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July 15, 2020
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PlanetIMEX returns in October — but is APAC included?
Australian Turf Club – Venue Update July
Re-imagined Perth Event Show moved to November
NZ’s first Park Hyatt opening this spring
PlanetIMEX returns in October — but is APAC included?
By Lauren Arena
Following the launch of PlanetIMEX in May, the IMEX is set to deliver another round of online of education and networking on 12-16 October.
While the initial launch mimicked dates of the cancelled IMEX Frankfurt show, CEO Carina Bauer said the October event will have a distinct “IMEX America flavour” (scheduled for September and cancelled in last month) and content will be shaped by global business events professionals.
But will the APAC industry play a role? Click here to find out.
Australian Turf Club – Venue Update July
The Australian Turf Club (ATC) is ready to bring business events back to Sydney. Its racing operation has continued through this period and the team has successfully welcomed the return of patrons to its venues.
Their gained knowledge of comprehensive COVID-Safe measures has them leading the race as they continue to secure events during July and August at their venues.
As restrictions progressively ease, the team looks forward to creating the dazzling celebrations and social occasions they are known for. With spaces that offer the perfect outlook over the city skyline and beautifully-manicured grounds, ATC creates those special moments that make events unforgettable.
Find out more here. 
Re-imagined Perth Event Show moved to November
The Perth Event Show – an exhibition designed for event managers and planners to access products, services, information and education - will now take place between November 25 and 26 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC).
The event was originally planned for next month, but has been pushed back due to the impact of Covid restrictions. It will now offer both a live exhibition element alongside a virtual program with seminars and presentations from exhibitors and sponsors.
In a statement to the media, organisers said that the new event date will be perfectly timed to kick start the industry in Western Australia, as people plan for 2021 and beyond.
“Exhibitors have had time in recent months to reassess their market delivery and priorities, with attendees now in a more open position to review how they go about their events,” the statement read.
The exhibitor base will include audio visual, catering, equipment, promotional, theming and transport suppliers, plus more.
NZ’s first Park Hyatt opening this spring
Park Hyatt is set to debut in New Zealand this spring with the opening of Park Hyatt Auckland – a luxury hotel featuring 195 guest rooms, restaurants, bars and an array of versatile event spaces.
The guest rooms, which are currently available for reservation from September 15, 2020, feature Māori accents with floor-to-ceiling windows. Most of the rooms overlook the Lighter Quay or the harbour. For events, Park Hyatt Auckland offers 9500 sqm of flexible space, including a ceremonial garden, meeting rooms and Waka - the rooftop bar.
Food and beverage facilities abound at the hotel, and include the hotel’s signature restaurant, Onemata, which will serve local produce with a menu driven by seasonal ingredients; The Pantry, a relaxed space offering grab-and-go as well as dine-in experiences; all-day dining venue The Living Room, which offers picturesque water views; and Captain’s Bar, which serves up classic cocktails with a local twist.
Keep the New Zealand hotel openings coming!
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