The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-04-17T00:23:12Z Drive up your sales by enhancing the customer experience 2019-04-17T00:23:12Z drive-up-your-sales-by-enhancing-the-customer-experience Looking to shift gears and take your customers’ car dealership experience to the next level? Then JURA’s range of professional fully automatic coffee machines is the solution. Enhance every customer’s dealership experience by providing an extra special touch – personalised, café quality coffee at the touch of a button. Customers expect only the best treatment when entering a car dealership, whether visiting for a routine car service or looking to buy a new car – especially when it comes to luxury car brands. A premium, Swiss-made JURA coffee machine represents the perfect synergy for such treatment. As soon as the customer enters the door, the sales person can set the tone by offering a freshly brewed, barista-style coffee without having to go out and visit the local café. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s General Manager says, “Our machines are a great solution for car dealerships who want to make a great first impression and really show they care about their customers throughout the entire buying process. They not only look professional and premium but produce coffee that you will be proud to serve every time.” The JURA difference: All machines use freshly ground beans, not capsules The JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E.®) coffee app allows users to create a coffee profile for each individual customer and personalise their drink of choice, right down to the strength, amount of milk and type of coffee Save money over time, calculate how much here: www.bestcoffeemachineforoffice.com.au/calculators/ Simply press your customer’s profile and the machine will prepare their personalised coffee Easy to clean with automated cleaning cycles – simply plug in, add the cleaning solution and the job is done The machines: JURA WE8 Fully Automatic Coffee Machine: 30 cups per day Featuring a wide choice of speciality coffees, the WE8 is equipped with a 3L water tank, a bean container for 500g of coffee beans and a grounds container with the capacity of 25 portions. The One-Touch function creates trend specialities like latte macchiato, flat white or cappuccino very simply at the touch of a button. The modern TFT display make operation incredibly simple even for inexperienced users. RRP $2,690. JURA X8 Fully Automatic Coffee Machine: 80 cups per day The X8 is incredibly versatile: it can prepare the full range of speciality coffees finished with milk and milk foam as well as black coffees and the classic pot of coffee. For tea lovers, it also prepares hot water at different temperature levels. With its solid, height-adjustable dual spout, it can create a speciality coffee – or even two beverages simultaneously – and dispense them into the cups or glasses, at the touch of a button. RRP $3,949. Just announced: Michelle Bridges and Matt Jones confirmed as speakers for Get Global 2019-04-16T02:30:07Z just-announced-michelle-bridges-and-matt-jones-confirmed-as-speakers-for-get-global Partnering with Saxton Speakers Bureau for the first time, Get Global will bring two influential speakers to the award-winning MICE industry show in July; well-known trainer and author Michelle Bridges and co-founder of Four Pillars Gin Matt Jones will share their experiences and insights into branding, behaviour, lifestyle and balance. Ahead of the full program announcement, Get Global Co-Founders, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, said they wanted speakers of the highest calibre, in line with Get Global’s reputation for bringing together only quality companies, professionals and ideas from around the world. Michelle Bridges, Australia’s most influential personal trainer and best-selling author, brings a fresh perspective to meeting and event professionals, sharing her motivational journey, experience in finding a work-life balance and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. “Michelle’s tell-them-how-it-is approach to business and clients is perfectly suited for the fast-paced events industry. It’s great we’re able to bring a new perspective, people don’t want to always hear from the same voices,” said Mr Bender. Matt Jones, leading strategist, branding expert and co-founder of Australia’s leading craft spirit distillery, Four Pillars Gin, will present practical insights into growing a business and how to develop a successful brand. An engaging story-teller and creative at heart, Matt seamlessly blends business, brand, marketing and leadership thinking, into thought-provoking sessions designed for all types of organisations. “Michelle Bridges and Matt Jones are great speakers for Get Global; they’re both entertaining and personable, but with focussed, tangible messages that the audience can take away and apply immediately in their lives and businesses,” agreed Ms Kessler. Get Global will announce the full program in the coming weeks. -ends- Get Global targets Australian and New Zealand buyers who organise and influence decisions for meetings, events, conferences, incentives and retreats. 2019 will be the third edition of Get Global. Notes to Editors: Gary Bender and Donna Kessler are available for interviews, please request through the media contacts listed. Media Contacts: Jessica McLean, Senior Account Manager, Zadro | +61 400 433 182 | jessica@zadroagency.com.au Elizabeth Williams, Group Account Director, Zadro | +61 411 201 354 | elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au Images (High-Res available upon request): 1. Michelle Bridges 2. Matt Jones ABOUT GET GLOBAL | 26 July 2019, International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney www.getglobal.com.au Get Global is a joint venture between two passionate industry professionals who identified a gap in the market for an outbound industry tradeshow. The show is an innovative and efficient business platform for international suppliers to connect with corporate meeting planners, incentive houses, PCO's, travel companies and anyone else that has international group business from Australia. Get Global, launched in 2017, was hailed a huge success by exhibitors and buyers alike. This innovative format for doing business is an intensive one day exhibition with 100% international product and is NOT your typical tradeshow. Get Global now heading into its third year in 2019, promises more exhibitors (Go Getters), more buyers and more countries represented. Get Global is the largest event of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. In 2017 and 2018, Get Global was awarded ‘Exhibition of the Year’ at the National Meetings and Events Australia Awards. GET ACQUAINTED Gary Bender, Managing Director, World Corporate Travel. Gary has had 36 years' experience creating global corporate conferences, meetings and experiences for some of Australia's leading corporations. Beginning his career in travel back in 1982 in the UK for Thomas Cook, he has been in the business ever since. Now owner and Managing Director of World Corporate Travel (WCT) based in Sydney; a successful PCO and Corporate Travel Agency that has delivered incentive programs and conferences in Australia and all over the world. Donna Kessler, Founder and Director, Tourism Portfolio. Since the company's inception in 2002, Donna has represented high quality destinations, venues, resorts and event suppliers to the meetings, incentives and tourism markets. With almost three decades of experience in all aspects of tourism and the corporate industry, Donna has also held positions at the InterContinental Sydney and Hilton International Australia and has won the acclaimed Meetings & Events Australia State and National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award in 2005 and 2008 and now supports these awards in a judging capacity. Master Plumbers Delivers Uber-Style App for its Members 2019-04-13T09:47:38Z master-plumbers-delivers-uber-style-app-for-its-members MELBOURNE, Australia, April 11, 2019 – (Press Release) The App, developed by technology innovator i4Tradies, helps plumbing businesses efficiently manage their end to end operations, while providing an outstanding consumer experience to their customers. The App is exclusively available in Victoria only to plumbers who are members of Master Plumbers, the peak plumbing employer association representing the plumbing industry. Peter Daly, Master Plumbers Chief Executive said that the partnership with i4Tradies continues the evolution of the plumbing profession and will help deliver the kind of service levels Master Plumbers are known for. “The i4Tradies-developed App is a critical component of Master Plumbers’ digital strategy,” Mr Daly said. “It streamlines business processes and provides our members with the right platform to run their business in a way that will allow them to build trust with their customers. I think this will turn out to be a game changer for our members.” Logan Nathan, founder and CEO of i4Tradies, said the partnership is a win for the plumbing industry and its customers. “We may be a technology company, but at the heart of it, our focus is the people. The use of the App, which is developed with the involvement the members of Master Plumbers will deliver peace of mind for trades business owners as they will spend less time managing the business and more time growing it and getting their lives back,” he said. About Master Plumbers Established in 1891, Master Plumbers has been a plumbing industry leader for over 125 years. Master Plumbers is a trusted source of information, advice and expertise for their members, the industry, government and the community. Master Plumbers Victorian Office: Unit 15/306 Albert Street, Brunswick VIC 3056 Australia Website: www.plumber.com.au Phone: 03 9329 9622 or 1800 133 871 About i4Tradies Founded in 2016 to disrupt the status quo and shake the traditional ways in which Trades Services industry operates, a team of innovators walking in the Trades business owner's shoes day in and day out set out to deliver an unparalleled service delivery experiences for their customer. i4Tradies is a Google Cloud Platform partner. Website: www.i4tradies.com.au Phone: 1800 i4Tradies (1800 448 723)   Breakthrough in new gardening product hits the WA market 2019-04-12T07:05:11Z breakthrough-in-new-gardening-product-hits-the-wa-market Baileys Fertiliser have teamed up with Soil Solver, to create the ultimate gardening product for sandy soils, Soil Matters Clay & Compost. Soil Matters Clay & Compost is a 3-in-1 formula containing Soil Solver kaolin clay, rock minerals and mature compost. The premium ingredients create a loam like soil texture that holds more water, more nutrients and boost soil life. “We’re always looking to develop quality products that make gardening easier for our customer. Sandy soils and lack of water are our greatest challenges in WA and when you add this to our increasingly busy lifestyle maintaining a garden can be a real challenge. Soil Matters Clay & Compost is a more permanent solution that results in a healthier and easier to maintain garden.” – General Manager Gen Bailey said. Soil Matters Clay & Compost is a Smart Approved Watermark and Waterwise Approved product. It is the perfect soil preparation product for new lawns, gardens and vegetable beds based on sandy soil. The Bailey family have been involved in the horticultural industry since 1926. Now in their fourth generation of family management, they develop, manufacture and distribute their premium products from Kwinana, Western Australia. -ENDS- AIIA voices concern over two critical pieces of rushed digital legislation 2019-04-12T04:59:49Z aiia-voices-concern-over-two-critical-pieces-of-rushed-digital-legislation Sydney, Australia – 12 April 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, is calling for more consultation between government and industry following the speed at which two critical pieces of legislation for the digital sector passed through both houses in parliament in the past five months. These are the Assistance and Access Act passed by parliament on 6 December 2018, and more recently the amendments to Australia’s Criminal Code triggered by the Christchurch shooting video, which was passed through parliament in just two days in April. Ron Gauci, CEO of the AIIA, said: “More dialogue is required between government and industry to ensure legislation keeps pace with technological developments. The Government’s reaction shows a complete lack of understanding of the modern economy and the role of ICT in underpinning economic growth. The unintended consequences of both pieces of legislation, and the damage to the Australian digital sector and multinational companies operating in Australia are yet to be understood.” The amendments proposed by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security have not been revisited since the Act was passed in December 2019. Meanwhile, the amendments to the Criminal Code involved no consultation with industry and received royal assent on 5 April 2019. “In the case of the Assistance and Access Act, a consultation process was undertaken. However, the speed at which the Bill was introduced in parliament - seven business days after public consultations closed - suggests that very little consideration was given to the over 344 public submissions. “Critically, both sets of legislation fail to establish clear processes for companies to follow,” said Mr Gauci. “Without greater dialogue between the digital industry and government, and the departments that serve the government of the day, we will continue to see implementation of regulatory frameworks that are out of step with technological developments.” # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au Nando’s streamlines Uber Eats with Redcat 2019-04-11T06:11:01Z redcat-rolls-out-automated-uber-eats-integration-at-nando-s Redcat today announced the next step in its strategy of providing full integration with online food delivery providers. Redcat has now added Uber Eats integration to its portfolio of software applications for hospitality businesses. Uber Eats has more than 20,000 restaurant partners on its platform in Australia and New Zealand and operates in 24 cities, covering two-thirds of the Australian population. The phenomenon of the Uber Eats app has generated enormous revenue opportunity for cafes, restaurants and QSRs. However, without integration the process of capturing orders can be time consuming. Redcat CEO Jeff Lamb said: “Our clients love having the additional orders that come from Uber Eats, but those extra orders came at the expense of efficiency. The manual process of physically entering orders into the restaurant’s point of sale system often result in costs to the business through staff time, order errors and reconciliation issues.” With the Redcat integration module, Uber Eats orders are received directly into the POS with no double handling, and are processed automatically as soon as they are received. Flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken restaurant brand, Nando’s, has been an early adopter of Redcat’s integrated Uber Eats option in over 150 restaurants across Australia. “We’re delighted by what we have helped Nando’s to achieve”, says Jeff.  “Integration is the key in hospitality systems - the more parts of the business you can connect, the more business benefits you can deliver. It’s the principle behind Redcat’s constant drive towards seamless integration throughout the supply chain. Today’s announcement with Nando’s is a great example of the very real difference integration makes to a business. We’ve launched Deliveroo and Uber Eats and will continue to work on new integrations that deliver value to our hospitality clients.” Find out more about the integration About Redcat Redcat is a specialist IT platform provider to the hospitality industry. Its Polygon suite of software application options and smartphone apps integrate to offer a complete hospitality IT platform. About Nando’s Nando’s is a fast casual dining brand that specialises in flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. Originating in South Africa in 1987, Nando’s now operates over 1,200 restaurants in 35 countries. This fast and fresh food phenomenon is coming to Australia 2019-04-11T04:28:21Z this-fast-and-fresh-food-phenomenon-is-coming-to-australia With over 130 stores worldwide, this fast and fresh food phenomenon is coming to Australia. Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe is opening 6 + stores in South East Queensland with more earmarked later in the year. Known for its fast and fresh philosophy, their modified Australian recipes will have an Australian twist. Founder, Mike Stimola said ‘We are excited to be able to bring our family business to Australia and especially Queensland. We have already commenced building our stores in Caboolture  and Kallangur with others opening in Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast and Glass House Mountains shortly after.' Sandella’s Eat Right. Right Away menu items consist of made to order wraps, salads, panini sandwiches and pizzas with stores across USA, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Dubai. 'We have an imporved and modified menu for the Australian market that we know, everyone will love'. In 1994 when Michael J. Stimola opened a small coffee and sandwich shop, he wanted its name to reflect the two most important women in his life - his wife, Sandy and his mum, Ellajane. The first Sandella's restaurant opened in the United States in Connecticut that year. Sandella's products stood out as healthy options that were fresh, fast and delicious. Find out more by visiting https://www.sandellas.com.au New JURA Z6 with Artificial Intelligence 2019-04-11T03:01:40Z new-jura-z6-with-artificial-intelligence The New JURA Z6 With Artificial Intelligence Media Release - April 2019 JURA Australia is excited to announce the highly anticipated Z6 in Diamond Black with added Artificial Intelligence making it the smartest, and most reliable coffee machine to date. After extensive testing with software engineers, JURA have finally perfected the algorithm for AI. Now, the new Z6 now takes care of programming and customising the start screen automatically. After repetitive use, the coffee machine will intelligently track the drinking behaviours of its user and will only present the most used drinks on the front screen according to their top four favourite coffee specialties. In addition to this smart technology, a new Professional Aroma Grinder has been integrated into the machine, which not only allows for a greater aroma, but also produces less sound adding to the sleek and elegant look of the Diamond Black design. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “The innovative and sophisticated design and functionality of the JURA Z6 changes the way we think about traditional coffee machines. We are so excited for this machine to land in Australia so that consumers can experience first-hand just how intelligent the Z6 really is.” “With the integration of AI, the Z6 is now even more intuitive to use and has totally redefined the at-home coffee drinking experience. The added diamond black design will be a man’s new best friend,” adds George. Along with some of the existing features, the Z6 with AI also includes the following: A Professional Aroma Grinder for ideal grinding results and reduced noise. A new fluid system that enhances the variety to include more barista specialties including espresso doppio. AI which automatically adapts the start screen to personal preferences. 
 A high-tech two-component method creates a Diamond Black design with a sense of depth 22 coffee specialties at the touch of a button. 3.5” TFT user-friendly colour display Automatic switchover from milk to milk foam 10 levels of adjustable coffee strength New sculptural designed water tank The JURA Z6 is available now for RRP $3,950 from au.jura.com, and selected Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Winnings and independent stores. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. www.au.jura.com Finishing Touches - Justine's Top Tips 2019-04-10T05:19:19Z finishing-touches-justines-top-tips The Importance of Finishing Touches Justine Wilson’s top tips to inject a little more life into your home Media Release - April 2019 It’s often the little details that help make a house feel more like a home. Those simple finishing touches - a pop of colour, a scented candle or a glorious artwork, can brighten up any space and make every room feel stylish and complete! Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Styling Expert and Director of Vault Interiors, has shared her top tips on how to select and incorporate the right accessories into your home so that every space feels fresh and elegant. Justine Wilson says, “At Vault Interiors we believe it’s so easy and so worthwhile to make your home look and feel just that little bit nicer. Don’t underestimate the importance of finishing touches – whether you’re doing up your own home to enjoy, setting up a rental property or staging a property for sale. You don’t have to spend a fortune renovating or redecorating your entire property, it’s as simple as adding the right accessories!” Justine’s top tips on how to add finishing touches to your home: Select an accent colour and utilise it throughout the home – Coordinating a room just like the professionals is easy, just choose a colour to carry throughout your home and accentuate it with accessories. Only a pop of colour is needed, for example a splash of dusty pink in an artwork can be repeated through pink cushions on the lounge, pink flowers or vases on the coffee table. Jazz up the dining table – A nice table runner or eye-catching centrepiece can be the difference between your room looking enticing or just average. Fresh seasonal flowers, candles or greenery in a simple vase paired with stylish cutlery and dinnerware helps to create a polished finish. Create an atmosphere in your outdoor spaces – It’s important not to forget about the outdoor spaces, so dress them the same as you would inside to create flow and continuity. Scatter cushions across the lounge setting, add small potted plants to the table and hang up some lanterns to create a relaxing and peaceful ambience. Don’t neglect the bathroom – Coloured towels, scented candles and soap dispensers can go a long way to dress up a tired space. Hide away all your daily products and add a vase of fresh flowers, some perfumes and bath salts to the vanity to create the feeling of an elegant day spa. Spruce up your bedroom – A simple bedspread can be elevated by adding in some scatter cushions and a bed throw. You can repeat an accent colour that you’ve used elsewhere in the home or mix it up and try adding a contrasting colour to brighten up the space. Matching bedside tables and lamps and a dresser will also help create harmony in the space. About Vault Interiors: Vault Interiors are a dedicated team of property stylists who specialise in unlocking the potential of each and every property they step into. Whether it be styling for the purpose of selling a property or furnishing a client’s new dream home or investment, the team not only deliver jaw dropping results but save time and money with their hassle-free complete furniture packages. www.vaultinteriors.com.au Winter Skincare Must Haves from dermaviduals 2019-04-10T02:48:45Z winter-skincare-must-haves-from-dermaviduals Winning Duo – Winter Skincare Must Haves Keep your skin soft, healthy & hydrated this winter Media Release - 10 April 2019 As the weather begins to cool down it can only mean one thing, winter is just around the corner and with it often comes cracked lips and dry skin. Your skin shouldn’t have to suffer as the weather changes; taking extra care to protect your skin this winter is easy with the dermaviduals’ hydrating Lip Balm and protective Süüsmoon Lotion N. Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals Simone Vescio says, “In winter, sebaceous glands dramatically slow the production of sebum, which weakens the skin barrier. Our barrier is what protects and prevents skin from drying out. To counteract this, we recommend using our Süüsmoon Lotion N and Lip Balm, specially formulated to strengthen the skin’s natural defences and safeguard skin and lips from dehydration.” Reika Roberts, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals adds, “Whether you are hitting the ski fields or just needing the extra protection with the change of weather, add our Lip Balm to your night time routine and let this product work its magic overnight. Give your skin the extra attention it deserves with one of our beloved Süüsmoon Lotion N hydrating mist.” Lip Balm RRP $39.00 – The number one winter must-have to hydrate and repair dry, cracked lips and maintain healthy lips. Formulated with natural waxes in the form of shea butter, bees wax and propolis, the dermaviduals Lip Balm is transparent without pigment to give lips rich, nourishing protection. Provides a superior protective barrier to heal and repair dry and cracked lips leaving them feeling soft and supple all day long. Süüsmoon Lotion N RRP $52.00 – Effectively restores the skin’s natural oil balance and acts as a barrier to support the prevention of dry and neurodermitic skin. Süüsmoon Lotion N contains natural vegetable oils, essential fatty acids and vitamin F to regenerate and promote smooth and hydrated skin. Simply apply the mist to the body, face and hands to keep the areas prone to drying out nourished and protected. Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skincare routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 170 clinics across Australia. The range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. www.dermaviduals.com.au @dermaviduals #dermaviduals For further information, images or to set up an interview please contact 360 PR: (02) 9571 4448. Revolutionary TravelTech Companies Merge to Create Australasia’s Largest Online Marketplace for Camping, Caravanning and Road Trips 2019-04-09T13:36:43Z revolutionary-traveltech-companies-merge-to-create-australasia-s-largest-online-marketplace-for-camping-caravanning-and-road-trips SYDNEY, Australia – 9 April 2019 – TH2, a global joint venture of the world’s best travel, technology and recreational vehicle companies, today announced a merger of its Roadtrippers Australasia and CamperMate businesses with Australia’s leading outdoor tourism marketplaces, GoSeeAustralia and Outdoria. The deal, inked today, involves a cash and asset investment into the merged entity whereby TH2 becomes the largest shareholder with a 35 percent stake.   The newly formed Outdoria Group will be the region’s largest, dedicated marketplace for outdoor tourism and adventure seekers. It will offer customers booking and planning services for camping holidays and experiences, as well as equipment sales ranging from campervans to RVs, mountain bikes to fishing gear.   It will also harness geofencing technologies to deliver app-based ‘planning- and booking-on-the-go’ functionality. This includes real-time weather forecasts, map and safety updates, as well as extensive travel tips and local points of interest to ensure customers have the ultimate outdoor travel experience.    Nick Baker, CEO of GoSeeAustralia and Outdoria, said this amalgamation of brands, platforms and marketplaces all specialising in camping and outdoor adventure experiences, is truly unique across the world.   The deal is also being applauded by local industry experts and associations such as the Caravan and Camping Industry Australia (CCIA) as a game-changer for Australian and New Zealand businesses within the outdoor travel and adventure market.   “The immediate access to the hundreds of thousands of new, qualified customers brought into Australia and New Zealand through the CamperMate and Roadtrippers Australasia communities offers a magnitude of growth to the Australian and New Zealand tourism sector. Set to benefit are camping grounds; caravan parks; glamping providers; caravan tour and activity operators; RV distributors; hobby and adventure retailers; restaurants – really any businesses who services the outdoor holiday and adventure markets,” said Mr. Baker.   Chairman of Jayco and founder of Outdoria, Gerry Ryan, said the merger combines every aspect of outdoor travel into an integrated experience for the customer.   “This means customers benefit from having one place to go when needing to plan, book, equip and then embark upon their outdoor adventures. Businesses benefit from listing on an Australian-based, majority Australian-owned, marketplace that offers all the benefits of an international OTA, without exorbitant booking fees being channelled off-shore, together with a deep understanding of the industry,” said Mr Ryan. Another differentiating feature of the Outdoria Group is its ability to help travellers along every step of their journey - from booking a campsite or cabin, to weather updates and road closures when travellers are off the grid, to offers and local attractions when passing through a town that can be pushed out to them in real-time. “Australia and New Zealand are some of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, particularly with outdoor and adventure enthusiasts who want to experience natural wonders and destinations less travelled. “All of this content, mapping and apps are designed not only to enable campers and caravaners to get out more, but to encourage new audiences both domestic and increasingly international to explore our country. We believe that escaping into the outdoors has a great impact on people’s lives both in connecting with nature and with each other. We want to help more people get out there,” said Mr. Baker.   “TH2 is delighted to be a part of delivering this integrated experience for customers,” said Danny Hest, CEO of TH2. “We found that the businesses were very complementary and bringing them together will create a unique set of features in camping and outdoor adventure experiences. By combining the member communities across TH2, its joint venture partners thl and Thor, Jayco, Discovery Parks, Marketplacer and CamperMate, the reach and revenue potential for the combined businesses is considerable.”   - ENDS – About Outdoria/GoSeeAustralia GoSeeAustralia (in collaboration with Outdoria) is a one stop marketplace for adventure planning, booking and equipping. Customers can research, plan, book and buy camping experiences, caravan park holidays, RV rentals, unique accommodation and outdoor adventure equipment via the marketplace or directly with the store or park.   About TH2 TH2 is a joint venture of Thor Industries, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles and Tourism Holdings, Ltd. (thl), the world's largest RV rental and sales operator. It serves to bring the full benefit of digital connectivity and the sharing economy to RV owners around the world. Focused on enhancing enjoyment and safety of RV enthusiasts, this innovative and comprehensive platform will improve every aspect of RV ownership. For more information, please see the company’s website at: https://th2.com/.   PR Contact: Nicole Gemmell, Mave (PR for Outdoria) M: +61 416 071 900 E: nicole@mave.com.au   # # # Danes Specialty Coffee wins Champion Australian Roaster second year running 2019-04-09T03:58:50Z danes-specialty-coffee-wins-champion-australian-roaster-second-year-running Sydney, Australia, 9 April 2019 – Sydney coffee roaster, Danes Specialty Coffee, has been named Champion Australian Roaster for the second year running at the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). The awards, held by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), attract entries from all over the world, with over 805 entries from 151 local and international coffee roasters. “For more than 20 years we’ve built strong relationships throughout our supply chain, from grower to barista, to ensure we can extract the best possible flavour from the beans. To be recognised two years in a row at one of the specialty coffee industry’s most highly regarded awards is a tremendous validation of the effort our whole team puts in,” said Paul Jackson, managing director and owner, Danes. With its focus on coffee education, Danes continues to drive Australia’s specialty coffee industry forward, including training baristas at its headquarters in Brookvale on Sydney’s northern beaches. According to Jackson, “The standard of the Australian specialty coffee industry has improved dramatically in recent years, so this drives the Danes team to obsess over the smallest details to ensure our customers get the best coffee flavour possible each and every day.” Danes prides itself on exceptional consistency across its product range, with high standards to ensure on the most character-filled beans make it to the consumer. Danes sources the best coffee cherries from across the globe, roasts them with care to bring out the best attributes for each origin, blends with precision, and matches to the most suitable brewing method for each product. As well as winning the Champion Australian Roaster title, Danes was also awarded: Gold for its Ascension blend in the espresso blend category Gold for its Kenya Gakundu in the pour over single origin category Silver for its Kenya Ndiaini in the cold brew coffee category Bronze for its Guatemala Finca Anonal in the espresso single origin category Bronze for its Kenya Gakundu in the espresso single origin category Bronze for its Kenya Ndiaini in the espresso single origin category Bronze for its Guatemala Finca Anonal in the pour over single origin category Bronze for its Kenya Ndiaini in the pour over single origin category Bronze for its Costa Rica Las Lajas in the pour over single origin category The judging took place over three days in March at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Head Judge Melissa Caia commended the high standards of entries in all categories, with over 330 medals awarded. The Champion Australian Roaster award is based on a points allocation from results across the various categories. Danes win reflects the consistency and quality of its range across blends and single origin, with adaptability to a mix of brewing methods. About Danes Specialty Coffee For over 20 years, Danes Specialty Coffee has been dedicated to providing Australians with the freshest and best tasting coffee. From sourcing the best beans from across the globe, through to roasting and distribution through our online store and cafe partners, Danes ensures the highest quality through monitoring and nurturing the coffee from seed to cup with the focus firmly on flavour. With online sales and subscriptions for homes and office, you need never suffer a bad cup of coffee again. Danes headquarters in Brookvale on Sydney’s northern beaches also provides training to baristas and home brewers to ensure the final coffee drinking experience is nothing short of exceptional. Find out more at www.danes.com.au. For more information or to arrange an interview: Paul Jackson Managing Director and Owner P: 0418 413 972 M2O Launch new Active Endurance sock range for riders. 2019-04-08T22:45:41Z m2o-launch-new-active-endurance-sock-range-for-riders M2O Industries is pleased to announce the launch of its latest innovation in sock wear – Active Endurance. “By reworking our Compression range, which is smashing it in all ultra-sports markets, we have been able to develop a new offering of technology and comfort for those who ride fast and hard”, explains Trent Fitzgibbins, Founder of M2O. Tight and super comfortable without M2O’s signature full-compression system, the new range features: Bolstered heel pads – reducing impact stress; M2O’s Elite blended yarns – providing antibacterial protection, moisture wicking, and odour reduction with greater durability; Seamless toe boxes for maximum protection and longer wear while reducing chafing and blisters; Mesh panels for enhanced aeration and additional moisture wicking; Impact + Energy Transfer system, a fabric weave developed to direct and convert high-pressure tread points into energy zones along the foot and leg; Scientifically developed food bed tracks to improve grip and accelerate the moisture wicking process; and Heat transfer zones designed around the proximity of arteries and veins in the ankle of aid thermal exchange and keep the entire foot cooler. As with all M2O products the new Active Endurance line is designed for fashion-minded riders and priced to ensure they are accessible for all. Available in all sizes from anklets through to full knee length the new M2O Active Endurance keep your feet cooler and more comfortable than ever. With all this innovation and comfort, priced from $15 upwards, visit any reputable bike retailer, or https://m2oindustries.com/ for more details on the full range of M2O Active Endurance socks. ----- END ----- NOTES TO EDITOR M2O Industries is an Australian company, established in 2016 by TrentFitzgibbins, Founder and original owner of the highly awarded JetBlack Cycling. M2O designs develop and sell market leading cycling endurance products globally. The ranges include Compression Socks, Active Endurance Sport Socks, Performance Hydration Systems and innovative Anti-chafing Skin Care Products, specifically designed with the active lifestyle in mind. M2O Industries works closely with world leading Down Hill mountain bikers and teams including START Cycling Team (UCI team); Trek Shimano mountain bike team, Mick Hannah, Tracey Hannah and Sam Reynolds from UR Team Polygon; Danni Beecroft, James Hall and 7x MTB solo 24Hour world Champion Jason English. All of whom have helped input into the development of M2O products to ensure the most comfortable of rides no matter how gruelling the journey. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Including images or video assets, a product for photography or trial, and interviews with a cycling expert from the M2O team, please contact Trent Fitzgibbins +61 [0]404-016-777 | trent@m2oindustries.com or Michael Locke +61 [0]438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au Convoy spread smiles far and wide for kids with cancer 2019-04-08T11:34:21Z convoy-spread-smiles-far-and-wide-for-kids-with-cancer Issue date: Monday 8th April 2019 Convoy spread smiles far and wide for kids with cancer Hundreds of trucks and motorbikes hit the road on Sunday to raise money for children’s charity Camp Quality. The vehicles drove in convoy through the streets of Geelong, culminating in a Show & Shine at Avalon Airport. Australia’s leading provider of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, Truckline, came on board as a sponsor once again this year, joining principal partner Viva Energy to help Camp Quality bring laughter and optimism to children growing up with cancer, and their families. For Truckline’s Territory Business Manager (VIC/TAS) Casey Stewart, this event holds special meaning for her and her family, after sadly losing her niece to childhood cancer at just five years of age. “It’s been a wonderful day with drivers, riders and members of the public coming together to raise money for Camp Quality. I’m proud that Truckline has again supported this event. It was a terrible tragedy for my family when we lost my niece and I know the value of supporting other families living with cancer,” Casey said. “Camp Quality is an incredible organisation that does so much for children growing up with cancer and their families. The programs and services offered to these children and their parents and siblings have a lasting impact and are such a great help through such a difficult time.” Camp Quality State Manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, Kendra Overall acknowledged that continued support from Viva Energy, Truckline and other sponsors ensured a successful event that focused on raising as much money as possible. “More than 120 trucks and motorbikes participated today and, thanks to the support from our sponsors, we can ensure all funds raised will directly help children aged 0-13 impacted by cancer. Whether it is their own diagnosis or someone they love, like a brother, sister, mum or dad. We are there for them through the daily ups and downs of cancer. We create opportunities for the kids to be kids again: in-hospital, at home, at school and away from it all.,” Kendra said. While it’s too early to put an exact figure on the funds raised, Kendra said the signs pointed to a great day. “Over $50,000 was generated across all the different ways that the community supported us – whether via the generosity of our principal sponsor, registrations, auctions and on the day activities. The drivers and rides also contributed considerably themselves through their family and friend supporting their participation,” she said. “This goes a long way to allowing us to provide children the opportunity to participate in our program and services,” concluded Kendra. ENDS Interviews are available with Truckline Territory Business Manager (VIC/TAS) Casey Stewart and Camp Quality State Manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, Kendra Overall. For further information please contact: Alison Treloar Seftons 0422 093 639 Email: Alison.Treloar@seftons.com.au About Truckline Truckline is Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, supporting all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 60 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network of 22 company owned stores nationally, all with warehousing facilities. Owned by CNH Industrial, Truckline sources renowned products from leading suppliers around the world to cater for Australia’s unique conditions and climate. With a catalogue of more than 25,000 competitively priced parts and accessories, Truckline caters for all road transport needs. Whatever the age, make or model of the truck or trailer, Truckline’s highly skilled team is dedicated to providing parts to fulfil each customer’s requirement. Truckline is committed to keeping its customers moving. Love and Desire, the main course at Top Secret 2019 Dinner 2019-04-08T02:46:59Z love-and-desire-the-main-course-at-top-secret-2019-dinner Media release: 8 April 2019 Love and Desire, the main course at Top Secret 2019 Dinner Encore partners with National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) and Canberra Convention Bureau (CCB) to deliver a night of art Encore Event Technologies (Encore) served up an incredible holographic-like experience for some of Australia’s leading event industry professionals, at the “Love and Desire” themed Top Secret 2019 Dinner on Friday 22 March hosted by the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC), for the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). This dinner was part of a 3-day program run by the Canberra Convention Bureau (CCB). The program consists of a series of individualised experiences for an exclusive group of national meeting planners. Showcasing business event product and services, the program allowed the Canberra’s events community to demonstrate the calibre of events in our nation’s capital. The hero of the night was Encore’s expert use of a holographic mesh screen, highlighting the venue as a premium event space and showcasing the technology available when holding an event at the NCCC in conjunction with Encore. Using Holographic mesh screen, Encore created animated content such as a hot air balloon that floated through the air. Known for their innovation, Encore really broke the mould for the Top Secret 2019 Dinner bringing Stephen Wood, General Manager of the National Convention Centre Canberra into the room as a hologram. Guests watched Mr Wood stand onstage, interviewing himself as if there were actually two of him. The use of holographic mesh screens is usually only seen at big budget events such as Eurovision and the Grammys, or on television. However, Encore were able to demonstrate to event managers how this technology is possible at their events with the right team and the right venue. Mr Wood commented, “We love working with Encore, they always manage to outdo themselves with their innovation and creativity, and this event was no exception.” The theme for the three-day familiarisation was “Love and Desire”, based on the current exhibition on display at the National Gallery of Australia. On each table were large 2D Scenic Panels on custom frames, designed to look like garden lattices in the shape of hearts as a nod to pre-Raphaelite theme of the “Love and Desire” exhibition. Directly above the tables were 20 LED Kinetic Lights, programmed to move with the music and change colour throughout the night, creating a truly spectacular lighting display. Also taking inspiration from the “Love and Desire” theme was the night’s entertainment. During the event, two actors from the Shakespeare by the Lake performance rose up after being hidden as guests and began to perform some of the Bard’s most famous sonnets. Continuing the surprises, instead of using one main screen, Encore set up four 60-inch televisions across one truss structure on the main stage. They displayed the animated logos of Encore, NCCC, CCB and IHG in front of scrolling panoramic shots of Canberra spread across the four screens as a single wide screen image, showcasing the beauty of the city. “This was a truly sophisticated and memorable event. The National Convention Centre Canberra and guests were delighted with the outcome, and we can’t thank Encore enough,” said Mr Wood. -ends- For media enquiries please contact: Brittany Rogers, Account Coordinator, Zadro P: +61 2 9212 7867 | brittany@zadroagency.com.au Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au Images: High resolution images available upon request. Stage set at the Top Secret dinner The Top Secret dinner Stephen Wood, General Manager of the National Convention Centre, interviewing a hologram of himself ABOUT ENCORE EVENT TECHNOLOGIES Encore Event Technologies is a leading global provider of audio visual, event technology and production services at over 460 hotels, resorts and convention centers worldwide. With roots in staging and production services, Encore delivers comprehensive and innovative audio visual and staging services that cater to the unique needs of hotels, hotel-casinos and resorts across North America, including Mexico, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and is the premier one-stop shop for event planning, design and staging and production services. For more information, visit www.encore-anzpac.com ABOUT ENCORE EVENT TECHNOLOGIES IN ASIA Encore Event Technologies in Asia is on site at many of the premium hotels in China, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. The Beijing head office also services many major corporate clients and offers full event production services, from event design and production management to audiovisual, technical, video, creative and digital services. Our teams know how to convey your message and deliver the most compelling event solution possible. For more information visit www.encore-asia.com