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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...

BECA requests targeted support for Australian events industry

Representatives of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) met, 16 August, online with the Hon Dan Tehan MP, minister for trade, tourism and investment to request targeted support for businesses reliant upon income from business events. Geoff Donaghy (pictured), BECA deputy chair and CEO of ICC Sydney, stated: “Survival of the complete visitor and events supply chain is our number one prio...

BECA backs calls for mass vaccination as pathway to Australia’s events recovery

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has announced it is supporting the call for the industry and broader community to get vaccinated as quickly as they are able, to support the first stage of the Government’s four-step national plan. Australia’s National Cabinet agreed in principle, 30 July, to transition Australia’s National Covid-19 Response, providing a pathway forward for the count...

Australia’s business events leaders unite for industry advocacy and agree ambitious $50bn 2030 Vision

The business events industry’s leadership convened at ICC Sydney earlier this month at a roundtable meeting to thrash out the future of business events in Australia. The Business Events Industry Roundtable was jointly hosted by peak industry body, the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) and Tourism Australia. The workshop focused on building an understanding of the immediate objectives for...