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BECA appears before Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

BECA appears before Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 for reinforcements to support Australia’s $35.7 billion industry

21 August 2020

• BECA has called for targeted government support that will build confidence and create momentum for people to get back to in-person business events.

• Border restrictions continue to impose the most significant challenge impeding the recovery of the business events industry.

Australia steps up to 13th place in the World as regional competition increases

The ICCA Country & City Rankings released earlier this week shows that Australia has moved up one place to 13th position with a total of 265 international association meetings held in 2018. The report by the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) examines the global association meetings market. It recorded a total of 12,937 rotating international association meetings taking place…

Positive Federal Budget for Business Events as Australia Sets its Sights on World Top 10

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has welcomed the Federal Government’s modest increase in funding for Tourism Australia as we set our sights on returning to the world top 10 of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Country Rankings. Last Tuesday night’s federal budget confirmed that funding has been secured for Tourism Australia, with an increase of approximately…


The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux’s (AACB) latest industry analysis shows the value of international business events in attracting global talent, as our convention bureaux secure almost quarter of a million international delegates on the Forward Calendar. “Around the world, business events are being used as strategic tools for attracting trade, investment and global talent”, said Andrew Hiebl, AACB CEO.…