New Auckland ICC secures first bookings

The first bookings have been secured for the new New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC), with the city announcing it had won bids to host two large-scale international medical conferences in 2020. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), and the International Agency…


AIME 2017 underway in Melbourne

The 25th edition of the AIME meetings industry tradeshow was officially opened at the weekend at a press conference held at the host venue Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle; CEO of the Melbourne Convention Bureau Karen Bolinger; executive general manager for events at Tourism Australia Penny Lion; event…


New Zealand event planners experience rugby incentive in Brisbane

Eight New Zealand event planners were treated to a rugby experience at the weekend as Queensland’s capital came alive during the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens. In partnership with Business Events Australia, the Brisbane Convention Bureau hosted the guests on a three-day business event incentive familiarisation (10-12 February) during the action-packed tournament.


Business events to boost economic growth

The business events segment of the tourism industry can help grow the Australian economy with the assistance of a series of targeted public policy measures, according to the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB). The policy proposals are contained in the 2017-18 Pre-Budget Submission of the AACB, the principal representative body for the business events…


#UncoverMelbourne at AIME

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has launched a new social media competition for hosted buyers and visitors during the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) titled #UncoverMelbourne. Participants are encouraged to get inspired and upload what they have uncovered in Melbourne, and demonstrate this in their own unique and creative way on social media. During AIME…

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