Destination Business Events

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), VIC, 18 - 20 September 2019 

The AACB Annual Conference is back for its 30th year with a new name and vision: Destination Business Events. Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is thrilled to host the conference in Melbourne from 18 to 20 September.

Destination Business Events is a place where the demand side of the business events industry will come together with the common goal of growing Australia’s business events competitiveness. Values of the conference feature collaboration, connection, growth and advocacy. 

This year’s conference theme “Customer Experience: Laneways to Success” will explore the customer’s needs (whether association clients, meeting planners, government, delegates, members) and how we can evolve our products and services to drive longer lasting relationships, greater loyalty, improved customer experiences and ultimately greater business success.


Early Bird registration (ends 31 July): $1,195
Standard registration (from 1 August): $1,295



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Past Conferences

The 29th Annual AACB Conference was held at the Mantra Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast from 12 - 14 August 2018. The Conference brought together over 100 convention bureaux staff and key business events industry stakeholders for keynote sessions and seminars focused on the conference theme "The Next Wave: Exceeding Tomorrow's Expectations".

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