With the long Easter Weekend and school holidays in the mix, we’ve finally had time to update our blog!  Once again it saw Corrie travelling off – on this occasion, to New Zealand, courtesy of the Wellington Convention Bureau.

“Interestingly they asked us all for ‘pre famil’ thoughts – what were our perceptions of Wellington? I have to say it could have been perceived as quite negative at the start... Windy, cold, quite funky, quite like Melbourne really… and so it went on. However, the day our Air New Zealand flight landed in Wellington, it was a calm, perfectly blue skied, balmy autumn day. So, so far, so good!  Martin Boland from the Bureau met us on arrival, and we were transferred to various hotels on what was to be the start of a jam packed, fun filled, highly informative three days. Given the more information on venues the better for us – I wasn’t to be disappointed.


“To escape the sudden drop in Melbourne’s temperature, Corrie literally fled, courtesy of IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group) to Australia’s 'Top End' to see for why this region is one to consider when thinking of somewhere completely unique for your conference or incentive group!

IHG operate the Crowne Plaza Darwin, the Holiday Inn Esplanade and the Holiday Inn Darwin, then down in Kakadu National Park there is the Holiday Inn Jabiru.


Kept busy last week catching up with several hotel reps and finishing off on Friday with “Secbreak” at Crown’s Palladium then co-hosting a famil with the Sebel & Citigate Albert Park, Melbourne with some of our clients...

On Wednesday last week we enjoyed catching up with the new cluster sales office for Pan Pacific Hotels Group who now have a presence not only in Melbourne, but across Australia - recently launching the Parkroyal Darling HarbourParkroyal ParramattaParkroyal Melbourne Airport and the Pan Pacific Perth.  


By this time last week, Corrie & Lisa were traipsing around Victoria at rapid pace, taking in a diverse range of regional Victoria's conference venues.  
We were lucky enough to be invited on the inaugural ‘Accor Great Race’ held on Friday 27 May - Saturday 28 May.  We took 4 of our clients 'along for the ride' completely unaware of what we were all getting into.  I think we became a little concerned when filling in the necessary disclaimer forms, but were excited to be part of this experience first hand.


More information coming soon to our resources (including featured venues) and upcoming events pages, but thought some of our loyal clients might like a "sneaky peek" at some of the great opportunities over the next couple of months to join the team from Ultimate Conferences + Events - experience some fantastic options for your future conferences, meetings or corporate functions across Melbourne CBD, regional Victoria and Coast, Sydney CBD, regional NSW and the Coast....


(And don't forget to follow the links for more information and images on each of the venues featured this month...)


The last few weeks have been absolutely manic to say the least as between Corrie and Lisa, we’ve spent time in Terrigal, New Zealand, Sydney, Adelaide, Regional Victoria, Regional NSW and of course in our home town Melbourne, running various famils, attending trade shows, and generally helping clients source the best possible venues for the best possible prices for their conferences and events!

We kicked off for the month in NSW with a ‘Willy Wonka’ themed night at the beautiful, beachfront property of Crowne Plaza Terrigal.  Nine clients from Sydney and their partners enjoyed overnight accommodation and a fantastic dinner, whilst also getting to see the conference space first hand.  Rave reviews from everyone and we look forward to seeing some enquiries for that property come through soon.

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