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Industry welcomes new government changes to Business Events Bid Fund in Australia

Regional destinations around Australia are to get greater access to funding to help them secure lucrative international business events, thanks to changes being made to the Morrison Government’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham (pictured) announced, 16 August, a series of changes to the eligibility criteria of the A$12m (US$8.14m) Bid Fund Program...

Australia’s national CVB association adds Perth CEO to its Board

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is excited to announce the latest addition to its Board – Gareth Martin (pictured), newly appointed CEO of the Perth Convention Bureau (PCB). AACB President, Michael Matthews said: “We congratulate Gareth on his recent appointment as CEO of PCB and welcome him to the AACB Board. Gareth brings a wealth of experience to AACB, having been with P...

Association of Australian Convention Bureaux appoints new President

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has announced the appointment of Michael Matthews (pictured left), CEO of the Canberra Convention Bureau, as its new President. Matthews said: “I thank the Board for their support and plan to continue the great work that has already been achieved, noting a united vision for the future. “AACB and the network that it represents has a powerful v...

30th AACB conference rebrand puts customer experience to the fore

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has launched the annual conference themed Customer Experience: Laneways to Success to be held in Melbourne, 18-20 September 2019. Celebrating its 30th year, the conference embraces a new vision and audience with a rebranded event titled Destination Business Events. AACB CEO, Andrew Hiebl said: “The AACB annual conference offers a unique oppor...