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Darwin to host 10th World Ecological Conference in 2023

The city of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory was recently announced as the host destination for the World Conference on Ecological Restoration in 2023.

This global conference was secured as a result of a partnership between NT Business Events as the dedicated convention bureau unit within the Northern Territory Government's Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Darwin Convention Centre, and local host, the Society of Ecological Restoration Australia.

Tourism Australia supported the bid to bring this event to Australia through its Business Events Bid Fund Program.

“This is a great win for Darwin and Australia, and we’re thrilled to be able to support the conference through Tourism Australia’s Bid Fund Program,” said Phillipa Harrison, managing director of Tourism Australia.

“Business events, such as the 2023 World Conference in Ecological Restoration, are a critical part of Australia’s visitor economy and play a key role in generating tourism activity as well as trade, investment and employment opportunities. We look forward to welcoming international delegates to Australia and showcasing our world-class business events facilities and extraordinary experiences.”

The Society of Ecological Restoration has members in more than 70 countries and 13 regional chapters worldwide. It advances the science, practice and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.

The conference is to be staged at the award-winning Darwin Convention Centre, located in the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, and is anticipated to attract between 800-1200 delegates from around the world.