Australasia


SWIFT CSR moves at ICC Sydney Australasia

International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) has revealed the impact of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme executed at Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event. The show, which took place in October at the venue, exceeded ambitious sustainability targets. In a record result for an event of its size and scale, a waste diversion rate of 62.5% was achieved, including 88% of materials being diverted...

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BECA targets federal MPs in fresh advocacy campaign for business events Australasia

Members of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) launched a pre-election campaign at Parliament House in Canberra last week, calling on MPs to unequivocally support policy and funding of the sector. A delegation of business events industry leaders met with 12 key MPs and their advisors, from all sides of politics, with a united message about the need for a strong policy for business events and...

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ICC Sydney wins Best Venue Team at Event Association of Australasia awards Australasia

ICC Sydney has picked up the Best Venue Team award at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) Awards for Excellence. The awards recognise the exceptional work of organisers, association organisers, venues and suppliers in the industry. The ICC Sydney team won for their delivery of the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (AWISA) Exhibition in July 2018. The delivery of AWISA required building the...

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Sydney Build constructs extension with CIVENEX Australasia

Oliver Kinross, the organiser of Sydney Build, a large-scale construction exhibition for New South Wales, has announced the show’s 2019 edition will be held in partnership with CIVENEX, a large infrastructure expo organised by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA). The Sydney Build and CIVENEX partnership aims to offer attendees a chance to build connections, enhance industry knowledge, and generate business at a...

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‘Pop up’ networking at Australia’s largest events industry conference Australasia

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has announced its first ever ‘Pop-Up’ exhibition space, as requested from exhibitors, to enhance their opportunities to network at events. The space will feature at MEA’s upcoming show Evolve 2019, which will be held in Brisbane between 31st March to 2nd April 2019. It is set to be the largest conference in Australia for the events industry. MEA is a...

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Emerging Payments Association launches Asian chapter at SIBOS Sydney AsiaAustralasia

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA), founded in the UK back in 2004, has used the platform of the SIBOS event in Sydney (22-25 October) to launch its Asian chapter, EPA Asia. The EPA, which has 130 corporate members in Europe and Africa, is working to strengthen and expand the payments industry through connecting the ecosystem, encouraging innovation and profitable business growth. The ribbon cutting ceremony...

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The spotlight is on Sydney as SIBOS arrives for a third time Australasia

SIBOS, heralded as the world’s premier financial event, opens in Sydney 22 October, with organisers expecting 7,000 attendees from around the world. The annual conference, exhibition and networking event draws business leaders from a range of financial institutions, multinational corporations and technology partners and is in its 40th year. Organisers this year hope to ignite conversation between global banks, industry executives, entrepreneurs and academic experts –...

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Australia’s CVBs provide 8% boost in business events and new export opportunities for SMEs Australasia

Since January 2018, there has been an 8% increase in the number of international business events secured for the future by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) members, according to new research. The industry analysis from the latest International Business Events Forward Calendar, produced by the AACB, reveals also that convention bureaux are attracting a larger number of highly-engaged international business events to Australia,...

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Brisbane Showgrounds go German for Oktoberfest AustralasiaEuropeGallery

All things German are being celebrated this month at Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German Festival. The Brisbane Showgrounds has been the venue 5-7 October and a second weekend October 12-14 as the space transforms into a part of Bavaria. Schnitzels to pretzels and beer (of course) are back up by live entertainment including Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Yodeller and Alpenrosen Dance Group....

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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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