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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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MCEC appoints director of information technology AustralasiaRegion

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced the appointment of Celeste Johnston as their new director of information technology. Johnston joins MCEC from AGL, where she was head of digital technology quality assurance, digital transformation capability leader. She has held a number of senior positions with organisations including Credit Suisse, Telstra and Coles Myer. MCEC chief executive Peter King said he was excited...

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EEAA receives global award for industry impact AustralasiaWorld

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has won the Industry Impact Award for the second year running. The award is hosted by Exhibition World and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and was given to EEAA for their efforts to promote Global Exhibitions Day 2018, and for their support of the industry as a whole. The EEAA is the peak industry...

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MCEC appoints director of marketing and communications Australasia

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has appointed Carolyn Johnson as director of Marketing and Communications. She will take up her new role on 9 July 2018. Johnson worked most recently at hospitality, tourism and sport fund Hostplus, where she was head of marketing and had previously held a number of senior marketing positions with brands including Pacific Brands and Crown Resorts. MCEC chief executive...

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MCEC remains at the forefront of event tech Australasia

Ahead of the unveiling of its A$200m (US$149m) expansion space next month, the purpose-built Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been investing in new technologies, leveraging the venue’s initial approach to integrating AV and ICT technologies. The expansion will feature 4k laser projectors, LED based theatrical lighting equipment and fully integrated rigging infrastructure, creating highly customisable event spaces. MCEC tech initiatives include: – In-house...

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