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MICEBTN - FEBRUARY 2015 • Page 3 © MICEBTN February 2015. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permission of the publishers. This magazine is published by Impact Publications (ABN 70 257 512 639) in hard copy quarterly with daily news updates via website www.micebtn.com and weekly E-news each Friday. ProPrIETors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd MANAgINg EdITor: Chris Hurd — firstname.lastname@example.org EdITor: Jack Handley EdITorIAl CoNTrIBuTors: Kelvin King, John Newton, Ian Jarrett, and Melissa di dio. AdvErTIsINg: sandra lewington — email@example.com AddrEss: 54 Harborne street Wembley WA Australia 6005. Po Box 1035 West Perth WA Australia 6872 T: 61 8 9382 8388 F: 61 8 9380 9974 E: firstname.lastname@example.org While the publishers have taken all reasonable precautions and made all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of material contained in this publication, the publisher accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage which may result from any inaccuracy or omission, or from the use of information contained in this publication. views and opinions expressed in MICEBTN do not necessarily reflect those of the management. All rates and schedules in editorial or advertisements are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without notice. dIsClAIMEr The information contained in this magazine has been compiled by MICEBTN. Any commentary, opinion, projection, prediction or conclusion made by MICEBTN or quoted by it from any of the sources is published in good faith to stimulate independent investigation by the reader of the matters canvassed. The reader should not rely (or invite others to rely) upon the contents of this publication as a basis for taking or refraining from any action, or rearrangement of their affairs (financial or otherwise). And MICEBTN and its contributors, shall not be liable for any economic or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of such reliance. Contents 32. 4. GBTA downsizes in APAC – what happens now? 5. Convention bureaux accused of ‘exaggerating their role and successes’ 7. ICESAP calls for a lift in industry standards 8. Expanded CINZ program for Meetings 2015 10. Veteran events organiser Mike Pickford says weaker Australian dollar is an events winner 11. NEW ZEALAND: Big numbers for Auckland as city signs more inter national events, writes Kelvin King 17. Technology wizardry has the industry in a spin - device expert darren Edwards has a positive take on the future 19. BALI: BHA calls for better under standing of travel advisories - Kelvin King explains why 28. SOUTH AUSTRALIA: ACB posts 2014 record as strategies start to pay dividends 32. TASMANIA: More Marketing Tasmania funding fuels events growth 37. Interview: Belinda doery, regional 37. strategy manager American Express Meetings and Events APAC region, explains the roles of hybrid meetings and smartphones in future MICE growth 40. WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Bunbury’s regional Entertainment Centre (BrEC) gives new impetus to successful meetings and events in the south of the state 49. guest writer debbie Mayo-smith provides a tongue-in-cheek check list for email success 50. CAMBODIA: Challenges remain, but infrastructure boost positions the country as an Asian MICE contender. 58. guest writer Peter Hook says it has been a long time coming, but governments now recognise the value of business tourism 64. SINGAPORE: Changi sets traffic record - starts work on the Jewel 66. SOUTH PACIFIC: 2014 was one of the strongest-ever years for business and leisure tourism in the South Pacific, with growth set to continue in 2015. 77. guest writer robyn Henderson on the road warriors’ view of the hotels scene 78. AIME - revamped Melbourne show provides more education/training seminars and networking 19.