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MICEBTN - DEC 2016 - FEB 2017 • Page 5 © MICEBTN December 2016 to February 2017. 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) as an e-zine 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 — email@example.com EDITor: Jack Handley EDITorIAl CoNTrIBuTors: Kelvin King, Ian Jarrett, Melissa Di Dio. ADvErTIsINg: Sofia Hurd — firstname.lastname@example.org ADDrEss: 54 Harborne street Wembley WA Australia 6005. Po Box 1035 West Perth WA Australia 6872 T: 61 8 9382 8388 E: email@example.com 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 22. 2. It’s showtime for ICC Sydney – launch features a star-studded lineup 6. Call for NZ tourism infrastruc- ture levy strikes a chord 9. Meetings industry’s AIPC contests ISO standards attack 12. Employee tracking goes ‘live’ with card data monitoring 14. oman increases meetings focus with opening of oCEC 15. Wellington to host IlgA meet 16. BALI: New hotels focus on MICE offers 24. TravelBird rates the world’s inspiring cities 26. AmEx tips only ‘subdued’ rate increases for business travel in 2017 28. Building an event app that works - Darren Edwards has the keys to success. 30. US carriers turn to ‘The Donald’ to solve their over seas competition gripes 28. 32. Crowne Plaza Changi expands to handle the singapore airport’s growth strategy 34. China’s Chengdu looks to grow MICE market with new venues 35. WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Margaret river given nod for new conference centre 40. My Town: Kevin sumption, director and ceo of the Australian National Maritime Museum names his sydney favourites. 44. Famous names and expanded format for CeBit 2017 in Sydney 45. Maintaining databases to maximum effect - Debbie Mayo-Smith offers the definitive guide 46. robyn Henderson looks at emerging trends for business travel in 2017 42. Key role for Brisbane’s Airtrain - Kelvin King reports. 24.