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MEA 2014 Industry Awards finalists announced
Sydney shines as an intellectual capital
Where can you MEET all of New Zealand under one roof?
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BCEC continues to investigate suspected salmonella
 
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is continuing to investigate the cause of suspected salmonella following the hospitalisation of more than 20 attendees at a Department of Education and Training conference in late February.
 
Widely reported in Queensland media, around 180 school principals attending the conference contracted food poisoning.
 
In a statement last week Queensland Health said the number of people who have fallen sick with salmonella in Queensland this year is more than double the average.
 
Click here to read more.
AIME 2015
Pain Conference kicks off in Brisbane
 
More than 700 specialist doctors, GPs, nurses, physiotherapists, neurologists, psychologists, pharmacologists and other health care professionals are about to descend on Brisbane for the 35th annual Australian Pain Society Conference.
 
The conference, which is being hosted at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, has a number of international renowned guest speakers covering topics from spinal cord stimulation to cannabinoids in clinical pain management.
 
With such a diverse array of topics covered by world renowned specialists, it is sure to produce animated discussions during the networking sessions, says Dianna Crebbin from DC Conferences.
 
Click here to read more.
HKTB
MEA 2014 Industry Awards finalists announced
 
Judging has finished in the MEA 2014 state and national awards. Finalists have been notified and everyone is looking forward to the state awards events which will take place later this month.
 
This year MEA received more entries than ever to their state and national awards, with numbers up by 20 per cent.
MEA 2014 state award dates are:
QLD - March 25
NSW - March 25
TAS - March 25
VIC - March 26
SA - March 27
WA - March 31
 
National winners will be announced on Hamilton Island at the annual conference on Tuesday, May 26.
People, Party On
 
You know you can trust Art Series Hotel to turn any of your events into a real happening in one of our Penthouses.
 
Confirm your Conference or Event between April 1 and August 31, and we’ll throw you a complimentary 2-hour cocktail party for 10, before October 31, 2015.
 
- Book THE OLSEN, $20,000 minimum spend
- Book THE BLACKMAN, $15,000 minimum spend
- Book THE CULLEN, $10,000 minimum spend
- Book THE LARWILL STUDIO for a party at The Cullen, $10,000 minimum spend
 
Click here to book your next Conference or Event.
Business Events Sydney
Sydney shines as an intellectual capital
 
Sydney is one of the first cities to be profiled as an intellectual capital in a new digital supplement to international decision makers. Profiling Sydney and New South Wales’ key strengths in competitive global industries such as professional services, ICT and health and medical research, this new resource, Intellectual Capitals: Sydney Shines, is a guide to Australia’s strong knowledge economy.
 
The publication features some of the country’s business and academic leaders – our bright minds – who share their views on what is special about Australia’s global city.
Host your next event with EPICURE
 
EPICURE has grown to include an exclusive range of beautiful locations, catering at a number of iconic venues around Australia and New Zealand. Or if you prefer, EPICURE can cater at the venue or location of your choice.
 
Presenting seasonal, fresh, sustainable food using the best local produce available, EPICURE’s food philosophy resonates with lovers of the simple things in life: good food, good wine, and great company.
 
Contact EPICURE via email or visit the website.
Business Events Series at Crown
 
At the 2015 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, learn about emerging global industry insights and hear from local and international industry innovators with forums and presentations taking place across a number of world-class venues at Crown.
 
For more information click here.
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!
Macau
Macau incentive support program wins friends
 
Macau’s efforts in wooing incentive groups from Australia have taken a giant stride forward, as found at AIME.
 
Interest in the Incentive Travel Stimulation Program for groups of 50 was roundly received on the Macau stand as the program enables groups to receive a maximum support of MOP300 (about $A45) per participant.
 
The financial assistance applies to those incentive travel groups who stayed two consecutive nights in a Macau hotel and include complimentary tourist information kits and welcome gifts, promotional video on Macau and free admission to the Wine and Macau Grand Prix museums.
 
Incentive activities, team building activities, award dinners and even local transportation are activities eligible for claiming the support.
 
Click here to learn more or telephone (02) 9264 1477.
Buy 10 Get 1 Free!
Buy 10 Get 1 Free!
 
Accor Hotels Queensland and Virgin Australia have teamed up again in 2015 to create a conference deal which offers a wide range of exceptional venues across the state. Organisers who book and pay for 10 conference packages (accommodation, day delegate arrangements and flights) receive an 11th delegate package including flights for free. The offer also includes limited complimentary room upgrades, a complimentary welcome event, Virgin Australia The Lounge access for the free delegate, plus much more! Bookings must be made by February 28, 2016 for business held to 31 March, 2016.
 
CLICK HERE for more information or to make an enquiry. Terms and conditions apply.
Singapore Tourism
Peppers The Sands Resort
 
Located at the start of the world famous Great Ocean Road, Peppers The Sands Resort is a sleek and modern premium golf resort destination.
 
Just over an hour from Melbourne, The Sands Resort is where the accommodation is premium; the views, facilities and service are perfect for all kinds of functions, meetings and events. Versatile enough to cater for up to 450 delegates theatre style, and has an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Stuart Appleby.
 
Enjoy our Triple the Reward’s special: 5 per cent back on your total event spend, gift voucher for 2 nights & complimentary value adds. Click here to learn more.
Singapore Tourism
Peppers Moonah Links Resort
 
Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula amidst a natural undulating landscape less than an hour and a half drive from Melbourne, Peppers Moonah Links Resort is known as the home of Australian golf and is one of Australia's most unique leisure resorts combining two 18 hole championship golf courses.
 
The famous vineyard valleys of Mornington Peninsula are where state-of-the-art meeting spaces and contemporary accommodation overlook an arena where champions play. Put aside intervals for championship play or tour the wine trail. Click here to learn more.
Senior Event Sales Executive – Melbourne
 
Staging Connections
 
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Sydney Showground
Big Experiences
 
At Sydney Showground, we are passionate about creating big experiences. Drawing on our unmatched expertise in major events, we work in close partnership with clients to design spectacular, successful events at any scale. Sydney Showground offers more than 20 separate venues across 30 hectares, all set within the lush grounds of Sydney Olympic Park. There’s a diverse range of unique indoor and outdoor venues for exhibitions, sports, concerts, festivals, meetings and banquets you won’t find anywhere else, including the largest pillarless space in Sydney.
 
To discuss your next event contact us on (02) 9704 1157 or visit the website.
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