Startup Stories: Australian Business Events Association
New associations launch to fill a void in their sector
Starting point. Over the years, the business events industry of Australia has called for the sector to unify. Research conducted in 2022 revealed that 84 percent of survey respondents wanted a unified body representing the sector to government and the broader business community.
Knowing that, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux Inc., the Australian Convention Centres Group, and the Exhibition & Events Association of Australasia Ltd. announced in July that they had unified and would launch the Australian Business Events Association (ABEA).
"A consolidated and united association can commission much-needed research, create policy, train its people, tackle sustainability, develop career paths, link with international and domestic trade opportunities and powerfully advocate to government," said Board Chair Peter King to Travel Daily News Asia-Pacific.
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