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.
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  • If you haven't heard of a 'not-so'-bored room, you have now because Crowne Plaza Auckland is turning the boardroom into just that and putting the excitement back into 'experiences' for event planners.
  • Continuing its international expansion, Club Med's first resort in the Seychelles is due to open in 2020. This follows the recent news of three more new Club Med destinations – Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Canada/Québec, all to open within the next four years.
  • The gardens of the heritage Mercure Canberra in Braddon will play host to the 11th Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival on Saturday March 24 between 11am – 6pm, providing a nice pre-conference lure for visiting delegates.
  • The Molonglo Group has sold Canberra's Hotel Hotel and Monster businesses to Ovolo Hotels. The hotel, a creative collaboration between 50 designers, architects and artists, will be run by the Ovolo Hotel Group with the change in management taking effect from March 1, 2018.
AIME 2018 Register Now
AIME's Knowledge Program set to cause a shake up
The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre is readying itself to host AIME 2018 where provocative and inspiring sessions by industry experts and thought leaders are at the core of the highly anticipated Knowledge Program. It's a program that gives an in-depth look at event technology, regional and global industry trends and forecasts, and case studies on techniques to enhance pop culture, destinations, and live events. Presented by industry leaders and local professionals, it is designed to offer practical skills and insights to benefit growth and understanding in the changing landscape.
What's Hot
The icy Games of Thrones-themed hotel in Finland
Baby it may be hot outside but in Finland there's none so hot as their Game of Thrones-themed hotel made of ice and snow, featuring White Walkers, dragons and an 'iron' throne. The Lapland Hotels Snow Village, made with 350,000 kilograms of ice, has 10-suites for guests to stay overnight that feature snow sculptures of house sigils, a haunting Braavosi Hall of Faces, an ice Iron Throne guarded by a huge ice sculpture of The Mountain and a wall map of Westeros. All yours for overnight rates that start at A$400.
Central Coast Tourism
Smart peeps will tell you to never pay for hotel WiFi. A micenet staffer on a recent trip was told the cost for in-room WiFi was $40 for the first day and $10 for every day after that. A cheaper option is to head to a nearby Telstra or Optus store and buy yourself a WiFi dongle. It'll set you back about $30 and everybody – especially the kids – will be happy.
 special invite 
Join us for a one-off post AIME event - Sunset Beach Club
This exclusive event has been created to celebrate the two days of AIME and showcase one of Melbourne's most idyllic beachside destinations on the city fringe.
This is a great opportunity to experience Encore St Kilda which has intimate spaces for small events and the ability to entertain into the thousands.
Come and enjoy this one-off event showcasing the best of Australia’s beach culture with live music, beach volleyball, cocktails and the ultimate Aussie barbeque.
Click here to learn more.
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Use audio for better presentations
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Learn how sound has more of an emotional effect on the audience than pictures.
Click here to learn more.
 hot speaker 
Li Cunxin's star never seems to fade. His inspirational and remarkable story - Mao's Last Dancer about being born into utter poverty in Mao's Communist China and then selected at the age of ten to train at Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy. He went on to become one of the world's great dancers. His story is one of story of survival, resilience and perseverance. You'll find him through Saxon Speakers.
 entertain me 
Bizet, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi performed by some of our finest opera singers was the order of the night when thousands of Sydneysiders headed to The Domain with picnics packed to hear Australian Opera stars - soprano Lorina Gore,mezzo-soprano Sian Pendry, baritone Michael Honeyman and tenor Simon Kim perform to a capacity audience during January's Opera in the Domain. An event not just for opera buffs but one that surely creates converts.
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Create better events
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For example consider the energy levels in a room and match the room set-up to ensure maximum delegate/speaker interaction.
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Freebies, foodies and hipsters converge at the Sydney Festival during its annual arts bash. Here everything from karaoke carousel themed nights, 10 minute dance parties and trannies in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent share the air with divas singing opera in the Domain.
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Full beards...sorry, hipsters. And we're guessing they're soon to be followed by man buns and then there's the exaggerated quiff - don't you know? Elvis is dead!
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 quick fix 

  • Before you start booking the venue and calling caterers, take some time to prepare for your conference. This will save you a lot of stress and prevent last-minute surprises.
  • Choose your team carefully. Look for enthusiastic, organised and driven team players the organising committee shouldn't have too many members, keep decision making and coordination smooth.
  • Craft an efficient communication plan. Don't cram your program with presentations – build plenty of breakout and coffee sessions to allow delegates to breathe and chat regularly.
  • Finding the right keynote speaker is crucial but can be tricky. A good keynote speaker will attract delegates and set the tone for your conference.
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micenet Dec 2017 eMag
AIME 2018
February 20 - 21, 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Exclusive Post AIME Event: Sunset Beach Club
February 21, 2018
Encore St Kilda Beach