The delegation had the opportunity to meet with re-appointed Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, to congratulate the Coalition on the federal election victory and return to Government.
Topics raised with the Minister included:
• Ongoing support for the Bid Fund Program
• Beyond Tourism 2020 strategy
• Australia’s Nation Brand project
• Importance of robust Business Events industry research.
The Canberra meeting also allowed the opportunity for BECA delegates to meet with the new Shadow Minister for Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell.
PCOA is a stakeholder and member of Business Events Council of Australia and representing the views of our sector to the Government and Ministers.