Organisers

Producers, Managers
and Convenors

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…

Regional locations set to bid for more business events

Regional destinations around Australia will now have greater access to crucial funding to help them secure lucrative international business events, thanks to changes being made to the Morrison Government’s Business Events Bid Fund Program. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham today announced a series of changes to the eligibility criteria of the $12 million Bid Fund Program, which is managed by…

The business events industry demonstrates it is powerful

The business events industry demonstrates it is a powerful facilitator of:- Job generation across Australia International trade opportunities Regional development and tourism pathways Soft diplomacy Go-to-market strategies for new products and services (especially from regional areas) Knowledge sharing: research, new technologies and partnership creation Over 38 million people attended more than 429,500 business events across Australia between 2015-2016*. *Information and…

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 SECTOR WELCOMES CIOBO ANNOUNCEMENT

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has welcomed and thanked the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Honourable Steven Ciobo MP, for his announcement of Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program, with an investment of $12m across the next 3 years. Chairman of BECA, Matthew Hingerty said the announcement thrust the Business Events Sector into the heart…

Business Events Council of Australia broadens opportunities

The recent high-level Canberra meeting organised by Business Events Council of Australia will hopefully lead to the Federal Government maximising the opportunities provided by the business events industry’s ability to attract the world’s smartest investors to Australia. “While it is critical that strong and secure investment be maintained for Tourism Australia – to position the country globally as a premium…