REVEALED: The top 10 meeting destinations in Australia and Oceania

Meetings, events and hospitality technology provider Cvent has released its list of the top 10 destinations for meetings and events in Australia and Oceania.

Sydney took the number one position as the most popular destination for business meetings and events in the region, while cities such as Cairns and Nadi were new to the list.

Australian cities were previously featured in one Asia-Pacific list, but due to increased sourcing volume to the region, Cvent has unveiled Asia and Australia and Oceania as two standalone lists this year.

The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018.

Check out the full list of Top Meeting Destinations in Australia and Oceania:

  1. Sydney
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane
  4. Gold Coast
  5. Perth
  6. Auckland
  7. Adelaide
  8. Queenstown
  9. Cairns
  10. Nadi

Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of Business Events Sydney, said: “It’s fantastic to know that Sydney has received the accolade of Top Meeting Destination.

“We have an undeniable appetite for innovation, a high degree of professionalism and the infrastructure to support productivity and business – particularly within the Asia Pacific.

“Combined with our positive historical track record, this title as the number one meetings destination in Australia and Oceania will be a boon for the interest we already receive across our strength sectors such as professional services, technology, and health and science.”

Chris McAndrews, vice president of marketing for Cvent Hospitality Cloud, said: “With more events being held around the world, we’re proud to expand our lists this year with the addition of Top Meeting Destinations in Australia and Oceania.

“Meeting and event activity in the region is booming, and it is exciting to highlight new cities that have been successful in positioning themselves as top destinations to host meetings and events.”