micenet August - September 2019
    
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September 12, 2019
In this issue
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific completes conference space renovation
New Caledonia famil delights delegates
BridgeClimb brings back retro prices for 21st birthday
 
 
Sue Sullivan departs CINZ
 
After five years as chief executive of Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), Sue Sullivan has tendered her resignation.
 
Sue will be leaving the association at the end of November to take up a new role in Canterbury as chief executive of Christchurch and Hamner Attractions.
 
On her departure, CINZ board chair Tony Gardner said: "Over five successful years, Sue has done a remarkable job leading CINZ from a time of uncertainty to today’s important role in the sector.
 
“Her non-stop drive and straight-up leadership have been powerful in creating value for members and the industry.”
 
The process to find a new chief executive has begun.
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Go Grand for Your Next Event
 
Nothing compares to the spectacular experience of holding an event at Grand Hyatt Melbourne. With stunning backdrops, unparalleled service and striking, purpose-built event facilities, your next event will be nothing short of grand.
 
As leading-edge innovators, with over 33 years of event experience, Grand Hyatt Melbourne has now launched a dedicated events website where you can explore the hotel through a virtual reality tour, learn more about its 15 unique event spaces and discover immersive signature experiences.
 
Save up to 20 per cent off your next event when you book between July 1 and December 31, 2019. Terms and conditions apply.
 
Discover more at grandhyattmelbevents. com or call (03) 9653 4449.
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific completes conference space renovation
 
For the first time in 10 years, Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific has completed a full renovation of its conference and event spaces. Enlisting the expertise of interior design company Make Architects, the refurbishment includes an upgraded bar and coffee facilities; carpets and interiors; and the installment of state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.
 
The hotel’s Lord Ashley Bar and Lounge has also undergone a soft refurbishment. The room has been transformed with a fresh pallet to complement its natural light and ocean views.
 
The first event within the revamped spaces was held in early August and involved 180 delegates. This was a ‘private use’ conference, with organisers booking out the entire hotel.
Five reasons why Johannesburg is simply the best for your next event
 
It’s a thriving metropolis with impressive meeting venues from intimate art and culture precincts through to world class convention centres - and once your meeting’s over, Johannesburg is where your South African experience really begins.
 
1. Check out Maboneng, a former industrial district turned rejuvenated arts hub complete with an urban food and design market situated in Arts on Main – a must visit for any culture lover.
 
2. Whether by foot, bike, or tuk tuk, the historically-rich township of Soweto, with its unmissable locations including Mandela House and the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, is unquestionably worth exploring.
 
3. Providing an immersive take on the realities of the 20th Century in South Africa, there is no better place to understand South Africa’s struggle with freedom than the Apartheid Museum.
 
4. Take a tour to the Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves, learn how humankind evolved and view stone tools up to one million years old.
 
5. With such a favourable exchange rate, visiting one of the many shopping hubs such as Sandton, Rosebank or Melrose Arch is almost mandatory.
 
For more information on arranging conferences and events in South Africa, click here. 
‘Tis the season to be jolly
 
Book your event with TFE Hotels by September 30, and save 10 per cent off your total spend.
 
Receive two accommodation vouchers as prize draw for your party.
 
PLUS, a bottle of bubbles for the organiser.
 
Discover more here. 
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Meet for free at the NEW Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
 
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific’s new meeting venues are now open for you to make an impact at your next event. As an added bonus, when you book 10 guest rooms or more per night, they’ll give you a complimentary meeting room and Triple IHG® Rewards Club Points*.
 
Plus, you could plan your way to win the ultimate weekend away at Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific. Simply confirm your event before November 30, 2019 (to be held before December 15, 2020) to go into the draw.
 
*Terms and conditions apply. Please click here for details.
New Caledonia famil delights delegates
 
By Bev Malzard
 
New Caledonia? Who Knew?
 
What an amazing destination for groups, small and large, and a tres bon spot for incentives to be rewarded with French chic!
 
A small and exclusive group of the finest in the business were flown to Noumea from Sydney for a famil that was to showcase what Marriott had on offer in the capital city and further north (Le Meridien, Noumea and Sheraton New Caledonia Deva).
 
The flight on Air Calin was a comfy and quick under-three-hours journey. That was the biggest surprise of all. So Frenchy, so chic, so close to home in the Pacific.
 
The food, the wine, the accommodation (ooh la la), and the hospitality were of a sophisticated nature and the activities enjoyed by the group were cool, quirky and out of the box. Not only a destination for organisers to shine a light on but one where this group could let their hair down (in a dignified way, of course).
 
More to come in the December edition of micenet - pour une grand Decouverte de la Nouvelle-Caledoni. Quelle surprise.
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Triple Perks when you meet with Marriott
 
Every meeting and event is unique - that’s why Marriott International is giving meeting planners a choice of how they want to be rewarded when they book with eligible Marriott Bonvoy hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
 
The ‘Triple Perks’ promotion allows planners to choose three ways to be rewarded from a choice of five. Options include: 5 per cent off master-billed rooms; one in 10 delegates goes free; three points; one complimentary room night, or room upgrade for every 25 paid room nights.
 
Triple Perks apply to eligible meetings and events booked by September 15 and held by September 30, 2019.
 
Find out more here. 
BridgeClimb brings back retro prices for 21st birthday
 
Next month, iconic Sydney experience BridgeClimb will turn 21, and, to celebrate, it’s offering the same ticket prices that it did in 1998.
 
All climbs on October 1 will be $98, and tickets went on sale today at 9 am. The 21st celebrations will be complemented by a 1998 playlist (think Jay Z, Madonna and Outkast), free chocolate from Darrell Lea and meet and greet sessions with the first climbers who scaled the summit.
 
Speaking on the milestone, BridgeClimb CEO Chris Zumwalt said “Our throwback prices are just a very small thank you to Sydneysiders for embracing us so much over the last 21 years.”
THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED…
 
  • Gary Daly departs ETF
     
  • Melanie Anderson appointed CEO of Tourism Noosa
     
  • Malaysia secures four huge events
     
  • IHG Bali’s new sustainable MICE activities
     
  • Radisson Blu makes Hangzhou debut
     
  • Gold Coast’s marketing works a treat
     
  • Accor partners with Brady family
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