WITH just months to go before the official opening of ICC Sydney, Business Events News yesterday waded through a crowd of construction workers who were busy putting the final touches on the site, to get a sneak peek of the venue’s mammoth theatre.
THE Event Show in Sydney has officially kicked-off, with exhibitors primed and ready to introduce their MICE offerings to the hordes of event professionals walking through the door.
THE Thailand Convention and Exhibition Board hosted a reception in Bangkok last Fri to welcome several hundred Australian delegates to the annual National Convention of home-based travel consultant network TravelManagers.
MEETINGS and Events Australia is the latest among a line-up of high profile clients to confirm an event at ICC Sydney ahead of its Dec opening.
THE Victoria Government has inked a sponsorship deal with ABC International’s Australia Plus International media service, which will see the state further promoted as a premium destination for tourism and business events.
OVERNIGHT MICE arrivals to Hong Kong from Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific have jumped 9.8% to 24,725 between Jan and Jun, compared to the prior corresponding period.
FUSION will now represent DMS’ portfolio of international destinations to the Melbourne MICE market.
New chief exec for MEA ROBYN Johnson has been named Meetings & Events Australia’s (MEA) new ceo replacing outgoing chief exec Linda Gaunt.
THE Thailand Convention and Exhibiton Bureau (TCEB) says its business as usual, with the country’s MICE industry continuing to operate as normal following the wave of bombings that shook tourist destinations across the south late last week.
AUCKLAND Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has named leading Maori tech strategist, Mike Taitoko, as a new director.