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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…

ACC Australia Elects New National President

The Association of Corporate Counsel Australia (ACC Australia) has elected Mei Ramsay as its new National President, succeeding Justin Coss, who had served as National President since November 2019. Ramsay will hold the role for the next two years. Ramsay has served on the ACC Australia board since 2015 and was also formerly Chair of the ACC Australia GC100 Group and a member of Chief Executive Women. “I look forward to continuing to support ACC Australia to grow, innovate and…

New President for AMA Tasmania

The Tasmanian branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMA TAS) has announced GP Dr John Saul has been elected AMA Tasmania's new President.Dr Saul will take over from outgoing president Dr Helen McArdle who held the position for two years - the maximum allowed by the AMA. Dr Saul expressed his thanks to the outgoing President and his excitement to take on the role. "I have always loved general practice; it has been a very gratifying and privileged career for me spanning…

ALIA Announces Appointment of Cathie Warburton as New Chief Executive Officer

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced the appointment of Cathie Warburton as the new Chief Executive Officer. Cathie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of legal, policy, education campaigns and management, from her roles throughout her career in state and federal government agencies and the higher education sector. Cathie has a strong legal background, strategic skills, commercial acumen and governance experience. With qualifications…

Australian Cricket to Launch Official Range of NFTs

Australian cricket has taken the first official step into the world of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, joining a movement that has already generated millions of dollars for sports around the globe. Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) today announced they have signed a multi-year licensing deal with Singapore-based collectibles platform Rario and NFT trading company BlockTrust, which will enable cricket lovers to own and trade NFTs of some of the most memorable…

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