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Mice Net : June 2009
Rain, hail and hopefully shine... the event will still go ahead When working in the Whitsundays … “a large group incentive had checked into the hotel for a three-night stay with daily outdoor local adventures and activities planned for the duration of their stay...until a category five storm hit. we delivered emergency kits to all in-house guests and printed on the envelopes were instructions to open when they heard the alarm system. when the alarm went off the guests opened their emergency kits to find a pair of safety pins to tie the curtains together and a pile of drink vouchers to join the group in the ballroom, which had been transformed overnight to an island paradise. entertainers were brought in to entertain the group and the activities continued well into the night. everyone enjoyed the three day lock down however were pleased when the flights started taking off to their home ports. Most did not even know a category five storm had hit......and i am pleased to say that the external damage was minimal.” TIP: Build in an emergency kit! SaMantha luSk anD Marian McleoD SHeraTon MiraGe PorT douGlaS ] IMPRESSED... [ tiM birley radiSSon Gold CoaST & Fiji Making the wet weather call. “we had a group of 320 in for a conference and on the last day we had organised their final gala dinner to be outside around the lagoon pool. The bureau told us there was a 50/50 chance of rain. our client couldn’t believe she had to tell her GM that the evening function would be brought inside when the weather was amazing. So the wet weather call was made at 1.30 that day and thankfully we made the right decision – at about 7pm the sky opened and it poured.” TIP: Before making the wet weather call with our clients, we contact the Bureau of Meteorology to find out what their call is on the weather. In my past three years here at the Sheraton, the BOM have been about 90 per cent correct on their calls so I always try and push the client to go with the BOM’s recommendation because if you can’t trust the weather man, who can you trust! IMPRESSED IS WHAT YOU’LL BE WITH ROYAL RANDWICK CONVENTIONS & EVENTS ...more than a racecourse 14 flexible indoor and outdoor event areas, breathtaking views, brilliant menu options, 200 acres of manicured lawns and gardens and a matchless reputation for hospitality and catering. It’s obvious why Royal Randwick Convention & Events is the event planners’ venue of choice. For further information call 02 9663 8500 or e: beimpressed@RoyalRandwick.com visit: www.royalrandwick.com