Australia

Destination South Australia making it happen

The Destination South Australia live event, 12-13 February was Australia’s first 2021 face-to-face business exchange event and made a successful start in reconnecting meetings industry planners and suppliers, as well as locking in some valuable future business. Much-needed business was transacted again at an event that was, just as importantly, an exercise in reassurance and confidence for those k...

Meetings & Events Australia goes ahead with ‘reshaped’ 2020 awards programme

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has announced that its awards programme will go ahead, in a ‘reshaped’ format that will recognise both the impact of Covid-19 and the evolution of virtual/hybrid events. The awards recognise and reward the outstanding work of individuals and businesses in Australia that have delivered excellence for meetings and events during 2020, despite the many...

Melbourne Convention Bureau secured 145 business events in 2020

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has outlined a solid performance for the 2019-20 financial year in its Annual Report, despite the disruptive effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency secured 145 business events, which are expected to inject AUD$234.3 million in economic contribution to Victoria’s visitor economy in the coming years. 140 of these came before the business events sector was ...