Australasia


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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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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