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.
The Star Sydney
  • The Singapore-based design hotel group, Naumi Hotels has announced that Naumi Auckland Airport is now officially open.
  • Crowne Plaza® Adelaide is to return in 2020 on Frome Street, bringing the upscale brand back to the city at its new address in Adelaide’s tallest building, Frome Central Tower One.
  • State-of-the-art conference and event facilities are now available on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula since the recent opening of the RACV Cape Schanck Resort.
  • North Sydney is to welcome a new hotel, the 187-room Vibe Hotel North Sydney, in April.
  • Brisbane's hottest new hotel, FV by Peppers, has opened its doors. Located in Fortitude Valley it offers 986 one and two-bedroom apartments which are a mixture of hotel rooms and long-term letting.
The gloves are off!
The most exciting thing to hit the business events publishing sector is almost here.
Click here for a sneak peak of our no holds barred interview series set to take off next month.
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Nominate an exceptional woman working in business events
In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, micenet is calling for nominations for exceptional women working in the business event sector in Australia and New Zealand for a one-off magazine feature.
If you work with a woman who has done and continues to do great things in business events then we want to hear from you. Send us their name, company and 250 words on why they’re such an inspiration to you and we’ll aim to include them in our upcoming micenet edition.
Email editor Brad Foster with your nomination by Friday, March 16.
Marriott Double Up
The world's largest hospitality company offers unprecedented choices and access to a variety of meeting and event destination programs. It also rewards you for events booked by May 31, 2018.
Earn double points with Marriott Rewards or double Starpoints® with SPG on eligible catered events, including client meetings, network gatherings, product launches, team celebrations and more. Just book and arrive by May 31, 2018 at participating Marriott Rewards and SPG hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific. Plus, you'll earn a signing bonus of 500 Marriott Rewards points or 500 Starpoints. Learn more at and
And for more on Marriott visit the website by clicking here.
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Industry united behind women in AV
Coinciding with International Women’s Day is the launch of Women in AV Australia - a group that unites and supports women working in the audio visual industry.
Women in AV Australia has been established with a mission to empower and unite female audio visual professionals. Through positive and powerful messaging, it aims to increase the number of women working in the industry, reduce the gender gap and address the skills shortage in AV.
The group has launched its community Facebook Page - Women in AV Australia ( - as a forum to provide communication, education and networking. Its goal is to connect and support women currently working in the industry, and ultimately encourage and inspire more girls and women to develop a career in AV.
The Star Gold Coast's Darling set to open
The Star Gold Coast’s exquisite new hotel, The Darling, will officially open on March 22, delivering as promised a world-class facility to the region ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Located at the front of the iconic Broadbeach Island property, the lavish new 17-storey hotel forms the centrepiece of The Star Gold Coast’s landmark transformation and features 57 spacious suites ranging in size from 70 square metres to a stunning 328sqm.
What's Hot
Business Class Travel
You can’t believe the difference a long-haul trip makes when you’re travelling Business Class. So why not spoil your event attendees and put them in a great frame of mind before they even board the aircraft. You can save on another part of your event to cover the costs. Or better still, send them to a destination that is way cheap.
Smart people 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 or a new SIM card. It’ll set you back about $30 and everybody – especially the kids – will be happy.
 special deal 
Double your rewards with Le Club AccorHotels Meeting Planner
Now is the perfect time to book your next event at AccorHotels with this exclusive offer just for members. Simply register here, then book and hold before August 31, 2018, at over 2400 participating hotels worldwide to earn double Le Club AccorHotels bonus Rewards points on every eligible event!
Not a Le Club AccorHotels Meeting Planner member? Join now at Accor Hotels/meeting planner.
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Be the life of the party and a team player
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Lynne Schinella says those who love being the life of the party should also learn to respect their co-workers.
Click here to learn more.
 hot speaker 
Being socially responsible in business is now more than a buzz word. If part of your conference or event is focusing on corporate social responsibility then Stephanie Woollard would be great to head your program. Stephanie focused an organisation called Seven Women which works with disabled and marginalised women in Nepal. She can be contacted via ICMI.
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You no doubt know them from their radio and television shows but you may not know that Hamish and Andy are also popular in the corporate events market. After meeting at university seven years ago, these two talented comedians have become Australia's most popular media performers, and are now wowing audiences in the corporate arena. They can be contacted via Saxton.
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Upskill your skill set
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There is a raft of new event courses in 2018. We take a look at some of them.
Click here to learn more.
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 quick fix 

  • Ban PowerPoint at your peril. Done well, it can be a great addition to any presentation.
  • Consider theming break-out rooms differently to create variety for your event attendees.
  • Reduce the number of people sitting at round tables by two to ensure that everybody has a view of the stage area.
  • Be careful about arranging placenames. If people are sitting up the back they might think they’re low on the attendant list. Why not try arranging people in alphabetical order.
Visit our Daily News and Opinion for daily updates on everything relating to business events.
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