This week’s MICE news has been wrapped up in a quick snapshot of events, updates to conferences and more. If you have any MICE news to share, please do get in touch with us.
Novotel Newcastle Beach to host Newtech 2019
Some of the best minds in the digital and technology space to the city will descend on Newcastle as part of NewTech 2019, an inspired one day and one night digital and tech collaboration. Supported by the City of Newcastle, the conference will take place on 6 September at Novotel Newcastle Beach and cover advances in Fintech, Facebook and the rollout of its new digital currency, the importance of data and cyber security, content creation, digital marketing and more. Keynote speakers include Matt Purcell from Mentored with Mark Bouris, Craig Browning from OAS Technology, Michelle Adams from Accor, Mark Shaw from OFX and Duncan Waterman from D-EDGE, and the day will conclude with a forum session for questions and answers. An after-dark networking cocktail event at the iconic Fort Scratchley will round out the day’s theme, ‘we live in the present, with an eye to the future whilst celebrating the past.’ To find out more about NewTech 2019 and to secure a ticket, head to www.novotelnewcastlebeach.com.au. Ticket price is $499 and includes entrance to NewTech 2019’s after-dark networking event at Fort Scratchley.
New Zealand Cruise Association 2019 Conference
The New Zealand Cruise Association 2019 Conference has had a change of venue, now to be held at the Aotea Centre, Queen Street. The conference to be held in Auckland from 22 –23 August, has had a last-minute venue change due to storm damage at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf. The NZCA Conference will begin on the evening of Thursday 22 August with a Welcome Function, with the Conference beginning the following day. Speakers include new Associate Tourism Minister Peeni Henare, senior representatives from international cruise lines, and New Zealand tourism and cruise experts. More details, including how to register, are available at the New Zealand Cruise Association Conference website.
Sands Resorts Macao hosts exceptional dining event
Pictured: Chef Hélène Darroze
As part of its ongoing Celebrity Chef Series, Sands Resorts Macao hosted an exclusive French dining experience at its Chiado restaurant. Attended by VIP guests, food and beverage industry leaders and the media, the event featured cuisine by award-winning chef Hélène Darroze paired with wines from Château de Saint-Cernin, and introduced by renowned global winemaker and consultant Michel Rolland. The dinner menu included carabineros prawns with clams; wild Scottish salmon with Oscietra caviar; and velouté of white coco beans with smoked eel and duck foie gras, all served with No 1 Saint-Cernin Limoux Blanc 2017 (white). This was followed by barbecued Japanese wagyu beef with Australian black truffle, accompanied by No 1 Saint-Cernin Bergerac Rouge 2016 (red) and dessert of raspberries, olive oil cream and sorrel sorbet, with Wessman One Champagne (rosé).