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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
australia HAT TRICK AWARD WIN LEADS TO HALL OF FAME FOR GCCEC P roving that good things come in threes, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has reclaimed its mantle as the ‘Best Venue for over 500 Delegates’ in the coveted National Meeting and Events Industry (MEA) awards for the third time. MEA has tipped its hat to the GCCEC’s impressive hat-trick by inducting the centre in the prestigious MEA Hall of Fame, currently making it the only convention centre in Australia to hold a place. Judged against a tough selection of worthy contenders, GCCEC was announced as the winner at the MEA National Conference in Alice Springs on Monday, May 12. The hotly contested awards are the premier accolade for industry management practice and outstanding performance in the Australian meetings and business events industry. GCCEC’s general manager, Adrienne Readings, said the win was an impressive accomplishment. “To win the national award for the third year running is a great honor in this industry,” Ms Readings said. “The centre won the national award in 2006 and 2007, and to carry on the trend to win the title in 2008 is something we are all very proud of. “Our centre continues to work well as a team and deliver excellence beyond expectations. We have certainly worked hard towards earning the spot in the Mea Hall of Fame,” she said. With the northern extensions due for completion in November, the centre is more than capable of handling corporate and association conferences and meetings, national and international incentives, banquets, exhibitions, concerts, sporting and special events. For further information visit www.gccec.com.au. Expansion on track... unveiled November 2008 Experience… the ultimate in world class convention facilities at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. > New building capacities: - 4 Exhibition Halls 6,345 m2 - Optimum capacity 6,000 delegates 56 miceAsia.net experience the difference www.gccec.com.au For more information and booking details, please contact: tel: +61 7 5504 4000 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Australia Cultural navigator™ tips The Cultural Navigator™ is an innovative web solution for improving global effectiveness and gaining the competitive advantage. Here are some Cultural Navigator™ tips to keep in mind when doing business in Australia: • As a result of the Australian’ equality orientation, whereby status is only tacitly acknowledged, introductions are informal and usually take place without reference to titles or rank. • An Australian’s loyalty to his/her equals is deeply embedded. Friendship creates strong bonds in the workplace. • Australians have a fixed orientation toward time; therefore, deadlines and schedules are important. • Australians are direct in both sending and receiving messages. They often do not shy away from saying what they feel and are rarely offended by blunt speech. Visit www.culturalnavigator.com.