Organisers, Producers, Managers and Convenors

PCO Association president shares announcement with Showtime Event Groups

Thanks to the support of State Library Victoria and Showtime Event Group the PCOA will be holding this year’s networking event in Australia’s oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world. PCOA president Barry Neame said “State Library Victoria will provide the perfect environment for attendees to network and exchange ideas in an historic setting…

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…

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EVENTS ATTRACTING GLOBAL TALENT

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.…

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…