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July 10, 2020
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Social distancing event tech trialled in Canberra
World first online interactive campaign launch helps Labor to victory
Get excited – The Event Sessions almost here
Your weekly quotivation
Social distancing event tech trialled in Canberra
Yesterday the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) played host to the first in-person social distancing technology trial of a smart e-badge developed by Harry the Hirer. The solution consists of a small disc attached to an event lanyard, and alerts users through discrete vibration when social distancing is less than one-and-a-half metres. The e-badge then resets once delegates appropriately distance themselves.
The successful trial at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) was the first of its kind for the industry, and occurred during a Canberra Region Tourism Advisory Forum briefing.
The technology is available in lanyard disc and wrist band format through Harry The Hirer.
World first online interactive campaign launch helps Labor to victory
By Brad Foster
MD of Turning Point Solutions, Peter Pecotic, and Mark Lucas of LucasMinghella recently produced and delivered Australia’s first live online interactive campaign launch on behalf of the Australian Labor Party, with the launch helping Labor to an historic win in a bellweather seat.
The idea was borne first of all from necessity – how do you launch a campaign under lockdown conditions? NSW Labor briefed Pecotic to find a new format for political events. Together they developed a new style of community-based launch that can be used beyond lockdown.
Continue reading here. 
Get excited – The Event Sessions almost here
In case you haven’t noticed already, we’re very excited about the launch of The Event Sessions on Monday – a mini-series we’re supporting which will involve meaningful conversations with industry experts on how to arm ourselves with inspiration and direction during turbulent times.
Season one’s episodes will feature familiar faces such as CEO of Peter Jones Special Events Peter Jones; CEO of Saxton Speakers Bureau Anne Jamieson; and futurist and keynote speaker Steve Sammartino, who will be in episode one.
If you’re not as excited as we are yet, maybe a quick view of the first trailer here will do the trick. Stay tuned for more on Monday!
Your weekly quotivation
We don’t know about you, but lately our minds have been focused less on doom and gloom and more on the creative ways our industry will adapt to a post-pandemic world.
Darren Isenberg’s been thinking the same, and has dedicated this week’s quotivational video to creative marketing. Specifically, the cleverest marketing signage he’s been able to find on the internet.
Don’t be a slow poke, grab a coke, and watch the video here, you good event folk. (Should we stick to our day jobs?).
We welcome your news and input on our sector. Email brad@btp.net.au, helen@btp.net.au, jenny@btp.net.au or digital1@btp.net.au with anything you want to share or say.
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