micenet October - November 2019
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November 21, 2019
In this issue
IHG debuts in New Caledonia with three hotel signings
The Ritz-Carlton opens in Perth
Get Global 2020 sells half of its show floor
REJECTED: The Star Sydney’s $530 million casino tower
50,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses descend on Melbourne for conference
Have your say in Australia’s Tourism 2030 Strategy
People working in business events and tourism have until November 28 to have a say in Australia’s Tourism 2030 Strategy that will be rolled out towards the end of next year.
The majority of industry associations and organisations sent in submissions to the steering committee, with the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) acting as an umbrella organisation to submit a submission on behalf of its members which includes, among others, convention bureaux throughout Australia.
The hope is that business events will get a greater initial look-in than it did in the Tourism 2020 strategy.
Read the full story in the December edition of micenet and have your say and help shape the Tourism 2030 strategy before November 28 by clicking here. 
The newest conference facilities on the Central Coast
With newly-refurbished meeting spaces, upgraded audio-visual technology and award-winning service, Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, located in the beautiful beachside village of Terrigal, is the ultimate venue for your next meeting, conference or event.
Plus, when you book 10 guest rooms or more per night, you will receive a complimentary meeting room and Triple IHG® Rewards Club Points*.
As an added bonus, you could win the ultimate weekend away at Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, simply by confirming your event before November 30, 2019 (to be held before December 15, 2020).
*Terms and conditions apply. Please click here for details.
IHG debuts in New Caledonia with three hotel signings
Between 2021 and 2024, three IHG hotels will open in New Caledonia, marking the company’s first foray into the country.
The hotels will include the 50-room InterContinental® Lifou Wadra Bay Resort, which will feature lagoon-front suites and all-day dining when it opens in November 2021; Holiday Inn® Resort Ouvéa, which will take over Hotel Paradis d’Ouvéa in November 2021 and offer 34 rooms; and Holiday Inn Resort Lifou, which will offer 30 rooms when it opens in 2024.
IHG currently operates 51 hotels in Australasia, with another 35 in the pipeline.
Do you book professional speakers? Your help is needed
Carson White at Leading Voice is looking for people who book professional speakers. He has created an anonymous industry survey to better understand what you think of professional speakers, understand your interactions with professional speakers and the booking process involved.
He also knows your time is precious, so this will only take a few minutes to complete. It's quick and easy, however, the best bit is you have the opportunity to go into a draw to win an amazing prize: a complimentary keynote from one of Leading Voice's own professional speakers, Nigel Collin, for your (or your client’s) conference or event.
If you can help, click here to begin the survey.
Elevated events at W Brisbane
W Brisbane lights up the Brisbane River foreshore bringing bold design and playful luxury to the CBD with stellar views of the iconic Brisbane River.
An event at W Brisbane is sure to steal the scene. With 1100 sqm of event space and meeting rooms, the hotel provides fully-adaptable conference equipment and world-class audio-visual facilities to set the stage for electric and unmistakable presentations.
To elevate your next event, contact events.wbrisbane@whotels.com or 61 7 3556 8858.
Find out more here. 
The Ritz-Carlton opens in Perth
The Ritz-Carlton has debuted its 100th global property with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth. The hotel is perched on the edge of the Swan River, and offers 205 guest rooms and suites and 2000 sqm of event space.
The Elizabeth Quay Ballroom is available as a single space or can be split into three smaller rooms, and The Bell Tower and Swan River rooms are customisable and offer views over Elizabeth Quay.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is now open
Sydney’s latest luxury hotel, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, has opened in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, in the historic former Sydney General Post Office building.
Host an elegant event in the Heritage Ballroom on level six. Located in the former home of the Sydney telegraphic centre, the Heritage Ballroom has a stunning 11-metre dome ceiling and is connected to a dedicated conference centre which offers six meeting rooms and a purpose-built executive boardroom.
Book your group for stays between now and March 31, 2020, and receive 10 per cent off The Fullerton Hotel Sydney’s dinner package and conference delegate package and choose from a suite of exclusive value added extras*.
Find out more here. 
*Conditions apply.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts & Air New Zealand create the perfect partnership
Millennium Hotels & Resorts and Air New Zealand have collaborated to create a unique offer for the Australian conference and incentive market to propel business into the Northland Region of New Zealand.
Offering accommodation rates from NZ $150 per night, Millennium Hotels & Resorts have also compiled value add experiences for groups conferencing at their Copthorne Bay of Islands Resort and Copthorne Hokianga Hotels.
Air New Zealand will offer discounted flights and additional benefits to help the Australian market explore this stunning New Zealand Region.
Find out more here. 
Get Global 2020 sells half of its show floor
Ahead of its prospectus release, Get Global has announced that almost 50 per cent of its 2020 show floor has been booked. Exhibitors from Asia, Europe and the UK, Hawaii, New Zealand, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula have confirmed that they will be returning.
Co-founders Donna Kessler and Gary Bender have also announced new features for next year’s show, including working hubs, roving zone features and activations.
To access the Get Global prospectus, click here. 
REJECTED: The Star Sydney’s $530 million casino tower
Plans for a 237-metre hotel and apartment tower located in Pyrmont have been rejected by The Independent Planning Commission.
The commission found that the building would “result in unacceptable built form, including a tower of a height which is overly obtrusive and that will result in unreasonable and unacceptable impacts with respect to view loss, visual impact, and overshadowing.”
The plan included a 220-room Ritz-Carlton hotel and function spaces.
50,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses descend on Melbourne for conference
Melbourne and regional Victoria will welcome 50,000 delegates from across the globe between tomorrow and Sunday as part of The International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses 2019, delivering $60.9 million to the Victorian state’s economy.
The delegates will hail from 71 countries, and will partake in a range of pre and post conference regional tours.
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  • Mercure Sydney Rouse Hill opens its doors
  • Amway strengthens relationship with Sydney
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