Ideas for a Barcelona event

When you visit one of the older European cities for your next incentive or conference try and take the road less travelled. Barcelona is a great example of a city your event just waits to discover. It is easy to do the touristy things but can I suggest you park the bus and have your incentive delegates just walk!

A lovely idea for your Barcelona incentive experience is to do a night walk with the your delegates through the back streets of Barcelona. Recently I stayed down near the Columbus monument in Barcelona’s port area. Exploring on one night, I walked a mile or so from my hotel and turned left into Via Laietana. Taking one of the side streets to my right off Laietana I found myself in the back streets of old Barcelona. I had some tapas in one restaurant and moved on to another, your incentive group will find that every restaurant has a ‘signature tapas’ and it’s worth experiencing them. Eating like this is informal, fun, atmosphere and just what your delegate will enjoy – and from an event stakeholder point of view, it creates memories that will remain. The Picasso Museum is probably the epicentre of the area, a place of lovely hidden squares with churches and small chic restaurants, a must do!

I was recommended by a friend to visit La Clara Restaurant on another night – again very Spanish, superb food and for your incentive group, very atmospheric.

Check out this great video cycling through Barcelona.

If you wish to find out more about Barcelona hidden gems then call Eugene Kennedy on 02-8908 5600 or email

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Date posted: 2014-09-16 | Comments(0)

The Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne to open 2017

Starwood Hotels & Resorts have recently announced that the Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne will open in Docklands, January 2017.

The Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will be located at the north western end of the Docklands precinct.

The hotel will feature 269 guest rooms with flexible meeting and function space totalling 530sqm, a great addition to Melbourne.

If you are planning acorporate event or conferencecontact Kieran Kennedy of Veritas on

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Date posted: 2014-09-16 | Comments(0)

Sydney's new private dining venue

A new private dining venue, Bite Club House, has just opened in Wollahra, Sydney. This quirky venue can cater for 32 peoples for private use for either lunch or dinner.

David, a chef at Otto, has designed a menu that includes two canapés, a three course meal and still and sparkling mineral water. 

If you are planning a corporate event or conference contact Kieran Kennedy of Veritas on

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Date posted: 2014-09-16 | Comments(0)

Double Bay to come alive again for events!

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is set to open early November 2014. Refurbishment of Sydney's newest 140 room luxury and only five-star property outside the CDB is well on track and will be the fifth InterContinental Hotel for Australia.

The refurbishment of the hotel will see the reinstatement of key features including a pillarless Grand Ballroom for up to 360 (banquet style), flexible smaller meeting rooms as well as the creation of new event spaces including the rooftop infinity pool and lounge, a destination concept bar and restaurant.

The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offers delegates the opportunity to retreat in an exclusive bayside sanctuary. It allows them to be close to the city (particularly with the hotel located a short walk from Double Bay Marina for water transfers) but just far enough to remove themselves from the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

We look forward to working with the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay team on creating many memorable events.

If you are interested in an event experience contact Kieran Kennedy – for more information

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Date posted: 2014-09-16 | Comments(0)

Events have changed forever

Technology continues to enhance many aspects of our lives and events are no different. Here are two important questions to ask your event supplier prior to use of a meeting App for any event.

The current upsurge in Meeting Apps begs a few questions. We at Veritas Events are concerned that using a meetings app does expose you to loss or data – here are a couple of ‘hard’ questions to ask your provider:

Q1: You have suggested I use a meeting App for my event – who owns the App?

If your event provider does not own the App then we suggest considering your next move. Where does your demographic data and event data then sit? If you are organising a large event like an end user group where there is a lot of training involved generating a lot of data, be sure to understand your data has to be housed somewhere – but where? In Australia? Overseas? If you use the Veritas Events meeting app it is owned and created by Veritas Events and your data is housed by an Australian data centre. So ask your provider who owns the meeting app where the meeting data is to be stored? We are not saying that a third party provider is going to let you down in any way, just ask the questions.

Q2: Do you adhere to all state and Australian commonwealth privacy laws around the integrity and protection of my data?

Again – you are in a minefield here. If unlike Veritas Events your event company has not made the investment to create their own meeting app then how can they respond this question? They will need to know that their third party supplier can guarantee this.

Remember data is precious - very difficult to produce and very easy to reproduce – that is the really scary part. Once your data is ‘out there’ who knows who is viewing it? For more information about the Veritas Events Meeting App and how it can add enormous value to your event please email Eugene Kennedy

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Date posted: 2014-06-23 | Comments(0)