Registrations for Convene Queensland (Convene Q) on 26 July have started strongly, with business event planners and corporate travel managers from around Australia and New Zealand quick to express interest. The exhibition has a day buyer and semi-hosted buyer programme for Brisbane based organisers of conferences, incentives, meetings, seminars, gala dinners and other corporate events.
Conference organisers have talked up the appeal of the Gold Coast as a meeting destination, with 81 per cent rating their conference venue as “outstanding” or “better than expected”. Gold Coast Business Events introduced a post conference survey in September last year seeking feedback from conference and meeting planners after their event. The survey revealed
A modest increase in the funding for Tourism Australia is a welcome sign in the federal budget according to the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB). The 2016-17 budget contained an increase for Tourism Australia taking funding commitments to $629.4 million over the forward four years. “Investing in tourism is a smart decision by the