Micenet magazine

Australia / NZ / Asia
  1. A lot of people have a dream to start their own business. It’s a hard leap to make for anyone in a job, with so much to consider. Product, branding, marketing, sales channels, finance, staffing and lots of other areas need careful consideration, and nobody is an expert in all of them. Ian Whitworth has launched a website to make it a bit easier. He has started a number of successful businesses: an award winning creative marketing agency and national audiovisual company Scene Change. Whitworth’s […]

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  2. Shangri-La Hotel has become the first hotel in Sydney to be awarded ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management System) certification by the International Certification of Management Systems, TQCSI. The Swiss-based organisation is the world’s largest developer of international food safety standards, and Shangri-La Sydney’s General manager Craig Hooley said he is delighted for the hotel to receive the award. “We will concentrate our efforts on continuing this high standard for our guests,” he said.
  3. ‘Green meetings’ are the industry’s flavour of the moment, so it’s interesting to hear which locations fit the eco-friendly bill. Online travel specialist TravelBird have revealed just that, with the Green Cities Index 2018. The results recognise the cities making large efforts to be sustainable by preserving ecological areas, as well as those introducing initiatives to improve the quality of man-made green spaces. Auckland were awarded silver only to Reykjavik, achieving 41.54% of green space. Sydney came in fifth with 16.67% of green space.
  4. ‘Back to nature’ is the theme of Holiday Inn Bangkok’s new look, unveiled on the back of a multimillion dollar investment. The revamp comprises new guest rooms, an open lobby combining the front desk, restaurant, bar lounge and business centre, Ginger, an all-day dining space connected to the pool area and Beer Republic, a 1920s European industrial inspired warehouse. Hotel Inn Bangkok say the changes will empower travellers to do more of what they love while staying for business affairs.
  5. The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre reigned supreme in its three nominated categories at the MEA Queensland state awards. The centre were awarded for ‘Meetings, Exhibition or Event Venue – capacity more than 500,’ ‘Audio Visual Services’ and ‘Banqueting and Catering.’ BCEC General manager Bob O’Keefe said the achievement reflects the centre’s commitment to the meetings industry. “I am extremely proud of the BCEC Team… We will continue to invest and innovate to provide a world class experience for our delegates and guests.”
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