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Page 60 • MICEBTN - May-JULy 2016 Benjamin Zaubzer take 5 with i am not so keen on: My new obsession with coffee. My proudest achievement: The birth of my two amazingly beautiful kids. greatest inspiration: My grandfather, the man who taught me that I was capable of everything. advice to anyone starting a career: Just because you have a degree or qualification, doesn’t mean you are qualified. Nothing beats first-hand experience. Watch, listen and learn how to be great in your skill, then perform well at what it is you do... To relax: Any type of acoustic voice or string music. My dream vacation: A six month working vacation in Paris and New York with a lead- ing Fashion Brand or Publishing House. Most overrated: People that are labelled celebrities without actually achieving celebrity status. Favourite value trade show venue: Luxperience. Favourite venue: Ask me this question after Sydney has finished developing its new hotels and other projects. Favourite airline: Definitely Qantas where all my Frequent Flyer Points are banked Favourite hotel/resort: I have many, par- ticularly in Macao who I represent. MCEC raises A$380,000 for Starlight aBoUT 500 guests recently enjoyed an evening of food and wine at the Starlight Five Chefs Dinner in Melbourne. Sponsored and host- ed by the Melbourne Convention and Exhi- bition Centre (MCEC) for the fifth consec- utive year the event raised over $380,000 for the Starlight Chil- dren’s Foundation (Starlight). Featured chefs included Alla Wolf-Task- er AM (Lake House Daylesford), Frank Camorra (MoVida), Guy Grossi (Grossi Restaurants), Scott Pickett (ESP and Estelle), and MCEC’s award-winning pastry duo, Alessandro Bartesaghi and Ian Burch. MCEC’s executive chef, Peter Hay- croft, was also on hand to create cana- pés, and said the event was a highlight for him since commencing his role at MCEC late last year. Company: Macao Government Tourism Office. position: Marketing Manager My first real job: Assistant Manager at Europcar. i am very good at: Organising events. My toughest assignment: There have been a few but achievable and satis- fying. I enjoy: Putting together large scale trade and consumer events. On the side I have taken on the role of Makeup Artist. i not so keen on: My new obsession with coffee. i really need to: Make more time for myself... Indonesia moves to boost MICE by 10pc INDONESIA’s Tourism Ministry is sup- porting the new International Banking Conference (IBC) in Bali to push for an increase in meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) in the country. “We are targeting 10 per cent growth in the MICE industry by 2019,” said a Ministry spokesperson. “That effort has to begin now.” According to data from the Inter- national Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) in 2014 Indonesia was ranked 42nd in the world.