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Mice Net : October 2008
upfront briefs Corporate hospitality offer Christmas is just around the corner so if you haven’t finalised your client entertaining plans or staff event Ticketek Corporate may have the festive season hospitality solution for you! Available are all-inclusive packages for some of the biggest events around the country including Cirque du Soleil’s amazing new production Dralion (playing in Sydney until October 12 before touring to Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne), the hit Broadway musical Wicked (Melbourne), a magical stadium spectacular from Viennese waltz king Andre Rieu (Sydney) and exclusive dinner events with the extraordinary Barry Humphries (Sydney and Melbourne). Or why not start the New Year with the action and excitement of the Australian Open 2009? To book or for more information, call Jennifer or Heather on (02) 9266 4466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details are available at www.ticketek.com.au/corporate. Register your interest to ensure you don’t miss out on the latest in VIP hospitality! LEFT: Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion playing around the country. Image courtesy of Cirque du Soleil. Representatives from more than 130 hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific, together with global sales offices and Starwood’s regional offices were on the road around the country recently. A key focus of the week was to update customers on the current offers available to meeting planners, such as the “Book and Earn bonus” offer available through www.starwoodmeetings.com, as well as on Starwood’s leading program targeted at small and medium sized enterprises - Starwood Preferred Business (www. starwoodpreferredbusiness.com). Exhibitions, exhibitions, exhibitions....with the 17th annual Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meeting Expo (AIME) 2009 only a matter of months away, an eye catching exhibition stand is essential to turning visitors into clients. In May 2008, Decorative Events and Exhibitions were successful in winning the National Meeting and Events Industry Award for Exhibition Support, Products and Services. They provide a complete exhibition custom design and production service, from conception to completion. Their in-house workshop, textile division and sign writing department ensure that every meticulous detail is covered so your stand reflects the true nature of your business. At RSVP Sydney 2008, Decorative Events custom designed and built 26 stands and had a fantastic reaction from visitors. Visit www. decorativeevents.com to browse the extensive exhibitions image library and contact info@ decorativeevents.com.au to discuss a quotation. Sydney based event management company, Avanti Events has changed its look by developing new branding, launching a new website and implementing a new business vision. Managing director David Addison said the company has changed focus significantly since it began 12 years ago. “Having started out primarily to service the pharmaceutical and medical industries, the business has grown and developed into one which now focuses on our core services of conferences, incentives and creative events,” he said. The new Avanti Events website - www.avantievents.com. au - features overviews of the core business offering along with great client case studies, profiles of the entire team and some quirky creative touches to engage the reader. The Australian Events Expo has changed its name to the Australian Business Events Expo. Event manager at Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF), the show’s owner, Gabrielle Stephens said the rationale behind the change was to develop a brand that more accurately reflected 18 mice.net