The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2015-12-03T04:30:04Z CleanNZ Call for Papers Now Open 2015-12-03T04:30:04Z cleannz-call-for-papers-now-open Following record attendance of industry visitors at the last CleanNZ in 2014, the 2016 event is set to bring two days of education and innovation to the industry with up to 100 exhibitors offering solutions to running a successful business. The 2016 education program will feature 40 minute case studies and presentations with plenty of take outs for an audience of: Building Service Contractors Facility Managers Cleaners Retailers All others whose work involves cleaning and property maintenance/ services     Call for Papers close on Friday 12th February 2016, and selection of papers will be made by the Program Committee, whose decision will be final.   Full coverage of the event will be provided by CleanNZ’s official media partner, INCLEAN New Zealand magazine, making CleanNZ an important platform for speakers to reach a large audience of suppliers, distributors,building service contractors, carpet and restoration technicians, in-house cleaning and hygiene practitioners.   Papers can be submitted at http://www.cleannzexpo.co.nz/call-for-papers/.   Papers will be selected on the basis of quality of abstract, originality, topicality, relevance and providing solutions to issues. Topics will likely include contract cleaning, business management, healthcare, facilities maintenance, hygiene, carpet and restoration.   Just want to attend? Register now at www.cleannzexpo.co.nz, email info@cleannzexpo.co.nz or call 0800 451 590. Limited marketing opportunities are also available – contact Samantha Ewart at sewart@intermedia.com.au for more information.     About Interpoint Events Interpoint specialises in exhibitions & conferences and organises events in diverse markets such as pools & spas, cleaning, supply chain & logistics, corporate health, assistive technologies and hotel management. This will be the third edition of CleanNZ that Interpoint has organised in conjunction with the Building Service Contractors of New Zealand.  The first Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference to be held in Sydney in 2016 2015-11-18T05:56:14Z the-first-australasia-pacific-post-polio-conference-to-be-held-in-sydney-in-2016 As the world celebrates the highly successful polio eradication program, the challenge to maintain high vaccination rates around the world remains. There is also a growing need for health professionals with the knowledge to adequately treat the estimated 20 million people who are survivors of polio, 400,000 of which are in Australia. The Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference on 20 – 22nd September 2016 aims to address these challenges, and exchange knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the post-polio condition across different age groups.Focussed on the theme “Polio - Life Stage Matters”, the conference will be a platform for both polio survivors and health care providers to share research results and gold standard evidence-based clinical practise. As care for polio survivors involves many different disciplines, the three day conference will target professionals in the fields of rehabilitation medicine, allied health, nursing, neurology, orthopaedic surgery, and virology, as well as students in these areas.The conference will be hosted by Polio Australia – the peak national body representing Australia’s polio survivors. Through this conference, Polio Australia will continue their mission to standardise quality information and service provision across Australia. This will work to ensure polio survivors have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.Polio Australia has recruited a wide range of experts with a collectively broad skill set and experience base to contribute to the 2016 Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference. Keynote speakers include psychiatrist William DeMayo, director of Post-Polio Health International USA Joan Headley and Antonio Toniolo, virologist from Italy.The program is close to being finalised, and delegate registration is now open at www.postpolioconference.org.au. For more information, please contact Melanie RobertsonMarketing Manager, Interpoint Events.Email melanie@intermedia.com.au    Phone (02) 9660 2113  National Sports Convention launched, aims to encourage more people to play, recreate and participate in sport 2015-11-11T05:56:11Z national-sports-convention-launched-aims-to-encourage-more-people-to-play-recreate-and-participate-in-sport The over-arching National Sports Convention 2016 brand has been developed with key industry peak bodies and collaborators and will include a number of 2 day conferences; single day symposiums and master classes.   The National Sports Convention will be structured around 6 key areas – sports turf, playgrounds & equipment, programs, activities and events to grow participation, sports & recreation facilities, co-hosted symposium and master classes and a free expo. This will give a platform to Australia’s play, recreation, sport, aquatics, fitness and facility management sectors to learn, network and share best practice over the two days. The National Sports Convention has the support of the industry, with sponsors confirmed including Polytan (platinum) and Tyrecycle (gold). The event will also work with World Rugby, Australian Rugby Union, Parks and Leisure Australia (NSW/ ACT) and the Australian Sporting Goods Association to bring a quality outcome. “Tyrecycle is excited to be involved as a Gold Sponsor at the 2016 National Synthetic Surfaces Conference and Expo and looks forward to this successful event.” -       Sarah Wademan, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Coordinator, Tyrecycle   “Polytan are thrilled to be involved in the 2016 National Sports Convention as Platinum Sponsor and look forward to an informative and fun event.” -       Rob Kirkwood, National Sales Manager, Polytan The organisers are presently seeking additional collaborations with peak bodies, to ensure that the program, expo and networking opportunities are valuable to every delegate, presenter and exhibitor.  The aim is that this will be Australia’s leading bi-annual sports and leisure conference. Any collaborators who are interested should contact the organisers.   www.nationalsportsconvention.com.au For more information:Melanie Robertson Marketing Manager Interpoint Events Phone: 02 9660 2113 Email: melanie@intermedia.com.au About the Organisers:Smart Connection ConsultancySmart Connection Consultancy has over the past decade established itself as one of the leading advisors and advocates for the use or synthetic surfaces to encourage more people to play, recreate and be involved in sport. Its Managing Director, Martin Sheppard has been involved in the planning, development, management of parks, playgrounds, sport and leisure facilities, both in Europe and Australia. He has spoken both nationally and internationally, published books, written many articles and assisted over 200 Councils, sports and schools in Australia and New Zealand understand the benefits of sport, recreation and the use of sports facilities to improve people’s health, development of the community and economic benefits to an area. As part of the NSC Founding Team, Martin believes that the Conference and Expo is unique in the Asia Pacific Rim in promoting a One Stop Shop for everything to do with getting more people to play, recreate and participate in sport. It is an opportunity not the be missed by sports clubs, community facilities, education, play, local government or the commercial sector, there will be something for everyone.Interpoint EventsInterpoint Events was launched in 2004 and delivers the final piece of a 360 degree marketing concept for Intermedia. Interpoint specialises in exhibitions & conferences and organises events in diverse markets such as pools & spas, cleaning, supply chain & logistics, corporate health, assistive technologies and hotel management. Interpoint also holds events for a number of different industry bodies including the Green Building Council of Australia, Cleaning Council of New Zealand and the Assistive Technologies Suppliers Association. In 2011 Interpoint was awarded winner of the Best Australian Show by the Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia. Interpoint organises events in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. As a Founding Partner Interpoint are committed to ensuring the delegate experience is excellent in every way. SPLASH! 2016 opens call for presenters, expo space nearly sold out 2015-10-02T01:13:01Z splash-2016-opens-call-for-presenters-expo-space-nearly-sold-out After a decade at Jupiters, SPLASH! is moving across the road to the Gold Coast Convention Centre. It will also be co-located with the International Swim Disability Conference, hosted by Swim Australia. In addition to the free exhibition with more than 100 exhibitors, SPLASH! will feature a comprehensive education program for the professional development of pool builders, retailers and anyone in the pool industry. SPLASH! draws more than 2,000 attendees from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, and in its 10th year has become the essential meeting place for pool builders, contractors, retailers, manufacturers, architects and landscapers. The education program at SPLASH! covers many of the major issues within the pool industry. International and local speakers cover subjects such as water chemistry, new industry standards as well as marketing and ecommerce for pool shop owners.If you are at the leading edge of pool and spa maintenance, hydraulics, water chemistry, pool design or solar heating /energy management, you are invited to submit an application to present an education session at Australia’s leading pool & spa trade show. Pitches for marketing, communication and business sessions are also welcome, and call for presenters will close on 28th October 2016. For more information on submitting a request to present at SPLASH! 2016, please visit www.splashexpo.com.au, or contact Melanie Robertson at melanie@intermedia.com.au or +61 2 8586 6103. Limited exhibition space is also available, with the last edition of SPLASH! in 2014 selling out. If you’re interested in showcasing your products to an audience of retailers, engineers, pool builders developers, pool builders and technicians, contact Karen Jacques on +61 2 8586 6135 or email kjaques@intermedia.com.au. Just want to attend the show? Click here to register now.  Piscine SPLASH! Asia returns to Singapore and announces new show features 2015-02-19T02:16:47Z piscine-splash-asia-returns-to-singapore-and-announces-new-show-features More than 60 companies from 13 countries will be exhibiting, including market leaders Pentair, Fluidra Singapore, Procopi, Australian Innovative Systems, Haywards Industries, Maytronics, Teamhorner and Waterco Limited. The full exhibitor list has been published online, and is available at piscinesplashasia.com/visitor/exhibitor-list. To assist visitors with planning their day at the show, buyers can now plan their route between exhibitors, using a new feature on the website, allowing for a seamless visitor experience.The organisers have announced a new feature designed to make the most of face to face time, and increase business opportunities for both visitors and exhibitors. The new “Speed Business Meetings” will facilitate networking at the event, and provides exhibitors with a targeted audience of buyers, shortening the decision making process with the aim of increasing sales. GL events will introduce the winners of “The Pool Vision award for 2014”, organized in partnership with Archi-Europ Group. Swimming pool projects are selected from many countries around the world and are judged from technical and aesthetic standpoints, water treatment, coverings, accessories, spas etc…There will be a winner in the Asia selection, for each of these categories:  Private pool, Public or Hotel pool and Spa. Two projects in each category will be presented and the winners will be announced during the exhibition.Piscine SPLASH! Asia is expected to attract buyers from more than 30 countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Bangladesh.Visitors can now register online at piscinesplashasia.com or email info@piscinesplashasia.com for more information.  About Piscine SPLASH! AsiaPiscine SPLASH! Asia is the result of the association of two reputed pool and spa show organizers sharing the same strategy: offering the international pool and spa industry the opportunity to develop export markets and building strong connections with international big players and buyers.Piscine Global (international leader show with 1000 brands gathered every two years) and SPLASH! (award winning trade show in Australia and New Zealand for pool and spa professionals) have merged their respective expertise in order to provide the Asian market with the most important show for the professional pool and spa market. Respectively started in 1991 and 1998, Piscine and SPLASH! share a true international knowledge of the pool and spa industry and the same criteria for quality events. Introduce the organisers:Piscine SPLASH! Asia is organized, in part, by GL events Exhibitions. Piscine Global positions itself as the world’s leading pool and spa show. For 32 years, it has gathered international major pool and spa equipment manufacturers and service providers. With 559 exhibitors and 16771 visitors in 2014, it is the world’s largest gathering for professionals. It takes place every 2 years in Lyon (France) – it will be held from 15th to 18st of November 2016.The exhibitors of Piscine Global, being of international groups, have requested in recent years an international gathering. Therefore Piscine has created 2 new shows since 2012: -          Piscine SPLASH! Asia -  20-21 May, 2015 – Singapore-          Piscine Middle East covering the GCC and North Africa. April 2016 International +33 (0)4 78 176 291elodie.baudoin@gl-events.com For the past ten years Interpoint Events has been organising events in four countries – Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA.  SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show is held every two years on the Gold Coast, Australia – gathering more than 100 exhibitors and 2500 attendees the event is the largest of its kind in Australasia. In 2010 SPLASH! won the “Best Trade Show in Australia and New Zealand’. The trade show is supported by SPLASH! magazine and website. SPLASH! also has a pavilion in BuildNZ, 21-23 June 2015, Auckland, New Zealand.Singapore 800 616 3169Australia 1300 789 845info@piscinesplashasia.com The Brisbane edition of ATSA Independent Living Expo to return in 2015 with a brand new education program 2015-01-20T05:26:57Z the-brisbane-edition-of-atsa-independent-living-expo-to-return-in-2015-with-a-brand-new-education-program The popularity of the inaugural event in 2013 will see the education program return in 2015, featuring 24 new sessions spread over four rooms throughout the day. These seminars are designed to support the ongoing professional development of therapists and equipment prescriber, and new to 2015 will be additional sessions especially for people with disability and their family and friends, as well as parents of young children. Highlights in the Brisbane program include a presentation of breakthrough technology from Kristee Shepherd at Making Strides, a discussion on the challenges of AT choices from Emily Steel at University of QLD, as well as Lloyd Walker from Tech4Life with a presentation on what to do when technology fails. The clinical program will continue to be an excellent opportunity for Allied Health Professionals including Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to contribute to their professional development, as attendance at the program can qualify for CPD points. Visitors to the exhibition will enjoy seeing more than 50 exhibitors displaying the widest range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, disability care, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more. Those that will most benefit from attending this free event includes allied health professionals, people with disability and their family and friends, staff of retirement villages, nursing homes, home care services and community health, as well as interested members of the public. KEY FACTS: ·         Free to attend | Free parking – only for visitors who pre-register online | 24 sessions in the clinical education program over two days | 50 exhibitors | 600 expected visitors | 7th May 2015 – Brisbane, International Convention Centre For more information, visit www.atsaindependentlivingexpo.com.au or call 1300 789 845.  The popular ATSA Independent Living Expo clinical program in Sydney to feature breakthrough technology, industry updates and world renowned speakers 2015-01-20T05:18:56Z the-popular-atsa-independent-living-expo-clinical-program-in-sydney-to-feature-breakthrough-technology-industry-updates-and-world-renowned-speakers Running alongside the expo, the popular clinical education program will feature 48 sessions with topics including the use of medical equipment and technology, wheelchair prescription, client assessments, safety standards, as well as industry updates from the Physical Disability Council of NSW and Enable NSW. Highlights will include a presentation on choice and control of wheelchair mobility equipment from Amy Bjornson, UK speaker Barend ter Haar speaking on optimal function while seated and for the first time at ATSA, Dr Mark Richter from the USA will join the program to discuss shoulder pain. The full program is now available to view online. For the first time in 2015, there will be designated sessions especially people with disability, their family and friends, and parents of young children. Sessions in past years have typically booked out quickly, and it is recommended that visitors register now and select sessions early to avoid disappointment. The clinical program is also an excellent opportunity for Allied Health Professionals including Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to contribute to their professional development as attendance at the program can qualify for CPD points. Over 1,500 attendees are expected to attend the ATSA Independent Living Expo 2015, and those that will benefit from the exhibition and dynamic clinical program are allied health professionals, people with disabilities, staff of retirement villages, nursing homes, home care services and community health, and interested members of the public. Visitors will enjoy seeing more than 150 exhibitors displaying the widest range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, disability care, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more. KEY FACTS: ·       Free to attend | Free parking | 48 sessions in the clinical education program over two days | 150 exhibitors | 1,500 expected visitors | 13 to 14 May 2015 – Sydney, Rosehill Gardens For more information, visit www.atsaindependentlivingexpo.com.au or call 1300 789 845. Australian Water Management Review acquired by leading Australian B2B publisher 2014-11-11T23:44:57Z australian-water-management-review-acquired-by-leading-australian-b2b-publisher The AWMR is a bi-annual business-to-business publication which takes an in-depth look at the water management industry in Australia and Asia. Catering to a targeted audience of key personnel and decision makers within the water industry, AWMR will retain its editorial and sales team of Kathryn Edwards and Abigail Hickman, and will continue to focus on key developments and projects taking place within the sector.   Kathryn and Abigail will be supported by a dedicated team at Intermedia, one of Australia’s largest and most respected business-to-business publishers. Simon Cooper, Interpoint managing director  and Intermedia publisher, says he is looking forward to working with the team to provide a publication which promises an autonomous review of Australian initiatives in water management including case studies, news, stories and commentary from leading industry bodies. “The magazine will also review how these developments impact and progress the water industry in Australia and internationally”, he says. “Planning is well underway for 2015, and features will include water and wastewater treatment, stormwater management, water in mining, irrigation, education & training and much more. We will continue to deliver strong editorial, while advancing the digital offering and creating a valuable source of information for the industry”. AWMR will join the stable of 30 Intermedia titles and will be part of the Interpoint media portfolio which includes Position magazine, spatialsource.com.au and Freedom2live.com.au. Interpoint also organises more than 15 different Australian and international events annually, including the award winning SPLASH! Pool and Spa trade expo, and the World Aquatic Health Conference, both recently held on the Gold Coast, and Piscine SPLASH! Asia in Singapore. ENDSAbout The Intermedia Group The Intermedia Group is one of Australia’s largest and most respected B2B publishing houses with more than 30 separate printed magazines and 30 digital publications. The business dates back to 1968, adopting The Intermedia Group banner in 1989. About Interpoint Events Interpoint Events was launched in 2004 and delivers the final piece of a 360 degree marketing concept for Intermedia. Interpoint specialises in exhibitions & conferences and organises events in diverse markets such as pools & aquatics, cleaning, supply chain & logistics, corporate health, assistive technologies and hotel management.For more information: Simon Cooper, managing director, Interpoint Events Phone: +61 (02) 9660 2113 Email: scooper@intermedia.com.au Web: www.interpoint.com.au and www.awmr.com.au Intelligent location and smart spatial solutions at GeoNext 2015 2014-10-27T23:57:58Z intelligent-location-and-smart-spatial-solutions-at-geonext-2015 The GeoNext Conference has a reputation for attracting leading speakers in the geospatial sector, and in 2015 keynotes at the event will include Julian Carver, from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Chris Sheldrick, of What3Words. For the last nine years Julian Carver has led strategies and projects across central and local  government agencies, CRIs and Universities, the private sector and NGOs. Julian led the IT and Geospatial strategy for the Christchurch earthquake recovery, is now Acting Group Manager Business Development at LINZ, and will share his experience and key learnings at GeoNext. Co-founder and CEO of What3Words, Chris Sheldrick, will also join the conference as a keynote. What3Words is a revolutionary mobile application which can pinpoint any location in the world using just three words. In response to popular demand, the one day conference will be held in Melbourne at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is a move that will see GeoNext continue to be a forum for cutting edge knowledge, software and hardware in a format where delegates can enjoy in-depth presentations as well as network with industry colleagues. The rest of the speaker line-up is still to be determined, and call for papers is now open. The conference committee welcomes submissions based on the following topics: Transport Intelligent Transport Systems Smart Cities Sensorisation, Ubiquitous hyperlocal sensors The role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Travel & navigation Presentations can be submitted online, at www.geonext.com.au/call-for-papers. About GeoNext ConferenceGeoNext is the event for leading and like-minded developers, users and entrepreneurs, and experts in the GIS field. Delegates attend GeoNext to learn what’s next in the world of Geographic Information technology, the latest start-ups, gadgets and much more. Delegates include App developers, Engineering and Location Information professionals, ICT professionals, Business Consultants, Architects, Town and Transport Planners, Insurance underwriters, Emergency Managers, Surveyors, Game developers, Academics, Representatives from all levels of Government, and many more. www.geonext.com.au More informationMelanie Robertson Marketing Manager, Interpoint Events Phone: (02) 9660 2113 Email: melanie@intermedia.com.au Asia’s leading pool & spa event begins search for presenters 2014-10-23T01:48:37Z asia-s-leading-pool-amp-spa-event-begins-search-for-presenters The education program at Piscine SPLASH! Asia is a major feature of the event. The seminars held alongside the exhibition will address key issues in the pool industry, marketing opportunities and new technologies. Held every two years, Piscine SPLASH! Asia 2015 will bring together more than 1500 attendees to visit the trade show and hear from local and international speakers. Previous sessions have included clear water chemistry, landscaping, hydraulics, green technology & solar power, chlorination and chemical use, as well as business centred topics like social media, human resources and sales techniques. The deadline for paper submissions is Friday 28th November. For guidelines and further information visit www.piscinesplashasia.com/the-show/submit-a-presentation.   Piscine SPLASH! Asia May 20 – 21 2015 Marina Bay Sands, Singaporewww.piscinesplashasia.com For more information contact: Melanie Robertson Marketing Manager, Interpoint Events Phone: 1300 789 845 (within Australia) +61 2 8586 6103 (International) Email: melanie@intermedia.com.au About Piscine SPLASH! Asia Piscine SPLASH! Asia is the result of the association of two reputed pool and spa show organizers sharing the same strategy: offering the international pool and spa industry the opportunity to develop export markets and building strong connections with international big players and buyers. Piscine Global (international leader show with 1000 brands gathered every two years) and SPLASH! (award winning trade show in Australia and New Zealand for pool and spa professionals) have merged their respective expertise in order to provide the Asian market with the most important show for the professional pool and spa market. Respectively started in 1991 and 1998, Piscine and SPLASH! Share a true international knowledge of the pool and spa industry and the same criteria for quality events. Any questions, contact the Piscine SPLASH! Asia teams: GL Events Exhibitions International +33 (0)4 78 176 291 elodie.baudoin@gl-events.com Interpoint Events Singapore 800 616 3169 Australia 1300 789 845 info@piscinesplashasia.com