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Iceberg Events Newsletter December 2016 - Merry Christmas from the Iceberg team!

Nearly the end of the year again!

The team here are all in need of a rest, as I’m sure you are, too! We are looking forward to 2017, which seems packed with conferences and events, some new, and some repeat.

I got to visit some awesome spots this year scoping out potential event spaces in Dubai, Alice Springs, the Hunter Valley and Wellington to name a few. I am feeling very well travelled this year, and I have lots of ideas for events in far away places if you are interested.

This was our 20th year of business and we are looking forward to celebrating our 21st in April next year.

Once again, we all attended the PCOA Conference (the conference for conference organisers – is that like a coffee table book about coffee tables?). The experience of being a delegate is a valuable one, it inspires empathy and makes sure that we have your delegates point of view in mind at all times. Plus, it’s really fun to ask “what room is this session in?”, “what time is the bus coming”?, and “sorry I left my namebadge in my room, can you print me another one?”

Our 11th year of running NETWORX Marketers meetings saw some changes with our three new and fabulous facilitators. Next year we will be experimenting with some different kinds of events for NETWORX, stay tuned!

All the best for the holiday season, and we’ll see you back here in the new year.

Talk soon,

Jodie Parker
Managing Director



Check out the links below to see what we've been up too...

Conservation through Sustainable Use of Wildlife Conference
August, Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
September, Rydges Southbank Townsville

IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference
October, Adelaide Oval

Queensland Pest Animal Symposium
November, Rydges Southbank Townsville

Healthcare and Social Media Summit presented by Mayo Clinic
November, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins



Iceberg Travel After-work Drinks is a series of networking evenings held once a month for the Brisbane EA / PA and event management community. Our goal is to introduce people to new and exciting venues in the Brisbane area. If you would like to know more about the events please contact Marie Edwards (Account Manager, Iceberg Travel)

Stamford Plaza Brisbane
17 August 2016

Four Points by Sheraton, Brisbane
14 September 2016

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
5 October 2016

16 Antlers Rooftop Bar at Pullman & Mercure King George Square
9 November 2016



Now in our 11th year, we love running these monthly events for marketing professionals while showcasing fantastic venues across Brisbane. This is what we've been up to lately...

Social Media
August, Powerhouse, Brisbane

Maximising the Media
September, Loft West End

Direct Marketing
October, Rydges Southbank

Marketing in 2017 & Beyond
November, Cloudland

pcoa cONFERENCE 2016

The Iceberg Events Team recently attended the 9th Professional Conference Organisers Association Conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Over three days we said hello to some 60 exhibitors, networked with other PCO’s in some of Brisbane’s exciting new venues and attended great workshops and presentations. Thank you to everyone who made the event possible, see you again in 2017!




Iceberg Events has developed our own online abstract and submission manager portal which can be used for your event. This portal sits within your event website, and simplifies the process of receiving and cataloguing abstracts, as well as making the review process streamlined whether your reviewers are local, or around the world. Anyone who has ever been part of a review process I’m sure is aware of how messy and frustrating this can be.

We have been using the portal with selected clients this year, taking their feedback, and making various amendments to the site (and I’m sure this will be an ongoing process forever!). We have received plenty of great feedback for it though, and we are really happy with how it’s working.

The portal could also be used for Award Submissions as part of your event if required.

Please give us a call to discuss further!



“I would like to officially pass on my thanks to Iceberg Events for helping make the ‘Conservation through Sustainable Use of Wildlife Conference’ a great success. We have only received positive feedback regarding the way the conference was managed and this is no doubt due to the hard work that your team put in both before and during the event. We would like to acknowledge that due to this experience, Iceberg Events will be our preferred event organiser for any future event that we may run. We also have no hesitation to recommend Iceberg Events to other organisations that are looking for assistance to stage an event such as a conference.”

Geoff Jones, National President SSAA

Posted December 16, 2016 in NEWSLETTER

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