How the Trump travel bans could be a bonus for Australia’s tourism and business

He was elected on a platform of creating millions of jobs for those left behind by globalisation, but so far Donald Trump’s policies appear to be having the opposite effect. But for every loser there’s a winner and Australia’s $30 billion business conferencing industry could be in a lucrative box seat. To listen to the

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KEY FINDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EVENTS FORWARD CALENDAR (January 2017)

BID WINS As at January 2017, Australia’s convention bureaux had secured 384 international business events on the Forward Calendar/ into the future. A 7% increase from the position 6 months ago. • Attracting an estimated 216,500 international delegates (14% increase) • Total estimated delegate expenditure = $863m (11% increase) Main reasons for success include: •

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From science to sport: Brisbane’s major events deliver alignment solutions

This special article explores how the Brisbane Convention Bureau is utilising the city’s major events to help conference and incentive organisers create unforgettable delegate experiences. If you were in Brisbane last month, chances are you witnessed the city in celebration of science and the arts. From 22-26 March, World Science Festival Brisbane delivered inspiring discussions

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