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January 25, 2021
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MCEC event capacity raised to 75%
Start 2021 with an “unconscious bias” health check
Optus Stadium launches rooftop tour experience
Australia’s first Mövenpick hotel opens its doors

MCEC event capacity raised to 75%
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is now able to host events at up to 75 per cent of its capacity, with a maximum of 5000 attendees. The venue has an approved COVIDSafe event plan from the Victorian government, and is able to hold both seated and standing events.
The approved measures under the plan include methods to ensure contact tracing; changes to food and beverage service and physical distancing; and the prevention of attendance by those from designated red zones.
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Start 2021 with an “unconscious bias” health check
By Joyce DiMascio
Getting company culture right is important – but it all starts with understanding the biases or pre-judgements made at an individual level.
With the massive shake-up that’s occurring in business, it’s a good time to run a few health checks to get 2021 off to a productive and fresh start.
Jane Mathews, speaker, trainer and author talks to Joyce DiMascio about how to tackle and better understand what drives our behaviours – positive and negative and what we can do to address “unconscious bias”.
Read more here. 
Optus Stadium launches rooftop tour experience
Perth’s attractions are all about the climb right now. Not only is the Matagarup Bridge Climb opening to the public tomorrow, but Optus Stadium is launching HALO, a rooftop tour.
From February 27, 2021, visitors will be able to walk around the stadium’s rooftop and view Perth from a unique perspective. HALO will also offer people the chance to sit in specially-constructed rooftop seats, even while sporting events are taking place on the field of play below.
To find out more about the experience, click here. 
Australia’s first Mövenpick hotel opens its doors
Last week Accor opened the doors of Mövenpick Hotel Hobart, Australia’s first hotel under the Swiss-heritage brand. The property boasts 221 guest rooms, a modern Italian restaurant and a flexible function space for up to 100 guests.
Designed by Jaws Architects, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart boasts Tasmanian nature-inspired boutique interiors, with the colour palette, furniture, fabrics and patterns selected to reflect the state’s landscape. For all guests, the hotel offers free high-speed Wi-Fi and the option of web check-in.
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