Newsletter Archive

 

April 2018

- Minister Ciobo promoting Australian BE in Australua
- AACB delivers submission to Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee
- In case you missed it... Forward Calendar Report is now available
- "The Next Wave: Exceeding tomorrow's expectations" this year's AACB Conference theme
- Business events industry binds together to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day
- Rosie Douglas promoted to GM of TTNQ
- ABS: International conference arrivals up 25%
- Business Events Australia 2018/19 Advance Program applications now open
- Key positions available in the Business Events Australia team
- Upcoming Events
- Jobs

 

March 2018

- Australian Government investment to disrupt global business events landscape
- Latest edition of International Business Events Forward Calendar Report now available
- AACB celebrates its leaders on International Women's Day
- Business Events Tasmania appoints new CEO
- Global Meetings Industry Day is on 12 April 2018
- New Assistant Minister for Tourism
- ABS: International Conference Arrivals in Jan Down 17%
- Upcoming Events
- Jobs

 

February 2018

- Business Events to play integral part in Government's future Tourism strategy
- AIME 2018 - that's a wrap!
- AACB Annual Conference to be held in Sunshine Coast
- Talk2 Media & Events shaking things up for AIME 2019
- AACB hosts Bureau Exchange
- Destinations International Scholarship applications now open!
- 2018 Women in Export Scholarship
- ABS: International Conference Arrivals Up 30%
- Upcoming Events
- Jobs

  

January 2018

- AACB set for a productive future
- AACB data insights
- New Assistant Minister for Tourism
- Juliet Alabaster appointed Brisbane Convention Bureau GM
- NT launches new business events support funding
- ICCA International Meetings Seminar 18-19 February
- ABS: International Conference Arrivals Up 8%
- Upcoming Events
- Jobs



November/December

- Wishing our members and supporters a happy holiday and prosperous new year
- NSW state tourism organisation joins AACB
- AIME welcomes bureaux
- Australia's domestic BE market looking strong
- Vale Paul Flackett
- Dreamtime 2017 - Congratulations TA & Brisbane!
- Congratulations Australian Export Award Winners
- TA hosts Australia stand at IBTM World
- ABS: International Conference Arrivals Up 20%


 

October 2017

- New edition of the International Business Events Forward Calendar released
- Minister Ciobo visits IMEX America
- AACB CEO appointed to ART Ltd board
- Karen Bolinger makes Top 25 List
- AACB discusses Delegate Expenditure with TRC
- ABS: International Arrivals for Conferences Up 19%
- Registrations now open for IMEX Frankfurt



September 2017

- John O'Sullivan Speaking at AACB Annual Conference Next Week
- Government Invites Submissions on Visa Simplification
- Want to Reach More International Customers? 
- Destinations International 30 Under 30 Member Attending AACB Annual Conference
- ABS: International Arrivals for Conferences up 10%


August 2017

- John O'Sullivan Speaking at AACB Annual Conference Next Week
- Government Invites Submissions on Visa Simplification
- Want to Reach More International Customers? 
- Destinations International 30 Under 30 Member Attending AACB Annual Conference
-ABS: International Arrivals for Conferences up 10%


July 2017

- Skills Shortage Survey results released
- AACB participates in DIBP Industry Summit
- AACB consults with Austrade on IVS and NVS data gaps
- Adriana Perabo shares here experience at the 2017 Destinations International Convention
- Applications for the AACB Innovation Award open
- ABS: International Arrivals for Conferences Up 6.8%


June 2017

- Business Events Meets Parliament
- AACB Conference Registration Now Open!
- 2017 DMAI Prize Winner
- AACB Supports Global Exhibitions Day
- ABS: International Arrivals for Conferences Up 4.6%


May 2017

- Federal Budget Missed Opportunity: Bid Fund Remains a Priority
- AACB Staff Scholarship Application Now Open
- IMEX Delivers Largest Show
- Tourism Australia Update
- MEA Wrap-Up


April 2017

- Convention Bureaux Drive Growth in Forward Calendar
- AACB Annual Conference Dates Confirmed
- DMAI Prize Applications Now Open
- AACB Members Support TA at China Showcase
- Young Professional Scholarship Winner Announced
- Business Events Australia Advance Program
- May 2017 Upcoming Events


March 2017

- AACB delivers Foreign Policy White Paper Submission
- New Update Further Demonstrates Economic Contribution to Australia by Business Events
- AACB hosts global industry leaders
- Global Meetings Industry Day - 6 April
- AACB Partners in Industry Skills Survey
- AACB Partners with Executive PA
- AIME Wrap Up
- AACB National Bureau Exchange


February 2017

- Business Events Policy Recommendations Delivered to Australian Government
- Meet AACB's new Marketing & Communications Executive
- AACB Members back AIME 2017
- Register for ICCA Pre-AIME Seminar
- MEA Young Professsional Scholarship Open for AACB Member Staff
- Scholarship Grants available for women in Business Events
- New Analysis of Australia's International Business Events Industry


September 2016

- Growth predicted for Business Events
- Supporing Australian Business Events on the World Stage
- AACB Annoucnes Hall of Fame inductees 2016
- Samantha Thompson Awarded AACB Scholarship
- Cairns' Innovation Voted Best by Australia's Convention Bureaux
- New Minister Headlined Business Events Conference


August 2016

- Business Events Industry Welcomes New Ministry
- AACB Annual Conference: 7 - 9 September 2016
- Penny Lion to Tourism Australia executive leadership
- AACB Innovation Award Open
- AACB Staff Scholarship Open
- Call for AACB Hall of Fame award submissions
- DMAI Prize Winner for 2016 - Emma Perez
- AACB Office Relocation


June 2016

- Conventions and Exhibitions Key to Medical Research
- Worrying Slide in Australia's Business Events Ranking
- Funding Certainity for Tourism Australia Good for Business Events
- AACB Commends Tourism Australia for Innovative Approach
- AACB Kicks off Global Meetings Industry Day with a  New Report
- AACB's 27th Annual Conference
- DMAI Prize 2016- applications closing soon
- Tourism Australia Advance Program
- Meet Ali Thompson, AIME Sales Manager 


October 2015

- AACB Congratulates New Minister for Tourism
- AACB Sets Future Direction
- Inaugural Inductees of AACB Hall of Fame Announced
- AACB Applauds South Appointment
- Altogether Perfect Win
- Vibhor Pandey Awarded AACB Staff Scholarship


September 2015

- 26th AACB Staff Conference Opens
- Business Events Missed Opportunity
- Approved Bodies Overlooked in 2015 EMDG Review
- Attaracting Business Events to Australia
- Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015
- Tourism Innovation Conference Cairns, 6 November 2015
- Meet Delwin Kriel

 

July 2015

- Celebrating 30 Years of Leadership
- 26th AACB Staff Conference, Leadership: The transition from good to great
- AACB Innovation Award 2014/15
- Liz Hafner takes out DMAI Prize
- Developing Northern Australia... For Business Events
- New Advisory Board to set the Agenda for AIME 2016
- Tourism Australia Deepens China Partnerships
- Meet Jenny Viali


 June 2015

- AACB Strategic Planning
- AACB Scholarships Open
- Opportunity for Business Events in 2015 Federal Budget
- Coalition Backbench Committee on Tourism
- 26th AACB Staff Conference
- Productivity Commission: Barriers to Services Exports
- MEA Scholarship Winner

May 2015

- Welcome to our first e-news
- AACB partners with Deloitte Access Economics
- Federal Announcement by Minister Robb
- Buinsess Events: Delivering Economic Prosperity for Australia
- The Value of Business Events to Australia
- 26th AACB Staff Conference
- MEA National Conference, 24-25 May 2015

 

Media Release
10/05/18
Positive Federal Budget for Business Events as Australia sets its sights on world top 10

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has welcomed the Federal Government’s modest increase in funding for Tourism Australia as we set our sights on returning to the world top 10 of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Country Rankings...

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