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World’s premier finance event comes to Sydney for a third time

SIBOS, heralded as the world’s premier financial event, opens in Sydney 22 October, with organisers expecting 7,000 attendees from around the world. The annual conference, exhibition and networking event draws business leaders from a range of financial institutions, multinational corporations and technology partners and is in its 40th year. Organisers this year hope to ignite conversation…

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Australia’s CVBs provide 8% boost in business events and new export opportunities for SMEs

Since January 2018, there has been an 8% increase in the number of international business events secured for the future by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) members, according to new research. The industry analysis from the latest International Business Events Forward Calendar, produced by the AACB, reveals also that convention bureaux are attracting…

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Conference winners’ NZ$37m contribution to New Zealand acknowledged

The efforts of 31 experts who have secured international conferences for New Zealand were recognised by the Minister of Tourism at an event in Auckland 16 October. Tourism New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Stephen England-Hall told the audience that hosting international conferences delivered significant benefits for New Zealand. “In addition to the estimated NZ$37m (US$24.37m) they…

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Melbourne show overhaul AIMEing to deliver big returns for 2019

New Australia-based organisers of Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2019 say they have overhauled all aspects of the event (formerly organised by Reed in collaboration with owners Melbourne CVB), with new key strategies focussing on a positive return on investment for buyers and exhibitors alike. New streamlined exhibitor packages guarantee 32 pre-scheduled appointments…

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Adelaide CC delivers record numbers following A$397m investment

Adelaide Convention Centre is reporting a milestone year, with over 330,000 visitors hosted since completion the venue’s A$397m (US$279.7m) redevelopment. ACC also reported hosting 768 events over the past year, including 72 major national and international conferences, which delivered an estimated A$155m in economic benefit to South Australia. One recent highlight of the event calendar was…

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