Be quick! Last places for a ‘first look’ at SMC’s newly renovated spaces before the grand-opening.

At SMC, the end is in sight for the multi-million dollar renovation program set to transform the centre. All of the new AV and technology infrastructure is integrated throughout, the state-of-the-art is in place, architectural lighting systems have been installed and the finishing touches are being made to the luxury interiors of the 13 new and refreshed event spaces.


With a Grand Re-Opening scheduled for May 2019, event organisers are invited for a First Look at the new SMC. Be quick to sign up for one of three industry famils on Thursday 16 May as there are only a few places left in each. Choose the famil that suits you best. Either the:


  • 9-11am Morning Tea
  • 12noon-2pm Lunch, or the
  • 4-7pm Cocktail famil


Each famil includes expert guided tours of the newly renovated spaces, a presentation of the services and facilities as well as an unprecedented opportunity to meet industry suppliers. Enjoy the entertainment and a taste of SMC’s world-class catering fare too. Bring your business cards. There will be lucky door prizes at each famil including a Fitbit Charge 2, TFE Hotel voucher, bottle of French Champagne and a voucher to use towards the cost of your next event at SMC.


The SMC team looks forward to taking you through their magnificent and unique purpose-built conference and event centre and showing off every aspect of this incredible 21st century transformation of a 20th century architectural landmark.


News Flash! At each famil, the SMC team will showcase a new event app dedicated to enhancing the experience of attendees at live events. Some of the main features include a digital event agenda, one-to-one messaging, attendee profiles for networking, speaker profiles, sponsor pages and social media integration.


The top ten benefits of the event app include the ability to:

      1. Finally get rid of paper and become more eco-friendly
      2. Manage your agenda (easily)
      3. Handle all of the questions
      4. Help your guests get around
      5. Inform your delegates with PUSH notifications
      6. Present abstracts
      7. Post surveys and collate feedback
      8. Keep up the discussion
      9. Attract more sponsors
      10. Build a lasting community (even after your event)