17 Jan 2020

Australia's Convention Bureaux Stand Ready

With the recent bushfires taking place in some parts of Australia, convention bureaux across the country stand ready to address business events queries and concerns.

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) encourages conference organisers and event managers who are seeking information in relation to the impact of the bushfires on business events destinations to contact the local convention bureau authority.

AACB CEO, Andrew Hiebl said, “There is a lot of misinformation spreading globally about the Australian bushfires via mainstream and social media channels that needs to be addressed. Australia’s convention bureaux are best placed to provide up-to-date business events information given they are on the ground in each state and territory with direct connection to industry operators in their respective regions.”

Almost all Australian destinations are safe to meet in and visit, and AACB’s member convention bureaux will be able to alleviate concerns for the many destinations not impacted. Those convention bureaux with regions directly or indirectly impacted, including smoke haze, will be able to assist conference and incentive organisers to provide relevant communication to their delegates.

The AACB also endorses Tourism Australia’s 'Bushfire Information' page as an accurate online resource for the business events industry, delegates, media and commentators. This new tool is interactive, updated daily, connects you to relevant emergency sites and includes a live map of Australia clearly depicting the many Australian tourism destinations open for business.  

Mr Hiebl added, “We deeply express our gratitude to the frontline services facing the bushfires - protecting people, homes and local infrastructure. Our hearts go out to the communities that have been impacted.”

Questions regarding upcoming business events or proposals should be directed to:

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Victoria

South Australia

Tasmania

Queensland

Northern Territory

Western Australia

 

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