ICMYI: biggest BEN stories from April

Giant Chinese incentive for Adelaide

Adelaide is about to host its largest ever incentive event, welcoming 3,000 Chinese delegates to the city in June.

The Perfect China company will bring its top sales representatives to Adelaide in two groups from 17-20 and 24-17 June, the third time the organisation has chosen Australia for its event.

The company is well known in China for its herbal health products, kitchenware and personal care items.

The Adelaide Convention Bureau said the event would inject $11.2 million into the South Australian economy, coming on top of $210 million in incentive events secured by the bureau last financial year.

Doltone House adds Tech Park

Sydney venue operator Doltone House has taken over management of one of the city’s largest events facilities, Australian Technology Park (ATP).

The warehouse-style venue is within the former Eveleigh railyards and will be operated by Doltone House under a management deal signed with its owner, the Mirvac group.

With a main hall spanning more than 7,000m2, it will be the largest venue in the Doltone House portfolio, which also includes facilities at Jones Bay Wharf, Darling Island, Hyde Park and Sylvania Waters.

It can cater to more than 2,000 guests banquet style in the main exhibition hall as well as a further 520 guests in its purpose built theatre and 440 guests in a dining room. The venue also features a large atrium suitable for break-out events.

Sydney to host world leaders

Sydney is about to host business leaders from some of the world’s most innovative organisations at this month’s World Business Forum.

Under the theme ‘Be Beta’, the event will involve speakers like Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington, Harvard Business School professor of strategy Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Other speakers include emotional intelligence expert Daniel Goleman, former ad agency creative director at Apple Ken Segall and former director of marketing at Facebook Randi Zuckerberg.

The World Business Forum will be held at the Star Sydney on 31 May and 1 June.

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