Support for Melbourne event businesses, vote for your favourite event suppliers, plus some winter event inspo.

In this week’s news wrap, we’re sharing the top stories you need for the week ahead, plus an extra dose of event inspiration to kick-start the winter months.

As the colder weather settles in, travellers and event organisers alike are bound to set their sights on somewhere a little warmer, like the Queensland coast. That’s why we’re showcasing two of Queensland’s most versatile and winter-friendly venues in today’s newsletter, scroll down to read more.

Support available for Melbourne event businesses

As Greater Melbourne enters its second week of lockdown, a number of state and federal government support measures have become available.

The Victorian Government has almost doubled its initial support package, bringing the Circuit Breaker Business Support Package to a total $460 million.

Event businesses may be eligible for the Business Costs Assistance Program grants of $5,000 for businesses in metropolitan Melbourne impacted by the lockdown, while information is set to be released soon about a $20 million support package dedicated to the events industry.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has announced a temporary financial support package for Melbourne workers over the age of 17 who have lost work due to the lockdown.

Stay tuned for more details.

Why Noosa is a dream event destination

Home to uncrowded beaches, picturesque hinterland communities, and national parks filled with scenic waterfalls and rainforest walking tracks, the Noosa region is an evergreen destination loved by visitors from near and far.

Ticking off all the things Queensland is best known for – weather, beaches, local food – Noosa is one of those timeless places that never goes out of style. And just like its location, the RACV Noosa Resort hits all the right notes when it comes to hosting events. Find out why here.

Events Uncovered reveals first speakers

Leaders of the business events industry will take to the stage next month to share their knowledge and insights at the seventh annual Events Uncovered.

As part of the Spice Knowledge Sessions, which run alongside the free expo on 15 July 2021 at Sydney’s SMC Conference & Function Centre, event professionals will have the opportunity to hear in-person panel discussions, Q&As and presentations across a broad range of topics.

Among the first confirmed speakers are: Claudia Sagripanti, (Exhibition & Event Association of Australia), Geoff Donaghy (ICC Sydney and Business Events Council of Australia), Nigel Collin (Meetings & Events Australia), Matt Crouch (Matt Crouch Legal), Vanessa Soldatos (EventFrog), Thomas Gray (EventsAir) and Keith Wootton (AV1).

The speaker program will run alongside the free-to-attend expo, while two in-person networking events are also on offer. Read more about the Events Uncovered program here.

Early release tickets are available now.

Why RACV Royal Pines is a Gold Coast gem

Selecting the right venue can be a real headache for conference organisers. When choosing the venue for a conference or corporate event, organisers know that having ample accommodation and versatile meeting and event spaces is just one part of the equation.

If you’re after a premium conference venue that delivers world-class service and facilities, RACV Royal Pines Resort is the ideal location. Beyond the five-star suites and variety of indoor and outdoor event and meeting spaces, the resort offers a world of opportunity for delegates to experience.
Read more here.

Voting opens for Hot 100: Services and Suppliers 2021

The highly anticipated annual Hot 100 list of the nation’s best event services and suppliers is now open for nominations.

This is a fantastic to nominate your favourite business (or your own!) to be recognised in the annual list, published in the Spring issue of Spice Magazine.

Cast your vote here.

Need help sourcing trusted event venues and suppliers for your corporate events?
We have you covered at the A LIST Guide.

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