The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the Morrison Government to extend Tourism Australia’s highly successful bid fund program by AUD$5 million as part of an AUD$60 million package to bring back international visitors.
Joyce DiMascio micenet sat down with the new chair of the Australian business events industry’s advocacy body the Business Events Council of Australia to find out the challenges and priorities for a big job ahead.
The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) is supporting the call for the industry and broader community to get vaccinated as quickly as they are able, to support the first stage of the Government’s 4-step national plan and #GiveBEaShot.
Vaccinate For Events PCOA, recognising how challenging the climate is for not only the event community, but the entire country, would like to encourage all members of the event industry to take a positive approach to achieving a return to normal times. BECA is continuing to advocate on behalf of our industry sector for Federal and State Governments financial support…
March 28 has now passed and so too has JobKeeper, the vital support mechanism that supported the Business Events Industry over the months that saw its revenue streams decimated by between 75-100%.
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.
Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) and Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and have announced a joint agreement which will see both organisations collaborate on issues which mutually affect their markets.
“COVID-19 has impacted business events on both sides of the Tasman in an extraordinary way,” says Lisa Hopkins, CEO, CINZ. “However, it has also created opportunity and conversation amongst organisations who would not normally align, and our agreement with BECA is an example of this.”
New leadership for peak body of the Australian business events sector – The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has appointed Dr Vanessa Findlay as the new Independent Chair of the peak industry body.
Business Events leaders and members of the Business Events Council of Australia last week met with parliamentarians at the Business Events Meets Parliament bipartisan Friends of Tourism luncheon held at Parliament House. The event was attended by politicians from both sides of politics who engaged with the industry as they pitched the value of business events to Australia and described…