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Page 50 • MICEBTN - May-JULy 2016 QUEENSLAND Royal ICC sets a cracking pace IT’s all happening up at the Royal Interna- tional Convention Centre (Royal ICC), with 10 events in 10 days signalling the busiest fortnight so far this year. Events featuring politicians, business experts and car enthusiasts all were staged in May. They included Labour Day and the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Federal Budget Breakfast. Brisbane Showgrounds general manager of Venue Sales and Marketing Jago Coyle said the huge program of events made the Royal ICC a premier Brisbane events pre- cinct, offering exceptional menus and event delivery. “With 10 events occurring across 10 days, our chefs had to prepare around 15,000 dishes, many featuring our Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) award-winning food and wine,’’ he said. “High profile guests included former Australian prime minister John Howard and former Australian deputy prime minister Kim Beazley.” Other events included the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Formal, Car Launch Road- show and the Advance Queensland Innova- tion and Investment Summit. The Royal ICC is located 1.5km from Bris- bane’s CBD at the Brisbane Showgrounds, one of the city’s most prominent events precincts. Since opening in March, 2013 it has hosted almost 500 events. On the web: www.brisbaneshowgrounds. com.au AUSTRALIA’s Jupiters Gold Coast now features an innovative lighting design that will act as a permanent living art installation. Comprising thousands of lights mounted on 17 palm trees at the property’s porte-cochère, it creates a 20 metre-wide by 10 metre-high 3D digital screen. Geoff Hogg, managing director Star Entertainment Group Queensland, said this latest project, which forms part of Jupiters’ A$345 million transformation, was sure to create a long-lasting impres- sion for visitors and guests. “The innovative technology used for our porte-cochère system is state-of-the-art and something we’ll be able to tai- lor to property-specific events to enhance the experience for our guests.” The lighting technology itself is quite complex with the lights pixel-mapped, programmed, and then rendered to video files. Bespoke multi-node mapping software allows for a 2D video signal image to accurately map to pixels within an organically shaped 3D environment. Jupiters’ transformation is on track to be completed prior to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Jupiters’ ‘living art lighting’ now part of A$345m transformation winter discounts in Ipswich METRO Hotel Ipswich International, Queensland is offering an all-inclusive con- ference package priced at A$45 per person per day (normally $54 per person). The ‘Winter Conference Hot Deal’ is available for all new bookings made before June 30, 2016 for functions held prior to August 31, 2016. Complimen- tary room hire is included in the package, as are wifi and AV equipment – a data projector/screen, microphone whiteboard, flip chart and lectern. Those who book a function for a minimum two days with 15 delegates or more will also receive a complimentary half hour finger food and soft drink package, and a complimentary upgrade to the executive hot lunch selection at Harvest Restaurant and Bar.