micenet October 2018
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October 8, 2018
In this issue
Crowne Plaza Melbourne lifts the mask on $25m makeover
Brisbane to host ground-breaking cancer conference
Scene Change sets sights on the future
Seven tips to successful events
The hotel general manager
We know you've all been hanging out for the next instalment in our BreakOut Series, and we're pleased to announce that the day has come.
In this interview, "hardworking" journo Brad Foster interviews a "hotel general manager" who appears to have a little chip on his shoulder about being unappreciated in comparison to some working in other areas of the hospitality sector. We feel his pain. Give a GM a hug today! And when you're done, watch the video here. 
Pattaya for MICE Groups – Not as you Know it
Pattaya today has so much to offer. Alongside the vibrancy of the city exists a serene local way of life, ready to offer new experiences to MICE groups.
In Ban Krasae Bon, situated in the neighbouring Rayong province, you can experience the authentic way of life of tropical fruit farmers, a local CSR activity, or try a river cruise where your hands-on experience in fishing giant river prawns turns into a sumptuous meal.
How rewarding! Click here to discover more.
Crowne Plaza Melbourne lifts the mask on $25m makeover
Melburnians will be forgiven for doing a double-take while passing Crowne Plaza Melbourne today, following the hotel’s extensive $25 million transformation. Each of the property’s rooms now have contemporary bathrooms, standalone showers with state-of-the-art showerheads, premium bedding, designer furnishings and a striking artwork feature.
The hotel’s City View rooms now boast spacious walk-in wardrobes with workstations, while the Luxury suites feature deep bathtubs, walk-in showers and plush bedding. Phase two of the refurbishment will commence next year, and include updates to conference and event facilities.
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 and extravagant gala dinners.
Book your event at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in November or December 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 or December 2018. You must mention this advertisement at time of enquiry to qualify.
Brisbane to host ground-breaking cancer conference
In the days leading up to Evolve 2019, 500 of the world’s best cancer specialists will gather in Brisbane for the 15th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. The conference will centre on finding a cure and prevention for mesothelioma, and is expected to generate $1.2 million for the city’s economy.
Brisbane lord mayor Graham Quirk said the conference will stimulate ideas and establish collaborations between the city and a global network of research experts.
It doesn’t get any better than THIS!
Kick off 2019 with a BANG and book your ‘Kick Off’ meeting at the multi-award-winning Headlands Austinmer Beach, located just one-hour’s drive south of Sydney airport.
Featuring a stunning architecturally-designed event space with a private bar, balcony and uninterrupted panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Headlands is certain to impress your delegates!
Headlands’ onsite accommodation takes all the guess work out of planning your next conference, with 57 self-contained serviced apartments designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation. The hotel also features a Brasserie, Bar, swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary secure parking.
Contact Headlands NOW for a unique and tailored package for your next event!
P: 02 4200 1099
E: events@headlandshotel.com.au
URL: w w w. headlandshotel. com. au
Scene Change sets sights on the future
Meetings & Events Australia’s Future Leaders program (formerly YMEA) has just received a welcome boost with AV company Scene Change re-committing as its National Sponsor. The partnership will see Scene Change provide the up-and-coming leaders program with a greater national presence and help to develop its image among industry employers.
On the sponsorship, co-founder of Scene Change and MEA vice chair Ian Whitworth said “It’s been an absolute privilege to work with so many smart, energetic people in the Future Leaders committees… in many ways, they’re leading us, towards events from just the people in one room to a wider social audience.”
Image courtesy of Oneill Photographics. 
Byron at Byron’s bonus offers
Book your residential conference with the Byron at Byron before December 31, 2018, and experience one of the following bonus offers:
1. A one-hour canapé and drinks package served on arrival to commence your conference or on conclusion of your first day of conference sessions.
2. A complimentary dessert course from the seasonal menu selection when a two course dinner is booked.
3. A wellness inspired one-hour private group yoga or meditation class held in the rainforest surrounds for your delegates.
Normal Terms and Conditions plus minimum number of delegates and room booking required. Blackout dates apply.
Valid for bookings until March 2018.
Meeting success with Marriott International Fiji
Marriott International Resorts invites you to enjoy your next event in the tropical paradise of Fiji for FREE!
Simply book your group at either Marriott Resort Fiji Momi Bay, Sheraton Tokoriki Island Resort or The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, and EVERY 21st delegate is FREE including one return flight with Fiji Airways.
• Enjoy an authentic Fijian experience at The Westin from FJ$240.
• Experience an island paradise with mainland facilities at Sheraton Tokoriki from FJ$340.
• Revel in lagoon and oceanfront luxury at Marriott Momi Bay from FJ$280.
Find out more here. 
Seven tips to successful events
Holding an event is a great way to promote your business, says Scope Production’s creative director, Shaq Abboud.
Shaq gives readers his seven tips to help you position your business as professional and highly credible.
Click here to read more.
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  • EEAA announces young achiever nominees
  • MEA launches preliminary program for Evolve 2019
  • ICC Sydney commits to Australia’s First Nations
  • Ruby Apartments Gold Coast welcomes first guests
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