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


- 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
BECA calls on Federal MPs to back business events in pre-election Canberra advocacy mission

Members of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), launched a pre-election campaign at Parliament House in Canberra last week calling on Members of Parliament to unequivocally support policy and funding of the sector...

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