fortnightly bite-sized news and ideas for the corporate event planner
24 September 2021
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.
Byron at Byron Resort & Spa
  • The Courtyard Sydney-North Ryde has undergone a $2.7 million renovation with work to the 196-room hotel including fresh carpet, new bedroom furnishings, and multiple USB and electrical sockets located close to the work desk for easy connection.
  • If it's intimate you're after check out Spicers Potts Point in Sydney. The 20-room hotel is housed in a former 1881 guest house where great care has been taken to conserve the terraces' engaging historic features.
  • The Ivy in Sydney has been slated to close to make way for a new 55-storey hotel. No date has been announced yet.
  • The Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, located in the vibrant and trendy urban oasis of the Sukhumvit area, is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018. The 32-storey, 273-room hotel will feature 21 suites including a presidential suite.
  • Tasmania's highly acclaimed MACq 01 hotel and six prime retail tenancies, which together are known as Macquarie Wharf 01, has been announced as up for sale. It remains business as usual at the property.
Great speakers at Get Global exhibition in 2018
Creators of the Get Global one day tradeshow for people who are considering holding meetings and events offshore is teaming up with ICMI Speakers & Entertainers and introducing an "Inspiration Corner".
The second Get Global is being held on Friday, July 20, at the ICC Sydney. One speaker already confirmed is the former managing director of Facebook Australia and New Zealand, Stephen Scheeler.
Visit the website to learn how you can get involved.
Get some STAR treatment at The Star Gold Coast
One of Australia's largest residential conferencing properties and home to the Event Centre, featuring 1600 square metres of pillarless convention space for up to 2,300 guests, The Star Gold Coast is the preferred venue for many high profile meetings and events. Also boasting 15 function rooms, the property offers an exciting array of venue options for intimate gatherings, executive board meetings together with incentives, conferences and exhibitions.
Click here to find how your delegates can get some star treatment at The Star Gold Coast.
The Star Gold Coast
Discover Village Roadshow Theme Parks
Discover the Gold Coast's most unique conference destination, offering accommodation, partner programs and amazing on or offsite dinner experiences at one of our theme park sister properties. With the brand new, purpose-built Sea World Resort Conference Centre, the undercover Sea World Plaza event space, the construction of the new Topgolf venue opening in mid-2018, and even the Southern Hemisphere's tallest, longest and fastest HyperCoaster at Warner
Bros. Movie World, the conference possibilities are endless.
Visit us at AIME on the Gold Coast stand 1750 and
click here to learn more.
Village Roadhshow Theme Parks
Cordis Auckland announces major expansion
Following the multi-million dollar refurbishment of Cordis, Auckland, Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has announced new expansion plans that will make the upper upscale hotel the largest in New Zealand in terms of room count.
Set to be completed by late 2020 with a total of 650 rooms and suites, the recently rebranded hotel will reinforce its position as the city's leading meetings and conference property with its new and extended event space, complemented with exciting food and beverage enhancements.
The new tower adjacent and connected to the existing hotel will house an additional 250 premium rooms and Cordis signature suites. The size of the new rooms will start from 32 square metres and the brand new Club Lounge will feature panoramic views of the harbour and Auckland Tower.
Cordis Auckland
What's Hot
A night in the museum
Make sure you grab a copy of the February 2018 edition of micenet to discover why you should be thinking of one of the dozens of museums we have around the country for a special event you’re organising. Many are so stylish and different that they need very little theming at all.
It seems the organisers of the Australian Grand Prix have been taking note of the public outcry caused when the Australian leg of the World Rally Championships held in Coffs Harbour in late 2017 included a beauty contest, with the Melbourne event now the first to lose so-called "grid girls". Grid girls have the job of holding an umbrella over each driver as they sit on the grid prior to the start of the race.
 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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Battle boring events
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Stu Katzen says events are under threat of becoming so boring and safe because of the "fear factor" of the unknown, including acts of terror or crazy people.
Click here to learn more.
 hot speaker 
We've just finished her autobiography and loved it which is why we're suggesting former world number 4 tennis player Jelena Dokic would be a great keynote at an upcoming event of yours. Her story is truly remarkable. She can be contacted here.
 entertain me 
If it's some light-hearted relief you're after then check out comedian Arj Barker. Since winning the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1997, he has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit. He can be contacted through here.
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Keep your event on time
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Nigel Collin gives three important reasons why you need to build time buffers into your conference run sheet.
Click here to learn more.
It's been a long hot summer in most of Australia. Time to think about a winter destination for an upcoming meeting, incentive or special event.
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Heavy lunches. Light, healthy and clean eating is all the go!
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 quick fix 

  • Don’t waste time booking your own travel. Use an accredited travel agent. It won’t cost you more because in the majority of cases they receive a commission from the airlines and hotels.
  • For something different to a normal event, find a new movie that fits with your company and book out a cinema, complete with F&B.
  • Your event may be paperless but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give delegates a little take-home memento like a pen with a conference or key message logo on it. We’ve found mugs work well too!
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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