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Magennis and Steenson win special EEAA award
All events now welcome at NSW Parliament
AIME opens in Melbourne in 75 days
PCOA Conference – Who Gives A Crap
Round two funding open for regional NSW events
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Magennis and Steenson win special EEAA award
Managing director of Decorative Events & Exhibitions, Mark Magennis, and Reed Exhibitions Australia operations director, Stephen Steenson, were jointly named as the Unsung Hero Award recipients in the EEAA Awards ceremony at the ICC Sydney last night.
Rising star, Georgie Chapman-Burgess from Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) was awarded the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award and the inaugural Tourism Australia scholarship to attend the UFI Asia-Pacific Congress in Tokyo in March 2019.
It was a real “night of nights” for the exhibition and events industry. Click here for the full list of award winners.
Know your DMC from your AACB? How well do you know your business events industry acronyms?
BE veteran NIGEL COLLIN tests his mettle on industry acronyms in a game-show style format. We make no apologies for offending or errors. Just jokes folks… just jokes.
Grab a warm beverage of choice and enjoy the last instalment in our satirical series for the year here. 
Arinex wins big in Barcelona
Australian PCO Arinex and The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (IMC) were the dual recipients of this year’s IAPCO Driving Excellence Collaboration Award, which was announced at the IBTM Leaders Summit last Monday.
The award, which takes into account the collaboration between PCOs, clients and sponsors, was awarded to Arinex because of its 360 approach to solving challenges, and willingness to go above and beyond when delivering a congress.
Runners-up of the award included OIC Group, Italy & Firenze Convention Bureau and MCI Group Brazil & ABDID, Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Base Industries.
All events now welcome at NSW Parliament
Versatile spaces open for spectacular events
A new era has begun at NSW Parliament, with the historic home of state politics’ unique event spaces now available to hire for any organisation.
Historically, hosting events at Parliament was a privilege reserved for members of Parliament, visiting dignitaries, consulate representatives and members of the Royal family.
Today, the doors are open to all. This venue is full of hidden surprises - from beautiful garden views of the Domain, to heritage rooms dating back to 1816 and contemporary event spaces that can host up to 800 people. Experience the living history of New South Wales Parliament, Australia’s oldest Parliament.
Click here to discover more.
AIME opens in Melbourne in 75 days
Preferences for setting meetings with over 300 quality hosted buyers is now open.
Nearly 300 exhibitors from over 20 countries across the Asia Pacific are already exhibiting at AIME 2019. These exhibitors are now able to upload their meetings preferences and will start to have their requests matched when the preferences close on Thursday, December 20.
Don’t miss your opportunity to secure meetings with premium buyers, 55 per cent of whom have never attended AIME before. This is new business to AIME.
When Asia Pacific Meets
February 18-20, 2019
Melbourne Exhibition Convention Centre
Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay invites you to enjoy your next event in the tropical paradise of Fiji.
Located a 45-minute drive from Nadi International Airport and known for being the only property on Fiji’s mainland to offer overwater villas, the resort is elevating meetings and incentives to the next level.
Offering a beachfront setting and state-of-the-art amenities, the resort will appeal to even the most astute event planner.
Our dedicated associates, indoor conference centre and white sandy beachfront settings will provide you with thoughtful services, panoramic views and swaying palm trees to help ensure a successful event.
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PCOA Conference – Who Gives A Crap
The 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition is set to begin this Sunday at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with a great line-up of speakers fitting with the `Embracing Change’ theme.
The presenter we’re most looking forward to is the co-founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap, Simon Griffiths. The company uses 50 per cent of its profits to build toilets in the developing world.
Learn more at https://pco. asn. au/conference/
One month to go to enter the 2018 MEA Awards
The closing date is midnight January 8, 2019.

2018 was a fabulous year for events with many outstanding conferences, exhibitions and special events being held around Australia.
The MEA Awards is an opportunity to tell the story of your achievements and successes and to be recognised as the best of the best in the events industry.
With Christmas coming up don’t forget to submit your entry for the MEA Awards before you go on leave.
The MEA team will be taking a break from December 21, but will be back on deck January 7, 2019, to assist you with your submission.
Click here to find out more.
Round two funding open for regional NSW events
The Byron Spirit Festival, Newcastle Writers Festival and Canowindra Balloon Challenge are just some of the 180 regional events that have benefitted from NSW government funding since 2011. The good news is, your event could be similarly bolstered, now that applications for round two of both the 2019 Incubator Event Fund and the 2019 Flagship Event Fund are open.
More than $500,000 is up for grabs to assist recipients with temporary infrastructure, marketing, promotions, venue hire and attendee research. Applications close Sunday, January 13.
For more information, click here.
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  • Another venue opening for Howard Smith Wharves
  • IBTM World concludes in record-breaking style
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