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Northern Territory Convention Bureau

1. Alluring destination

Darwin is a highly desirable destination that many people aspire to travel to but have not yet experienced, which will result in a buzz of excitement about your event.

So much about the Territory is extraordinary. The vastness and epic landscapes are things you might expect – but what could surprise you is the diversity of places and experiences that exists here.

Darwin’s proximity to Kakadu National Park is a major drawcard for organisers and delegates interested in the environment. This complex ecosystem has been placed on the World Heritage list for its outstanding natural and cultural values, and is home to some of the most extensive collections of rock art in the world.

2. Accessibility

A range of low-cost flight carriers service Darwin. For the more adventurous traveller, Darwin is accessible by sea, rail or road.

Turn your journey to the Territory into the ultimate road trip or epic railway journey.

3. Centralised city

Darwin is a compact city; the close proximity of venues, hotels and offsite events keeps transport costs down.

4. Community feel

Darwin’s community environment means that close relationships between businesses and government create quality working partnerships.

5. Industry specialists

Darwin’s prosperous business culture and booming economy attract some of Australia’s most prestigious events. The city has rapidly established itself as a centre for the fishing, livestock and tourism industries. In mining and energy it has world standing.

Your event here can tap into leading professionals, including offshore operators, oil and gas exploration companies, pipeline operators, infrastructure and engineering companies, investors and consultants.

Darwin is also well-positioned to share its insights in indigenous matters. The Menzies School of Health Research is the only Australian institute with a primary focus on the health of Indigenous communities, as well as people living in tropical and remote areas.

While the range of not-for-profit events held in Darwin varies considerably, the Northern Territory is particularly renowned for strength in the areas of oil and gas, minerals, renewable energies, ‘desert knowledge’ and health.


Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

1. Flexible facilities

As Western Australia’s only purpose-built convention, exhibition and meeting venue, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) has the flexibility and diversity to cater for all event needs, both large and small.

Facilities include:

  • Six dedicated exhibition pavilions, spanning over 16,000 sq.m.
  • 2,500-seat Riverside Theatre, featuring leading edge lighting and communication infrastructure and technology.
  • 22 break-out rooms with the facilities to support conferences for up to 2,500 delegates, with first-class service and five-star award-winning cuisine.

2. Staff service

PCEC has a sales and events team dedicated to not-for-profit (NFP) organisations and associations, who specialise in understanding the dynamics, trends and decision-making factors unique to this sector.

3. Award-winning status

PCEC has won an extensive list of venue and catering awards, including Hall of Fame status for the Meetings and Business Tourism category in the 2009 Western Australian Tourism Awards, and the Catering Institute of Australia (WA) Gold Plate Awards for Venue Caterer for three consecutive years.

4. Cuisine

At PCEC, we pride ourselves on serving five-star cuisine; using fresh and local Western Australian produce that showcases Perth’s Mediterranean climate while also embracing other international culinary influences.

5. Central location

We are located directly between the majestic Swan River and the bustling Perth CBD, providing conference organisers and delegates quick and easy access to an extensive range of hotels, bars, restaurants and shopping areas.

Perth is at the cutting edge of developments in a diverse range of industries, particularly in the mining, resources, health, agriculture and education sectors.

Recent advances in the fields of biotechnology, information communication technology, marine, subsea and defence technologies, and renewable energies are also attracting business events to Western Australia.


Adelaide Convention Bureau

1. Engagement with industry leaders

Adelaide is home to a vibrant mix of cultural and industry leaders, and has a strong record of hosting conventions and events for the not-for-profit sector.

We attract events that have a strong alignment with the State’s key industry and speciality sectors, which also helps to engage the resources and support necessary to meet the objectives of these NFP organisations.

2. Team Adelaide

‘Team Adelaide’ demonstrates a complete and unified approach by the state to securing major conventions and events. Industry partners and competing operators alike put the destination first, combining resources and offering complete flexibility from client site inspections, to familiarisations, bid presentations and event marketing support.

3. The 20 Minute City

Adelaide is known as the ’20 Minute City’. A free city tram service and a closely located international airport (recently voted ‘Australia’s Best Capital City Airport’ in the 2009 Australian Aviation Awards) means that we constantly deliver on a seamless, hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Adelaide offers over 4,500 international-standard hotel rooms within five minutes walk of the CBD and major convention venues. The world-class Convention Centre overlooks the picturesque River Torrens and is supported by professional businesses that can easily and expertly organise events for up to 6,000 people.

4. The festival state

Adelaide is a cultural centre and home to vibrant arts, music and sports events. Renowned wine regions such as the Barossa Valley are just a stone’s throw from Adelaide, and we were recently described by the New York Times as the ‘Culinary Hub of Australia’.

5. The Australian Experience begins in Adelaide

Adelaide is the gateway to unique and genuinely ‘Australian’ touring and incentive experiences. Groups have endless options to begin a truly Australian outback adventure from the city’s doorstep – whether travelling by 4WD, horseback or luxury train.

Adelaide has an exceptionally strong university and research emphasis, which helps to drive the development of the city’s key speciality areas.

South Australian industry is diversifying from its traditional base of manufacturing and agriculture, developing areas such as mining, defence, precision engineering, healthcare, biosciences, electronics, lifestyle products, and setting global benchmarks in water conservation and aquaculture.

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