Keep Calm And Plan Events
    
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March 2, 2015
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Keeping calm and planning events
Where can you MEET all of New Zealand under one roof?
Finding the real Singapore
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AIME 2015
AIME ends, visitors satisfied
 
The business event industry’s annual exhibition AIME concluded in Melbourne last Wednesday with visitors to the event reportedly happy with the new look, new features, and exhibitor engagement.
 
Despite some grumblings that there was no welcome reception on the night prior to the show opening, attendees to the final night’s dinner report it was a good end to a successful program. There were, however, some who believed the final night event meant the show was now one day longer than in previous years because they did not leave Melbourne until the following morning.
 
A full report on everything AIME will appear in the April 2015 edition of micenet AUSTRALIA magazine.
HKTB
AIME visitor bags too small to be of use
 
micenet AUSTRALIA editor, Brad Foster, may be clowning around in this photo, but there is a more serious side to this story, with exhibitors potentially losing the opportunity to provide visitors with take-home material simply because they could not fit them in the bags that were provided.
 
But it appears as if Reed Exhibitions has a different take, with the following received today:
 
“Last year we noticed that the visitors’ bags were half empty as people tend to exchange business cards and communicate via email rather than collecting multiple brochures and documents that added together, become heavy for them to carry around all day."
 
“In an era where we all tend to use less and less paper and utilise more online resource tools for storing information, our need for physical storage is not as critical as it used to be. In this context it was making more sense for visitors to be provided with a normal size bag that could hold the brochures provided by exhibitors.”
Keep Calm & Plan Events
Keeping calm and planning events
 
micenet AUSTRALIA and eventconnect.com’s KEEP CALM AND PLAN EVENTS promotion appeared to be a hit with visitors and exhibitors at AIME, with the team running out of mugs and pens with the branded merchandise.
 
Spotted at the AIME final night dinner was one visitor sporting a new KEEP CALM sticker on her phone case. Read why you should tell your clients to KEEP CALM AND PLAN EVENTS by clicking here.
Revenue increase of 43 percent using GalaBid - over 200 plus events!
 
GalaBid, the silent auction system for fundraising events, was used at over 200 Australian events last year. We asked the organisers what they raised the previous year without GalaBid and the average increase was an impressive 43 percent rise!
 
Goes to show that making it easier for guests to bid and donate at events increases the bottom line. For further information about GalaBid visit the website or to arrange a demo get in touch with Jasmine via email.
CINZ
Where can you MEET all of New Zealand under one roof?
 
Engage with over 180 quality exhibitors from 17 regions and compile a year’s worth of research in just two days! Take up our exclusive offer to attend FREE as a Hosted Day Buyer and enjoy the added benefits of complimentary air and ground travel, accommodation, registration and networking activities.
 
Australian Hosted Buyers are also offered the opportunity to experience more of our beautiful country by participating in the pre-touring famil program.
 
Visit the website for further information. Applications are now open. Click here to register today!
Crowne
A gourmet experience that delivers the best of the Hunter Valley
 
With the introduction of our new Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre, we welcome you to experience the Hunter Valley for your next event. Book your 2015 or 2016 'Harvest Hunter' Signature Event before March 30, 2015, and choose any two of the rewarding offers below:
 
• 30-minutes of pre-dinner drinks and canapés prior to your Harvest Hunter event
• Double IHG Meeting Rewards Points (capped at 100,000 points)
• One complimentary room for every 25 accommodation rooms booked.
• A $500 resort voucher for the event organiser to use at your choice of dining, spa, golf or accommodation at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.
 
Terms and Conditions apply. Click here for more information.
Singapore Tourism
Finding the real Singapore
 
Singapore Slings or Chilli crab? Been there, done that. Beach party or dining in an aquarium? Is that really Singapore? Well, yes! As a city that continues to evolve, Singapore still delivers the best in meetings facilities and unique experiences, with its excellent food offerings and mix of harmonious contrasts.
 
No wonder it’s been Asia’s Top Convention City for the last 12 years. For those who haven’t chosen Singapore yet or even recently, it’s definitely time to return.
 
Click here to learn more.
SCE Glebe Island
Simply the best… for every season
 
Wollongong 
Book your next meeting at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach to receive the Ultimate Deal! Accommodation, breakfast and internet from only $185 per room!
 
Experience the wonders of Wollongong while enjoying our flexible event space, stunning ocean views, spacious light filled rooms, unique catering options and reputation for exceptional service. Just 60 minutes south of Sydney, situated on the shores of North Wollongong Beach, we really are Simply the Best Conference Destination.
 
To take the first step in organising your next successful event, please phone (02) 4224 3154 or email or visit the website. *Terms & conditions apply.
Accor Hotels at Sydney Olympic Park have cracked a deal for you!
 
Novotel Olympic Park 
Book your 2015 Residential Conference before March 31, 2015, and we’ll shout you and your team to breakfast! When it comes to your next event, Accor Hotels at Sydney Olympic Park have cracked the perfect deal for you.
 
Simply book your next residential event and join Le Club Meeting Planner before March 31, 2015, and we’ll shout you and your delegates to a full buffet breakfast! Click here to learn more.
Harbour Bridge
Sydney Shines
 
SYDNEY SHINES is the story of this city that is open to bright ideas: a city that not only welcomes challenge, but thrives on it.
 
Sydney is a youthful city, unshackled by centuries of tradition, of the way things have always been done. We have a history of changing the rules and of following our own path to success. Our city bursts with energy, optimism and potential. There’s this sense that anything is possible, that if we put our mind to it we can achieve anything.
 
Click here to find out why people enjoy doing business with Australia’s global city.
Marriott
Imagine where Marriott Rewards could take you?
 
Book now for a chance to win your share of one million Marriott Rewards points.
 
To be in the running to win one of 10 x 100,000 Marriott Rewards point prizes, book your 2015/16* conference or event with a minimum of 10 rooms per night at any participating Marriott Hotel, Autograph Collection or Courtyard property in Australia by June 30, 2015.
 
Plus, every new, eligible booking, will earn double Marriott Rewards points (max. 100,000 per event). So there are a million reasons to book with Marriott before 30 June, 2015. * T&C’s apply. Visit the website for details.
A trio of Peppers
Peppers Craigieburn
 
Peppers Craigieburn is a grand country home featuring 72 guest rooms, a private nine hole golf course, billiards room, tennis court and day spa. This beautiful and historic Southern Highlands estate celebrates period grandeur with lacework iron verandahs, a grand staircase at the entrance, heritage listed stables and secret rose gardens. With our newly opened bar and restaurant, it is the ideal setting for a unique conference experience and is located within a two hour drive of Sydney, Canberra and the South Coast.
 
Click here for more info.
Peppers Guest House
Peppers Guest House
 
The original Peppers Retreat in the Hunter Valley celebrated its 30th anniversary this year and offers guests 48 boutique accommodation rooms, a private homestead, day spa and European inspired restaurant. Peppers Guest House is situated in the heart of Australia’s oldest wine region, making it a unique conference venue where you can personalise your experience and treat your delegates to onsite wine tastings or even a private chef to prepare your BBQ lunch. An exclusive use booking option is available and extensive conference and meeting facilities are onsite.
 
Click here for more info.
Peppers Manor House
 
Peppers Manor House exudes old world country charm with the 43 elegantly appointed rooms and the Great Hall perfect for lounging in front of the fire. The unique retreat in the Southern Highlands boasts exceptional facilities perfect for a conference, wedding or any special occasion. Having been awarded a Chef Hat every year since 2011, Katers Restaurant offers a true fine dining experience for guests. Executive chef Daniel James is passionate about creating visually beautiful dishes using the restaurant’s own vegetable garden, herbs and edible flowers.
 
Click here for more info.
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