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Page 8 • MICEBTN - DEC 2016 - FEB 2017 The 1000+ seat Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre delivers the venue, and Mother Nature does the rest. 2015 Winner Australian Performing Arts Centre Association (APACA) Drover’s Award for Performing Arts Centre of the Year. themecc.com.au A new meetings destination dawns. 20th anniversary celebrations for Sydney’s Forum Group’s guests AuSTRALIA’s award-winning Forum Group Events (FGE) has hosted a special event for suppliers and clients at The Winery, Sydney to cele- brate its 20th Anniversary Since opening in 1996, FGE has grown to deliver more than 200 events world wide annually. The company has serviced a significant range of industries, but predominantly information technology and others specialising in the electronics, retail, consulting, freight, fran- chise, finance, construction, education, motorsports, health and phar- maceutical sectors. The team’s major focus continues to be IT conference, exhibition and brand activation events. Key brands serviced have included Dell, Red Rock Consulting, Acer, Microsoft, South African Tourism, Coca-Cola, AusAID and GE Healthcare. Speaking at the event, Leanne Constantino, managing director said: “Over the last 20 years, the team at Forum Group Events has proven to be one of the most customer focused and dedicated end-to-end event campaign agencies in Australia.” Pictured left to right are: Lara Clark, events support and office administrator; Lauren Hayward general manager; Leanne Constantino, Clare O’Bree, events and marketing co-ordinator; Amy Pue, events assistant and Stephanie Vercoe, events and marketing co-ordinator. Whiteman Park wins a top award WHITEMAN Park, recently named Western Austral- ia’s top tourist attraction in the 2016 Tourism Coun- cil of WA Awards, beat formidable competitors in Rottnest Island, which took out the silver medal and Perth Zoo the bronze. The popular attraction, which includes Caversham Wildlife Park, is a unique con- servation and recreation reserve covering 4,000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities just 25 minutes from the Perth central business district. Whiteman Park management recently completed a A$250,000 upgrade of the facility, which added extra toilet facilities and renovation of bike tracks and footpaths. Caversham Wildlife Park, is very popular with visitors who can feed kangaroos and pet koalas. Evening tours of Woodland Reserve allow a rare view of the Park at night, and an even rarer encoun- ter with the endangered woylie, which thrives in its protected sanctuary. The park boasts three muse- ums - Revolutions Transport Museum, the Motor Museum of WA and the Tractor Museum of WA. Guests can also explore the Park by vintage train or vintage tram, or by a guided vintage bus tour on selected days.