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Main Event magazine launches SpiceNews

Main Event magazine launches SpiceNews

Sydney, 14 October 2008: Main Event magazine, published by The Intermedia Group, is pleased to announce the launch of – the most comprehensive news service for the Australian MICE and event management industry. delivers free breaking news live to the web and via emails sent direct to subscribers twice a week.

The website is the digital partner of leading industry magazines, Main Event, and its sister publication – Hotel & Accommodation Management (HM) – ensuring access to all sides of the business sectors within the event planning and MICE industry. With a dedicated online editor, news is generated daily with contact made across the industry to ensure accurate and up-to-date coverage.

‘S.P.I.C.E.’ refers to the five areas of news and information on the site –

Special events
Product launches
Conferences and

The site also provides regular updates on hotel news, venue news, airline news, international news, industry appointments as well as special deals for event planners. offers a free business tool for industry with an up to date summary of news on venues, airlines, hotels as well as the meetings, incentives, conference and exhibition sectors. It also features content from recent events and product launches as well as information on hot products and special deals.

Hot List features a Hot List section advertising new releases to the industry from suppliers. All Hot List stories have images and links through to more information and suppliers websites. This is a great way to keep in touch with the latest product and service innovations.

Meet the SpiceNews Team boasts a team of 10 staff with decades of combined experience in the hospitality and event planning journalism and online publishing:

Managing Director: Simon Grover
Associate Publisher: James Wells
SpiceNews Editor: Ian Neubauer
Main Event Editor: Gwen O’Toole
Main Event Feature Writer: Jill Varley
Hotel & Accommodation Management Editor: James Wilkinson
Sales Manager – Main Event magazine & SpiceNews: Danielle Nikolic
Sales Manager – HM magazine & SpiceNews: Adam Daff
Head of Digital: Karl Hayes
Production Assistant: Rachel Inglis
Main Event Magazine Designer: Damian O’Neill

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SpiceNews is the latest online news website developed and launched by The Intermedia Group – one of the largest privately-owned trade publishers in Australia. Other online news services include for the liquor, bar and pub industry, for the consumer electronics industry and for the Australian film industry.

The Intermedia Group publishes 29 business-to-business print titles including Main Event, Hotel Management (HM) as well as other hospitality related titles – National Liquor News, Australian Hotelier and bars&clubs magazine. The Intermedia Group also stages the annual Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) and HM Awards for Accommodation Excellence.

For further information please contact:
Karl Hayes
Intermedia Digital – Head of Digital
Tel: 02 8586 6182
Mob: 0411 341 168
Fax: (02) 9660 4419