Producers, Managers
and Convenors

Meeting of the Council of Australian Governments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 48th general meeting recently in Sydney. The discussion focussed on Australia’s response to coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and on recovery from the 2019-20 bushfires. Leaders also made progress on a range of existing COAG priorities, directed at improving the current and future wellbeing of Australians. Protecting Australians from the impact of…

Event Marketing Success | How do you measure it?

Event marketing not only continues to grow, it grabs the lion’s share of the budget. But, how do you go about finding out whether it’s working? Have you set goals? Are they measurable? Are they realistic? Did you Google search to find what goals you thought were appropriate and come up with a few ways of measuring them that you thought were, ‘OK’?

Sustainable Event Management

Even if you are just thinking about how to stage more a sustainable event, it’s important to ‘spread the word’ about your work. Share your initiatives with clients, guests, suppliers, industry partners, colleagues and management. Ask what can be done, find out how you can implement change and keep within the budget.

People will appreciate your efforts to reduce the carbon footprint.

Promoting sustainable events

MCEC partners with Harry the hirer to promote Sustainable events at AIME2020. Event sustainability is one of the fastest-growing considerations in the meetings industry, as public expectation increases for lower carbon emissions and less environmental impact. At AIME2020, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) partnered with renowned events and exhibition hire company, Harry the hirer, to inspire delegates to take…

EventsAIR 6th Generation

EventsAIR changes the game with its 6th Generation Event Technology #6thGen 17 February 2020 – EventsAIR Launches its anticipated new 6th Generation event management platform to the world.   A long history of over 30 years EventsAIR latest release holds nothing back. Built on the latest web architecture offering a highly secure, fast and mobile cloud-based system. It offers the…

Visual Storytellers Group – M Gallery

We were at PCOA Conference in Sydney and had the awesome and fun time of activating the M Gallery for Sofitel Booth. We painted a mural live over the three days to bring to life what the experience of M Gallery by Sofitel means.  It was a real talking point over the conference and we absolutely loved to be…

A Welcome Acknowledgement

Andrew Klein, professional MC and presentation skills speaker and director of SPIKE Presentations, presents his front line observations on conferences in a regular feature in BEN.
Acknowledgement to Country performed by The KARI Singers was so powerful, joyous and moving…

Hot Seat

“Certification determines if an event manager or event management company meets or exceeds minimum standards of service and business practices,” he says.
“Clients see certification as a method of ensuring they are getting quality and at the same time being assured of risk mitigation.”