Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Push to hold scaled down Sydney NYE fireworks

A scaled down version of Sydney's New Years Eve fireworks display are set to go ahead this year as daily coronavirus number continue to fall...

Canberra considers new protocols to allow events over 500

Canberra is weighing up whether events for 500 people or more can go ahead in the summer. ACT Health is looking at new COVID-safe protocols...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

‘Collaborative efforts’ see Abu Dhabi climb UIA and ICCA rankings

Abu Dhabi has improved its respective business event rankings for both the Union of International Associations (UIA) and International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Based...

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Crystalbrook Collection to acquire Brisbane art hotel the Fantauzzo

Crystalbrook Collection has announced plans to expand its luxury east coast hotel portfolio with the acquisition of boutique Brisbane property, The Fantauzzo. The purchase from...

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‘Something from nothing’; how Funlab is using Zoom to build a fast growing new...

Like every business built on in-person events Funlab faced an existential crisis when the coronavirus restrictions kicked in. Overnight the business had to close...

‘A need for people to come together again’ Parrtjima delivers its best festival yet

“We were about three weeks away from delivering Parrtjima – A Festival in Light when the coronavirus restrictions came into play and due to...

‘A large believer in the power of live events’ SA event company celebrates a...

South Australian corporate event production company Novatech celebrated its 19th birthday last month. CIM spoke with director of sales and marketing Ashley Gabriel about...

Recover and reset on the Gold Coast

It has been a challenging year for the business events sector nationwide and while uncertainty still remains there are glimmers of hope and more...

Hybrid events here ‘for a long time’ but organisers struggling with budgets

Planners are struggling to budget for hybrid events as they try to find the balance between taking an event online and managing face-to-face attendee’s...

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