micenet October/November 2017
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November 15, 2017
In this issue
New restaurant & chef at The Byron at Byron
EEAA and MEA announce new event courses
New features at AIME 2018
New vessel for Captain Cook & book your Xmas event
Marlborough wins aquaculture conference
Destination Marlborough has secured the New Zealand Aquaculture Conference for 2018. Business Events Marlborough led the regional conference bid, working with local venues, accommodation providers and transport operators ensuring a collaborative 'Team Marlborough' approach.
The conference will see up to 400 delegates visit from across New Zealand and around the world and is set to bring an estimated $344,400 into the local economy.
Get Global
Get Global 2018 set to double delegates
Get Global, Australia's only one-day MICE event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, has launched its much-awaited 2018 prospectus, with news that the 2018 event will draw double the delegate numbers.
Changes made following discussions with 2017 attendees will see, among other initiatives, creation of an Inspiration Corner where speakers will present snippets of their current industry-relevant keynotes throughout the day. The aim is that this will attract more corporate buyers.
Exhibitors ready to sign on the dotted line can receive a $300 discount if they do so prior to December 29. And for group exhibitor bookings, if you purchase six spots you receive the seventh free.
The full 2018 Get Global Prospectus can be viewed here. 
MEA National Conference 2018
Matthew Kemp
New restaurant & chef at The Byron at Byron
Popular conference venue, The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, today kicks off a six-week transformation of its restaurant, bar, reception and relaxation deck, and welcomes a new chef to the property in January.
The space is set to be transformed by interior architect Rachel Luchetti from Luchetti Krelle, transforming the heart and soul of the resort into a haven for the well-travelled Australian. The works to the central facilities complete a full resort upgrade encompassing refreshed suites and the relaunch of the spa.
From January, newly appointed executive chef, Matthew Kemp, will deliver The Byron at Byron's restaurant a reimagined food offering, creating a feast of the region's finest local produce.
EEAA and MEA announce new event courses
As reported by micenet this week, the EEAA and MEA have both launched new event courses.
The EEAA course has been developed in partnership with TAFE NSW and Apprenticeships Support Australia, with the traineeships designed to deliver fit-for-purpose training and skill development for new entrants to the sector by combining nationally accredited qualifications with on-the-job experience. Visit the website for details.
Meetings & Events Australia launched its new SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management as part of a new education and professional development model for the events industry. Visit the website to learn more.
AIME 2018
New features at AIME 2018
Leading business event exhibition AIME is introducing new features and initiatives for a stand-out 2018 program including:
  • New invitation only Hosted Buyer acquisition scheme
  • Extended appointment times between exhibitors and buyers
  • Flexible Trade Buyer attendance offering, increasing the choice of buyers exhibitors can make appointments with
  • New "AIME First Timers" exhibitor area
Secure your stand and do business with pre-qualified, top quality Hosted Buyers from organisations including: Tesla, Suncorp, Sanofi, Minerals Council of Australia and many more.
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Melbourne: Get social after your meetings
Even though it's known as a great city for business, Melbourne has a lot more to offer when it comes to after-hours activities. So make sure your event doesn't end inside the boardroom. Book an off-site dinner at one of Melbourne's many restaurants and bars that will delight your attendees.
Visit the Crowne Plaza® Mostly Business Hub for more tips. 
Tourism Whitsunday
Free Whitsundays holiday with every event confirmed*
Who wouldn't love a free holiday? Whitsundays Business Events is giving away a free three-night stay for two in the Whitsundays with every event confirmed at any Whitsunday venue between November 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018.* The package includes three-nights at Coral Sea Resort in an Ocean View Room, a buffet breakfast for two each day, and a $150 dinner voucher and complimentary bottle of wine for two at The Clipper Restaurant and Lounge. *T&Cs apply.
Find out more by clicking here. 
Holiday Inn Warwick Farm
Holiday Inn celebrates in South Western Sydney
This time last year South Western Sydney saw its newest event centre open within the Holiday Inn Warwick Farm. Since opening one year ago the event centre has hosted some of the area’s most prestigious events, with the capacity to host up to 1000 people. It is certainly a must see venue for any occasion.
Click here to learn more. 
TFE Hotels
Save up to 20%, do a good deed PLUS win a share of 1 million points.
Book your 2018 event now and support a great cause while also receiving a discount. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne has come together with the McGrath Foundation and will be donating $1 from every day delegate package booked PLUS go in the draw to win a share of 1 million Velocity Frequent Flyer points.
For more information visit the website. 
Captain Cook
New vessel for Captain Cook & book your Xmas event
Captain Cook Cruises has launched another new vessel this week, bringing its harbour fleet total to 20 vessels. The 260-passenger ferry "Nancy Wake" will join the Hop On Hop Off service connecting Manly to Barangaroo and ICC Sydney, and is available for private harbour transfers every evening.
Cruising Christmas Parties can still be booked for private charter groups of 30-400 guests with several peak dates available and great mid-week specials starting at $99pp for a 4hr private cruise including buffet dining and 4hr bar package.
Phone 02 8270 5136 for details or send them an email.
Sea World Resort
Where Serious Business Meets Serious Fun!
Now is the best time to book and enjoy Sea World Resort's unique conference experience while our pool is undergoing a makeover. Conference with us from February 12 – 28, 2018, and take advantage of this ONE off amazing offer with rooms starting from $130 per room, per night including breakfast and entry to the Gold Coast's favourite theme parks and DDP from $59 per person.
Click here for more details.
  • AccorHotels forms partnership with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018
  • New speakers and specialist workshop clinics for EEAA 2017 Conference
  • FV by Peppers checks into Brisbane
  • New Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi opens
  • The Anchorage to relaunch after multi-million dollar renovation
  • Brisbane's trailblazers given $25,000 to attract more conferences
  • Taking a peek at the new Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
  • The new Endeavour Pavilion is launched on Darling Harbour
  • Mercure Alice Springs joins Accor network
Visit our Daily News for daily updates on everything relating to business events.

micenet eMag October/November 2017
don't forget
10th Annual PCOA Conference
November 26 - 28, 2017
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD
Dreamtime 2017
December 3-6, 2017
Brisbane, QLD
AIME 2018
February 20 - 21, 2018
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, VIC
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