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December 1, 2017
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Malu Barios & Jo-Anne Kelleway recognised at EEAA Awards
Calling all techy-wannabes
AIME opens delegate registrations
Dreamtime readies in Brisbane
 
Tourism Australia's bi-annual event for the incentive travel sector is set to kick-off in Brisbane in two days' time, with a record number of exhibitors no doubt already packing their bags and preparing for the event.
 
With an anticipated 100+ international hosted buyers and media, Business Events Australia, Brisbane Marketing and operators have been working exceptionally hard to show a side of Queensland's capital that many wouldn't have seen before.
 
micenet will be on the ground reporting on the event from this Sunday. Stay tuned!
Matthew Kemp
Malu Barios & Jo-Anne Kelleway recognised at EEAA Awards
 
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia's (EEAA) 25th annual Awards for Excellence held on Wednesday night in Melbourne honoured the industry's highest achieving shows, venues, suppliers, teams and individuals, with special tributes paid to long-time industry champions Malu Barrios and Jo-Anne Kelleway.
 
At its special 25th anniversary gala event, held at Melbourne Museum, the association's community celebrated the important role of individuals to the success of the association and the wider business event industry.
 
International Convention Centre Sydney's (ICC Sydney) Malu Barrios was named the inaugural winner of the Unsung Hero of the Industry for her contribution over many years and Info Salon Group's Jo-Anne Kelleway was recognised for her decades of service to the association becoming the 2017 recipient of the Trevor Riddell President's Award.
 
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ICC Sydney pushes event legacies further with new initiative
 
With one of today's major pushes in international business events being that conferences can leave legacies long after the meeting has ended, the ICC Sydney has developed a new initiative designed to do just that.
 
The ICC Sydney's new 'Legacy Program' will reportedly foster knowledge exchange, collaboration and engagement across four streams including: innovation, generation next, Aboriginal Australia, and sustainability.
 
What it all means to the ICC Sydney and its 'Legacy Program' partners like the New South Wales Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, TAFE NSW, Sydney Water, the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE), and 11 NSW universities, among others, and how it will create real "legacies" is too complex to explain in this short article.
 
To that end, micenet will be speaking to ICC Sydney for a fuller explanation when the program launches in January 2018.
Calling all techy-wannabes
 
AV1 and the City Recital Hall is taking part in a pilot program for live production traineeships designed to streamline and expedite the hiring, training and certification of much-needed technical workers for live events in NSW.
 
The plan is that ArtsReady recruits applicants and TAFE NSW provides the traineeships for employers.
 
With the opening of the ICC Sydney and an increase in technically demanding events there is reportedly a shortage of skilled live production technicians.
 
To learn more contact ArtsReady's Rog Chhabra.
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Where the bloody hell is Hyams Beach?
 
Two Australian beaches have been named in the top 10 of beautiful beaches around the world by 600 of the world's top travel professionals connected to Canada's largest travel website, FlightNetwork.
 
The Whitsundays' Whitehaven Beach came in second and Hyams Beach was named the eighth most stunning. But where's Hyams Beach?
 
Okay, give up? It's on the NSW South Coast down near Jervis Bay. And it is pretty damn nice.
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 read more. 
Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
Overwater bungalows at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
 
Newly-opened Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay is the only property on Fiji's mainland to offer over-water accommodation. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, the resort provides guests with an elegant, tropical island experience.
 
With a dedicated, state-of-the-art events and conference centre set back from the main resort, Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay is designed to appeal both to business travellers and event planners. The multipurpose venues feature the latest technology, access to gourmet catering and expert event planning services. Take advantage of the resort's beachfront location by extending the functions to one of the beautiful outdoor event spaces.
 
Click here to learn more. 
AIME registration
AIME opens delegate registrations
 
AIME - the leading exhibition for the MICE industry in Asia-Pacific – opens delegate registrations for industry professionals to attend the Melbourne expo, 20-21 February 2018!
 
With a raft of new features and initiatives being introduced for a stand out 2018 program, AIME has secured leading event brands and destinations from around the world including Tourism Fiji, Japan, Abu Dhabi, Korea, Los Angeles and Tourism New Zealand. All major Australian bureaux will return to the show floor for the third year in a row. The AIME First Timers exhibition area has attracted major interest and been expanded, allowing delegates to explore a variety of new product offerings and new industry suppliers to the AIME show floor.
 
Register for free.
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