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December 16, 2020
In this issue
Merivale’s 92 venues reopen and 2021 is looking strong
Sydney Showground hosts +11,000-pax exhibition
The horrors of hybrid and how to avoid them
Mackay secures economic development conference
Tassie’s hotel boom and what it means for MICE
We’re taking a break


Merivale’s 92 venues reopen and 2021 is looking strong
 
By Joyce DiMascio
 
Merivale, possibly Australia’s biggest operator of hospitality and business events venues is upbeat about 2021 and the recovery of the hospitality sector.
 
With a portfolio of 92 venues across Sydney, things are much brighter now that clients are back enjoying the style, experiences and beautiful spaces so typical of the Merivale brand.
 
Justin Hemmes, the empire’s owner and public face is upbeat, describing the reopening of hospitality venues as a “game-changer” and a huge step forward in the march towards recovery.
 
Continue reading here. 
Sydney Showground hosts +11,000-pax exhibition
 
Last weekend Sydney Showground welcomed 11,150 guests for the Sydney Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo (PBCE).
 
The event was deemed a success by the venue and the PCBE team, with organisers dispersing crowds over the day through strategically planned session times and additional space courtesy of the venue’s Covid-19 support options.
 
PCBE managing director, Cameron Just, attributed the success to ‘great collaboration’.
 
Continue reading here. 
The horrors of hybrid and how to avoid them
 
To cap off 2020 with some very exciting news, renowned emcee, digital extraordinaire and hybrid events expert Warwick Merry CSP, CVP has come on board as a micenet contributor.
 
Every second Wednesday, Mr Merry will be sharing his take on the world of hybrid and online events, from tips and mistakes to everything in between. Having been involved with 10 hybrid and more than 90 online events this year, he definitely knows his stuff. Warwick also recently delivered a talk titled ‘Running Hybrid Events… are PCOs the new TV producers?’ at the Professional Conference Organiser Association’s (PCOA) annual conference.
 
His first article deals with some common hybrid event mistakes… and how to avoid them at all costs.
 
Have a read of it here. 
Mackay secures economic development conference
 
Mackay has been selected as host destination for the National Economic Development Conference. The event will take place between October 13 and 15, 2021 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC).
 
The conference is the flagship event of Economic Development Australia (EDA), the national peak body for economic development professionals in Australia. With more than 750 members, the organisation seeks to build capacity, promote excellence and provide leadership on issues of relevance to its members.
 
Continue reading here. 
Tassie’s hotel boom and what it means for MICE
 
Hobart’s hotel landscape is undergoing a substantial growth period. Crowne Plaza opened its doors in July, and Vibe Hotel Hobart will follow suit in late November.
 
These hotels are soon to be joined by Australia’s first Mövenpick hotel, which will open mid-January 2021, and The Tasman, a Marriott Luxury Collection hotel, which will open in mid-2021. This will boost the city’s hotel offering by an additional 750 luxury rooms.
 
Continue reading here. 
We’re taking a break
 
The micenet offices will close from this Friday until Monday, January 11, 2021.
 
If you have an urgent matter, please contact helen@btp.net.au.
 
Best wishes from the team at micenet for a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.
 
 
 
 
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