The Winter 2020 edition of Spice Magazine is out now, available in an all-digital format with new interactive features.
In times like these, it’s easy, and for business owners sometimes necessary, to focus on the negatives. But there’s also a time to appreciate the positive stories that have come out of COVID-19: the innovative business pivots, the new ways of working and learning and the encouraging work going on behind the scenes, particularly from our frontline health workers.
The business events industry has certainly not gone silent during this time, and the positive stories emerging from event professionals and businesses are truly heartening. Take the team at Harry The Hirer for example, who have been working on pop-up facilities and drive-through COVID-19 testing bays for the medical sector. Read the full story here.
Australia’s hotel sector has also stepped up in a big way during the crisis, opening its doors to returning travellers required to quarantine and supporting healthcare workers in their communities. We’ve highlighted some of these initiatives here.
Also in this issue, we take a look at how the Salesforce World Tour was transformed into an online broadcast in just over a week and MEA’s Robyn Johnson pens a column on the role of events in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery. In our annual food and beverage feature, we scope out businesses and venues adapting to the restrictions with new ventures, before taking a look at what’s to come in the way of culinary trends.
The Spice Hot 100: Hotels & Venues is back again, rounding up the top venues across Australia and beyond, according to our readers. Many of the venues mentioned may be temporarily closed, but they will be eager to welcome business events again when the time comes. So bookmark potential venues and destinations now and get in touch with them when you’re ready to book events again.
Don’t miss our cover story on how ICC Sydney is adapting to the changing times while looking ahead to a strong future.
Other highlights from the issue include:
Read Spice Magazine Winter 2020 in full here: