The importance of engaging your teams & their families in lockdown
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by Event Birdie
2y ago
In these wild times it is easy to get caught up in what feels like the same day on repeat, we have very little variety each day and spend a lot of our time indoors. After months in lockdown getting creative and finding new ways to engage with our colleagues, friends and family can at times feel exhausting. With home-schooling, virtual meetings, and daily exercise it can be hard to find time to schedule an activity that works for everyone. It is important we don’t shy away from staying connected and offer actives that welcome kids and families to join in too. Check out 5 of our top tips to thin ..read more
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The Benefits of Using Photo Booth Software for Your Event
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by Event Birdie
2y ago
  Setting up a photo booth for your event means that attendees can have some fun and gain an experience while they are present. Of course, many businesses want to show people who come to their events what they are all about and to tell them about their products and services. With experiential marketing, however, attendees really get to do something more memorable and that will stick in their collective imaginations. Therefore, flexible and feature-rich photo booth software which can be adapted to different sorts of audiences and different sorts of events makes a great deal of business sen ..read more
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How can we develop productivity and innovation when we’re still working from home?
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by Event Birdie
2y ago
Guest blog | Donna Kessler and Gary Bender of Get Local Expo   We all have theories and thoughts about how best to work, what workspace suits us, how we can best find that work/life balance. But up until last year, we all mostly worked in an office setting, doing the ‘9-5’ grind. Over the last year, you might have heard a similar story to this… A friend’s teenager finished school last year – missed out on Schoolies courtesy of COVID-19 – landed a great entry level job at a bank. Six months in and they are planning to leave because what fun is there in working from your bedroom when you ar ..read more
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A GUIDE TO HOSTING EVENTS DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
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by Event Birdie
2y ago
Last updated: 27 June 2021 To help venues, caterers and suppliers, along with event planners and bookers understand when and what you can do as far as booking events during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve put together this guide to help. While some businesses in some states are able to reopen, and some “gatherings” allowed, there is still a long way to go for the events industry to be back to business as usual. This guide is designed to give you a brief overview of the restrictions related to events and gatherings in order to help make sense of the current and ever changing situation. NOTE: We’ll b ..read more
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How to incorporate Vivid Sydney into your Event
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by zibmedia
2y ago
Vivid Sydney is one of THE most exciting and vibrant festivals IN THE WORLD, showcasing a program of light, music and ideas. It took a break in 2020 (as did many major events), but we’re excited to say it’s back in 2021! Taking over the city between 6th to 28th August 2021 [note it’s slightly later in the year than usual], visitors and locals alike can enjoy the vibrant light art installations, large-scale illuminations and mesmerising 3D-mapped building projections that light up Sydney’s waterfront, landmarks and gardens. It also happens to be a fantastic backdrop for hosting an event! Whethe ..read more
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Have we forgotten the serendipitous nature of face-to-face events?
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by Event Birdie
2y ago
  Serendipitous (Adj.) 1. come upon or found by accident; fortuitous 2. of, relating to, or suggesting serendipity 3. good; beneficial; favourable   True story… two delegates talking in a bar at the conclusion of a conference gala dinner decide to start a business together. It’s still going strong over 10 years later. Or this one… academics from different universities in different countries meet at an international scientific meeting, share findings and agree to collaborate on the next phase of their research. And how about this… a business events conference a few years back, two d ..read more
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How to include Local Melbourne Experiences in your Conference or Incentive Event Program
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by Event Birdie
3y ago
Guest blog | CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park Events Team   If you want to create truly memorable experiences for your delegates – events they will brag to their friends about and share on social media #thisconferencerocks – then it’s time to think local. By including local experiences within your conference or incentive program you’re guaranteed to have delegates raving to their colleagues and posting five-star reviews online. And, if you’re looking for a city that’s brimming with local culture and cuisine, then Melbourne is the perfect place. As we prepare to open CENTERPIECE at Melbourne ..read more
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A Stylish Melbourne Venue with a MasterChef On Board – Yes Please!
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by Event Birdie
3y ago
 VENUE FEATURE   A New York style venue, with a MasterChef on board, right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD… Oh yes, you’re going to love The George on Collins – and so are your guests! On arrival, follow the red carpet downstairs and bask in the expanse of this stylish Melbourne venue – there’s a lot to take in…. The main dining area of this inner-city restaurant can seat up to 260 diners (or 500 for a standing style event). Plus, there’s two private dining rooms and two semi-private dining areas that are prefect for smaller events. The New York vibe is achieved by the luxury fitting ..read more
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Event Showcase | Possibly THE Best Virtual Event of the Year
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by Event Birdie
3y ago
It’s a big call – there were plenty of contenders for this acclaim in the past 12-months – but when we saw a snapshot of what freelance Event Producer, Alana Edwards created for her client, Atlassian we were blown away. The level of detail and heart that was so evidently put into creating the inaugural Atlassian Global Holiday Party is nothing short of amazing. And, it wasn’t without its challenges either – this certainly wasn’t a small or easy event to tackle. Join us as we take a look at some of the highlights of this exceptional virtual event and the challenges that Alana overcame to produc ..read more
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7 Things to Consider When Planning Your First “In-Person” Event in 2021
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by Event Birdie
3y ago
Australia is leading the way in regards to getting COVID under control and returning to life as normal, as safely as possible. As event professionals, we need to be leading the way too. If we can plan and activate events safely, the community as a whole will be better off. Social interaction, whether it be for fun or business, needs to happen – we cannot sit in front of a screen for the rest of our lives! So, as you prepare yourself to re-enter the world of hosting in-person events, here are a couple of things you may like to consider….   1. Pre-registration is a must Getting your attende ..read more
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