US start-up event to LAUNCH in Sydney

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith (pictured) has welcomed New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that Sydney will host the first LAUNCH Festival outside San Francisco as part of New South Wales’s broader innovation and start-up growth agenda. “Hosting LAUNCH Festival in 2018 and 2019 will boost entrepreneurship and innovation by profiling…


MCB launches Melbourne Planners Guide

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has launched the Melbourne Planner’s Guide 2017, its annual free flagship publication and a must-have item for any meeting planner or event organiser. The 2017 edition provides essential information for planning a business event with a range of experiences outlined for delegates to enjoy. From arts, culture and shopping, to…


AACB announces first Young Professional Scholarship winner

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) and Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) have congratulated Sasha Andersen of the Melbourne Convention Bureau as the winner of the inaugural MEA Young Professional Scholarship. Andersen (pictured) is a sales executive responsible for looking after the Incentive and Corporate Meetings sector and marketing Melbourne as a business events…


Millennial Summit heads to Sydney

Sydney, Australia, has been chosen as the latest location for the global Millennial 20/20 Summit. Recent Millennial Summits have attracted close to 3,000 attendees in London, New York and Singapore. The Sydney Millennial 20/20 Summit will be held at Carriageworks on 14-15 November 2017. The Millennial 20/20 series is an experiential gathering designed to celebrate…

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Adelaide to welcome 3,000 Chinese delegates for incentive trip

In an announcement made simultaneously in Adelaide and Guangzhou, China, the Adelaide Convention Bureau has announced the first large-scale incentive tourist group visit South Australia will take place in June. Perfect (China) Co, which focuses on herbal health products, kitchenware and personal care products, will bring up to 3,000 top sales representatives from the company…


Big conference wins mean big business for Melbourne

Sixteen influential Club Melbourne Ambassadors were awarded last night for securing 12 major international conferences for Melbourne in 2016 – worth an estimated A$62.5m to the State of Victoria. Together, the conferences will attract almost 12,000 international delegates, who will spend a combined 46,000 days exploring Melbourne and wider Victoria, benefiting local hotels, restaurants, retail…


Australia CVBs call for business events to be included in foreign policy

The importance of business events to the Australian economy and the role they play in international diplomacy should be formally recognised in Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper, according to the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB). In its presentation to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the AACB aligned the following recommendations with key…


Events sector marks International Women’s Day Down Under

Women and men from across the business events sector have celebrated International Women’s Day (8 March) together at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) special breakfast honouring the contribution of women to the sector. In a room of close to 100 attendees, EEAA chief executive, Joyce DiMascio, welcomed industry’s commitment to creating environments…

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