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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CONVENTION BUREAUX DRIVE GROWTH IN FORWARD CALENDAR

The number of international business events attracted to Australia by convention bureaux is increasing, but there is scope to strengthen our market share, according to the latest industry analysis which has been released to coincide with Global Meetings Industry Day today. The analysis is contained in the new International Business Events Forward Calendar, which has

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