fortnightly bite-sized news and ideas for the corporate event planner
23 August 2019
Target Qualified Buyers with our 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 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
  • The Darwin Convention Centre was recently awarded the Function/Event Caterer category at the 2017 AHA (NT) Australian Liquor Marketers Gold Plate Awards.
  • Canberra's new Mantra MacArthur Hotel has opened to meet the growing demand for hotel capacity in the nation's capital.
  • AccorHotels recently announced the signing of an agreement with Mantra Group Limited to acquire the group for $3.96 for each Mantra share.
  • The Mercure Perth has bid farewell to its former colour palette and embraced a colourful new design following a $1 million refurbishment.
The industry's GOLF day is on again!
If you organise events and would like to spend a day networking with event industry suppliers and buyers,
click here to register for Meeting on the Green. Meeting on the Green will be held at the Chateau Elan at The Vintage in the Hunter Valley on Friday, November 3, 2017. It’s a fun day with many prizes to be won. You don’t have to be a great golfer, you just have to be a qualified event buyer to play golf.
Book a BridgeClimb for 10+ people and your after-party is on us!
Are you searching for something a little different for your Christmas gathering? A climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge will end your year on a high, and to top it off we’ve thrown in a little something extra.
After you descend from the summit, you and your team can make your way to one of our chosen Rockpool Dining Group venues, where you can celebrate your amazing experience in a reserved area with delicious food and two hours of unlimited drinks!
Find out more.
To book: Call 02 8274 7775 or send an email.
Central Coast Tourism
Styling on an island
Emma Lilly, AV Partners' resident styling and theming specialist on Hamilton Island gives three top tips on styling the perfect island event:
  1. Let lighting bring your event to life once the sun goes down. String festoons through the palm trees, integrate light with your table centerpieces, and don't hold back on the candles.
  2. Incorporate a feature or photo wall to create an element of fun – a talking point for your guests and add some wow factor.
  3. Allow the dimensions of your event space to influence the style.
Learn more about Hamilton Island by visiting the
Styling on an island
Celebrate good times with themes
Celebrate good times this year with Sydney Prop Specialists by kicking off the festive season in style! Surprise your guests at your next event by incorporating one of our unique themes guaranteed to wow! If it is an end-of-year gala dinner, awards night or cocktail event - we are committed to creating fun-filled environments that are memorable. What better way to get the party started!
CALL: 02 9558 8999 or
Sydney Props
Sydney: where meetings meet the great outdoors
A favourite with business travellers, Sydney is also synonymous with outdoor activities. And that's great if you're looking to keep your upcoming event fresh and exciting. From a long coastal stroll to a deep dive in the ocean, you'll never run out of activities to keep your attendees energised throughout their stay.
Need some thought starters? Explore the
Crowne Plaza® Mostly Business Hub for more activities and local insider tips today.
Crowne Hotels & Resorts
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What's Hot
Bleasure Travel
The growth of mixing a business trip with a bit of leisure appears to be growing, with a new report revealing 73 per cent of Australians travelling for work extend their trip by a few hours or a few days to enjoy the city they are in. If it's Las Vegas then no doubt shopping is an important component of any visit for the business traveller.
It’s Valentine's Day. It's an industry event. And there’s a prize draw of a trip to Ireland. Makes sense doesn't it. Unfortunately in the most unromantic decision ever, the prize was for just one person. Perhaps the organisers expect the "winner" to find love during their visit.
 special deal 
AccorHotels Rewards Meeting Planners with 10,000 Rewards points
Hold your next meeting or event at participating AccorHotels properties in Asia Pacific and be rewarded with 10,000 Le Club AccorHotels Rewards Points. Plus choose to reward yourself, or enrich your meeting with one of five exclusive complimentary benefits such as: a room upgrade, an upgraded morning or afternoon tea package, or spa treatment.
Simply register for the promotion, and join Le Club AccorHotels Meeting Planner, AccorHotels' free global rewards program for event organisers. Bookings close December 31, 2017, for events held between August 16 and June 30, 2018.
Click here to learn more.
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Get ahead with hindsight
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We spoke to three industry go-getters and asked them what they wished they knew when they started in the events business.
Click here to learn more.
 hot speaker 
If you’re after a young dynamic speaker who can talk about business and change management in the present day then check out Holly Ransom whose done more in her short life than many of us will probably do in a lifetime. Check her out here.
 entertain me 
For an entertainer that is a little left field check out Captain Frodo - a third generation showman. He spent his childhood on the road as an assistant in his dad's magic show, and has worked with Circus Oz, Spiegelworld's Vegas Nocturne production and Zirkus Nemo in Denmark. Born double-jointed, Frodo is famed the world over for being able to bend, contort and manipulate his body into astonishing shapes. Learn more at.
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Run a corporate family day
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We delve into the wonderful world of corporate family days.
Click here to learn more.
End-of-year event planning
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EOFY budget blues
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 quick fix 

  • Event planners do their best work when they know upfront what the budget for the event is.
  • If you run an annual conference, change up the layout of the event to promote new thinking and variety.
  • Hire a barista for your meeting and you’ll have a lot more happy delegates.
  • Change your conference up and organise a picnic lunch in a nearby park space for your midday break… weather permitting of course.
Visit our Daily News and Opinion for daily updates on everything relating to business events.
micenet Oct 2017 eMag
Meeting on the Green
November 3, 2017
The Vintage and Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
10th Annual PCOA Conference
November 26 - 28, 2017
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
AIME 2018
February 20 - 21, 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre