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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BUSINESS EVENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN AUSTRALIAN VISA OVERHAUL

On behalf of the Business Events industry, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has welcomed the opportunity to give advice on streamlining Australia’s visa system to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Department called for submissions with the intent of transforming the present system, reducing the current 99 visas to approximately 10

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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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