AACB view

Karen Bolinger, president Association of Australian Convention Bureaux Industry research plays a vital role in advocacy and continually improving our performance. Business events is the only sector of the tourism industry that provides a long-term

ICYMI: BEN December 2017

AIME allows day buyers The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) will allow domestic day buyers to be a part of the official buyer program for the first time in the event's history. The change will allow domestic buyers to participate i

Sydney back in top Form

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) is back in form, having posted its best result since the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre was demolished three years ago to make way for the city's newest flagship venue, ICC Sydney. The convention bureau

Sunshine Coast after a bigger slice of the pie

The Sunshine Coast has launched its own dedicated Business Events Assistance Program in a bid to attract a greater share of the national MICE market. The program offers financial support for local businesses to attract conferences, meetings and exhib

MEA revamps awards program

Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) has overhauled its National Awards Program after undertaking a far-reaching review of the event in consultation with a diverse group of stakeholders. Consequently, more than 16 of the categories have been update

Darwin flying high

Darwin is on a high after a string of successful events converged on the city in 2017. So far this season, the city has played host to over 110 events at the Darwin Convention Centre. Twenty-four conferences held at the centre brought 7,000 delega