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Conference Management Advice from the CC Conference Managers: How to save dollars – top 10 tips for saving money at a conference - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Conference Management Advice from the CC Conference Managers: How to save dollars – top 10 tips for saving money at a conference - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Conferences can cost thousands of dollars and into the millions in many cases for larger conferences. A client of ours has asked us to share how clients can save money when budgeting for their conferences: Use a PCO – As a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) we save thousands for clients often. Just think, we request [...]
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Prominent Conference Organiser in Sydney defends business events industry - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Prominent Conference Organiser in Sydney defends business events industry - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Ilana Den, co-Director at CC Conferences & Corporate Events received a big THUMBS UP from mice.net.au for sticking up for members of the conference and event industry following the SMH article ‘ ‘Going away for work is a time waster’. Check out Ilana’s response and the Thumbs up agreement here.   Ilana’s response to the [...]
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When might you need a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser)? - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

When might you need a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser)? - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
A PCO can be brought in at different stages during the event planning process. However, it is highly recommended that a PCO be appointed as early as possible, as their experience and expertise can ensure you avoid the many pitfalls and unnecessary expenditure, which are frequently encountered during the early stages of conference planning. In [...]
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Tips from a Conference Organiser - Preparing better evaluation tools: - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Tips from a Conference Organiser - Preparing better evaluation tools: - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Printed survey left on the desks at the end of the day for tired delegates to complete – check Survey monkey – one week after when you have forgotten – check Discussion with conference committee – check We have changed the way conference management success is measured. Technology has of course played a huge part [...]
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From the desk of Ilana Den, Director, CC Conferences & Corporate Events - Wi-Fi in Conference Venues - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

From the desk of Ilana Den, Director, CC Conferences & Corporate Events - Wi-Fi in Conference Venues - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it

My prediction for 2014 is that by the end of this year, hotels and venues who are charging for Wi-Fi in accommodation rooms, conference rooms and public areas will be at a serious disadvantage. As savvy consumers, whether we tweet from a conference session, need to access the web to check a fact or want [...]

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Hotels and venues who are charging for Wi-Fi in accommodation rooms, conference rooms and public areas will be at a serious disadvantage........

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Conference Venue Famil – InterContinental Sanctuary Cove - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Conference Venue Famil – InterContinental Sanctuary Cove - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Check out what Adrian in the CC Conferences office had to say about his recent famil to InterContinental Sanctuary Cove: “The famil was great, it was busy enough without being overly hectic. The InterContinental is a great property that will keep all of the delegates together and minimal chance of losing people like some city [...]
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From the desk of Ilana Den, Director of CC Conferences & Corporate Events - Conference organising overseas - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

From the desk of Ilana Den, Director of CC Conferences & Corporate Events - Conference organising overseas - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BOOK A CONFERENCE OVERSEAS BUT ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FLUCTUATING DOLLAR OR COSTS GETTING OUT OF HAND? Selecting venues and destinations that will quote in Australian Dollars or agree to a fixed exchange rate could be the key to your event staying within budget. It is also important to be very [...]
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It’s who you know – Event supplier relationships for successful conference management - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

It’s who you know – Event supplier relationships for successful conference management - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Ilana Den, Owner/Director of Sales at CC Conferences & Corporate Events: “Never was our tagline “It’s Who You Know…”showcased better than at our recent MegaFamil.  CC approached our close colleagues at Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, BeChallenged and Leave it to Diva with the idea that we should co-host an educational and fun-filled weekend where our [...]
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Technology, conferences & shoulder pads - how conference management has changed since the 80's and 90's - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Technology, conferences & shoulder pads - how conference management has changed since the 80's and 90's - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Being our first blog, we thought it was fitting to start with events and technology. As CC Conferences specialises in the logistics of organising a conference (from accommodation to registration, flights to transfers), we’ve recently started to ask HOW we ever managed events 20 years ago? We combine over 17 years’ experience in event management, [...]
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Make the Most of Your Next Conference With Social Media - Management Tip of the Day - December 05, 2013

Make the Most of Your Next Conference With Social Media  - Management Tip of the Day - December 05, 2013 | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Dealing with logistics and meeting a new horde of people can make out-of-town conferences stressful, but using social tools can help you make them as productive (and fun) as possible.With...
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Creating and retaining outstanding employees in Conference Management - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Creating and retaining outstanding employees in Conference Management - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Ilana Den, co-Director at CC Conferences & Corporate Events shares her insightful knowledge about creating and retaining outstanding employees in Conference Management. How do you create and retain outstanding employees? I’d like to think that – after running my business for 19 years and working in roles where I was responsible for hiring staff before [...]
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TripAdvisor's best islands for 2015

TripAdvisor's best islands for 2015 | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it

Two of Australia's islands rated among the world's top ten best islands in the South Pacific, according to TripAdvisor's 2015 Travellers' Choice Awards. Lord Howe rated in eighth position, followed by Norfolk Island at number 10. Bora Bora in French Polynesia retained its number one position for the most popular South Pacific island. TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards are based on contributor reviews and ratings of hotels, restaurants and attractions over a 12-month period. 

 

Bora Bora, Society IslandsAitutaki, Southern Cook IslandsTaveuni Island, FijiViti Levu, FijiMoorea, Society IslandsEfate, VanuatuVanua Levu, FijiLord Howe Island, Australia (pictured)Rarotonga, Southern Cook IslandsNorfolk Island, Australia
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Making meetings more creative (instead of Death By PowerPoint) – Tips for Conference Management by Conference Organisers in Sydney - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Making meetings more creative (instead of Death By PowerPoint) – Tips for Conference Management by Conference Organisers in Sydney - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
In our 20 years of conference management we’ve seen a range of conference set ups. The most memorable and successful conferences are the ones where delegates are encouraged to actively participate and conference venues that are set up in the most non-conventional way. Yes, we are talking about conferencing in outdoor spaces, standing up! Researchers [...]
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Apples V Apples - Comparing conference venue proposals for Conference Management - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Apples V Apples - Comparing conference venue proposals for Conference Management - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
The inevitable is here! You have 6 conference proposals sitting on your desk. You are the one who has to make a firm recommendation to the boss! It’s all up to you and your reputation rests on it!! There are many factors that determine a great conference venue and sorting through the conference venue proposals [...]
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From the desk of Ilana Den, Director, CC Conferences & Corporate Events - Team Building at Conferences - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

From the desk of Ilana Den, Director, CC Conferences & Corporate Events - Team Building at Conferences - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Team Building –I have one client who used to call team building “forced fun” and shied away from it whenever she could. I am proud to say that last year I managed to change her mind! She has a team who all work on the same site but on different floors across three separate businesses. [...]
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Team Building at Conferences - Forced fun or proven results?

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Conference Organiser's Tip: Pitfalls to look for in a venue contract - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Conference Organiser's Tip: Pitfalls to look for in a venue contract - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
Are you responsible for sourcing the venue for your next company conference? Don’t be daunted by the 20-page contract sitting on your desk! You’ve just found the perfect conference venue and now you’re bombarded with a rather large, complicated contract binding you to thousands of dollars’ worth of conference spend! Don’t freak yourself out at [...]
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A day in the life of a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

A day in the life of a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
We love our jobs as conference organisers (we are based in Sydney and Melbourne), but it isn’t as glamorous as it may appear!  It’s not all exotic locations and five-star resort experiences. A PCO digs into the detail, gets their hands dirty, and generally does everything it takes to make sure your conference runs smoothly. Each conference [...]
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Secrets to a successful site inspection for a conference venue - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney

Secrets to a successful site inspection for a conference venue - CC Conferences Organisers Sydney | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
We posted recently on famils – all-expenses paid trips offered to the conference organising community to showcase the very best of a conference venue/destination, with the hopeful outcome that the venue/destination is booked in the future. Site inspections are different. They are generally specifically for a particular event and can be offered by a hotel, [...]
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Everyone asks: do hotels pay attention to their reviews on TripAdvisor? - Sydney Morning Herald

Everyone asks: do hotels pay attention to their reviews on TripAdvisor? - Sydney Morning Herald | Conference Management and Conference Venue Finding | Scoop.it
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Everyone asks: do hotels pay attention to their reviews on TripAdvisor?

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