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Australia’s AACB CEO says health events will be pivotal in return of business

The CEO of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux has said that health events will play a key role in the recovery of Australia’s business events industry. Andrew Hiebl (pictured left) presented insights from AACB’s ‘Forward Calendar of Business Events’ report during STR Insider, an event which took place in Adelaide this week. One finding of the report was that 115,000 Australian health...

Australia’s AACB announces scholarship winners

Understanding consistent communication and buyer behaviours were the winning themes as the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB)  announced its 2021 AACB Staff Scholarships this week. The scholarships have been awarded to Mia Oesterberg, project and events executive at Northern Territory Business Events and Taryn Reid, business development manager at Business Events Tasmania. The ann...

Association of Australian CVBs welcomes new tourism minister

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has congratulated the Hon Dan Tehan MP (pictured) on his appointment as minister for trade, tourism and investment. AACB CEO, Andrew Hiebl said: “Minister Tehan has been a supporter of the high-yield business events industry since his role as chair of the Coalition Friends of Tourism earlier this decade. More recently, the minister has shown ...

Australian CVB Association’s Forward Calendar illustrates need for investment support

The Covid pandemic is artificially inflating the business events pipeline and long-term investment is critical, says the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB), which has released its latest Forward Calendar. While a calendar of 373 confirmed wins represents a strong list of international business events for Australia’s future, 35% have been postponed into 2021 and beyond. Unprecedent...