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November 13, 2014

Business Events Victoria Joins Association of Australian Convention Bureaux




In Australia, Business Events Victoria—a collective group of conference venues, accommodation providers, tour operators, local councils, regional tourism organisations and service providers—has joined the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux. The AACB consists of 15 city and regional bureaux that market their specific region as premier Business Events destinations to intrastate, interstate and international markets. The bureaux also promote Australia as a whole.

L-R: Andrew Hiebl, Executive Director of AACB / Julie Jewell, Treasurer of BEV / Brendan Maher, Chair of BEV

“Our AACB membership brings BEV in line with the other 14 convention bureaux across the country,” Chris Porter, BEV Executive Officer, said in a statement. “With the support of the Victorian state government, through the Regional Victoria Business Events Program, BEV has been able to grow its bureau services in recent years, and joining AACB...reassures clients that they are dealing with a professional bureau.” 

Andrew Hiebl, AACB Executive Director, noted that the association had recently completed a study on the benefits that international business events contribute to the Australian economy. "Our advocacy has led to more support at the Federal level and helped raise the industry’s profile – not just for our capital cities but for our regional centres as well.” 

BEV is looking to promote Victoria’s meetings, conference and events industry by working collaboratively to show off Victoria's conference venues, services and event settings.


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