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Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle — and 30 international cities, including Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, and Barcelona. Barbara Palmer, Senior Editor and Director of Digital Content, Convene.

Certain, Inc. announced Gold Level Sponsorship of Modern Customer Experience

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Sydney Leopold , Marketing Manager, Global Programs and Events at Sophos – Customer Case Study: Don’t be Generic: How Innovative Marketers are Personalizing Event Experiences on Wednesday, April 11th at 12:45pm in Room 179b. San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2018 – Certain, Inc.,

Diageo announces global partnership with Taste Festivals

Event Industry News

Taste Festivals are attended by more than 500,000 people annually across cities such as London, Milan, Athens, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Moscow, Rome, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.

‘Fab five’ join On Event Production Co.

Event Industry News

He previously worked on the festival elements of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, on the Gold Coast, and was part of the team that projection-mapped the Sydney Opera House. A ‘Fab five’ of new recruits have joined On Event Production Co. to help it make further inroads into the ‘experiential’ events sector.

EventsTag acquires RFID event engagement platform, Excelerated Apps

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Sales teams in both offices as well as partners in Dubai, Sydney and Sao Paulo will be selling the new technology to clients later this year. EventsTag, the London-based tech platform that creates unique live event experiences for some of the world’s most well-known brands, has acquired RFID event engagement platform, Excelerated Apps – who also trade under the name We are Interact.

We’re Not Going It Alone

PCMA Convene

In business — as in life — you can’t overestimate the importance of good partners. Whether you’re the one seeking out a partner or on the receiving end, there’s so much more to be gained working together than working alone.

Silent No More: Voice Search is 2018’s Next Big Thing

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Bronwyn White, a tourism strategist and co-founder of MyTravelResearch.com , asked that of an audience at the Tourism Marketing Rockstar Convention earlier this month in Sydney. According to Google, 60 percent of searches from mobile devices are done by voice.

Corporate Events as a Way of Increasing Employee Motivation

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Guest Author Bio: Emma Miller is a digital marketer from Sydney. Photo by Yutacar on Unsplash One of the major problems businesses of all sizes face is the lack of employee satisfaction. Namely, studies have found that 51% of the U.S.

Cvent’s Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations

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The top two meeting destinations in APAC remained the same as well, with Singapore in first and Sydney ranked second. Not long after announcing its top 100 U.S. meeting hotels , leading event management software provider Cvent has released its annual list of top meeting destinations.

2017 Oscars Guide for Meeting Planners

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We take you on a planner’s tour of the films’ picturesque settings— from Montreal to Atlanta to Sydney —and break down where to host an event. Filming location: Sydney. Notable conference center: International Convention Center Sydney provides more than 86,000 sq.

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3 Ways to Bring Oz to U.S. Meetings

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Sydney’s popular Harry’s Cafe de Wheels is expanding to the U.S. Can’t fly your meeting all the way to Australia? No worries! Oz can come to you in the States. Here are three ways to bring Down Under up above. The Animals. A post shared by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (@columbus_zoo) on Apr 25, 2017 at 1:31pm PDT. Native Australian animals, such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas live in the U.S.

Meeting Planners’ Guide to Golden Olympic Venues

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Sydney, Australia (2000). The entire Sydney Olympic Park can accommodate all sorts of events at various venues that have been well maintained and utilized ever since the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. Olympic Day is celebrated annually on June 23 rd.

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Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet Excursion

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It will begin in Kona on Hawaii Island, and proceed to Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Sydney; Bali; Chiang-Mai and Chiang Rai, China; Agra, India; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Prague before ending in London.

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Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet Excursion

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It will begin in Kona on Hawaii Island, and proceed to Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Sydney; Bali; Chiang-Mai and Chiang Rai, China; Agra, India; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Prague before ending in London.

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Glug and CANNT Festival launch global creativity events

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Glug x CANNT host cities: London / Warsaw / Tirana / Stockholm / New York / San Francisco / Manchester / Munich / Preston / Dublin / Sheffield / Gothenberg / Cape Town / Bristol / Prishtina / Birmingham / Brighton / Leeds / Sydney. Global inspirational talk and ‘notworking’ community, Glug, is partnering with CANNT Festival to launch a series of events taking place around the world, simultaneously with Cannes Lions Awards (19th – 25th June), in celebration of creativity.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

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Sydney, Australia. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

The Top 5 Event Management Pinterest Pages You Need to Follow

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Sydney Venues We Love. My girlfriend is addicted to Pinterest. She consults it for everything from decoration designs to budgeting ideas.

6 New Celebrity Chef Dining Experiences

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Chang also has eateries in New York City, Sydney, Toronto and Washington, DC. Food and beverage is such a huge part of meetings and events that planners are continually seeking out new restaurants to host attendees for unique dining experiences.

6 Clever Ways the Travel Industry is Making the Most of Pokemon Go

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He’s now landed in Australia at Pier One Sydney Harbour , Autograph Collection. Poke Stop at Watertown Hotel, Seattle (Photo from MeetMeinSeattle ).

Meet Jan Tonkin

PCMA Convene

Twenty-seven years later, I head a fabulous team of over 30 who work from locations around New Zealand and in Sydney, Australia, organizing conferences of all kinds, associated exhibitions, and awards programs. JAN TONKIN.

2018 Education Conferences: The #1 Education Events Guide

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Sydney, Australia. Last Updated May 4, 2018. One of the best ways to network and learn about the latest trends in education is to attend an educational conference. Here's a look at some of the top 2018 education events.

Exploring the New Convention District in the Heart of Houston

PCMA Convene

Launch’s curator, Sydney Dao, had already closed up shop for the day, but without skipping a beat, she unlocked her doors and gave us a tour, explaining each and every item, the history behind it, and the designer’s story.

Top 15 Hotel Brands Win Popular Vote

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One&Only Resorts offers one-of-a-kind event spaces in the Bahamas; Los Cabos, Mexico; Maldives; Mauritius; Dubai; Cape Town, South Africa; and the Blue Mountains outside Sydney. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, California. The people have spoken.

What is Asset Tracking Software? (and Why You Need to Use it in 2017)

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Some of the biggest celebrations take place in Times Square, New York City parks, Sydney Harbour, London City Hall, and practically every other major venue in the world. Have you ever wonder what it takes to bring Times Square to life on New Year’s Eve?

John Toner V

PCMA Convene

EDUCATION   Hampden-Sydney College, majoring in economics. MY FIRST INDUSTRY JOB   I was the mark boy for the Northern Lake George Yacht Club, dealing with mark positioning and dealing with highly competitive sailors.

5 Midsize Cities Using Their Local Knowledge Economies to Bring In Meetings

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As a slightly smaller city than, say, Sydney, we do need to then be smart about where we focus,” Gardiner said. In many cases, bigger isn’t always better: cars, personal technology, portion size — and, increasingly, cities.

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The United States of Uncertainty

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Rodney Cox, WGC’s Sydney-based exhibition director, estimates that about a third of the show’s 12,000-plus attendees will come from the United States, with the rest coming from 90 to 100 other countries. “We’re