Sydney

Venues

Melbourne Park’s new Centrepiece opens its doors

The Victorian capital has a brand-new venue, and let’s just pray it’s still standing after today’s earthquake.

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Hotels

IHG introduces flexible work program to plug hospitality staffing hole

COVID-19 has prompted the hospitality group to look at different ways of working in order to attract new talent and hold on to its current crop.

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Meetings

BESydney wins seven meetings expected to contribute $14m to NSW economy

There’s a helluva lot of fist pumping and elbow bumping going on at BESydney, with the organisation enjoying its most successful month since the start of the pandemic.

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Hotels

Hilton appoints new boss for Australasia

A familiar face has reclaimed his old regional role at Hilton as part of a slight leadership reshuffle.

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Destinations

Victoria to trial fully-vaccinated events as part of reopening plan

There is finally some light at the end of what is a very long tunnel that Victorians are still making their way through.

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Technology

Delegate Connect raises $10 million in first seed funding round

The event start-up has attracted a whopping amount of moolah in what was one of Australia’s largest seed rounds.

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Venues

ICC Sydney set to reopen for face-to-face events in mid-October

Geoff Donaghy and his team at ICC Sydney are getting their ducks in a row ahead of ‘freedom day’ next month.

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Hotels

Longest-running CEO of any major hotel company calls time on career

BWH Hotel Group’s longtime president and CEO is retiring, with an Esky, BBQ tongs and Big Mouth Billy Bass Singing Fish mooted as possible leaving gifts.

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Venues

Scottish venue to use dancers’ body heat as renewable power source

Are you a particularly sweaty dancer? You could be the latest answer to fighting climate change. Sort of.

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Destinations

Tasmania to make masks mandatory for events with 1,000 or more attendees

While the new measure may seem extreme to some Tasmanians, we Sydneysiders regard attending in-person events as a luxury.

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Events

Australian Event Awards 2021 ceremony to be held as series of “bite-sized” broadcasts

Given how long and tedious award ceremonies can be, we reckon this is a smart move by the organisers.

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Hotels

“Vaccinate staff or hotel industry will perish”, warns hotelier Dr Jerry Schwartz

Given he is also a qualified medical doctor, it’d be right to assume that Dr Schwartz knows what he’s talking about here.

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