fortnightly bite-sized news and ideas for the corporate event planner
24 September 2021
Target Qualified Buyers with our new Plan Events e-newsletter
Target the corporate meeting and event planner who is less involved in the business events industry on a day-to-day basis but is equally important through our new KEEP CALM fortnightly e-newsletter.
We believe that these people, while heavily involved in business events, do not play an active role in the business events community, with many not members or participants in industry association events, and rarely taking part in famil programs or site inspections.
To that end, we’ve created a separate database to distribute this e-newsletter nationally, and are including content that we believe will give them tips, advice, event planning tricks from industry experts along with special deals available at hotels, venues and suppliers.
To target qualified buyers in this new e-newsletter contact us for further discussion.
Venue News
• Museum Victoria this week announced that after a highly competitive tender process, Restaurant Associates have been appointed as its new exclusive catering partner. The appointment begins from February 1 and sees the company take over from Peter Rowland Catering.
• Millbrook Resort in Queenstown was recently named New Zealand’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards. This is the fourth year in a row the property has won this category.
• Last week Luna Park Venues won the Best Achievement in Venue Management award at the Australian Event Awards. The property offers 14 different setting and event spaces with capacity from 30 to 1300 delegates.
Tina Arena
Get in quick for Mardi Gras events
Tickets to The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival in 2016 go on sale on December 2, with some new events that should be of interest to the corporate market including Tina Arena at The Harbour. Tina is doing a gig on Thursday, February 25, and one at the State Theatre on Friday, March 4.
Bearded beauty and 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Conchita Wurst, is teaming up with Sydney Symphony Orchestra to bring her new show From Vienna with Love to Mardi Gras. Rising like a Phoenix from the steps of the Sydney Opera House, Wurst will be joined by special guests Courtney Act, Trevor Ashley and Paul Capsis at the Concert Hall.
Tickets will sell out fast so
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What's Hot
Tough Mudder team-building
Your staff are fit and ferocious and are looking for a challenge with a difference. If so, then check out Tough Mudder which offers corporate team packages for events around the country in 2016.
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If you’re planning an outdoor event with music then make sure the venue has permission to be loud enough to satisfy your audience. Two concerts on the steps of the Sydney Opera House have come under criticism in the past month for allegedly being too quiet. Certainly not a way to impress your clients if they want it loud and proud!
 event tech 
Event Tech
Invisage has a variety of event apps for events of all shapes and sizes. EventLink is the app for small conferences and trade shows that packs a big punch. Just because your event is smaller doesn't mean your app can't be big! With linked information on speakers and sessions, your attendees will love building an in-app schedule, taking notes, and rating their experience.
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Event Tech
Also from Invisage is event express. Take advantage of native event app features without the app store approval process. Event Express is a native event app shell with all the features and functionality found in EventLink Premium edition. With Event Express you have access to a range of event features, analytic, management tools, and revenue generating opportunities to suit your event needs and budget.
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 special deal 
Lighting up Western Australia for 22 years
To celebrate this milestone, AccorHotels are offering a 22 per cent discount off your next event at any of our participating hotels throughout Western Australia. Book between now and February 28, 2016, to receive this discount. Find out more here or call (08) 9326 7710. *Conditions apply*
how to....
The Event Tool Box
How To
Eventify’s Stu Katzen tells readers what he NEVER leaves home without when he’s heading out to run an event.
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 hot speaker 
DO: One of the hottest female business speakers right now is the founder of Boost Juice, Janine Allis. Inspirational and with a take-home message she’s definitely a great option for the corporate market. Contact your favourite speakers’ bureau for details.
 entertain me 
DO: Every event with international delegates should have a `Welcome to Country’ and acknowledgement of the traditional custodians of the land on which the event is being held by a local Indigenous group. To learn more contact the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.
how to....
Ensure your conference gets traction long after it’s ended.
How to
By Nigel Collin.
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Craft beers and boutique wines
Beverages without a story
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 i want to know about running events in: 
 quick fix 
• Cut down on your event budget by tapping into an existing event like the City to Surf or Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Or theme your event around what’s going on around you at the time.
• Don’t get more than three quotes for your event gig. Any more and you’ll be confused and wasting everybody’s time.
• Ensure that you utilise the services of a professional photographer at your event to reinforce your key messages once the event is over. You don’t have to have the photographer for the entire event – just the key bits!
Number Crunches
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AIME 2016
February 23-24, 2016
Completion of Four Points by Sheraton Sydney expansion
Events being booked from
June 3, 2016
Opening of the International Convention Centre Sydney
December, 2016