micenet October 2018
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October 7, 2018
In this issue
Oaks Cypress Lakes tops international awards
Christchurch CC taking shape
ICC Sydney commits to Australia’s First Nations
The full story of the failed C2 Melbourne
Australia’s business events sector was in shock at the cancellation of the much anticipated C2 event in Melbourne in October, with the latest documentation recording creditors totalling $2.4 million.
A full report will be appearing in the December / January edition of micenet including some matters that have not been reported on previously.
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AIME – Bringing Quality Buyers
Talk2 Media & Events are so busy sourcing and inviting quality buyers to next year’s AIME.
With a significant commitment to bring in more, carefully vetted buyers, our 250th Hosted Buyer is a Senior Event Manager from NSW who needs to contract inbound and outbound study tours and has delegations coming from China and India. She is looking to find new venues, DMCs and destinations and is excited that AIME offers so much under one roof.
Currently 64% of all Hosted Buyers are from outside Australia – and the spread of buyers is even across associations, corporates, event managers, incentives, PCOs and others.
Can you afford to miss AIME? Find out more about exhibiting here. 
Pick Your Perk
Conferencing at Pullman Melbourne on the Park just got a whole lot more enticing. Choose from the below a selection of value add-ons when you conference at Pullman Melbourne on the Park and spend over $5000:
• Every 25th DDP package complimentary
• 15 per cent discount on audio visual
• Complimentary barista coffee cart*
• 2000 additional bonus Meeting Planner points
• $500 gift card (choose from a variety of different retailers)*
Contact the events team on H9875-SB1@accor.com to book your conference.
Terms & Conditions apply.
Oaks Cypress Lakes tops international awards
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the NSW Hunter Valley is celebrating today after this week being named for the second year running Australia’s Best Golf Hotel 2018 at the 5th Annual World Golf Awards held in Spain.
The international awards program serves to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in golf across a range of categories on a global scale. Voted on by respected golf industry experts and tourism authorities, the popular Hunter Valley property claimed the win after competing against an impressive line-up of world-class golfing destinations spanning Australia.
Christchurch CC taking shape
Christchurch’s new convention centre, Te Pae, is taking shape one year after the first concrete pour.
Otakaro Limited chief executive, John Bridgman, said the foundations for the exhibition hall are now completed and the walls have started to go up, giving a real sense of what a great space it will be for events.
Work to install the roof of the 1400-seat auditorium will be completed in the new year, which will allow the internal fit-out to begin.
ICC Sydney commits to Australia’s First Nations
In a first for convention centres around the country, the ICC Sydney has launched a Reconciliation Action Plan to recognise and celebrate the cultures, practices and traditions of Australia’s First Nations within the venue and events it hosts. The RAP will see the venue activate a series of initiatives to build greater engagement with Australia’s First Nations, including the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the custodians of the land on which ICC Sydney is located.
As part of the initiative, art and culture from Australia’s First Nations will be displayed across the venue’s main entry points, including pieces commissioned by renowned Aboriginal artist Jeffrey Samuels.
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  • New hotel manager for Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • BESydney announces nine global ambassadors
  • Location announced for CINZ 2019
  • A bumper October month for Melbourne
  • Auckland’s first vegan certified restaurant
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micenet eMag October 2018
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