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MICEBTN - MARCH-MAY 2017 • Page 5 © MICEBTN March 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) quarterly as a e-zine magazine, with daily news updates via website www. micebtn.com and weekly E-news each Friday. PROPRIETORS: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd MANAGING EDITOR: Chris Hurd — firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR: Jack Handley EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS: Kelvin King, Ian Jarrett and Melissa Di Dio. ADVERTISING: Sofia Hurd — email@example.com ADDRESS: 54 Harborne Street Wembley WA Australia 6005. PO Box 1035 West Perth WA Australia 6872 T: 61 8 9382 8388 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 16. 2. COVER STORY: 2018 Commonwealth ` Games adds momentum to GCCEC’s growth. 6. Team building, ‘bleisure’ focus for meeting planners - Kelvin King. 7. PCOA says webinars fit the bill for busy members. 8. Data security of increasing concern for MICE industry. 10. Industry demands more scrutiny of Airbnb business model. 12. Brexit uncertainty ‘a blow for travel industry scheduling’ writes Jack Handley 14. Terrorism ‘biggest risk to traveller safety’ - GBTA study. 15. Industry denies binge drinking is a problem at MICE events. 16. NEW ZEALAND: New AKL and WLG rooms added to inventory. 20. BALI: New weddings options, product and meeting spaces added. 29. Sydney to host fourth edition of World Business Forum. 30. Australia’s Gold Coast wins Comms Conference 2020. 32. 31. Survey shows best and worst places for women to work abroad. 32 . Turning events data into information - guest writer Darren Edwards shows how. 35. Travel insurance specialist SureSave spells out travellers’ rights when hit with airline delays. 36. WESTERN AUSTRALIA: World Trade Centre for Perth under active assessment. 42. You got that new job - guest writer Robyn Henderson shows how to keep it. 43. ITE Hong Kong promises more business opportunities for delegates in 2017. 44. MY TOWN: Selina Spowart, events manager at Wrest Point, Tasmania shows off Hobart. 45. TASMANIA: Hobart’s Old Woolstore enters Qantas’ Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame. 47. Not getting results from Facebook? Guest writer Debbie May-Smith says emailing’s the answer. 48. SINGAPORE: Discovering hidden islands - treats not to be missed. 53. TAKE 5 with Stephen Morahan, GM of Perth’s new Aloft Hotel. 36.