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Evolve, the conference for event professionals will take place in Melbourne on 1st July 2021.
Melbourne has been chosen as the hub city to host Evolve 2021 - Meetings & Events Australia’s (MEA) annual event, where the event industry will come together under the theme ‘Building Confidence through Best Practice’ recognising the importance to bring about change, creating a new future for the industry. The theme for Evolve was developed from vital feedback taken from an industry survey conducted by MEA in December 2020.
Now in its 37th year, this one-day event taking place on Thursday 1st July 2021 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins will host more than 18 plenary and concurrent sessions including a welcome networking function the evening prior. Satellite venues will support in Sydney and Brisbane, along with a virtual hub through the award winning OnAir 3D platform. To conclude, the annual MEA Awards Dinner will recognise excellence and exceptional achievement in the sector through an extraordinarily challenging year.
MEA Chair Nigel Collin said, “We hope to see in excess of 500 event professionals from across Australia and New Zealand attend in person in Melbourne. People are eager to get back to what they do best, face to face events. The industry is looking for leadership and support through recovery with relevant and timely information. Evolve is here to deliver that through its program.”
MCB is an industry leader whose responsibility is to drive the recovery in the business events sector and hosting Evolve will provide an important platform to do so, not only for Melbourne but right across the Australian events sector.
Melbourne Convention Bureau has announced a new funding initiative to encourage interstate organisations to hold their events in Australia’s event’s capital Melbourne.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is now able to host events at up to 75 per cent capacity per event space, to a maximum of 5,000 attendees, following the implementation of stringent health and safety measures to keep customers safe.
The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has received an exemption to hold corporate events and conferences for up to 1500 people following approval from the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Health.
The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has welcomed the commencement of the Government’s $50 million Business Events Grants Program which was announced by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and portfolio ministers in September 2020.
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The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) welcomes the Government’s $50 million funding announcement to support the restart of Australia’s business events industry. The targeted support will drive confidence and create momentum, positioning the industry to rebound as market conditions improve.
Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for three high-profile business events, The International Trade Union Congress 2022, The International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health 2022 and The International Geographical Congress 2028, thanks to the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) and support provided by the Victorian Government, City of Melbourne and Business Events Australia.
CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park located in the heart of Melbourne city and the surrounding premier events precinct – has revealed insights into the venue’s design by renowned contemporary Melbourne-based architects NH Architecture.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is turning its focus to the future to ensure the business is set up for ongoing success post-coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) stepped up to the mark recently when the new Mackay Regional Council (MRC) gathered together for its inaugural statutory Council meeting, as well as the swearing-in ceremony for newly-elected Councillors.
The fortnightly wage subsidy of $1500 per person announced by the Federal Government today would help to save the jobs of the thousands of Australians employed in tourism, according to the industry’s peak bodies.
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has been recognised as the nation’s leading Business Event Venue, winning Gold at the Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra on Friday night.
It's been a long time since Tourism Australia as a body was responsible for the domestic market, but the twin calamities of the astonishing bushfires followed by the COV19 virus has dragged the bureau back into the domestic fray.
After 48 years of being the Perth Convention Centre the bureau has changed its name to Business Events Perth reflecting not only a new identity but a ‘re-energised strategy to lure events and conferences to Western Australia.
The Guide provides meeting and event planners with up-to-date information about Canberra’s conference facilities, accommodation, catering, attractions and activities, and technical and support services.
Local businesses and event planners are being urged to hold major conferences and events in Australia this year, under a new push by the Morrison Government to support Australia’s tourism industry.
The Australian Government has announced an initial $76 million tourism recovery package as part of the National Bushfire Recovery Fund. The package is designed to protect jobs, small businesses and local economies by helping to get tourists travelling across Australia again.
Perth has been hosting 120 international business events planners and media over the past two days at Dreamtime 2019, Tourism Australia’s business events incentive showcase, to reveal the city’s recent revitalisation.
Business events planners and media from Greater China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Korea, Japan, the USA, UK and New Zealand had the opportunity to meet with 87 of Australia’s leading business events product during the event and were also able to experience the destination first-hand.
Perth is being showcased to the lucrative global business events sector with Tourism Australia’s signature bi-annual showcase Dreamtime kicking off today in the Western Australia capital with 120 international business event planners and media experiencing its recent renaissance first-hand.
Eight large-scale illuminated sculptures are the centrepiece of acclaimed international artist Bruce Munro’s third Australian exhibition, Bruce Munro: Tropical Light, which recently opened in Darwin.
In what is Munro’s world first city-wide exhibition, Bruce Munro: Tropical Light is expected to entice thousands of tourists to visit the Northern Territory’s Top End during the tropical summer season, with the free exhibition to remain open until 30 April, 2020.
Air New Zealand will increase flights to the Sunshine Coast in a deal that will bring close to 3,000 additional visitors per year to the region.
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), held in Melbourne on February 17–19, has announced the theme for its much-anticipated 2020 Knowledge Exchange – inspire communities to connect through authentic learning experiences and human-centred interactions.
Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has launched the 2019 Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship Program.
The Scholarship recognises young event professionals who excel in their role and who are looking to build on their skills to advance their career in the events industry. They will join an elite alumni of event professionals who have gone on to build successful careers as senior managers and leaders in the events industry.
Destination Business Events 2019 officially kicked off with the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) Welcome Reception last night, providing delegates with an opportunity to connect and network with friends, peers and colleagues in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Brisbane’s business events scene will be blooming this Spring with the city set to welcome over 13,300 delegates for conferences worth A$28.7 million to the local economy. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the city’s economic development board Brisbane Marketing worked with partners including the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) and Tourism and Events Queensland to secure 27 business events through to end-November.
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The Gold Coast will host over 700 representatives from Chinese company Zhiban Keji this week to experience the city’s attractions and venues as an incentive reward program for its highest sales achievers. The four-night program is expected to inject an estimated economic impact of $1.7 million into the Gold Coast economy.
The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) welcomes the show of confidence in the business events industryby the Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham and the Government in the $12 million Business Events Bid Fund and the changes to the eligibility criteria to allow destinations bidding for smaller events to apply.
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the region, has announced its mission for AIME 2020 (17–19 Feb) – to bring more diversity in business to the Asia Pacific with an increase of 50 per cent hosted buyers and 30 per cent exhibitors.
The Gold Coast has been selected as the destination to host the Amway Taiwan 2019 Leadership Seminar in November. The event is expected to attract over 950 Amway distributors and company representatives, with the program incorporating the Gold Coast’s renowned attractions and delegate experiences over five days.