The Australian Events Centre @ Hyatt Place Melbourne

Hyatt Place Hero - ExteriorOne of Melbourne’s newest hotels and event spaces, purpose built at Essendon Fields because of its proximity to both Melbourne Airport and Essendon Airport (the gateway to adventure and incentives travel in Victoria) and the CBD.

Designed around today’s modern traveler, this contemporary hotel offers free daily buffet breakfast, a 24/7 StayFit Gym, as well as free Wi-Fi and a shuttle service to and from Melbourne Airport.

The Australian Events Centre at Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields, offers an abundance of event spaces that can host intimate groups of up to 80 guests, large scale seated galas up to 1,000 or conferences and cocktail receptions up to 1,400.

The Australian Events Centre also features:

• Flexible configuration with capacity for one large space of 1,700 sq m or four smaller configurations ranging from 64 sq m to 995 sq m

• All-weather, light-filled Atrium that is ideal for indoor or outdoor exhibitions or can be used as an additional room to The Australian Room or as a standalone space

Essendon Fields Hyatt Place Opening @ The Australian Events Centre

Essendon Fields Hyatt Place Opening @ The Australian Events Centre

• Exquisite menu options and event planning

• State-of-the-art technology, sound and broadcasting facilities

• Beautifully manicured gardens for pre-dinner drinks and photography

• Three Oak Pavilion with water feature located within landscaped surrounds, perfect for events, wedding ceremonies and pre-dinner drinks

• Large and impressive foyer for pre-dinner drinks or conference catering

• Break out spaces and green room available

For more information please contact our specialists on +61 3 9190 1234 or email essendon.place@hyatt.com

Hyatt is a long standing PCO Association business partner

For information on the PCO Association business partners click here

Join us for the 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 9 – 11 December 2018

Rohit Talwar keynote speaker at PCOA18

Rohit Talwar HeadshotFast Future CEO Rohit Talwar has been named as the keynote speaker at the upcoming PCOA Conference.

Rohit Talwar to focus on ‘The Future of Meetings, Conferences and Events’ “I think it is a very exciting time for the events industry in Australia and New Zealand,” he said.

“For example, foreign student numbers are up to record levels, a testimony to the quality of local educational talent, which is a key attractor for global industry events.

“Second, the pace of innovation in science and technology across the region is accelerating, and far from being on the edge of things, they are right at the centre of an explosion of new sectors and businesses. I also see a lot of innovation in the meetings sector coming from Australia and New Zealand and I was keen to tap into the latest thinking from local pace setters.”

The focus of his presentation, The Future of Meetings, Conferences, and Events, is to push the edges of attendee thinking on three key aspects of the future.

“Firstly, I want to explore how our world is changing and how disruption drives opportunity, every change that happens in the world drives people’s desire to meet and discuss it,” he said.

“Secondly, I want to demystify key disruptive technologies shaping the future and highlight the opportunities arising from the next wave of trillion dollar industry sectors. Finally, I want to have the message resonate with everyone in the room that the future lies in their grasp and that they can create a positive path to the future in the midst of a fast changing and chaotic world.”

Tourism NZTourism New Zealand is sponsoring Talwar’s keynote speech. “Rohit is an award-winning speaker whose innovative and thought provoking ideas on where the conference industry is heading will inspire even the most seasoned professional conference organisers,” said Lisa Gardiner, global manager of business events at Tourism New Zealand.

Join us for the 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 9 – 11 December 2018

PCOA SPEAKER Q&A: SIMON GRIFFITHS, CEO OF WHO GIVES A CRAP

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL PCOA CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION ARE NOW OPEN!

The conference, to be held between 9 and 11 December 2018, will be a chance to meet like-minded Business Event professionals at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) newly completed $200 million expansion.

AND you’ll get the chance to listen to some fantastic featured speakers.

Find out who’s on the line up here 

Griffiths Simon web 2018In the meantime, we had a chat with Simon Griffith, one of the standouts on the list to give you a little taste of what you can expect at this year’s conference.

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CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?

Simon Griffith: I’m the Co-founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap. We sell good looking, forest-friendly toilet paper, paper towels and tissues in 36 countries and donate 50% of our profits to help build toilets for those in need. As much as I love toilet paper, the reason I started this business is the impact we’re having on the world—since starting in 2013, we’ve donated almost $2 million!

WHY DID YOU ACCEPT TO SPEAK AT PCOA18?

SG: I’m really passionate about embracing (and creating!) change, so this year’s conference theme is compelling.

HOW WILL YOUR PRESENTATION RESONATE WITH THE PCOA18 CONFERENCE THEME, EMBRACING CHANGE’ – HOW AGILE ARE YOU?’

SG: Everyday I encourage my team to embrace change by testing out new ideas and learning from what works and what doesn’t work. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the things I’ve learned from this approach, alongside some other lessons I’ve learned from running a Purpose-led business.

WHAT ARE THE THREE KEY MESSAGES DELEGATES WILL TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR PRESENTATION?

SG: 1. Doing good is good business: consumers want to give back and are on the lookout for value-aligned brands that let them create more impact with every dollar they spend

2. Doing good isn’t always easy: doing good is good business, but purpose-led businesses are held to a higher level of scrutiny than regular for-profit businesses. So it’s important that you show customers that your company is true to its word. When you do this well, it helps to build an abnormally high level of brand trust… resulting in customers going above and beyond for the brands that they love!

3. Everything is marketing: in the new world of hyper-connectivity where customers can share brand moments at the swipe of a finger, everything that a company creates can (and must!) be thought of as a marketing opportunity.

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO THOSE ENTERING THE EVER-CHANGING EVENTS INDUSTRY?

SG: Learn by selling: keep trying new things, then listen intently to your customer to find out what worked and what didn’t work so well. If you use this information to adjust your approach in the future, it will make you more successful with every sale. Never be afraid to get things wrong – it’s how we learn!ICMI

Simon Griffiths is sponsored by ICMI Speakers & Entertainers

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