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Event Palette has launched a new event management system providing organisers with all the necessary tools and technology to pull off a major event. The tool, also named Event Palette, features a website and hybrid app including automated invoicing, venue management and planning tools. The system is currently in beta testing phase following a soft launch at AIME 2013 and is set to hit the market in the near future.


Mantra is celebrating the launch of its dedicated MICE website by offering event planners the chance to win Pat Rafter as a guest speaker. The website features Mantra’s top nine conferencing properties across Australia and links to its entire portfolio of conferencing hotels. All bookings confirmed via the website before April 26, to be held between May 19 and December 2013, will go in the draw to win Pat Rafter as a key note speaker. Visit for details.


Four Points by Sheraton will open four new meeting spaces at Darling Harbour this year as part of a $20 million renovation. The new additions will add 300sqm of meeting and conference space, bringing the total to approximately 2,000sqm.


Heron Island has welcomed the start of QantasLink's eight times weekly direct return service from Sydney to Gladstone as a boost for visitor numbers to the destination. Gladstone is the jumping off point for Heron Island with the new service to add almost 1,200 seats per week to the route.


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