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Prime Minister announces $50 million injection to drive confidence for Australia’s business events industry

Prime Minister announces $50 million injection to drive confidence for Australia’s business events industry MEDIA RELEASE:10 September 2020 • BECA welcomes $50 million funding announcement which will instil confidence and build momentum for Australia’s business events industry. • Government funding granted in response to BECA’s Recovery and Rebound Framework which highlighted the devastating impact of the pandemic and the need…

In case you missed it… Forward Calendar Report is now available

AACB recently released its latest edition of the Forward Calendar of International Business Events Report, containing an analysis of bids won, lost and bids in the pipeline by its members for the years ahead (from Jan 2018). Business events are unique in that they are the only tourism sector that provides a vision of confirmed future business. 361 international business events…

Global Meetings Industry Day is tomorrow!

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is a day that unites the entire business events industry across the world, bringing together leaders from the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sectors to showcase the real impact that fact-to-face meetings have on people, business and communities. Meeting professionals from around the world participate in the international day of advocacy, with more than 120…

BUSINESS EVENTS TO PLAY INTEGRAL PART IN GOVERNMENT’S FUTURE TOURISM STRATEGY

The voice of the business events industry will be strongly represented in the development of Australia’s future tourism strategy through the Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee. The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, has convened the first meeting of the Committee in Sydney. The Committee represents a selection of tourism industry leaders who have been tasked…

BUSINESS EVENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN AUSTRALIAN VISA OVERHAUL

On behalf of the Business Events industry, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has welcomed the opportunity to give advice on streamlining Australia’s visa system to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Department called for submissions with the intent of transforming the present system, reducing the current 99 visas to approximately 10 and making it easier to…

CONVENTION BUREAUX DRIVE GROWTH IN FORWARD CALENDAR

The number of international business events attracted to Australia by convention bureaux is increasing, but there is scope to strengthen our market share, according to the latest industry analysis which has been released to coincide with Global Meetings Industry Day today. The analysis is contained in the new International Business Events Forward Calendar, which has been produced by the Association…