1. EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio

EEAA talks lobbying government

Talking to governments about the power of events as an economic driver is a big priority of Australia’s peak body for the exhibitions and events industry, says Joyce DiMascio, chief executive, Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has a major focus on communications with all tiers of government –…


Australia’s business events leaders put their case to politicians in Canberra

Leaders of the Australia’s business events industry have been to Canberra to engage with Federal Parliamentarians and senior departmental officials as part of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) Business Events Meets Parliament programme. The event commenced, 20 June, with a BECA board dinner with special guest Steven Ciobo MP, minister for trade, tourism…


Sarawak quits national tourism board

The Malaysian state of Sarawak has decided to quit the Malaysia Tourism Board (MTB). A statement from Sarawak chief minister’s office said: “The state government deems that the participation of its representative in Tourism Malaysia is not necessary, as it duplicates the role and functions of the Sarawak Tourism Board”. The decision was taken by…


Top Brisbane universities to co-host Australasian fluid mechanics conference 

Brisbane will welcome hundreds of scientists, engineers, students and educators in 2020 following a competitive bid for the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference to be co-hosted by two of the city’s leading universities. The conference will be held across four days at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The University of Queensland (UQ), attracting…


International delegates spending average NZ$335 a night in New Zealand

New Zealand’s prime minister has told the annual two-day trade exhibition in Auckland championing the country’s business events industry that international delegates and conventions made “a huge difference” to the state’s economy. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) MEETINGS 2017 wraps up, 1 June, and CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan stressed that the visitors were…


Tourism Australia and Qantas continue to invest in industry’s future

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has announced a continued partnership with Tourism Australia and Qantas in delivering the AACB Staff Scholarship for 2017/18. The scholarship offers middle to senior level convention bureau staff member the opportunity to demonstrate their professional commitment to the business events industry by delivering a project that highlights innovation…

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