BECA

Dr Leo Jago appointed to chair Australia’s BECA

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has appointed Dr Leo Jago (pictured), OAM, as the new independent chair of the peak industry body. Dr Jago has a strong research background in business events and the visitor economy. He is widely recognised for his leadership in the inaugural National Business Events Study as deputy CEO and director for research of the Co-operative Research Centre f...

BECA calls Australian government to action for rebuilding effort

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has welcomed the minister for trade, tourism and investment, Dan Tehan’s strategy to rebuild the nation’s visitor economy, THRIVE 2030 (The Re-Imagined Visitor Economy). BECA welcomed THRIVE 2030 as an opportunity to re-emphasise the importance of the business events industry as a key driver of the visitor economy and its needs for recovery and rebou...

BECA pushes for insurance scheme as Australian state borders ease

Representatives of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) have met to discuss business survival and retention of specialist industry skills, risk mitigation and confidence, and how recovery needs to stimulate demand. Geoff Donaghy, deputy chair of the BECA, from ICC Sydney, said: “Given the significant lead time required for the national restart of the business events industry, many parts...