Australia

Australian event companies merge into Spark Event Group

Two Australian event companies, Event Workforce Group and Miles Per Hour, are merging into one – Spark Event Group.

Evolve 2020 goes big on data with new keynote speaker announced

National association Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) has announced data management expert Simon Kuestenmacher as its latest keynote speaker at its Evolve 2020 industry event. 

Tourism Australia fund converts 28 international bids

A Meetings and Events Australia Industry Leaders breakfast held at the ICC Sydney on 28 November 2019 heard that Tourism Australia’s Bid Fund had successfully converted 28 international bid wins in its first year to 1 May 2019.

Darwin to host international Bioiron Congress 2021

Australia’s Darwin Convention Centre (DCC) will welcome 300 members of the International Society for the Study of Iron in Biology and Medicine (BioIron Society) for their 2021 Congress.

Australia’s export tourism industry heads to Brisbane

More than 450 export tourism industry leaders from across Australia will gather in Brisbane during the last week of November for the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Meeting Place event, an event that has been running for 40 years.

AIME launches Associations Round Table

The invitation-only roundtable will connect event professionals in the association sector with discussions and workshops.

Adelaide to host World Potato Congress

The city of Adelaide in Australia will host the World Potato Congress (WPC) in 2023.

Evolve 2020 announces AI expert as third plenary speaker

Meetings & Events Australia has announced Dr Catriona Wallace as its third plenary speaker for its Evolve 2020 event to be held 3–5 May 2020 at Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley in Australia.

World-leading scientists head to Cairns

The International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology is heading to Australia for the first time, and will be hosted at the Cairns Convention Centre in July 2022.

Energy conference & exhibition comes to Adelaide

The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2020) will be coming to Adelaide next May.

The secret to recruiting and retaining staff

From recruitment through to retention, Helen Fairclough of Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre describes how her venue engages employees.

Brisbane Mayor opens ‘trailblazer’ conference grant

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has invited Brisbane’s brightest minds to apply for a grant program to help attract lucrative international conferences to the city.

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