Forward Calendar

About the AACB Forward Calendar of International Business Events

The AACB has produced an annual performance report for more than two decades. These reports have enabled AACB’s members to benchmark their performance on a range of dimensions. In recent times, the AACB has developed a new data collection system which allows key market intelligence to be shared frequently with its strategic partners and government stakeholders.

Business events are unique in that they are the only tourism sector that provides a vision of confirmed future business. AACB’s Forward Calendar outlines international business events attracted to Australia by convention bureaux across the country.

This intelligence can be used by governments and their departments to maximise the beyond tourism benefits that these events offer, such as:

  • Attract global talent
  • Transfer knowledge
  • Boost productivity
  • Nurture research collaboration
  • Foster innovation
  • Encourage foreign investment
  • Stimulate trade
  • Promote cultural exchange
  • Deliver community benefits


Special Editions:
the special edition series of the Forward Calendar highlight the immediate, interim and ongoing impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic on the pipeline of international and domestic business events secured for Australia.

The ongoing impacts of COVID-19: January 2021

                         

AACB International Forward Calendar (Jan 21)            AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Jan 21) 

Interim COVID-19 update: October 2020

                         

AACB International Forward Calendar (Oct 20)            AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Oct 20) 

 

The immediate impacts of COVID-19: July 2020

                         

AACB International Forward Calendar (Jul 20)            AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Jul 20) 

DOWNLOADS

AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Jan 21) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jan 21) 
AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Oct 20) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Oct 20) 
AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Jul 20) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jul 20) 
AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Jan 20) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jan 20) 
AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Jul 2019) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jul 2019) 
AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Jan 2019) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jan 2019) 
AACB Domestic Forward Calendar (Jul 2018) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jul 2018) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jan 2018) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jul 2017) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jan 2017) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jul 2016) 
AACB International Forward Calendar (Jan 2016) 

The full calendar list of events accompanying the report will be made available to AACB stakeholders and partners in hard-copy form. If you’re interested in receiving the full calendar list, please enquire at info@aacb.org.au.

AACB MEDIA STATEMENTS

AACB's Forward Calendar Released: Bid pipeline to support economic recovery, 1 May 2020
Business Evens Industry success through Convention Bureaux, 1 July 2019
Convention Bureaux providing export opportunities for Australian SMEs, 18 October 2018
Perfect Timing for Bid Fund Announcement - Number of International Business Events In Decline, 28 March 2018
International Business Events Attracting Global Talent, 2 November 2017
Convention Bureaux Help Stimulate Global Trade for Australia, 24 October 2017
Looking Ahead at International Business Events - Growth in Bid Losses Outpaces Bid Wins, 17 October 2017
Convention Bureaux Drive Growth in Forward Calendar, 6 April 2017
New Analysis of Australia's International Business Events Industry, 22 November 2017
AACB Kicks off Global Meetings Industry Day with a New Report, 14 April 2016

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