This July all of us here at ICMI are excited to come together with Australians across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week and pay our respects to one of the oldest civilisations on earth. Recognition of Indigenous Australian history, culture and rights has come so far since the Aboriginal Day of Mourning became one of the first major civil rights gatherings in the world in 1938. This day, marking 150 years of colonial invasion, is recognised as the beginning of the contemporary Aboriginal political movement. It quickly became an annual protest, and later, re-imagined as Aborigines Day.
If the last 12 months (and more) has taught us anything, it’s that the world can change in the blink of an eye. From long-term lockdowns to snap circuit breakers and shifts in COVIDSafe regulations, Event Managers (and Project Managers) are constantly facing shifting sands.
Connected Event Group has delivered over 340 events for clients across the country over the past 14 months for all event types – Virtual, Hybrid and Face-to-Face.
Sprintr customised ExpoPlatform for the Australian Toy Association so they could deliver an event with a look and feel that gave exhibitors and attendees a sense of familiarity, including replicating the show’s iconic physical entrance arch in the virtual event’s digital lobby.
Resilience in motion; Remaining agile in a pandemic In times of change, resilience has proven paramount in remaining open throughout this pandemic. In an uncertain landscape, ICC Sydney has successfully taken an agile approach and continuously adapted to the current health regulations. Despite not knowing how long the road to recovery is, our successes in the venue give us confidence…
If you are planning to host a meeting or an event this year in Sydney with more than 50 people then we thought it’s an opportune time to draw your attention to the BE Sydney Kickstart Campaign which offers funding to business events taking place across Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong before the end of the year.
Barry Neame is half of the double act that owns Canberra-based conference and event management company, Consec.
Neame and his wife Pamela have run the business for 26 years specialising in association conferences and association management.
The difficulties of the past 15 months don’t compare to anything they have experienced in the quarter of a century of running the business together.
We know that there is no real substitute for coming together to meet & celebrate as a group.
But in today’s fast moving and dynamic environment we can still stay connected with real time gatherings in smaller groups and be invigorated as a collective.
After a difficult 2020 we invite you to stop, breathe and reconnect with your industry in the fresh air and natural surroundings of Tasmania. There is no better time to take stock as we embark on a new era.
A long supporter of the business events sector, the PCO Association (PCOA) is proud of what it has achieved for its members and business partners during the past 12 months.
Technology and social media platforms kept the PCOA family together when we stood physically apart.