As restrictions begin to ease, we start to look inward for travel and experience inspiration. The time has come to once again embrace Australia as a destination for business events. With international travel likely to be on hold for the near future, we accept the challenge to find new opportunities for brands, companies and employees here in Australia to re-engage and to create experiences of celebration.

What the events ecosystem will look like in the coming months is unknown, but we at EP Agency, are excitedly looking ahead to what the future has to bring and how we can connect with your brands and your people on home soil.

With whispers of new products, services and venues opening, there are a few that we wanted to share with you.

Very close to our heart is One Barangaroo, which we launched in 2018 together with our clients Crown Resorts and Knight Frank. Due for completion at the end of the year, this will be the premier destination for guests to experience a world-class venue on the harbour. An opulent hotel, decadent restaurants and an extravagant spa are only a few of the amenities available. Whilst there are no conferencing spaces within the property, there are plenty of locations available in close proximity to accommodate your conferencing and meeting requirements.

Also, in our backyard in Sydney, the W Hotel is set to open by 2021 on the old IMAX theatre site in Darling Harbour. Featuring 593 guestrooms, serviced apartments, an infinity pool, bars, restaurants and 925 square metres of event space – this is a property to keep in mind for upcoming events in Sydney. As only the second W property to operate in Australia thus far (with the third also opening in 2021 in Melbourne), these spaces will be highly sought after by all brands and organisations.

W Hotel

Photography courtesy of W Hotels

We’re also keeping our eyes on the Barossa Valley with The Oscar, a new $50-million 6-star property rumoured to be opening at Seppeltsfield winery in 2022. The property will have 70 rooms and suites available. Our last visit to the Barossa in 2019 saw us visit Seppeltsfield and we can’t wait to see what this new development has to bring to the region!

Photography courtesy of Spice News and Travel Weekly

Looking for an Australian escape immediately? We’re loving Tourism Australia’s virtual backgrounds! Engage and excite your team and/or customers, with a number of stunning photographs of Australian destinations available for you to download here. What’s our choice of destination you ask? The Great Barrier Reef of course! What would your ideal destination be?

Photography courtesy of Tourism Australia