micenet August 2018
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September 27, 2018
In this issue
TEDxSydney head of curation at Event Symposium
Byron at Byron shows off to PCOs
MEA opens 2019 registrations, announces first keynote
Australia’s tourism going up, up, up
Don’t Miss Out: Your 2018 Festive Experience at Pullman Sydney Airport
When it comes to planning your festive event, leave it to the experts to create a delicious sampler experience just for your team.
Situated in Mascot just minutes away from the Sydney Airport precinct, Pullman Sydney Airport is the perfect host for your 2018 gathering as you toast to the year’s win.
For a limited time, book a Festive 2018 exclusive promotion and hold your event between November 1 and December 22, 2018, at Pullman Sydney Airport to receive 10 per cent off your final bill.
Packages include:
• 5 canapé selection from $29 per person*
• 8 canapé selection from $44 per person*
• 12 canapé selection from $63 per person*
Book today by contact the events team on 02 8398 4600 or email at meetings.pullmansydneyairport@accor.com for more information.
Meritus Hotels & Resorts
Experience the finest of Asian hospitality in the best of locations.
Meritus Hotels & Resorts knows the importance of a smooth and successful event. With versatile function spaces and column-free grand ballrooms, you can experience the brand’s signature Asian grace, warmth and care, delivered with personalised service and modern facilities at winning locations in Singapore and Malaysia.
For more information on Meritus Hotels & Resorts or to plan your next MICE event, visit meritushotels. com. 
Australia Sales Office | T +61 2 9410 3405 | E gso.australia@meritushotels.com
TEDxSydney head of curation at Event Symposium
Culturist, orator, curator and arts and culture media favourite Fenella Kernebone will workshop communication and concept origination with the events industry on the Sunshine Coast in November. The Masterclass will explore the importance of communication in the events industry, from active listening to conversation and presentation skills for creating and selling targeted, incredible concepts that pop.
She joins journalist and former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons and celebrity chef Matt Golinski as the other two Masterclass visionaries, as well as a host of experts from within the events industry who will be delivering workshops during the Symposium on topics including creative disruption, marketing, stakeholder engagement and project management.
For the full program and to book for both the symposium and the awards, visit w w w. eventawards. com. au. 
Far East Hospitality’s bevy of new event spaces
Opening from April 2019, Far East Hospitality presents The Barracks Hotel, The Outpost Hotel, and Village Hotel at Sentosa and Events Centre. The new getaway offers a wave of brand new amenities and activities for leisure and meeting groups.
The Events Centre heritage building, together with the new Village Square housed in the Village Hotel at Sentosa, offers over 800 square metres of flexible spaces to host small and mid-scale events, from corporate launches to social events.
To find out more, click here. 
Engage your attendees with healthy and sustainable meetings
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne Flinders street has launched ‘Meet with Purpose’, a Hilton concept designed to make it easier for meeting professionals to reduce waste and incorporate health and wellness into meetings and events.
The team has come up with sustainable choices that will not only enhance the experience for attendees, but will align with the corporate responsibility goals of companies.
Choose from healthy menu options, add a yoga class or even offset your meeting’s carbon emissions. Talk to the team about how to make your next meeting, Christmas, or end-of-year event more conscious and sustainable. Find out more here. 
MCI prepares for a hectic week at Sibos
MCI Australia staffers probably won’t be getting much rest during Sibos (October 22-5), with the company charged with running 29 events that week.
MCI will be running a range of events including the mega 2000-person closer complete with fireworks. The Sibos conference and exhibition is expected to attract more than 8000 participants.
Stay tuned to micenet for updates during and after.
Byron at Byron shows off to PCOs
The Byron at Byron Resort recently hosted a familiarisation for 15 Melbourne and Sydney PCOs, showcasing the final chapter of the recent $2M refurbishment of the property.
Picked up in a convey of vintage Kombi Vans, guests travelled in style through Byron Bay township followed by whale watching at iconic Byron Bay Lighthouse.
Click here to learn more of what they did and how great meetings in Byron Bay can be.
Book an event with Oaks and reap the rewards
Oaks Hotels & Resorts boast state-of-the-art conferencing and event facilities across Australia with over 10 incredible locations to choose from. With picturesque settings and outstanding facilities, their venues suit unique delegate gatherings, intimate cocktail parties, or extravagant gala dinners.
Book your event at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in November and receive a $500 voucher to spend at a retail store of your choosing! Click here to find out more.
• Terms and conditions apply. Applicable for new bookings at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort with a minimum spend of $20,000 in food and beverage and accommodation. Event must be held during November 2018. Must mention this advertisement at the time of enquiry.
The Westin Brisbane: OPENING NOVEMBER 2018
The Westin Brisbane offers 930 metres of flexible event space, featuring natural light, a dedicated planning team, cutting-edge technology, revitalising food and beverage breaks designed to ensure attendees can be at their best. Located in the dynamic hub of the Brisbane CBD, and in close proximity to many major corporate offices and the Queen Street Mall, this urban oasis-style hotel is ideal for conference delegates, incentive guests and event planners alike.
Click here to discover more.
MEA opens 2019 registrations, announces first keynote
Meetings & Events Australia’s Evolve 2019 event, set to take place in Brisbane between March 31 and April 2, 2019, is officially open for registrations. The first of its keynotes has also been revealed, leadership guru and author Sonia McDonald, who will present on the value of leadership.
On the selection of Sonia as the conference’s first speaker, CEO of MEA Robyn Johnson said “Leadership is essential in our sector to ensure that we are empowering and inspiring people to grow businesses and build a strong industry that has a sustainable future.”
The final keynote speakers and the content of the tracks will be announced over the next few months.
We like to be, under the sea
PCOs, event planners and media representatives (including micenet) dived into the James Cook Ballroom at the InterContinental Sydney last night for an update on three of the brand’s properties. Guests were submerged by a wall projection of tropical fish and treated to an exclusive food experience as they heard of the refurbishments to InterContinental Sydney and InterContinental Sactuary Cove Resort.
Of particular interest was an update of Hayman Island, By InterContinental, the $100M property slated to open in July next year. Guests also got to meet the hotel’s resort manager, Mark Eletr.
Australia’s tourism going up, up, up
It seems that negative news is a dime a dozen this week, so we’re here with a scoop to rise your spirits. Ahead of World Tourism Day, IBISWorld has revealed that Australia’s tourism industry is worth a whopping $125.9 billion, and that the figure is on the incline.
Other findings were that the industry employs more than 600,000 people, China has overtaken New Zealand as our largest source of visitors, and international tourism in particular increased by eight per cent over the last year. Keep up the good work, folks!
  • Centuries-old event wows once again
  • IBTM China ends on a high
  • Cambridge brain wiz to bring ‘event leadership’ series down under
  • TEDX curator to lead event awards masterclass
  • Accor launches dual-brand hotel in Bangkok
  • Local leader to helm Tourism Noosa
  • AHA crowns best hotel for events
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