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Melbourne’s pipeline grows to 118 business events worth $804 million

After a very dark period of COVID outbreaks and lockdowns, the sun seems to finally be shining again in Melbourne.

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Business Events Perth’s annual report reveals events brought $54m worth of expenditure into WA in 2021

The annual reports from convention bureaux continue apace, so here’s a copy-and-paste effort we’ve put together from the press release.

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Business Events Industry Aotearoa names new chair

BEIA is getting a new chair… as in the boardroom type. Not the one you sit on and recline in.

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BESydney secured just 18 meetings worth $70m to NSW economy in FY21

As suspected, the spicy cough smacked BESydney hard last financial year, but its pipeline of events is looking a lot more promising now.

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NSW to give fully-vaxxed people new freedoms early, postpones eased restrictions for those yet to get the jab

The state is set to bring forward new freedoms for double-jabbed people by three weeks in response to its speedy vaccination efforts, meaning fewer restrictions on venues.

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AACB announces Staff Scholarship winners for 2021-22

Upon reading AACB’s big news, we mistook the acronym for ACAB at first. We were pleased to find the former contained less swearing.

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New chair for Tourism Australia

Do you work at Accor or happen to watch Bloomberg on the reg? Well, there’s a fair chance you know of Tourism Australia’s new chair.

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Singapore reveals when it will start welcoming fully-vaxxed Aussie travellers

The move by the Singapore government doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but it’s a very welcome one nonetheless!

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Tourism Australia chair Bob East steps down

Bob East’s EA is currently breathing a sigh of relief after the industry veteran stepped down from one of his many board roles.

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NSW launches ‘Event Saver Fund’ and ‘Festival Relaunch’ package as part of $530m injection into tourism and events

The state government’s tourism and events revival plan will pump $150 million into the recovery of major events, and dedicate $50 million to rural happenings.

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Tourism WA appoints new managing director

Tourism WA’s named its new boss who, you could argue, has a tough task ahead given the state’s strict border ways.

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Victoria’s National Business Events Program is back, bigger and better than ever

Lieutenant Dan Andrews has reopened the Victorian government’s coffers in an attempt to revive business events across the state.

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