Brisbane Insider June 2020

21 MAY 2020

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has achieved a key milestone, celebrating 25 years of delivering major events to Brisbane and Queensland. BCEC is proud of its impressive record of 25 years of continued successful operation, hosting some 22,000 events and welcoming 18.5 million visitors during that time.

Brisbane event venues shine at awards

Several Brisbane Marketing Business Events members were recognised at the prestigious Meeting Events Australia (MEA) National Awards 2019, held virtually last week. Brisbane’s key event venues, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and Howard Smith Wharves, both achieved top acclaim in state and national award categories. Arinex also won a national award. See the full list of award winners here.

Printing company steps up to protect health workers

Long adept at producing event banners, corporate branding, vehicle signage, wallpaper and posters, Bailey Print Group has pivoted its business to produce 22,000 face shields for frontline health workers. The company can also provide distance floor dots, A-frames, posters and static cling decals for re-opening businesses keen to advise staff and customers of COVID-19 safety procedures.

Fresh air and exercise await

Is your home workout session getting a bit stale? Riverlife is offering new small group personal training kayak sessions. They are also offering special rates on two-hour kayak hire plus weekly bike and rollerblade hire.

Visit the Sanctuary

Famous for live streaming its wildlife, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has now re-opened in a limited capacity so you can visit in person.

Delicious magazine hands out awards to Scenic Rim producers

Delicious magazine has announced Tommerup’s Dairy Farm’s Jersey Girl cultured salted butter and Summer Land Camels’ Persian feta as top produce from Queensland as part of the food magazine’s 2020 Harvey Norman Produce Awards. The producers will enter the national finals in October.

Be over the moon with these getaway packages

If you’ve missed a birthday, anniversary, babymoon or honeymoon during gathering restrictions, Spicers BalfourSpicers Hidden Vale and Spicers Peak Lodge are all offering special Birthversaryaccommodation packages with enticing inclusions.

Art and culture are alive

Discover everything our cultural institutions are up to with online tours, exhibitions, performances, talks and workshops being staged by organisations such as QAGOMAMuseum of Brisbane and Queensland Theatre. Additionally, Brisbane Powerhouse has released a list of rescheduled shows while while you can browse the QAGOMA store and the MoB shop for bespoke items. The good news is QAGOMA and Queensland Museum will begin re-opening from late June.

Drive in to see a movie

The Yatala Drive-In has introduced social-distancing safe movie screenings and you can see their upcoming program here.

2m awarded international certification

Need a professional translation service? 2M Language Services has been awarded ISO certification 17100:2015, which is the only internationally valid standard that specifically defines process standards for translation services and is intended to ensure a high-quality translation product.

The hygienic way to get around

With more people now on the move, some people are still anxious about travelling around. Hughes Limousines offer a safe and hygienic way of getting from A to B.

Superfood delivered to frontline workers

In partnership with Super Advice Australia, Wine & Dine’m Catering has launched Superfood for Superheroes – a service delivering gourmet meals to essential workers in healthcare, aged care and education across South East Queensland. The company can also provide flexible catering arrangements for business meeting needs.

Australian catering service pops back up

Australian Catering Services has announced it is back on deck and can now provide catering for corporate needs, small events plus memorial services. Their team at Pat Rafter Arena is also providing delicious Merlo coffee via their pop-up coffee cart as tennis resumes at the venue.

Take it away under the bridge

Story Bridge Hotel is offering its delectable breakfast and dinner options for most of the week through its takeaway service and has re-opened for dine-in breakfast while Deery's Restaurant has re-opened for lunch and dinner from Wednesdays to Saturdays, bookings essential.

Get back to the greens

St Lucia Golf Links has opened its putt putt course and is allowing people to play golf on their captivating course.

Victoria Park function centre to re-open

Victoria Park has announced its function centre will open to host events for up to 100 guests from 10 July in its exceptional venues, including private outdoor spaces and terraces with exceptional city views.

Something digital to take off from 19 October

Brisbane’s digital festival – Something Digital – is committed to taking place the week commencing 19 October, with flexibility on how it will be delivered. The theme has been changed to ‘A BRAVE New World’, to reflect on how the world has become more digitally reliant than ever.

Help for businesses navigating out of COVID-19

BDO has produced a guide for businesses that focuses on building resilience and how to recover from the COVID-19 situation.

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