CELEBRATING STEPHEN COWAN

As Steve always said……. “It’s nice to know nice people”. However, you knew Steve, now is the time for all of us to get together and share stories and a few laughs. Friday 27th August 2 –…

TRANSCRIPT TOOL FOR ZOOM MEETINGS

Keeping track of meeting minutes can be hard, especially with so many different voices potentially speaking at once. With the rise of Zoom and remote meetings, this hasn’t gotten any easier. That’s…

SMART PUPS FUNDRAISER LUNCHEON A SUCCESS

Smart Pups Assistance Dogs Organisation is a not-for-profit charity organisation based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Smart Pups specialise in providing trained service dogs to assist…

SMART PUPS FUNDRAISER 2021 AT THE PADDO

Smart Pups is a not-for-profit charity organisation based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia that specialises in providing trained service dogs to assist children with special needs such…

2021 MAX AHG EXPO – Postponed

After extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, the AHG Expo Board have decided to postpone the 2021 MAX AHG Expo until 2022. While this has been a very difficult decision to make, the risk…

DATES FOR THE 2021 DIARY

As we head into the holiday season, The Drop will be taking a break for a few weeks, but we thought you might want to make note of some of the major industry events coming up in 2021.  Here’s a list,…

COVID-19 CREATES NEW CUSTOMER GROUPS FOR MARKETERS

Traditionally marketers have focussed their attention on the 5 types of consumers: Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority and Laggards. These main groups were a focus for everyone who…

EXHIBITIONS, INCLUDING THE AGE, ARE BACK AT ICC SYDNEY

Last week the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney received advice from the New South Wales Department of Health that it can proceed with hosting exhibitions, subject to one person per four square…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR MEETINGS AND EVENTS?

Even now as the industry begins to show signs of recovery—albeit with cautious optimism— meetings and events (M&E) providers are faced with the reality that their business will bounce back at…

THIS WEEK’S AUSTRALASIAN GAMING SEMINARS ARE ONLINE

Yesterday marked what would have been the opening of this year's Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE). Unable to run an in-person due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) the organiser…