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Adelaide CC delivers record numbers following A$397m investment Australasia

Adelaide Convention Centre is reporting a milestone year, with over 330,000 visitors hosted since completion the venue’s A$397m (US$279.7m) redevelopment. ACC also reported hosting 768 events over the past year, including 72 major national and international conferences, which delivered an estimated A$155m in economic benefit to South Australia. One recent highlight of the event calendar was the Land Forces 2018 Exposition, in September. It attracted a...

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EEAA and AEO announce closer collaboration AustralasiaEurope

The Association of Event Organisers and the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) have committed to closer collaboration following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the EEAA 2018 Global Exchange held in Sydney this week. The signing of the MOU followed the delivery of the 2018 Global Exchange Oration by the AEO’s chief executive, Chris Skeith. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio...

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Brisbane City Australasia

More than 40,000 people are set to celebrate all things German at the Brisbane Showgrounds over two weekends, 5-7 October and 12-14 October, as Oktoberfest celebrations get underway. Oktoberfest Brisbane is Australia’s largest German festival and has been running for more than a decade. The festival turns the Brisbane Showgrounds into a mini Bavaria, with authentic German beer and pork knuckles and pretzels, yodelling and...

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New AIME organisers pledge to increase international buyer numbers Australasia

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), which takes place in Melbourne on 18–20 February 2019 and now organised by Australian-owned Talk2 Media & Events, has made a commitment to bringing the largest and most diverse group of international buyers to the show. Sixty percent of them will originate from outside of Australia. All hosted buyers expressing interest will undergo a rigorous vetting process, the organiser says,...

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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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