Weekly Briefing: the latest news for EAs

Our weekly Briefing keeps you up to date on the latest issues during this unique situation. We include any updates on government support for you and the businesses you work in.

Are you re-negotiating rent for your organisation?

The Australian Government has released an official Code of Conduct for businesses negotiating their rent.

The Code of Conduct for Commercial Leases includes 14 ‘principles’ that put clear guidelines for landlords and tenants—including how much rent should be reduced, what kind of costs should be waived, etc.

While each case will be different, these guidelines give businesses something solid to refer to while negotiating. Click here to read the full document.

Read: How to communicate in a crisis

With the world sailing in unchartered territory, EA’s are facing the challenge of maintaining effective communication when tension and stress levels are at an all-time high, says Anthony Laye.

“Uncertainty causes people to react in peculiar ways, their quest to find some kind of security leads them to latch on to things that may seem irrational, your role as an EA is to become a beacon of security.”


Frasers Suites Sydney team up with This Space to create virtual event facilities

Frasers Suites Sydney has partnered with This Space to create virtual options for Event Organisers. The service includes sophisticated tech, including live polling, ‘skinned’ streams with branding, ticketing options and recording for guests that miss the live-stream.

There are three options available if you’re looking to run a net-event:

1. Take over a meeting room and webcast an event.
2. A webcast technician can visit the presenters home to set up a studio.
3. A technician drops off a steaming equipment package at the presenter’s door, who then remotely assists the presenter to set up.

Sydney Olympic Park are on hand to assist with your event ideas and plans

The team at Sydney Olympic Park is going full steam ahead, working from home and assisting event organisers and EAs with planning future events, discussing team building and going over accomodation options.

“Yes, some venues might currently be closed but the sales teams are available to answer all of your questions, send through quotes or even just chat about ideas. You could say we are almost ‘business as usual’. We are a complimentary service and here to help!”

Read: Get faster and better at decision making

EAs are constantly tasked with making decisions—some critical, others less so. It’s important we know what type of strategy to take when making decisions, so we can make them better and faster says Bryan Whitefield.

We all have the same problem. We are fallible. Our brains are really good but they are not perfect. Research shows that our decision success varies a lot based on the type of decision we are making.


Wake up to a stream of Accor’s best views

As part of Accor Live Limitless (ALL), the global brand is streaming views from some of their most iconic properties online.

Wake up, jump onto the ALL website, pick a view and sit back with a cuppa to start your day with a soothing outlook.

Currently, users can watch a sunrise over Sydney Harbour with a view from The Sebel Quay West, experience a new day unfold on the Gold Coast from Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, or soak up a WA sunset from Pullman Bunker Bay.

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre cooks for the community

Forced to temporarily close its doors due to social distancing measures, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) are using their kitchen facilities to dish up food for those in need.

The kitchen team has been making nutritious dishes and desserts, preparing 500 servings of soup for OzHarvest, followed by hundreds of meals for local agencies including Love This City, Global Care, St John’s Crisis Centre and Hillsong CityCare. By the end of the week, the Centre will have prepared around 15,000 meal portions distributed to the area’s most vulnerable.

Live streaming studio opens in Brisbane

AV hire and production company, Scene Change, have created a pop-up live streaming and video recording studio in Queensland’s river city.

This facility can be utilised by a variety of businesses from personal trainers, yoga instructors, educational providers, to corporate speakers and meetings. The space is also fitted out with enough technology to cater for more complex corporate presentations and multi-location virtual conferences.