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Tasmania’s new magazine highlights what’s new on the island

Out now! The inaugural Business Events Tasmania Magazine. Tasmania’s new magazine highlights what’s new on the island! Despite the immense challenges delivered by the pandemic, Tasmanian tourism and hospitality operators have been working hard, with a lot of new product offered to market under the most difficult of trading conditions.

Christchurch Wins Bid to Host International Seed Congress

Christchurch has won the rights to host the world’s largest regional seed association congress, to be held in November 2023 at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. The Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) Asian Seed Congress is expected to attract up to 1,000 delegates, including 900 international and 100 New Zealand seed industry experts, for a week of meetings and workshops.

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Coordinates Support to Gold Coast Community

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is offering support to community organisations and educational institutions as the impact of COVID-19 leads to a spike in demand for services. Forced to temporarily close its doors due to legislation that limits gatherings and imposes social distancing, GCCEC has formed a Community Team tasked with leading initiatives to provide much-needed support.

Coronavirus analysis and insights note

The recent past – 2019 had been a strong year for Australian tourism. Total overnight visitor spend for the year ending September 2019 reached a record $124 billion – up 10% on the year. On these figures, total overnight spend was on track to reach $134 billion by the end of 2020, just short of the $140 billion target set under Tourism 2020.

$2.5b lost per month in business events shutdown

The need for immediate support – The necessity of shutting down gatherings of people to control the spread of the coronavirus has meant the business events sector is also shut down. Like other sectors that are reliant on people coming together, business events companies have been hit hard and fast by the rapid escalation of the virus around the globe.