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AIME unveils new exhibitor packages, with pre-scheduled buyer appointments AsiaAustralasia

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has overhauled the way that exhibitors will take part in their upcoming show, running from 18-20 February 2019 in Melbourne. The new exhibitor packages include 32 pre-scheduled appointments with quality, vetted international and local buyers who want to bring their business to the Asia Pacific region. They include access to all social and networking events, and the pre-eminent...

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Global Table is bringing catering innovation to Melbourne Australasia

Food + Wine Victoria, the organisation behind Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, has announced it will deliver Global Table, a new international food business event. Global Table will focus on agriculture, food and beverage business. It will be Australia’s largest ever event of its kind, and will be held in Melbourne in September 2019. It will also be partnered with Seeds&Chips – The Global Food...

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EEAA launches sustainability event for its Young Stars Australasia

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australia is inviting younger business events professionals to join its Young Stars Networking and Sustainability event. The event will take place at ICC Sydney on 20 September and is for under-35s. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio said the event will discuss actionable ways to improve the performance of our sector. She commented: “The younger people in our industry are...

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AEO’s Chris Skeith to lead EEAA’s 2018 Global Exchange AustralasiaEurope

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australia has announced the date for its 2018 Global Exchange, which will take place on 3 October at ICC Sydney and L’Aqua at Cockle Bay Wharf. Chris Skeith, CEO of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) in the UK, will deliver the Global Exchange Oration this year. It will be held from 5:30 – 8:00pm at ICC Sydney. Skeith...

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Adelaide centre becomes one of two ‘platinum’ sustainable venues in the world Australasia

Adelaide Convention Centre has become one of only two convention centres in the world to achieve the coveted Earthcheck Platinum Certification. The achievement represents best practice in sustainability, and is the result of 10 years of continuous certification with the globally recognised EarthCheck programme. Only 34 venues worldwide have reached Platinum Certification. Some of the projects Adelaide Convention Centre has been involved with include energy...

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Meet the Australian businesswomen taking on heart disease Australasia

EEAA’s chief executive Joyce DiMascio (pictured second from left) is one of 16 senior businesswomen invited to be ambassadors in a new Heart Foundation campaign. The “Business Women Champions of the Heart” campaign is also run by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and was launched this week by businesswoman and philanthropist Lucy Turnbull AO (pictured fifth from left). The campaign aims to put...

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EEAA commits to sustainability with new initiative Australasia

The Exhibition & Event Association for Australasia (EEAA) has kicked off a major new initiative to promote sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of the events sector. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio said the renewed focus on the environment within the association would be led by newly elected board member Leighton Wood (pictured right), chief operating officer of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. DiMascio...

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EEAA calls for nominations to its 2018 Awards for Excellence Australasia

The Exhibiton and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has called for nominations to its 2018 Awards for Excellence. The winner of the awards will be presented at ICC Sydney on 5 December. This year, the EEAA has improved its judging process to make it simpler for judges and entrants, better aligning the awards program with international standards. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio (pictured) said: “The...

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Sydney is hosting a robot World Cup in 2019 AustralasiaWorld

Following the excitement of the recent FIFA World Cup in Russia, Sydney is about to host its own version using robots. RoboCup 2019 will be held at the ICC Sydney from 1-8 July 2019. Over 30 soccer pitches will be built to accommodate the 2,000 participants and 20,000 spectators. The robots are powered by artificial intelligence rather than by remote control. Over 100 teams from...

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EEAA welcomes the expansion of Melbourne Convention Centre Australasia

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has released a statement welcoming the recently completed expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The MCEC completed the A$350m expansion earlier this week. It comprises a total of 20,000sqm, with 9,000sqm of exhibition space as well as a theatre, multiple meeting rooms, a banquet room, a café and a bar. The expansion ensures that...

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