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. Last Tuesday night’s federal budget confirmed that funding has been secured for Tourism Australia,

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EVENTS ATTRACTING GLOBAL TALENT

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux’s (AACB) latest industry analysis shows the value of international business events in attracting global talent, as our convention bureaux secure almost quarter of a million international delegates on the Forward Calendar. “Around the world, business events are being used as strategic tools for attracting trade, investment and global talent”,

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The Business Events sector worth $13 Billion annually to the Australian Economy

While the conference and event sector is a major contributor to the Australian economy, in the United States it contributes more than the ($78  billion) Auto Industry. The WTO declared this year the Meetings Industry had come of age and was at the centre of tourism as one of the key drivers of development and

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