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December 7, 2020
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Dancing on the road to recovery
Business events industry re-connects in Brisbane
Italy partners with IBTM Events to showcase MICE comeback
Travel the world this Christmas, from home


Dancing on the road to recovery
 
By Joyce DiMascio
 
Venues operators in New South Wales (NSW) are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel following the NSW government announcement lifting capacity restrictions from today. And there’ll be dancing back on the dancefloors too.
 
CEO of Doltone House, Anna Cesarano, welcomed the news. The company led a coalition of venues campaigning on behalf of the venues sector impacted so much by the Covid restrictions.
 
Anna Cesarano told micenet: “The recent announcement from the NSW Government is instrumental to the road of recovery for the events industry - one of the most significantly impacted during this pandemic.
 
“We are grateful to finally have the clarity we need for an industry that relies on forward planning especially for the larger events.”
 
Anna said the whole supply had been impacted and there were tears of joy when the news came through of the new guidelines. She thanked Premier Gladys Berejiklian for her strong leadership.
Business events industry re-connects in Brisbane
 
Early last month the 13th annual Brisbane Pop-Up brought together more than 200 business events exhibitors and clients, indicating rising confidence in the sector.
 
This year’s event took place at Sofitel Brisbane Central, and was one of the first face-to-face networking events in Queensland since the onset of Covid-19. The event attracted 67 exhibitors and 137 potential clients, spread out over three timed sessions throughout the day in accordance with Covid-safe guidelines.
 
Continue reading here. 
Italy partners with IBTM Events to showcase MICE comeback
 
The Italian Tourist Board, Enit, has announced an exclusive year-long partnership with IBTM Events, which will see its participation in IBTM World Virtual 2020; IBTM Asia Pacific 2021; IBTM Americas 2021, and IBTM World 2021. The partnership will be launched at the first of those events, IBTM World Virtual, which takes place from tomorrow until December 10, 2020.
 
During this event, buyers will be able to meet with 23 suppliers from seven regions: South Tyrol, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Piedmont, Puglia and Veneto. As well as increased profile at the various IBTM events throughout the year, Enit’s annual partnership will include a series of webinars and a themed blog dedicated to Italy’s Cities of Art.
 
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Travel the world this Christmas, from home
 
And, no, we don’t mean through a computer screen. Wanderlust Melbourne, and interactive pop-up that allows visitors to experience global cities through five rooms in Fitzroy, has opened its doors.
 
Visitors enter Wanderlust Melbourne through a departure gate and explore the sights, smells, touches and tastes of the bustling streets of London, New York and Paris; the relaxing vibe of a Tropical Beach and the magic of a Christmassy winter wonderland.
 
Commenting on the initiative, COO of Wanderlust Melbourne Rachel Moore said: “As borders remain closed and the prospect of international travel still in the distant future, we wanted to help realise the travel dreams of Victorians and allow them to experience the excitement, joy and curiosity that comes with visiting somewhere new.”
 
To find out more about Wanderlust Melbourne, click here. 
 
 
 
 
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