Australasia


BCEC’s GM appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia Australasia

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) General Manager, Bob O’Keeffe has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Australia Day Awards for outstanding services to tourism and business in Queensland. Australia’s longest serving Convention Centre General Manager, O’Keeffe has been at the helm of the award winning Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre since it opened in 1995 and...

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Bill Sleep, Easter Bunny ( Loretto student Morgan Shillington, 15),Loretto student Eleanor Dunstan 15,  and Leone Stevenson. at the "Fight Kids Cancer" fundraiser at Aldi on Creswick Rd, Ballarat. Australasia

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), which returns to Melbourne in February, has announced a partnership with Australian charity, Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV) designed to bring a pop-up sensory experience workshop to the show. In an industry first, Guide Dogs Victoria will run its award-winning programme, Dialogue in the Dark, as part of AIME’s Knowledge Programme, sponsored by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). Participants can expect an immersive experience...

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Susan Kirby to present Evolve keynote in Brisbane Australasia

Events industry association Meetings and Events Australia has announced that Susan Kirby, CEO of Ireland’s National St Patrick’s Festival, will be an international keynote presenter at Evolve 2019. Evolve 2019 is the event industry’s largest conference Down Under and will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 31 March to 2 April. “We are delighted to have Susan as one of the keynote...

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EEAA closes the year with board visit to South Australian industry roundtable Australasia

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) board of Directors visited Adelaide for the association’s final board meeting of the year, and a South Australian industry roundtable. The EEAA Board, alongside Adelaide members and industry stakeholders, discussed a range of issues including sustainability, infrastructure investment and business events’ role in the South Australian economy. EEAA Chief Executive Joyce DiMascio said the visit to Adelaide...

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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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