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Business Events News for Mon 22 Jul 2013 - Best Business Events Agency, South Africa, ABEE, Fiji Airways and more

Business Events News for Mon 22 Jul 2013 - Best Business Events Agency, South Africa, ABEE, Fiji Airways and more

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business events news Page 1
business events news
22nd July 2013Editor: Jill Varley
Consider Macau
 when selecting
your nextIncentive TravelDestination
GHM lures Pavlakis
AustrAliAn
hotelier EvanPavlakis hasbeen luredout of semi-
rerement
to manageGeneral HotelManagement’s(GHM) third property in Bali, theChedi Sakala in Tanjung Benoa,Nusa Dua, Bali.According to GHM presidentHans R. Jenni, Pavlakis bringsmore than four decades of 
internaonal experience in the
hospitality sector to his newpost in Bali, including 26 yearsin general manager and vice-
president posions with leadingve-star hotel groups in locaons
such as Hong Kong, Singapore,Australia and China.
AfterAFTA
There’s
nothinglike a majortravel eventto put the beauty of the world inperspective.That is the overwhelmingemotion I felt when the Qantas/Emirates alliance video ‘What awonderful world,’ was screenedat the AFTA National TravelIndustry Awards on Saturday.The photography shot onlocations in London, Singapore,Istanbul, Texas, New York andSydney, is a reminder that despitehuman frailties, we do live in aworld of astonishing beauty.Check it out on YouTube.By the way, thumbs up toQantas’ new uniforms, wornby crew during the awardpresentations, navy with panelsand slashes of Qantas red, is theirbest look yet.Just some of the standoutsof an evening that included anaudience wowing appearance byJessica Mauboy that made youwant to jump out of your seatand dance, and the seductivecontortions and aerial acrobaticsof Aerial Artistry, all emceed byAndrew Daddo whose shushesto quiet noisy talkers kept theevening and the awards rollingalong at a lively pace.Notable among the awardwinners are:
Bt BuinTavl Agncy
– Event TravelManagement,
Best Tourist Ofce
– Intnational
– Dubai,
Bthotl/rot Goup
- Shangri-LaHotels and Resorts which JennyWilliams received on their behalf and Louise Goldsbury, also editorof 
Travel Daily 
’s (a major sponsorof the event)
Cruise Weekly 
, whowon
Best Travel Writer 
.
BEN 
salutes you all!
Abov:
Jill’s red carpet moment!
It’s Time for South Africa
 
south
Africa Tourism’s latestcampaign, dubbed ‘It’s Time’,
was launched at an exclusive
preview event held at Mojo, LukeMangan’s newest venture inSydney, last Thursday, the same
me the Rainbow Naon held itsannual Mandela Day celebraons.
As an
extension
of SouthAfricanTourism’s
inial
Bucket Listcampaign,which waslaunched inNovemberlast year,this new phase focuses on
movang Aussies to make a
change and book South Africa as
their next holiday.An integrated mul-plaorm
strategy, the campaign highlights
that with its combinaon of excellent exchange rate, great
value-for-money packages and
an array of experiences on oer
from adventure and culturalenrichment, to world-class
culinary delights and luxury;South Africa is cking theulmate desnaon o bucket
lists.In thespirit of MandelaDay andin honourof SouthAfrica'sbelovedhero,guestsdonatedto Boots
For Africa, a not-for-protorganisaon that collects pre-
loved sneakers, sport, hockeyor football boots and deliversthem to children and adultsacross Africa so they no longerneed to play their favourite sportbarefoot.
ETM top for business events
EvEnt
Travel Management
is celebrang today aer
being named Australia’sBest Business Events Travel
Agency at the Naonal
Travel Industry Awards inSydney on Sat night.Tracey Edwards, gmof the Corporate TravelManagement (CTM)specialist events division,accepted the award fromTony Carter of Amadeus(right), and thanked the
Australian Federaon of Travel
Agents for “recognising this
important and excing part of 
Australia’s travel industry”.Corporate Travel Managementtook out a trifecta of awards,
regaining the Best Naonal Travel
Management Company gong
for the eighth me in a decade,while CTM Operaons Manager
Shelley Leven was recognised asBest Travel Agency Manager -Corporate.
CTM ceo Laura Rues said that
the Event Travel Managementdivision is “a key part of ourservice delivery for our clients.“The honours CTM receivedfrom AFTA on Saturday evening
are clear proof of the connued
and consistent success of our
value proposion, focusing on
highly personalised service and
constant innovaon for our
clients,” she said.
 
business events news Page 2
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1300 799 220
A proposAl
to create a third
runway and a vast expansion
to Europe’s busiest air hub,Heathrow has been unveiled,
and it involves a bit of oang.
London Mayor Boris Johnson,a champion of big thinking,has suggested that building an
arcial island in the middle of 
the Thames Estuary could be an
opon – or maybe on the Isle of 
Grain in north Kent.
"Ambious cies all over
the world are already stealing
a march on us and pungthemselves in a posion to eat
London's breakfast, lunch and
dinner by construcng mega
airports that plug them directlyinto the global supply chainsthat we need to be part of," the
amboyant redhead said.The three opons put forward
will allow the airport to movefrom a capacity of 480,000
ights a year to 740,000 –expansion that supportersinsist is crical in order for thecountry to remain compeve
on the world stage.
To Russia with panache
WhilE
guests have alreadybeen welcomed to Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts rst ever-
Russian hotel in St Petersburg,the property is yet to have an
ocial opening date.
Two blocks from the Hermitage
Museum, the luxury Four Seasons
Lion Palace (
ced
) is locatedin the renovated Lobanov-Rostosky Palace, known as theHouse with Lions.
With 177 rooms, including 26
suites, the hotel was formerlythe residence of the Lobanov-Rostovsky family, one of the most
ancient Russian dynases.Built in 1817-1829, it features
restaurants, bars, a spa, a
ballroom for 215 guests, six
conference halls and a congresshall.
Fashion rut solution
DrEssing
for success can be a
challenge for busy women, oengeng stuck in a fashion rut.Help is at hand as luxury hotel,
Sir Stamford at Circular Quayhas joined forces with Australia'sleading fashion stylist KellySmythe for an elegant High Tea
event on Wednesday 7 August,
from 12.30pm-2pm.Designed to be the perfect
soluon for a me-poor
professional, it is ideally suitedto the corporate woman who
wants to maximise her stylingknowledge eciently and to learnthe best ouits for interviewing,business meengs and headingfrom oce to cocktail hour.
For more details & bookings:
Crown Perth appeal
With
a history of Crown sta supporng the Anglicare WA
Winter Appeal for the past 15years, they have once again
helped the cause by donang
new clothing, blankets, towels,bedding and shoes for WesternAustralian children and families in
need during winter me.
Crown Perth’s ceo Barry
Felstead said that sta h
ad shownoverwhelming support of theappeal over the last four weeks.
“With over 5,600 sta at Crown
Perth & growing, high importance
is placed on supporng a number
of key charity appeals on anannual basis.“We are incredibly proudto support the valuable workof Anglicare WA in our local
community, and the sta have
shown great generosity of spiritonce again this year,” he said.
Look, listen, learn
syDnEy’s
Event Showcase and
Australian Business Events Expoare inving students of eventmanagement courses to aend a
new specially designed session atthis year’s event.A guided tour of the shows
together with presentaons,insights and experiences from
high-calibre speakers is alsoincluded.Event consultant and authorLena Malouf, Janene Wardrop,events manager of Australian
Medical Associaon and ceo of the SME Associaon of Australia,
Dr Caroline Hong will all give
presentaons to the students.
“The role of students isimportant to drive an informedand skilled workforce,” saidMalouf.“By providing them with theirown session, they will have anopportunity to learn and absorb
what is on oer at these two very
important shows.”
Students aending the session
on Thursday 15 August from 2.30
 – 5pm, must be accompanied
by their team leader, whileall students are encouraged
to aend this session ratherthan just vising the show
independently.
Stefan Pichler to head Fiji Airways
nAlin
Patel, chairman of Air Pacic Limited trading as Fiji Airways
has announced Stefan Pichler as the new managing director and chief 
execuve ocer, aer an extensive global search.Pichler, who used to be a senior execuve with Virgin Australia and iscurrently ceo of Kuwai carrier Jazeera Airways, takes on his new role
from 1 September.
“Mr. Pichler is a proven chief execuve with a strong track record in
turning businesses around and growing them to new levels.
“He has extensive global experience, not only in all airline business
models, but also in the tourism industry,” Patel said.“He was recently awarded the ‘Personal Achievement of the Year
Award 2012’ by Business Aviaon for the Jazeera Airways turnaround.”

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