Australia

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.

Evolve 2020 announces speakers

Evolve 2020, an events industry conference taking place in New South Wales, Australia, has announced its keynote speakers.

China showcases Australia’s business events

Business events corporate decision makers, incentive planners and trade media from Greater China attended a three day showcase of Australia's destinations, products and experiences.

Avani continues its expansion in Australia

Building on a debut on the Gold Coast and central Melbourne, Avani Hotels & Resorts is to open two new properties by the end of the year in Australia.

BESydney recognised as innovation trailblazer in Australian Business Awards

In its 50th year, global meetings business tourism agency BESydney has clinched an ABA100 Winner for Business Innovation in The Australian Business Awards 2019.

2019 MEA Scholarship recipients announced in boost to NSW economy

Australia’s New South Wales Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism, Western Sydney, the Hon. Stuart Ayres, has announced the six successful recipients of the 2019 Meetings & Events Australia’s Diploma of Event Management Scholarship programme.

Indigenous food on the Darwin menu

The Larrakia people, indigenous to the Darwin region, have lent inspiration to the Darwin Convention Centre’s (DCC) new Seven Seasons menu, which management describes as “a culinary journey inspired by the Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) Seasons”.

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