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Stay informed and inspired with the latest updates, thought-provoking opinion pieces, and expert articles from Arinex. Our news page is a hub of valuable insights, industry trends, and innovative ideas to keep you ahead of the curve in the world of events and conferences. Discover captivating stories, insider tips, and expert advice that will empower you to create extraordinary experiences and elevate your event planning to new heights. Join us on this journey of knowledge-sharing and stay connected with the ever-evolving landscape of the event industry.

How AI can shape event personalisation

How AI can shape event personalisation

In the ever-evolving landscape of event management, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a game-changer, offering endless possibilities for personalisation and engagement.

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Brisbane: The Next Big Thing

Brisbane: The Next Big Thing

Brisbane’s the word right now. Our team have spent time with partners Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre and Brisbane Economic Development Agency this last month and there is a serious excitement in the air.

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Trends in Business Event Marketing in 2024

Trends in Business Event Marketing in 2024

From 5-6 February 2024, Nicole Walker, CEO and Group Director, attended the International Association of Professional Conference Organisation (IAPCO) Japan Edge Programme and presented on new event marketing trends and tools.

read more
AIME 2024: Observations from a CEO

AIME 2024: Observations from a CEO

Attending AIME 2024 was not just about networking and showcasing our services; it was a significant experience that highlighted the pulse of the business events industry. The atmosphere was contagious, buzzing with excitement and anticipation for what the future holds.

read more
Arinex formalises commitment to reconciliation

Arinex formalises commitment to reconciliation

Arinex’ work towards reconciliation has been officially recognised, with its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) receiving endorsement from Reconciliation Australia. The endorsement is the first of four steps on Arinex’ pathway towards meaningful action to advance reconciliation.

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A memorable time at MEETINGS 2023

A memorable time at MEETINGS 2023

Arinex recently had the pleasure of participating in the highly anticipated MEETINGS 2023 tradeshow hosted by Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) in scenic Wellington, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, New Zealand. The team reconnected with familiar faces, discovered new suppliers and experienced the vibrant offerings of the destination.

read more
Meet Bree Buttenshaw: our RAP artist

Meet Bree Buttenshaw: our RAP artist

In our pursuit of creating a more inclusive and culturally respectful organisation, we have embarked on the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). As part of this process, we are delighted to collaborate with Bree Buttenshaw, a proud Kalkadoon artist, who was commissioned to create the artwork for our RAP.

read more
11 benefits of a quality event website

11 benefits of a quality event website

Arinex recognises the remarkable advantages that tailored event websites bring to both organisers and attendees. In this article, we delve into 11 reasons why having a website is imperative for any successful event – from streamlining event planning, to reinforcing brand identity and unlocking audience insights.

read more
How to: reduce footprint but keep the dream destination

How to: reduce footprint but keep the dream destination

Planning a carbon neutral event doesn’t mean you have to rule out international dream destinations such as Australia. Here, CEO of The Arinex Group, Nicole Walker, explains why Australia is an appealing choice for sustainable events and offers her insights for the future.

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Arinex unveils new brand at 50th anniversary event

Arinex unveils new brand at 50th anniversary event

Australasian event management company, Arinex, celebrated its 50th anniversary by unveiling a refreshed brand, including a new logo, and honoring its visionary founder at an event attended by over 250 clients, staff, partners and industry leaders at ICC Sydney on May 12.

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1990s: rising to the top of conference management

1990s: rising to the top of conference management

The 1990s were a transformative decade for Tour Hosts (now Arinex) as it shed its tour guide services and became an official Professional Conference Organiser (PCO), delivering major events for the global stage. Kicking off the decade was the International Iron and Steel Conference for BHP.

read more
1970s: from solo tour guide to event business leader

1970s: from solo tour guide to event business leader

As Arinex approaches its 50th anniversary this May, we’re reflecting on the highlights of the past decades, beginning with the 1970s. This was a remarkable era for Roslyn McLeod, Arinex founder, as she transformed from a solo tour guide to a fully fledged business leader.

read more
Arinex heads to Cairns for 50th anniversary conference

Arinex heads to Cairns for 50th anniversary conference

As part of Arinex’s 50th anniversary, team members will convene in Cairns for their inaugural in-person conference. This carbon-neutral event will include three days of workshops and presentations, along with eco-certified tours to the Great Barrier Reef and rainforest.

read more
Celebrating 50 years: a look at Arinex milestones

Celebrating 50 years: a look at Arinex milestones

Established in 1973 by entrepreneur Roslyn McLeod, Arinex emerged as a frontrunner in event management. After 48 years at the helm, Roslyn passed the baton to Nicole Walker in 2021. Here, we reflect on the highlights of the past five decades.

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Arinex represents New Zealand at IBTM World 2022

Arinex represents New Zealand at IBTM World 2022

Arinex’ National Business Development Manager, Jessica Ferguson has returned from Barcelona where she joined the Tourism New Zealand stand at IBTM World 2022. Here, Jessica provides her insights on the tradeshow, including sentiment and opportunities.

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Where we presented in 2022

Where we presented in 2022

As events bounced back in 2022, Arinex had ample opportunity to speak about everything from sustainability to talent acquisition. Arinex Managing Director, Nicole Walker, kicked off the year by attending the Get Local Expo in Sydney in February. Here’s the highlights.

read more
Advocating for business events

Advocating for business events

As a member of numerous industry groups, Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker joined industry leaders in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne to raise awareness of the issues impacting business events. Discussion included opportunities for further collaboration between industry and government.

read more
Dress promotes LGBTQIA+ rights

Dress promotes LGBTQIA+ rights

Arinex is proud to be working on the 2023 Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference, which will be held in Sydney for the first time in March 2023. The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress arrived in Australia in September and was modelled by trans woman Suzy Wrong on Sydney Harbour.

read more
Fiji educational trip showcases sustainability

Fiji educational trip showcases sustainability

Fiji may be known as a quintessential tropical island destination but it is also a place where a luxury escape can support meaningful social and environmental sustainability. Arinex hosted seven international incentive representatives on a six-day educational trip.

read more
Inclusive and accessible tourism in Australia

Inclusive and accessible tourism in Australia

When planning an event, considering the inclusiveness and accessibility of a destination is a must. Australia is a shining example of one country where inclusiveness and accessibility are being incorporated into all aspects of tourism and events. Here’s some resources to help plan your next experience.

read more
Arinex makes Spice’s top 100 list

Arinex makes Spice’s top 100 list

Spice readers voted for their favourite services and suppliers of the business events industry and Arinex made the list for the Best Event Management Company. Thanks to our clients, partners and peers for the support! Check out the full list of winners here.

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Arinex goes to Singapore

Arinex goes to Singapore

Singapore is a leader in sustainability and Arinex was fortunate to experience the best on offer with the Singapore Tourism Board on a three-day famil. During our visit we came to acknowledge why Singapore is often referred to as #easyasia.

read more
10 ways to create a more inclusive event

10 ways to create a more inclusive event

We often focus on environmental aspects of sustainable events, but social capital – referring to diversity, equity, access and inclusion – is another important sustainability pillar. Diverse and inclusive events consider a variety of aspects., which are covered here in our 10 tips.

read more
Crystalbrook supporting human sustainability

Crystalbrook supporting human sustainability

Arinex is thrilled to witness the emergence of sustainable thinking in the Australian meeting and events industry. Crystalbrook Collection’s new meeting philosophy, ‘Meet Mindfully,’ aligns with our values of cleaner, slower and more conscious experiences that prioritise purpose and value.

read more
Brain Gain: internships help curb skills challenge

Brain Gain: internships help curb skills challenge

With skills shortages gripping the events industry, Arinex’ internship program is proving a win-win for the company and aspiring professionals. Introduced in 2008, the program involves twice-yearly intakes of interns for voluntary work experience.

read more
New translation tech to drive inclusive meetings

New translation tech to drive inclusive meetings

New AI-driven captioning technology is set to make it easier to boost the inclusivity of business events. Launched by Interprefy, the new technology aims to provide multi-language captioning enjoyed in the video streaming world but for live events and business meetings.

read more
Conscious travel: beyond the environment

Conscious travel: beyond the environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how we live and what we value. When it comes to travel, a recent survey across nine Asia Pacific countries conducted by Economist Impact indicated it has changed the way people think about sustainable tourism.

read more
Event funding now open

Event funding now open

As we pass the midpoint of 2022 and embark on a new financial year, here are some business event funding opportunities that remain available across Australia. Arinex can help you navigate the different funding opportunities and help plan your next event.

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MEETINGS 2022: The highlights

MEETINGS 2022: The highlights

Arinex was excited to attend MEETINGS 2022, New Zealand’s flagship business events tradeshow, which was held in Christchurch for the first time in 14 years. The city has come a long way since devastating earthquakes and COVID-19 lockdowns and is ready to bring business events back.

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Arinex partnership featured in The PCO magazine

Arinex partnership featured in The PCO magazine

Arinex’ long-standing partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) NSW Chapter to deliver their annual awards was the subject of an article in the 100th edition of The PCO, published May 2022. Read the full edition.

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IMEX Frankfurt: A much-needed reunion

IMEX Frankfurt: A much-needed reunion

 If anyone needs more evidence that business events are ready for action again, look no further than IMEX Frankfurt 2022. Returning to the global stage for the first time since 2019, the show was a place to reunite with friends and colleagues, celebrate the industry’s resilience, and secure major business deals.

read more
Tourism Australia features Arinex

Tourism Australia features Arinex

Arinex is featured in the June 2022 edition of Australia Next – Tourism Australia’s bespoke magazine for incentive business events planners. In the ‘Ask the Experts’ section on p.14, Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker discusses Arinex’ carbon neutral certification and offers tips for incentive planners to improve the sustainability of their events. 

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Feel-good initiatives for delegates

Feel-good initiatives for delegates

Arinex has introduced a new sustainability initiative that delegates can easily support. At a recent event, a basket was placed at the registration desk to collect unused hotel toiletries. At the conclusion of the event a charity called, ‘Every Little Bit Helps (ELBH)’, collected the items and packaged them up to support people in need.

read more
Events comeback puts squeeze on venue availability

Events comeback puts squeeze on venue availability

Borders have reopened and face-to-face events are making a comeback, injecting millions of dollars into the many businesses that make up the industry. This is certainly a good thing, but it has come with some teething pains such as staff shortages and supply chain issues.

read more
Arinex’ new green office building puts environment first

Arinex’ new green office building puts environment first

In late 2021, Arinex took another major step in its sustainability journey by relocating its Sydney office to a new, greener building at 44 Market Street. Its smart office design offers more efficient use of space and has a 5-star energy, water rating and Green Star performance ratings.

read more
12 easy swaps for eco-friendly events

12 easy swaps for eco-friendly events

Incorporating some of these will make events more sustainable, require little effort and go a long way to creating a better future. Our first suggestion is to switch to digital poster terminals

read more
Arinex offsets carbon emissions

Arinex offsets carbon emissions

As part of becoming carbon neutral, Arinex purchased carbon credits to offset the carbon emissions the organisation generated in a year. See what two Climate Active-approved projects Arinex team members voted to support.

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Registrations: it’s time to adjust expectations

Registrations: it’s time to adjust expectations

How are registrations tracking? It is one of the most frequently asked questions in the events industry. Quite rightly so, given registration revenue is directly linked to event profitability. Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker explains why it’s time to adjust expectations.

read more
Carbon neutral events: Where do you start?

Carbon neutral events: Where do you start?

Where do you start if you want to deliver a carbon-neutral event? These 12 steps will start you on the journey. Our first suggestion is to engage a registered Climate Active Consultant to facilitate your carbon-neutral certification submission. 

read more
Innovation drives 10-year partnership

Innovation drives 10-year partnership

Arinex recently put its on-the-ground event management expertise to use once again to deliver the 2022 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards for Excellence marking a partnership of 10 years. The annual celebration has grown significantly during that time.

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Australia’s first carbon neutral event company

Australia’s first carbon neutral event company

Arinex has become the first Australian event management company to gain carbon neutral certification from Climate Active. We are excited about the benefits for our clients, as certification will ultimately help reduce the footprint of the events we manage.

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12 tips for turning events face-to-face

12 tips for turning events face-to-face

Let’s challenge the idea that virtual platforms are no longer a substitute but a complementary addition to a face-to-face event. It is important to consider this and much more. Get the top 12 tips for turning events face-to-face in 2022 and beyond.

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All roads lead to ROME – IAPCO2022

All roads lead to ROME – IAPCO2022

Leaving Australia to attend IAPCO2022 in Rome was fabulous! There is nothing like meeting face-to-face after two years and to have a chance to reconnect and listen to how the business events industry is performing globally. Read more insights from Arinex Managing Director, Nicole Walker.

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What I learnt from IBTM in Spain

What I learnt from IBTM in Spain

Travelling 34,340km during a pandemic was worth the effort in order to support Tourism Australia at IBTM and promote the best country in the world – Australia. Here, Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker details her learnings from the tradeshow.

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Change of ownership at Arinex

Change of ownership at Arinex

Roslyn McLeod, founder of Arinex, announces the new owner of the business – CEO Nicole Walker. “My plan to retire on 30 July 2010 had finally come to fruition… The base of Arinex is strong – an impressive team, a healthy financial base, a solid history of success…,” she says in this statement.

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Arinex’ Alessandra Damant joins IAPCO Council

Arinex’ Alessandra Damant joins IAPCO Council

Arinex is excited to share that Alessandra Damant, National Conference Organising team leader, has been welcomed to the IAPCO Council as a Next Generation Council Member. She has built her career within this industry over the past 15 years.

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Nicole Walker becomes President of EEAA

Nicole Walker becomes President of EEAA

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) announced a strong and diverse newly constituted Board of Directors, following the Annual General Meeting on 28 September with Nicole Walker as President. Nicole said she will continue the advocacy work, provide members with clear outcomes, drive quality training and best practice to grow their businesses.

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Arinex joins MEA’s Hall of Fame for the third time

Arinex joins MEA’s Hall of Fame for the third time

Arinex has been inducted to MEA’s Hall of Fame for the third time, in what is believed to be a MEA Awards first, following a successful evening at the annual awards ceremony. The events management company was named PCO of the Year for the ninth consecutive year.

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Arinex’ DCO team marks first year

Arinex’ DCO team marks first year

Arinex’ Digital Conference Organising (DCO) team is celebrating a busy first year in operation, marked by a spate of virtual events and successful client outcomes. The DCO team has produced 29 virtual events in the last 12 months.

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Five advantages to using a DMC

Five advantages to using a DMC

From local knowledge to competitive pricing, here are five reasons why a Destination Management Company (DMC) makes travel program planning a breeze. Read on to discover more.

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Why DCOs are in high demand

Why DCOs are in high demand

Arinex CEO Nicole Walker sheds some insight on the expert teams who deliver virtual and hybrid events, Digital Conference Organisers (DCOs), and answers some common questions.

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Tour Hosts (Arinex) Olympic Experience

Tour Hosts (Arinex) Olympic Experience

TOUR HOSTS, now known as Arinex, began its Olympic Experience back in 1996 when we were approached by BHP to merge resources to develop their Corporate Hospitality program for the Sydney 2000 Games.

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$50M Federal Grant Funding Available

$50M Federal Grant Funding Available

The Federal Government’s $50m in grant funding for Australia’s business events sector will provide a confidence boost to event companies and organisers to move ahead with event planning for 2021.

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ICC Sydney launches new menu

ICC Sydney launches new menu

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has brought together the latest culinary trends in its new menus, featuring an extensive range of options that cater to all delegate preferences, alongside its beloved iconic dishes.

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Managing events in a crisis

Managing events in a crisis

The devastating bushfires across Australia are a stark reminder of the imperativeness of planning for a crisis. Arinex Chief Operating Officer, Nicole Walker reflects on Arinex’ experience when it comes to crises management and how events may be best managed.

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MCEC builds as a sustainable events destination

MCEC builds as a sustainable events destination

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been working hard to increase their sustainability pledges. With wind farm development support, locally-sourced menus and a ban on plastic straws, read how the team is making a difference.

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Technology Tips: APIs demystified

Technology Tips: APIs demystified

What is an Application Program Interface (API)? How can I make it work for me? Head of Technology Shaun Daws explains – in layman’s terms – what are APIs and why you should know about them.

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Pink events company goes Green

Pink events company goes Green

Banning single-use plastics, carbon offsetting conferences and implementing greener environmental standards throughout the supply chain are among the new environmental initiatives Arinex has rolled out.

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Roslyn McLeod OAM receives IMEX Academy Award

Roslyn McLeod OAM receives IMEX Academy Award

Arinex owner and founder Roslyn McLeod OAM has been presented with the Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Award in Frankfurt. The international award is for persons who have made “outstanding contributions” to the industry and follows Roslyn’s recognition by ICCA as one of the industry’s top 10 Inspirational Women.

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Arinex success at MEA National Awards

Arinex success at MEA National Awards

We have been honoured to receive four awards at the Meetings & Events Industry (MEA) National Awards in Brisbane. Read the highlights from the night, including the full list of fellow award recipients.

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Conferences closing gender gap

Conferences closing gender gap

Gender quotas, parent-friendly conferences and supporting women’s charities are some of the ways Arinex and its clients are helping support women in the workplace.

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How AI can shape event personalisation

How AI can shape event personalisation

In the ever-evolving landscape of event management, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a game-changer, offering endless possibilities for personalisation and engagement.

read more
Brisbane: The Next Big Thing

Brisbane: The Next Big Thing

Brisbane’s the word right now. Our team have spent time with partners Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre and Brisbane Economic Development Agency this last month and there is a serious excitement in the air.

read more
Trends in Business Event Marketing in 2024

Trends in Business Event Marketing in 2024

From 5-6 February 2024, Nicole Walker, CEO and Group Director, attended the International Association of Professional Conference Organisation (IAPCO) Japan Edge Programme and presented on new event marketing trends and tools.

read more
AIME 2024: Observations from a CEO

AIME 2024: Observations from a CEO

Attending AIME 2024 was not just about networking and showcasing our services; it was a significant experience that highlighted the pulse of the business events industry. The atmosphere was contagious, buzzing with excitement and anticipation for what the future holds.

read more
Arinex formalises commitment to reconciliation

Arinex formalises commitment to reconciliation

Arinex’ work towards reconciliation has been officially recognised, with its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) receiving endorsement from Reconciliation Australia. The endorsement is the first of four steps on Arinex’ pathway towards meaningful action to advance reconciliation.

read more
A memorable time at MEETINGS 2023

A memorable time at MEETINGS 2023

Arinex recently had the pleasure of participating in the highly anticipated MEETINGS 2023 tradeshow hosted by Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) in scenic Wellington, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, New Zealand. The team reconnected with familiar faces, discovered new suppliers and experienced the vibrant offerings of the destination.

read more
Meet Bree Buttenshaw: our RAP artist

Meet Bree Buttenshaw: our RAP artist

In our pursuit of creating a more inclusive and culturally respectful organisation, we have embarked on the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). As part of this process, we are delighted to collaborate with Bree Buttenshaw, a proud Kalkadoon artist, who was commissioned to create the artwork for our RAP.

read more
11 benefits of a quality event website

11 benefits of a quality event website

Arinex recognises the remarkable advantages that tailored event websites bring to both organisers and attendees. In this article, we delve into 11 reasons why having a website is imperative for any successful event – from streamlining event planning, to reinforcing brand identity and unlocking audience insights.

read more
How to: reduce footprint but keep the dream destination

How to: reduce footprint but keep the dream destination

Planning a carbon neutral event doesn’t mean you have to rule out international dream destinations such as Australia. Here, CEO of The Arinex Group, Nicole Walker, explains why Australia is an appealing choice for sustainable events and offers her insights for the future.

read more
Arinex unveils new brand at 50th anniversary event

Arinex unveils new brand at 50th anniversary event

Australasian event management company, Arinex, celebrated its 50th anniversary by unveiling a refreshed brand, including a new logo, and honoring its visionary founder at an event attended by over 250 clients, staff, partners and industry leaders at ICC Sydney on May 12.

read more
1990s: rising to the top of conference management

1990s: rising to the top of conference management

The 1990s were a transformative decade for Tour Hosts (now Arinex) as it shed its tour guide services and became an official Professional Conference Organiser (PCO), delivering major events for the global stage. Kicking off the decade was the International Iron and Steel Conference for BHP.

read more
1970s: from solo tour guide to event business leader

1970s: from solo tour guide to event business leader

As Arinex approaches its 50th anniversary this May, we’re reflecting on the highlights of the past decades, beginning with the 1970s. This was a remarkable era for Roslyn McLeod, Arinex founder, as she transformed from a solo tour guide to a fully fledged business leader.

read more
Arinex heads to Cairns for 50th anniversary conference

Arinex heads to Cairns for 50th anniversary conference

As part of Arinex’s 50th anniversary, team members will convene in Cairns for their inaugural in-person conference. This carbon-neutral event will include three days of workshops and presentations, along with eco-certified tours to the Great Barrier Reef and rainforest.

read more
Celebrating 50 years: a look at Arinex milestones

Celebrating 50 years: a look at Arinex milestones

Established in 1973 by entrepreneur Roslyn McLeod, Arinex emerged as a frontrunner in event management. After 48 years at the helm, Roslyn passed the baton to Nicole Walker in 2021. Here, we reflect on the highlights of the past five decades.

read more
Arinex represents New Zealand at IBTM World 2022

Arinex represents New Zealand at IBTM World 2022

Arinex’ National Business Development Manager, Jessica Ferguson has returned from Barcelona where she joined the Tourism New Zealand stand at IBTM World 2022. Here, Jessica provides her insights on the tradeshow, including sentiment and opportunities.

read more
Where we presented in 2022

Where we presented in 2022

As events bounced back in 2022, Arinex had ample opportunity to speak about everything from sustainability to talent acquisition. Arinex Managing Director, Nicole Walker, kicked off the year by attending the Get Local Expo in Sydney in February. Here’s the highlights.

read more
Advocating for business events

Advocating for business events

As a member of numerous industry groups, Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker joined industry leaders in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne to raise awareness of the issues impacting business events. Discussion included opportunities for further collaboration between industry and government.

read more
Dress promotes LGBTQIA+ rights

Dress promotes LGBTQIA+ rights

Arinex is proud to be working on the 2023 Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference, which will be held in Sydney for the first time in March 2023. The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress arrived in Australia in September and was modelled by trans woman Suzy Wrong on Sydney Harbour.

read more
Fiji educational trip showcases sustainability

Fiji educational trip showcases sustainability

Fiji may be known as a quintessential tropical island destination but it is also a place where a luxury escape can support meaningful social and environmental sustainability. Arinex hosted seven international incentive representatives on a six-day educational trip.

read more
Inclusive and accessible tourism in Australia

Inclusive and accessible tourism in Australia

When planning an event, considering the inclusiveness and accessibility of a destination is a must. Australia is a shining example of one country where inclusiveness and accessibility are being incorporated into all aspects of tourism and events. Here’s some resources to help plan your next experience.

read more
Arinex makes Spice’s top 100 list

Arinex makes Spice’s top 100 list

Spice readers voted for their favourite services and suppliers of the business events industry and Arinex made the list for the Best Event Management Company. Thanks to our clients, partners and peers for the support! Check out the full list of winners here.

read more
Arinex goes to Singapore

Arinex goes to Singapore

Singapore is a leader in sustainability and Arinex was fortunate to experience the best on offer with the Singapore Tourism Board on a three-day famil. During our visit we came to acknowledge why Singapore is often referred to as #easyasia.

read more
10 ways to create a more inclusive event

10 ways to create a more inclusive event

We often focus on environmental aspects of sustainable events, but social capital – referring to diversity, equity, access and inclusion – is another important sustainability pillar. Diverse and inclusive events consider a variety of aspects., which are covered here in our 10 tips.

read more
Crystalbrook supporting human sustainability

Crystalbrook supporting human sustainability

Arinex is thrilled to witness the emergence of sustainable thinking in the Australian meeting and events industry. Crystalbrook Collection’s new meeting philosophy, ‘Meet Mindfully,’ aligns with our values of cleaner, slower and more conscious experiences that prioritise purpose and value.

read more
Brain Gain: internships help curb skills challenge

Brain Gain: internships help curb skills challenge

With skills shortages gripping the events industry, Arinex’ internship program is proving a win-win for the company and aspiring professionals. Introduced in 2008, the program involves twice-yearly intakes of interns for voluntary work experience.

read more
New translation tech to drive inclusive meetings

New translation tech to drive inclusive meetings

New AI-driven captioning technology is set to make it easier to boost the inclusivity of business events. Launched by Interprefy, the new technology aims to provide multi-language captioning enjoyed in the video streaming world but for live events and business meetings.

read more
Conscious travel: beyond the environment

Conscious travel: beyond the environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how we live and what we value. When it comes to travel, a recent survey across nine Asia Pacific countries conducted by Economist Impact indicated it has changed the way people think about sustainable tourism.

read more
Event funding now open

Event funding now open

As we pass the midpoint of 2022 and embark on a new financial year, here are some business event funding opportunities that remain available across Australia. Arinex can help you navigate the different funding opportunities and help plan your next event.

read more
MEETINGS 2022: The highlights

MEETINGS 2022: The highlights

Arinex was excited to attend MEETINGS 2022, New Zealand’s flagship business events tradeshow, which was held in Christchurch for the first time in 14 years. The city has come a long way since devastating earthquakes and COVID-19 lockdowns and is ready to bring business events back.

read more
Arinex partnership featured in The PCO magazine

Arinex partnership featured in The PCO magazine

Arinex’ long-standing partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) NSW Chapter to deliver their annual awards was the subject of an article in the 100th edition of The PCO, published May 2022. Read the full edition.

read more
IMEX Frankfurt: A much-needed reunion

IMEX Frankfurt: A much-needed reunion

 If anyone needs more evidence that business events are ready for action again, look no further than IMEX Frankfurt 2022. Returning to the global stage for the first time since 2019, the show was a place to reunite with friends and colleagues, celebrate the industry’s resilience, and secure major business deals.

read more
Tourism Australia features Arinex

Tourism Australia features Arinex

Arinex is featured in the June 2022 edition of Australia Next – Tourism Australia’s bespoke magazine for incentive business events planners. In the ‘Ask the Experts’ section on p.14, Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker discusses Arinex’ carbon neutral certification and offers tips for incentive planners to improve the sustainability of their events. 

read more
Feel-good initiatives for delegates

Feel-good initiatives for delegates

Arinex has introduced a new sustainability initiative that delegates can easily support. At a recent event, a basket was placed at the registration desk to collect unused hotel toiletries. At the conclusion of the event a charity called, ‘Every Little Bit Helps (ELBH)’, collected the items and packaged them up to support people in need.

read more
Events comeback puts squeeze on venue availability

Events comeback puts squeeze on venue availability

Borders have reopened and face-to-face events are making a comeback, injecting millions of dollars into the many businesses that make up the industry. This is certainly a good thing, but it has come with some teething pains such as staff shortages and supply chain issues.

read more
Arinex’ new green office building puts environment first

Arinex’ new green office building puts environment first

In late 2021, Arinex took another major step in its sustainability journey by relocating its Sydney office to a new, greener building at 44 Market Street. Its smart office design offers more efficient use of space and has a 5-star energy, water rating and Green Star performance ratings.

read more
12 easy swaps for eco-friendly events

12 easy swaps for eco-friendly events

Incorporating some of these will make events more sustainable, require little effort and go a long way to creating a better future. Our first suggestion is to switch to digital poster terminals

read more
Arinex offsets carbon emissions

Arinex offsets carbon emissions

As part of becoming carbon neutral, Arinex purchased carbon credits to offset the carbon emissions the organisation generated in a year. See what two Climate Active-approved projects Arinex team members voted to support.

read more
Registrations: it’s time to adjust expectations

Registrations: it’s time to adjust expectations

How are registrations tracking? It is one of the most frequently asked questions in the events industry. Quite rightly so, given registration revenue is directly linked to event profitability. Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker explains why it’s time to adjust expectations.

read more
Carbon neutral events: Where do you start?

Carbon neutral events: Where do you start?

Where do you start if you want to deliver a carbon-neutral event? These 12 steps will start you on the journey. Our first suggestion is to engage a registered Climate Active Consultant to facilitate your carbon-neutral certification submission. 

read more
Innovation drives 10-year partnership

Innovation drives 10-year partnership

Arinex recently put its on-the-ground event management expertise to use once again to deliver the 2022 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards for Excellence marking a partnership of 10 years. The annual celebration has grown significantly during that time.

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Australia’s first carbon neutral event company

Australia’s first carbon neutral event company

Arinex has become the first Australian event management company to gain carbon neutral certification from Climate Active. We are excited about the benefits for our clients, as certification will ultimately help reduce the footprint of the events we manage.

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12 tips for turning events face-to-face

12 tips for turning events face-to-face

Let’s challenge the idea that virtual platforms are no longer a substitute but a complementary addition to a face-to-face event. It is important to consider this and much more. Get the top 12 tips for turning events face-to-face in 2022 and beyond.

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All roads lead to ROME – IAPCO2022

All roads lead to ROME – IAPCO2022

Leaving Australia to attend IAPCO2022 in Rome was fabulous! There is nothing like meeting face-to-face after two years and to have a chance to reconnect and listen to how the business events industry is performing globally. Read more insights from Arinex Managing Director, Nicole Walker.

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What I learnt from IBTM in Spain

What I learnt from IBTM in Spain

Travelling 34,340km during a pandemic was worth the effort in order to support Tourism Australia at IBTM and promote the best country in the world – Australia. Here, Arinex Managing Director Nicole Walker details her learnings from the tradeshow.

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Change of ownership at Arinex

Change of ownership at Arinex

Roslyn McLeod, founder of Arinex, announces the new owner of the business – CEO Nicole Walker. “My plan to retire on 30 July 2010 had finally come to fruition… The base of Arinex is strong – an impressive team, a healthy financial base, a solid history of success…,” she says in this statement.

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Arinex’ Alessandra Damant joins IAPCO Council

Arinex’ Alessandra Damant joins IAPCO Council

Arinex is excited to share that Alessandra Damant, National Conference Organising team leader, has been welcomed to the IAPCO Council as a Next Generation Council Member. She has built her career within this industry over the past 15 years.

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Nicole Walker becomes President of EEAA

Nicole Walker becomes President of EEAA

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) announced a strong and diverse newly constituted Board of Directors, following the Annual General Meeting on 28 September with Nicole Walker as President. Nicole said she will continue the advocacy work, provide members with clear outcomes, drive quality training and best practice to grow their businesses.

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Arinex joins MEA’s Hall of Fame for the third time

Arinex joins MEA’s Hall of Fame for the third time

Arinex has been inducted to MEA’s Hall of Fame for the third time, in what is believed to be a MEA Awards first, following a successful evening at the annual awards ceremony. The events management company was named PCO of the Year for the ninth consecutive year.

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Arinex’ DCO team marks first year

Arinex’ DCO team marks first year

Arinex’ Digital Conference Organising (DCO) team is celebrating a busy first year in operation, marked by a spate of virtual events and successful client outcomes. The DCO team has produced 29 virtual events in the last 12 months.

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Five advantages to using a DMC

Five advantages to using a DMC

From local knowledge to competitive pricing, here are five reasons why a Destination Management Company (DMC) makes travel program planning a breeze. Read on to discover more.

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Why DCOs are in high demand

Why DCOs are in high demand

Arinex CEO Nicole Walker sheds some insight on the expert teams who deliver virtual and hybrid events, Digital Conference Organisers (DCOs), and answers some common questions.

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Tour Hosts (Arinex) Olympic Experience

Tour Hosts (Arinex) Olympic Experience

TOUR HOSTS, now known as Arinex, began its Olympic Experience back in 1996 when we were approached by BHP to merge resources to develop their Corporate Hospitality program for the Sydney 2000 Games.

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$50M Federal Grant Funding Available

$50M Federal Grant Funding Available

The Federal Government’s $50m in grant funding for Australia’s business events sector will provide a confidence boost to event companies and organisers to move ahead with event planning for 2021.

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ICC Sydney launches new menu

ICC Sydney launches new menu

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has brought together the latest culinary trends in its new menus, featuring an extensive range of options that cater to all delegate preferences, alongside its beloved iconic dishes.

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Managing events in a crisis

Managing events in a crisis

The devastating bushfires across Australia are a stark reminder of the imperativeness of planning for a crisis. Arinex Chief Operating Officer, Nicole Walker reflects on Arinex’ experience when it comes to crises management and how events may be best managed.

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MCEC builds as a sustainable events destination

MCEC builds as a sustainable events destination

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been working hard to increase their sustainability pledges. With wind farm development support, locally-sourced menus and a ban on plastic straws, read how the team is making a difference.

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Technology Tips: APIs demystified

Technology Tips: APIs demystified

What is an Application Program Interface (API)? How can I make it work for me? Head of Technology Shaun Daws explains – in layman’s terms – what are APIs and why you should know about them.

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Pink events company goes Green

Pink events company goes Green

Banning single-use plastics, carbon offsetting conferences and implementing greener environmental standards throughout the supply chain are among the new environmental initiatives Arinex has rolled out.

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Roslyn McLeod OAM receives IMEX Academy Award

Roslyn McLeod OAM receives IMEX Academy Award

Arinex owner and founder Roslyn McLeod OAM has been presented with the Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Award in Frankfurt. The international award is for persons who have made “outstanding contributions” to the industry and follows Roslyn’s recognition by ICCA as one of the industry’s top 10 Inspirational Women.

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Arinex success at MEA National Awards

Arinex success at MEA National Awards

We have been honoured to receive four awards at the Meetings & Events Industry (MEA) National Awards in Brisbane. Read the highlights from the night, including the full list of fellow award recipients.

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Conferences closing gender gap

Conferences closing gender gap

Gender quotas, parent-friendly conferences and supporting women’s charities are some of the ways Arinex and its clients are helping support women in the workplace.

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