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Page 78 • MICEBTN - AUGUST 2015 Canberra: marvellous, mighty...and a mistake (ours) NOT only is Canberra the magnificent seat of Australia’s federal government, home to cultural and many other attractions, beauti- ful in its scenery – especially in springtime when Floriade brings a fusion of nature and mankind’s horticultural genius – but it’s also a destination of fast-growing importance in the conference and incentive sector, with the infrastructure to match. Likely to become more so, too, with new venues and facilities on the horizon and the likelihood that Canberra Airport will go commercially international as it should have years back. And its convention bureau is one of the country’s most active, now entering a fresh phase of its successful existence. Unfortunately, as is seen almost daily in the capital’s government precincts, mis- takes do happen. This time it isn’t political: we stuffed up. In our May print edition we ran a news story about what was happening in Canber- ra and a Take 5 personal insight to one of the bureau’s senior people. We got the news story right but one of those nasty gremlins which traditionally prosper in the publishing business saw us also attribute the Take 5 report to the per- son quoted in the news story. Aaaaaagh! Take 5, cheerfully intimate as it was, depicted Liz Bendeich, the bureau’s general manager sales, membership and ICT, how- ever we got the name wrong on the report. The story correctly – thank goodness we got that right! – quoted Giselle Radulovic, director of marketing and communications. You can contact Liz and Giselle as fol- lows, hopefully not saying too many snide things about us: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. au On the web: www.canberraconvention. com.au North Star adds Barra Bonanza ADVENTURE firm North Star Cruises has released its first barramundi fishing itinerary, the Kimberley Barra Bonanza and the company’s gm Peter Trembath says Walcott Inlet will be a cruise highlight. “An opportunity to ‘ride the tide’ through the spectacular Charnley Gorge, to where the salt meets the fresh, is one of the Kimberley’s most hand- picked experiences. This is es- pecially so when you then get a chance to sight-cast barra.” As well as barramundi, fishermen also will target giant trevally, lure mackerel and ‘fine-eaters’ such as mangrove jack and finger mark bream. The Kimberley Barra Bonan- za sails on the 5th of September 2015 when the weather is perfect for both fishing and sightseeing – cabins are expected to sell quickly. True North is purpose-built to visit areas that larger ships cannot access. Guests are privy to very-high quality off-ship experiences courtesy of the ship’s biologist and a team of naturalists, a ship’s helicopter and six dedicated expedition boats. All Occasions Group, South Australia ASN Events Pty Ltd, Victoria AST Management Pty Ltd, Queensland Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, New South Wales Conference Logistics, Australian Capital Territory Consec - Conference Management, Australian Capital Territory Convention Management NZ Ltd, New Zealand DC Conferences Pty Ltd, New South Wales EECW Pty Ltd, Western Australia and Victoria Iceberg Events, Queensland Leishman Associates, Tasmania and Victoria Organisers Australia, Queensland QUT Events, Queensland Sane Event Group, New South Wales Taylored Images, Queensland The Association Specialists, New South Wales ACCREDITED! CONFERENCE AND EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANIES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND www.pco.asn.au A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE THAT IS SUBJECT TO INDEPENDENT AUDIT.