Tourism Australia

Darwin, Australia, wins world aquaculture conference for 2023

The city of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory has been announced as the host destination for the 2023 World Aquaculture Conference. This four-day conference will run 29 May to 1 June 2023 and is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates who will include national and international leaders in aquaculture. The official convention bureau for the region, Northern Territory Business Events, partne...

Business Events Australia launches second phase of international campaign

Tourism Australia’s specialist business unit, Business Events Australia, is rolling out the second phase of its international brand campaign, including a suite of new brand films, all designed to position Australia as a global leader in business events. Building on the first phase of the There’s Nothing Like Australia campaign, which launched in March 2022, this latest phase forms part of a broade...

Australia extends Bid Fund as minister says business events can replace China as country’s largest tourism market

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has welcomed the announcement by the Morrison Government to extend Tourism Australia’s Bid Fund programme by A$5m (US$3.73m) as part of an A$60m package to bring back international visitors. Attending a business events leaders’ breakfast in Melbourne 22 March, hosted by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, minister ...

Tourism Australia gets ball spinning for brand campaign launch

Tourism Australia’s business unit, Business Events Australia, has launched a brand campaign to attract international events after Australia’s international borders reopened for fully vaccinated travellers, 21 February 2022. The campaign targets incentive and association customers and will be launched across business events trade media in the UK, Europe, North America, South-East Asia, New Zealand ...

MEA launches 2022 Mentor Programme

Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) has announced the launch of its 2022 MEA Mentor Programme. With the support of Tourism Australia, the 2022 programme from the industry association will aim to connect event professionals across Australia to share and enhance skills, expertise and career progression prospects. Mentees will be matched with industry mentors who will look to provide valuable counsel...

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...

Mack doubles up to lead on Business Events, as Australia puts emphasis on domestic programmes

The new head of Business Events Australia (BEA), Robin Mack (pictured), has said the focus is on newer domestic programmes due to the pandemic. Mack has been in the role for less than two months, taking over from previous head, Penny Lion, following the company’s recent pandemic-related reorganisation. This new role combines his past responsibilities as Tourism Australia’s executive general manage...

Research from Tourism Australia suggests optimism over industry’s future

Tourism Australia has released the Business Events Consumer Demand Project (CDP), 19 August, which indicates that despite the ongoing challenges of Covid-19, association and incentive decision makers are optimistic about the industry’s future. The CDP research surveyed 163 decision makers from the association sector and 354 from the incentive sector in 11 of Australia’s key markets aimed to better...