by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Mice Net : December 2009
84 mice.net winner of the inaugural SmartCompany Web Award in the category of Best Design. Designed by award-winning digital agency Reactive, the website secured the award because of two key factors: its design simplicity and ease of use. Judges said the clean, bold design of the MCEC website reflected the building's architecture and logo and that the organised layout made the site easy to navigate. The website records approximately 24,000 unique browsers and more than 100,000 impressions per month. Its four key areas - About, Organise, Attend and Explore - cover everything a user needs to know about the MCEC and its surrounds. Reactive's creative director Tim Kotsiakos said the site works well due to its informative nature. "During the design stage we primarily focused on people organising conventions. So we went through the criteria event organisers go through when organising a location, such as research about proximity to location, weather, restaurants and culture." MCEC's chief executive Leigh Harry said: "The Reactive team has delivered once again. This award is testament to Reactive's excellent design team who really made the effort to research the MCEC's business and then backed up that research with an award-winning design. Congratulations to the entire team." The MCEC recently launched a delegate day package which offers great value for money. To learn more email the sales team on - email@example.com. Record numbers Not to be outdone, the Adelaide Convention Centre is setting records of its own, recently confirming that it has set a record for the number of attendees at a prestigious medical conference which rotates around Australian and New Zealand cities. The annual combined Annual Scientific Meeting of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT) and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ASTH) -- known as HAA 2009 - attracted 1060 people when it was held in Adelaide this year, well up on attendances at recent meetings. "This is a record that has surpassed our expectations," conference organiser Elisabeth Eton, from Festival City Conventions, said. "Adelaide always attracts more delegates than people think it will and the feedback has been excellent." While most of the delegates were from Australia, about 100 people made the journey from New Zealand and a further 30 from other overseas destinations. HAA 2009 presented new and important developments in the fields of haematology, blood transfusion and thrombosis at medical, scientific and nursing levels. Adelaide Convention Centre chief executive Alec Gilbert said the centre continues to capitalise on South Australia's outstanding reputation in medicine. "Adelaide is now regarded as a 'thinking city' and our sales team has been able to use this credibility to Adelaide's advantage," he said. "As a consequence we have been successful in enticing some of the world's most prestigious medical and scientific events and conferences to South Australia including International Surgery Week - the 43rd World Congress of the International Society of Surgeons attracting 1500 attendees from 79 countries." International deals One of the most proactive convention centres throughout the Asia Pacific continues to be Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, which recently released a raft of new deals that should be of interest to serious convention planners. In response to the strong response received from the market for its 'We Have A Deal For You' campaign, the KLCC launched three additional options - the Conventions Value-Add Program, Exhibitions Loyalty Program, and the TenOnCall Loyalty Program. The Conventions Value-Add Program is worth an estimated RM 60,000 for all international association meetings held at the centre. In addition to hosting site inspections, the complimentary elements include a cultural showcase of six Malaysian arts and crafts, pre- function meetings, plus a cocktail reception or a press conference hosted by the centre. As an incentive for exhibition organisers, the centre has also introduced the Exhibitions Loyalty Program worth an average of RM 50,000. In addition to the five per cent loyalty reward based on venue hire for the subsequent show, organisers will enjoy the use of a complimentary press room, a VIP lounge, organiser's office, venue for a pre-function event, a coffee machine and 400 cups of coffee plus an exhibitor briefing hosted by the centre and 50 percent discount off the venue's rack rates for move-in/out days. The TenOnCall Loyalty Program further enhances the already highly attractive TenOnCall facilities available at the centre by extending a complimentary meeting for up to 10 guests. TenOnCall is the only meeting offering in the city where one can walk in and execute the meeting within the next hour and enjoy complimentary free-flow of lifestyle cuisine plus signature beverages throughout the meeting duration. "We were greatly encouraged by the overwhelming response which we received for 'We Have A Deal For You', which confirmed our belief that clients generally seek value added service offerings rather than mere discounts," explains KLCC general manager, Peter Brokenshire. convention & exhibition centres