Cairns, 31st May, 2023 – Over 100 high school students from across Far North Queensland were given an insight into the workings of the tourism and hospitality industries at a recent Queensland Tourism Industry Roadshow at the Cairns Convention Centre.
Australasia’s oldest professional conference organiser ICMSA has had plenty of industry firsts in its 57 year history but has never managed three meetings all starting on the same day. Come June 26, ICMSA staff will be manning registration desks in Brisbane and Melbourne in preparation for an influx of close to 5,000 delegates attending three separate meetings.
In this May/June 2023 edition our cover story takes you to Wellington and we also visit Southland/Fiordland, and the West Coast. We look at the latest team building experiences, review the Rotorua Australian Roadshow and provide our regular industry news, events, people on the move and social pages. Of course we also have updates from our key partners BEIA and NZEA.
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Business Events Adelaide has added to its bid team after securing increased funding from the Malinauskas government. “The State Government’s investment in the organisation has been much welcomed, and is a clear signal that the Government sees business events as a sensible no-risk high-return investment in the State’s economic future,” said Business Events Adelaide CEO Damien Kitto.
The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 produced by Perfect Events given the royal tick of approval by King Charles ahead of its Australia launch.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has hit a major operational milestone, notching up one year since its first conference. Since 2 May 2022, the Centre has hosted 234 events for more than 129,700 delegates – including 70 conventions, seven exhibitions, 76 banquets, 79 meetings and seminars and two live entertainment events – generating more than $50 million* in direct economic value for the city of Ōtautahi Christchurch during that time.
The 8th IWG World Conference On Women & Sport held in Auckland, New Zealand attracted a record 1850 participants from 90 countries. It not only helped advance gender equity in sports for women and girls in New Zealand and beyond, but it raised the bar as an exemplar of what a sustainable, inclusive conference can look like, putting an emphasis on youth and Indigenous voices. As part of its longer-term legacy, it delivered 10 Conference Calls to Action, and 16 Indigenous Calls to Action.
Airfares have been a hot topic lately, especially as airlines record some pretty high profits recently. Will they come down again, to seem like a better bargain? What impact has Bonza had? And how can we – in the event industry – help our destination to grow more air service, to support a better choice of price points to places we want to go, or attract customers to the events we intend to host.
In this March/April edition we bring you the latest news from the Northland/Bay of Islands, Hamilton/Waikato and Dunedin/Central Otago regions. We look at the latest offering from Brisbane and review the recent AIME event. We’ll have our regular industry news, events, people on the move and social happenings; and of course updates from our key partners BEIA and NZEA.