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Virtual events play central role in Australians’ working life as online attendance continues to grow

ONE in three of us now attend more than 10 virtual events a month, according to a new study that indicates the sharp growth in online events sparked by the need to work and meet remotely could become permanent.

More than half (51%) of the respondents to the Australian study 1 expect to attend even more virtual events this time next year, while four in five say virtual events can be “as good as or better than their physical event counterparts”.

SMC Conference & Function Centre showcase

You can rest assured that every aspect of planning and executing an event during these unprecedented times has been carefully tailored to meet and exceed approved social distancing and strict infectious control guidelines at SMC.

Experience first hand how our virtual & hybrid event solutions can be customised depending on budget, what level of support you require, what you are streaming and to whom you are communicating.

Luna Park Sydney will be turning the lights back on from Friday 3 July 2020

Sydney’s iconic home of fun, Luna Park, will re-open its smile from Friday 3 July, 2020 for the first time in 15 weeks after it ceased operations temporarily in line with the Federal and State Governments response to COVID-19.

Luna Park tickets will be available to purchase at for a flat rate of $50 per guest. Enjoy rides on the Ferris Wheel, Dodgem Cars and Volare as tickets will allow guests access to Unlimited Rides for a specific date and time, include a $10 food and beverage voucher plus 1 side show game*.

Every guest must have a ticket to enter Luna Park during this period.

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Coordinates Support to Gold Coast Community

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is offering support to community organisations and educational institutions as the impact of COVID-19 leads to a spike in demand for services. Forced to temporarily close its doors due to legislation that limits gatherings and imposes social distancing, GCCEC has formed a Community Team tasked with leading initiatives to provide much-needed support.

Is your Abstract process an abstract process?

An abstract in academic circles, is a concise summary of a research paper, thesis or conference proceeding that outlines what the author is intending to talk about. In business circles it might be called an executive summary, or if it’s a book it might be a synopsis. If you have ever submitted an abstract to a conference, your abstract will…

ICC Sydney and PCOs Come Together at Second Annual Roundtable

Australia’s premier convention, entertainment and exhibition venue hosts immersive two-day event Professional conference organisers (PCOs) from across the country have come together at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) for the second annual industry update and roundtable to promote open dialogue, peer-to-peer collaboration and leadership in action. Taking place over two days, the event immersed PCOs in authentic Sydney experiences,…


LAS VEGAS – Once again, Las Vegas maintains its long-standing reputation as the leading destination for business travel. For the 25th consecutive year, Las Vegas was named the country’s No. 1 trade show destination according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) “2018 TSNN Top Trade Shows” list. According to the list, Las Vegas hosted 48 of the largest shows…

Daydream Island Resort – A conference, events and incentive destination with a difference

Daydream Island in the Whitsundays is currently underway with an extensive $100m redevelopment with the resort due to re-open in early 2019. The 4.5 Star resort will offer 277 well-appointed accommodation rooms & suites along with comprehensive conference facilities all complemented by sparkling bays, secluded beaches, and an array of activities that combine to stimulate and inspire delegates. The resort…

The Australian Events Centre @ Hyatt Place Melbourne

One of Melbourne’s newest hotels and event spaces, purpose built at Essendon Fields because of its proximity to both Melbourne Airport and Essendon Airport (the gateway to adventure and incentives travel in Victoria) and the CBD. Designed around today’s modern traveler, this contemporary hotel offers free daily buffet breakfast, a 24/7 StayFit Gym, as well as free Wi-Fi and a…