Home' micenet eMag : micenet August 2017 Contents have a genuine affinity with Australia and
invites them to share their personal stories to
help promote Australia as a destination.
As a chopper pilot, crocodile hunter and TV
personality, Matt Wright has plenty of stories
to tell. He was a celebrity guest on the
Northern Territory’s stand at the AIME trade
show in Melbourne in February and drew
considerable interest from visitors to the show.
A group of Chinese corporate event
planners recently enjoyed the Outback
Floatplane Adventures experience as part of
a three-day familiarisation of the Top End of
the Northern Territory, a joint undertaking
between Business Events Australia and the
Northern Territory Convention Bureau. The
participants indicated that the exciting full
day program was the highlight of their visit,
combining helicopter and floatplane flights,
cruising and air boat activities on the river
floodplains, which feature amazing wildlife
and untouched landscapes.
Matt Wright has recently launched a new
eco-friendly glamping venture called the
Wetland Safari Camp. Ten deluxe Lotus Belle
tents set on wooden decks and complete
with double bed, outdoor shower and solar
power are located in the spectacular
floodplain region of the Finniss River region,
located one hour southwest of Darwin. The
accommodation option has been combined
with the Outback Floatplane Adventures
experience to provide truly unique activities
and wildlife encounters in one exclusive
package, ideal for incentive high achievers.
Like his name implies, Darwin is
in a state of constant evolution
– always moving and growing
in new and exciting directions.
From the Paspaley Pearling
Company to the Menzies School
of Health Research, Darwin
is brimming with successful
business ventures born from an
inherent entrepreneurial spirit
that affects all who meet him.
So if you want to spark visionary
thinking and rapid action, come
and let Darwin inspire you.
Inaugural Darwin Showcase takes off in August
The NT Convention Bureau’s inaugural Unconventional NT Showcase will lift off in Darwin from
August 10 to 13. The four-day program is the first in a series of three mega-familiarisations to be
held in the key NT destinations of Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru.
Approximately 20 planners from the Australian association, corporate and government sectors,
as well as selected business events trade organisations are participating in the Darwin event.
The showcases have all been scheduled to coincide with major events and festivals taking
place in the NT. The famil participants will enjoy the upbeat vibe of the city as it celebrates the
annual Darwin Festival, an 18 day celebration of music, theatre, art, dance and cabaret, which
demonstrates the impressive capacity and capability of Darwin as a host destination for events.
In addition to viewing venues and infrastructure, including a sampling of the city’s
accommodation portfolio offering over 4200 rooms, showcase participants will see what makes
Darwin tick. The program will include cruising on the expansive harbour, visiting iconic local
markets and dining out at major attractions. Cultural experiences and Corporate Social
Responsibility activity options will also be featured, along with some extra special surprises
destined to deliver unforgettable memories on the ground and in the air for the participants.
The ‘NT Meets the Market’ business session to be held at the Darwin Convention Centre will
enable planners to meet with multiple suppliers in one-on-one appointments. Technical tours
arranged around some of the NT’s sectors of strength will also be part of showcase event
programs. In Darwin, a visit to the renowned National Critical Care and Trauma Response
Centre will highlight the excellent trauma and critical care emergency management for which the
NT has become justifiably renowned.
Angela Collard, executive director from the NT Convention Bureau spoke enthusiastically
about the new showcase concept.
“We know the penny really drops when planners are hosted in the NT and get to experience
our vibrant destinations and the relaxed and ‘unconventional’ lifestyle for themselves,” she said.
“Meeting friendly and inspiring Territorians, seeing Darwin’s impressive capacity and capability
and experiencing how the NT collaborates so effectively, are all winning factors. The NTCB and
its partners look forward to showcasing our beautiful destinations and fascinating festivals and
warmly welcoming the hosted planners.”
Darwin Convention Centre
Delegates are escaping the winter and enjoying the stunning tropical weather of the Top End. The
Darwin Convention Centre is buzzing with numerous conferences being held between now and the
end of the year. Noteworthy events being hosted by the centre include GeeCon Darwin, Nuffield
Matt Wright is now an
official ‘Friend of Australia’.
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