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Club Melbourne Ambassadors recognised for conference boost
ACB seeks Australian-based business development professional
ICC Sydney makes strides in Asia
 
 
When is a convention centre not a convention centre?
 
We’re loving the sound of the new $575 million mixed-use space at Green Square in Sydney’s inner-south that includes 326 apartments, a 90-room boutique hotel and a 430-seat event space but to call that space a “convention centre” is maybe a little OTT.
 
The definition we found for a convention centre is that it’s “a large civic building or group of buildings designed for conventions, industrial shows, and the like, having large unobstructed exhibit areas and often including conference rooms, hotel accommodation, restaurants, and other facilities”.
 
Maybe this new “Infinity Convention Centre” is simply clever marketing, or perhaps it could spurn a new generation of more boutique convention centres around the country. Only time will tell.
 
Check it out at w w w. infinitybycrowngroup. com. au and you be the judge.
Why meeting planners are choosing Novotel Manly
 
With panoramic Pacific Ocean views, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific is Sydney’s premier beachside conferencing destination - a meeting planner’s hotel of choice when it comes to providing delegates with memorable meetings, conferences and events.
 
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific is offering delegate day packages starting from $79*, usually $82, with complimentary Wi-Fi and a daily barista cart. Lock in your next conference or event by July 31, 2019, and allow the team to reward you with 5000 Le Club Accor Hotels meeting planner points!
 
For more information, click here, or view the 2019 Conference Kit. 
 
*Minimum 40 delegates, subject to availability.
Club Melbourne Ambassadors recognised for conference boost
 
At a ceremony at the MCEC on Monday night, 14 Club Melbourne Ambassadors were awarded for securing nine international conferences in 2018. Collectively, the conferences are expected to inject $95 million into the state, as well as delivering 63,000 delegate days.
 
Since its inception in 2005, Club Melbourne Ambassadors have helped secure 144 events for Melbourne, contributing over $910 million in economic impact. Some of Monday night’s recipients included Professor Robin Batterham AO, who led the bid for the XXXI International Mineral Processing Congress 2022, and Dr Cathy Foley, who led the bid for the 7th International Conference of Women in Physics 2020.
Hurry: Last days to register for EVOLVE 2019
 
EVOLVE 2019 will take place at the Brisbane Convention Centre from March 31 to April 2.
 
Highlights will include:
 
• 61 sessions of quality content designed for the events industry
• Six plenary sessions
• Eight tracks
• New technology not yet on the market
• 80 per cent of the speakers having never spoken at a MEA event
• 50 per cent from industries outside the event sector
• Sold out event marketplace
• Creativity workshop
• Two networking events showcasing new venues
• 2018 MEA National Awards Dinner
 
Register now: w w w. evolve2019. com. au
For an event to remember
 
Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites boast more than 10 versatile and unique conferencing and event facilities across Australia. Picturesque settings suit intimate cocktail parties, engaging delegate events, extravagant gala dinners and so much more.
 
Book your next event at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, Oaks Resort Port Douglas or Oaks Oasis Resort and receive one of the below bonuses:
 
• Complimentary coach transfer.
• Four nights’ accommodation at any Oaks’ hotel, resort or suite.
• Two per cent off the bill of your total spend.
• Special local offer per property!
 
To book and find out more, contact the Oaks events team at events@theoaksgroup.com.au or call 0438 770 828.
 
*Terms and conditions apply, this promotion is available for a limited time only.
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Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific’s new meeting venue is open for bookings
 
The national award-winning conference and event facilities at Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific will undergo a major refurbishment during June and July, making it ready for you to be the first to experience this exciting new space from August 2019.
 
To celebrate the meeting room refurbishment, all new bookings made for residential conferences in 2019 will receive a complimentary espresso martini for each delegate.
 
Call for details: (02) 43849286.
ACB seeks Australian-based business development professional
 
The Auckland Convention Bureau is looking for an Australian-based business development professional to help further position Auckland, New Zealand as a truly inspiring destination for business events.
 
In the lead up to exciting global events in 2021, the city is undergoing impressive development that is already transforming the events landscape, making it an exciting time to be a part of growing Auckland as a destination.
 
Apply now at recruit@mondosearch.com.au.
ICC Sydney makes strides in Asia
 
Senior management from the ICC Sydney has just returned from the second annual CEO Asia Roadshow series, a tour aimed at strengthening ties and attracting more events to Australia. The team met with representatives from Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Shenzhen to extol the venue’s world-class facilities, industry-leading services and achievements, and guests were even given a taste of Sydney through flavour samples and a virtual reality encounter.
 
CEO of ICC Sydney Geoff Donaghy said that the centre will continue its focus on the Asian market with the support of BESydney and Business Events Australia.
Elevate your meetings in New Zealand’s prime locations
 
Add a dose of lively buzz to your perfect meeting at Crowne Plaza® Auckland, Christchurch or Queenstown. Enjoy unique meeting experiences catered to each of the locations - such as Crowne Plaza® Auckland’s complimentary Naughty or Nice treats for all attendees to indulge in.
 
For an extra memorable meeting, start making plans with your dedicated Crowne Plaza® meetings director or manager today.
Book before December 2019. Let’s Meet. 
Saddle up for the horse’s birthday
 
In Australia, every horse has its birthday on August 1. The Australian Turf Club venues are celebrating by offering events booked and held before August 1, 2019, complimentary upgrades including gelato bars, canapes, lucky door prizes, giveaways and more!
 
As an added bonus, book your event in the new space at Royal Randwick, The Stalls, to receive four tickets to Australia’s richest race on turf, The Everest.
 
For more details, race to w w w. eventsbyatc. com. au
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  • Oaks launches new incentive for planners
     
  • Club Melbourne Ambassadors recognised for conference boost
     
  • A new Mantra is opening in north Melbourne
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