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Brett Fraser becomes CEO of QTIC

Brett Fraser is the Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and joined Queensland’s peak tourism industry body in April 2022. The QTIC is a not-for-profit, private sector, membership-based organisation representing the interests of Queensland’s tourism and hospitality industry. They work in partnership with government agencies and industry bodies at a local, state and national level, to strengthen the voice of tourism in all relevant policy forums. …

MFAA CEO Mike Felton announces retirement

The Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) has announced today that CEO Mike Felton has informed the Board of his decision that, due to the finalisation of the extremely successful regulatory reform agenda, the conclusion of an extended period of external scrutiny, and the attendant strength of the mortgage broking industry, the time is right for him to retire from the MFAA. Mr Felton’s tenure leading the MFAA was focused heavily on industry advocacy, bookended by the ASIC…

Marcelle Mogg announced as the new CEO of Mental Health Victoria

Marcelle Mogg has been appointed as the new CEO of Mental Health Victoria. She will commence in the role on 4 July 2022. "This appointment heralds a new era for MHV with a new strategy and a new CEO," said Damian Ferrie, Chair of the Mental Health Victoria Board. "The Board is looking forward to working with Marcelle to grow and diversify Mental Health Victoria’s influence and value for consumers of the Victorian…

NZMA Board recommend liquidation of Association

The Board of the New Zealand Medical Association met recently and unanimously agreed to recommend that members vote to liquidate the Association at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, said Board Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey.  “The financial position of the Association is unsustainable. Two-decades of stagnant membership and the accumulation of deficits has reached the point where we must dissolve, or we will soon become…

AA and TAA merge to become Accomodation Australia

The peak industry body representing Australia’s economically important accommodation sector will be known as Accommodation Australia. Leanne Harwood will be the President of the amalgamated organisation’s Executive Committee with Sean Hunt, Vice President, and Bruce Copland Treasurer. Martin Ferguson AM will continue to play a critical role as Special Counsel on the amalgamation which is on schedule for completion in late 2022 subject to the member vote. The merger process…

ATEC Calls For Expansion of Export Grant to Support Rebuild

It’s time for tourism to recover, rebuild and regrow. Australia’s export tourism industry is calling on political parties to make big commitments in supporting its recovery in the lead up to this year’s Federal Election, outlining measures which will help tourism businesses to get back into the global market. The covid pandemic decimated the $45 billion export tourism industry, with many businesses having little or no revenue for the past two years. With the reopening of international…

Australasian College of Dermatologists 54th Annual Scientific Meeting returns to an in person event

After two long years of uncertainty, working from home and many hours of virtual events, the team at Think Business Events have a triumphant return to in-person conferences with the Australasian College of Dermatologists 54th Annual Scientific Meeting. Taking place in Adelaide, dermatologists and those in the skin, hair and nail health profession converged on the Adelaide Convention Centre for four days of in-person presentations, workshops, training sessions, and networking…

Partner News: ICC Sydney’s Connect Hub supports Pathology Update 2022

A recent hybrid event, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s Pathology Update 2022, is the subject of an in-depth case study highlighting the way ICC Sydney’s Connect Hub supported the enhancement of this important event.ICC Sydney’s team delivered unwavering support and expertise to plan both in person and online event experiences and deliver a seamless presentation of the 2022 event.Delegates reconnected and networked face to face at ICC Sydney while those joining…

Partner News: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park brings grandeur to any meeting or event with versatile, modern spaces in the heart of the city

The refurbished conference venues combine the latest in technology and five-star sophistication to create refined spaces ideal for motivating your team or hosting an annual meeting. With room for up to 1,600 attendees, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park is one of Sydney's most desirable event destinations. Host a successful meeting in the modern boardroom venue or a network in style in the glamorous Castlereagh Room. Natural light, high-speed Wi-Fi, outdoor terraces and dedicated concierge services…

$100,000 Event Grants on Offer to Bring People Back to WA

The McGowan Government has invested $12 million to boost foot traffic in the City with a package including a $4 million event grants program, providing funding of up to $100,000 for individual events. $1 million will be provided to not-for-profit Activate Perth to revitalise vacant shop spaces, $7 million will be invested in Yagan Square precinct, creating business and local job opportunities. Further, the McGowan Labor Government has announced a new $12 million package aimed at getting people…

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