BRISBANE FESTIVAL MORE THAN A THING OF BEAUTY

BRISBANE FESTIVAL MORE THAN A THING OF BEAUTY

BRISBANE has ignited in a blaze of music, arts and theatre with the Brisbane Festival kicking off over the weekend, and according to organisers the annual event has also added some spark to the city's business community. Artistic director David Berthold (pictured) says the Brisbane Festival has grown to become one of the most well-kno...

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NETWORK TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD

NETWORK TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD

NATIONAL networking day is coming up and we're fighting for a Guinness World Records title this year.

The day of national networking, hosted by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), is celebrated by people attending speed networking events at multiple venues.

On August 29, events will be held across the country in Melbourne, Sy...

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CELEBRATE THE END OF 2016 IN STYLE

CELEBRATE THE END OF 2016 IN STYLE

Christmas parties are great for socialising with colleagues, and picking the right venue is the key. August marks the best time of the year to lock in a sensational venue for your end of year celebrations and to find a venue that suits your unique culture. Whether it's a casual setting or an extravagant g...

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NEW CHRISTMAS PARTY STYLING IDEAS FOR QUEENSLAND EVENTS

NEW CHRISTMAS PARTY STYLING IDEAS FOR QUEENSLAND EVENTS

WE'RE just over halfway through the year and it'll be Christmas party season before we know it. To help you get into the holiday party-planning mindset, we caught up with Susan Hamilton (pictured), from Staging Connections, to check out their new Christmas party styling themes for 2016. This year, we're offering planners ...

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BUSINESS LEADERS LOOK TO THE BIG BLUE SKY

BUSINESS LEADERS LOOK TO THE BIG BLUE SKY

BIG Blue Sky will return to the Gold Coast this year with a shining line-up of speakers.

First held in November last year, the event has bigger aspirations this year.

It will be held on the October 7 and 8 at the Sofitel Resort in Broadbeach, and is themed around build a better city by providing a catalyst for action and collaborati...

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GRAB BITE-SIZED TIPS FROM DOUGHNUT TIME'S SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

GRAB BITE-SIZED TIPS FROM DOUGHNUT TIME'S SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

HEAR from serial entrepreneur Damian Griffiths, founder of Alfred & Constance, Alfredo's Pizzeria, Kwan Brothers, Chester Street Bakery, Les Bubbles Steak & Frites Restaurant, Mister Fitz and Doughnut Time.

For a good time, join Business News Australia and Doughnut Time entrepreneur Damian Griffiths as we launch the 2016 Gold...

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FREE LUNCH BY TOP CHEFS FOR A CAUSE

FREE LUNCH BY TOP CHEFS FOR A CAUSE

NEIL Perry, Matt Moran and Maggie Beer (pictured) are among a stellar line-up helping host OzHarvest's fourth annual Think.Eat.Save event at lunchtime today.

An array of high profile chefs and hospitality companies will prepare free hot lunch made from surplus food for Australian non-profit OzHarvest, which is the nation's first and l...

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BUSINESS NEWS AUSTRALIA AND IVVY TEAM UP

BUSINESS NEWS AUSTRALIA AND IVVY TEAM UP

BUSINESS News Australia has launched a new venue hire site in partnership with leading events and venue management cloud computing software company iVvy, in a move that is set to further revolutionise the way businesses plan and manage their event needs.

The new venue hire site offers the opportunity for event planners to easily search, ...

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GOODBYE FINANCIAL YEAR, HELLO CHRISTMAS!

GOODBYE FINANCIAL YEAR, HELLO CHRISTMAS!

We know that everyone needs a fabulous end-of-year venue to help celebrate their equally fantastic staff and clients.

With so many venues to choose from, the perfect one can be tricky to find, so we have made things simple and featured only the best! Whether you fancy tradition, come alive in a casual setting or want a venue that's a...

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SUPERCARS SPEED INTO QUEENSLAND

SUPERCARS SPEED INTO QUEENSLAND

SUPERCARS CEO James Warburton has expressed his delight with securing the Castrol Gold Coast 600 and the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 for the next three years. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Warburton confirmed an agreement to continue the Gold Coast and Townsville events until 2019. "As well as delivering significant tourism a...

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CUSTOMS HOUSE UNVEILS NEW EVENT SPACE

CUSTOMS HOUSE UNVEILS NEW EVENT SPACE

BRISBANE icon Customs House has expanded its event offering with the official launch of cocktail party space The River Room. Spectacular views of the river and Story Bridge, striking architecture and modern amenities are just the icing on the cake for upscale affairs in The River Room, so named for its riverside location in the surrounds ...

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SYDNEY SHINES BRIGHT AS VIVID TAKES OVER

SYDNEY SHINES BRIGHT AS VIVID TAKES OVER

SYDNEY has a real glow about it at the moment with the annual Vivid Sydney festival consuming the city. Around 100 light installations are lighting up Sydney, projecting colourful artwork throughout the city including on local landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of lig...

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HILTON SYDNEY EXPANDS EVENT OFFERING

HILTON SYDNEY EXPANDS EVENT OFFERING

EVENT organisers at Hilton Sydney are saying goodbye to print-outs of agendas, speaker bios and directions and hello to Event Briefcase, a new app putting events in the palm of people's hands. In partnership with event management company Staging Connections, Hilton Sydney has launched a free event app that enables greater attendee eng...

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BOAT SHOW SETS NEW BENCHMARK

BOAT SHOW SETS NEW BENCHMARK

THE Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has wrapped up for another year, with 41,000 people walking through the gates of the four-day event on the Gold Coast. The boat show featured more than $150 million of the latest and most impressive boats across hundreds of displays on both water and land, including power and sail boats, superyac...

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED BY TOURISM EXCHANGE

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED BY TOURISM EXCHANGE

THE Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) is wrapping up on the Gold Coast, with tourism bosses lauding the success of the local industry. Visitors from across Australia and the world descended on the glitter strip for the highly anticipated event, which Tourism Australia head John O'Sullivan (pictured) says experienced record numbers. ...

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PERFORMANCE BOATS MAKE MARK AT COAST BOAT SHOWS

PERFORMANCE BOATS MAKE MARK AT COAST BOAT SHOWS

LEADING performance and recreational watersports brands are set to be as big a drawcard as luxury boats at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS). With watersports proving to be a fast-growing segment of the marine industry, SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser says it is important the show evolves to promote every f...

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ADVENTURE SPORT STARS TO CONVERGE ON COAST

ADVENTURE SPORT STARS TO CONVERGE ON COAST

SOME of the world's most famous adventure sport stars are heading to the Gold Coast with their GoPros to film a range of action footage expected to reach tens of millions of people around the world. Olympians, endurance and adventure athletes, skydivers, swimmers, surfers, snowboarders, wakeboarders, skateboarders, BMX riders, motorcy...

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THE WAY FORWARD FOR MINING IN AUSTRALIA

THE WAY FORWARD FOR MINING IN AUSTRALIA

INDUSTRY heavyweights are set to examine current mining and engineering trends, and provide rare commentary on what lies ahead for the coal mining industry, at the 2016 Queensland Mining and Engineering (QME) Exhibition. QME, to be held at the Mackay Showground, is set to bring nationwide industry innovators together from July 26-28, feat...

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NEXT STOP: CUSTOMS HOUSE FOR JAMIE PHEROUS

NEXT STOP: CUSTOMS HOUSE FOR JAMIE PHEROUS

JAMIE Pherous founded Corporate Travel Management in 1994. Ever since, the company has been on the up, taking flight from its Brisbane headquarters to become the largest privately-owned travel management company in Australia.

Corporate Travel Management floated on the ASX in December 2010 following an over-subscribed IPO. Today, the comp...

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MEET THE COMM GAMES FURRY NEW MASCOT

MEET THE COMM GAMES FURRY NEW MASCOT

A SURFING koala has been revealed as the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot, exactly two years to the day from of the opening ceremony of the 2018 sporting event. Borobi, the indigenous Yugambeh language word for koala, was inspired by a drawing by Brisbane school teacher Merrilyn Krohn, the winner of the GC2018 Mascot Design Competitio...

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