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PCOA21 Postponement

The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) last night regrettably announced that it was postponing the scheduled annual conference, which was planned for Hobart later this month. Barry Neame, PCOA president, said the decision to postpone was not taken lightly.

Exciting News from Luna Park Sydney

Luna Park announced today that we will be investing $30 million to upgrade one of Australia’s best known and most loved destinations. This investment will turn Luna Park into a world-class amusement park, fit for the 21st century, replacing some older rides with nine new, family-friendly rides and attractions.

EventsAIR passes 100,000 virtual attendees since the launch of OnAIR

EventsAIR passes 100,000 virtual attendees since the launch of OnAIR EventsAIR passes 100,000 virtual attendees since the launch of OnAIR, working with 1000’s of event planners around the globe. COVID-19 and the ensuing restrictions has forced many businesses to cancel or postpone crucial in-person events since March 2020. EventsAIR responded to the crisis and launched the OnAIR virtual and hybrid…


The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has announced its enhanced hybrid and virtual capabilities, expanding the list of event offerings at the award-winning venue.

Hard hit by the pandemic, the event industry has seen the rapid acceleration of demand for integrated event solutions, with strong enquiry for hybrid, live streaming and online options.

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”.

BECA appears before Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

BECA appears before Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 for reinforcements to support Australia’s $35.7 billion industry

21 August 2020

• BECA has called for targeted government support that will build confidence and create momentum for people to get back to in-person business events.

• Border restrictions continue to impose the most significant challenge impeding the recovery of the business events industry.

EventsAIR drives event management software further with its new release of OnAIR

EventsAIR launched its OnAIR virtual and hybrid event solution in May 2020, which gave event organizers a way to curate content in an interactive environment. Since then, OnAIR has enabled a multitude of events by a range of clients to be presented virtually, fulfilling both the event objective and increasing the reach to more potential participants. Now in July, EventsAIR has released Version 2 of OnAIR, introducing more features to improve attendee engagement and avoid online fatigue.

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.

Business Events Boost Program Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the Business Events Boost Program.

The new partnership program provides the opportunity to access funding support and leverage Business Events Australia’s expertise to deliver marketing or distribution projects that will help drive demand for domestic business events.

Proposed projects should be innovative, results-orientated and demonstrate the potential to influence domestic decision makers to hold events in Australia. Projects can target corporate meetings, corporate incentives, conferences, exhibitions or association meetings. Activity can include content creation, PR, media buy initiatives, direct marketing or digital campaigns.