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|Two new GMs buck tradition|
Two of the latest hotel general manager appointments in Australia have bucked tradition by operators appointing women to the most senior role.
Sonia Lefevre has been appointed general manager of the newly rebranded The Langham, Sydney, formerly known as The Observatory Hotel, while in Adelaide the InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Linda Collis GM of the Crowne Plaza Adelaide.
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|If you haven’t heard of pinterest then you’re already behind the eight ball. Make sure you grab a copy of micenet AUSTRALIA’s August edition to read how you can develop your social marketing activity by incorporating pinterest into the mix.|
|The inaugural EEAA Market Monitor, released at the annual EEAA Leaders Forum in April showed that close to one million people attended Australian-based events organised by EEAA members. It revealed that 12 new shows would be launched in 2012 and that 49 per cent of trade events included a paid conference. The second set of results, covering the period January 2012 to June 2012, is due to be issued in October and EEAA is inviting all exhibition and event organisers, venues and suppliers to contribute. Visit the website to learn more.|
|Two big wins for Cairns|
Fresh from the micenet AUSTRALIA and Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef educational last week with nine buyers participating, the Cairns bureau announced the region will be hosting the G20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ meeting prior to the 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane.
“Hosting this event in our region is further testament that Cairns is a global business events destination,” said director of business events at Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, Rosie Douglas.
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|ABEE and RSVP set to rock tomorrow|
The co-located Australian Business Events Expo and RSVP12 opening tomorrow is set to rock delegates’ socks off with The Voice contestants Mahalia Barnes and Prinnie Stevens joining with rock legends Dragon to headline the all-new Entertainment Showcase.
This year’s revitalised Entertainment Showcase, manged by Apples & Pears Entertainment has been designed to raise the expectations of event managers as to what talent is available for corporate entertainment in Australia.
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|Bells at Killcare & Modern Manfredi cuisine|
Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Spa is a luxury coastal retreat with an authentic regional restaurant featuring the cuisine of renowned Italian chef Stefano Manfredi. Situated only 90-minute north of Sydney's CBD Bells offers world class cuisine by one of Australia’s most respected chefs, an award winning wine list, exclusive coastal style accommodation, state of the art conference facilities & a luxurious day spa.
Come and experience Bells at our Conference & Business
Event Open Day on Saturday September 15, 2012.
10am - 4pm
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Phone Catherine on 61 2 4349-7000 for more information.
|Accorhotels Meeting Planner points|
Where would 1 million Le Club Accorhotels points take you? Simply book your next residential conference at one of Accor’s 46 participating hotels by December 30, 2012*, and triple your Le Club Accorhotels Meeting Planner points. PLUS go in the draw for a chance to WIN 1 million additional Le Club Accorhotels points*. That equates to AUD $30,000 in travel that you can redeem at over 2500 hotels and resorts worldwide. *conditions apply. Click here for details.
|Meet & Save with Rydges|
Meet & Save 10 per cent off the total bill PLUS receive a FREE coffee machine. Save 10 per cent on your next meeting or event at Rydges Hotels & Resorts PLUS receive your very own Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine when you spend $2000 or more per event. Find out more by clicking here.
|Luxperience - high-end experiential travel|
WANTED: event planners obsessed with discovering the best in high-end experiential travel.
For the first time in Australian history, the very best of the high-end experiential travel world will be on show in September at Luxperience.
Don’t miss your chance to be selected as one of only 30 exclusive micenet AUSTRALIA readers to take a seat at the Luxperience table. Meet face to face with some of the most exciting high-end travel destinations. Stay tuned as more details are revealed.
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|Why conference in Newcastle? Why not?|
From contemporary coastal venues to the historic and unique; diverse team-building options for a rich event experience; a range of professional services to support your event; easy and convenient access by air, road or rail; and a vibrant, sophisticated and culturally rich destination, Newcastle ticks all the right boxes.
Call today for your copy of the brand new Newcastle Conference and Meeting Planners Guide on +61 2 4974 2998, email, or visit the website.
|Victoria Meeting Mart|
Registrations are now open for Meeting Mart 2012 which will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at the Sebel Albert Park Hotel in Melbourne.
If you are an events industry buyer we invite you to register to attend the hosted breakfast event or the hosted lunch event. Meeting Mart 2012, sponsored by The Sebel Albert Park, micenet AUSTRALIA magazine and Staging Connections, is a showcase event for Victoria’s events industry.
For further event information and to register to attend visit the website and register now by clicking here.
|An RACV venue for every occasion|
RACV offers six spectacular conference and event options across Victoria and Queensland. Choose from stunning Victorian locations in Melbourne's CBD, the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula or South Gippsland Coast. Or perhaps you prefer either the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast in Queensland.
There is a venue for every occasion including conferences, executive retreats, meetings, product launches, incentives, awards nights or gala dinners. Each of their unique city and regional destinations offer a combination of experience, flexibility, imagination and atmosphere with premium facilities and unrivalled service.
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|Things you might have missed...|
- Qantas has announced it is reintroducing flights to the Gold Coast
- Tasmania will host more than 200 leading climate change scientists from around the world in January next year as they gather for the Fourth Lead Authors Meeting of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at Wrest Point in Hobart.
- Karen Krieger joins the Exhibition and Trade Fairs (ETF) team as event director and portfolio lead for the Australian Business Events Expo and Sydney’s Event Showcase as well as leading the team to Entech later in the year.
- The Mossman Gorge Centre, a new $20 million eco tourism development at the Mossman Gorge World Heritage Site near Port Douglas, created by the Indigenous Land Corporation and managed by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, has officially opened.
- Staging Rentals & Construction Services has opened the doors to a brand new event construction workshop in new premises on Woodruff Street in Port Melbourne, doubling its custom painting, building and construction capabilities in Victoria.
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