BECA MEETS POL­LIES

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IN­DUS­TRY lead­ers and mem­bers of the Busi­ness Events Coun­cil of Aus­tralia (BECA) last week met with par­lia­men­tar­i­ans at a Busi­ness Events Meets Par­lia­ment ses­sion in Can­berra.

Matthew Hingerty, chair of BECA, said it had been a successful in­au­gu­ral event with good attendance from both par­ties and en­gage­ment on grow­ing the in­dus­try.

“We look for­ward to host­ing this event an­nu­ally with the aim of con­tin­u­ally rais­ing aware­ness of the quiet-achiever of the Aus­tralian econ­omy, that is busi­ness events,” he said.

Tak­ing place at Par­lia­ment House, both sides of the dis­cus­sion agreed to share in­for­ma­tion that could as­sist de­part­ments in lever­ag­ing from future busi­ness events.

Fea­tured at the meet­ing was a board-level dis­cus­sion with se­nior politi­cians to high­light pol­icy pri­or­i­ties of the in­dus­try.

The pro­gram con­cluded a round­table event that was at­tended by staff from Tourism Aus­tralia, Austrade, DFAT, the Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice, and other gov­ern­ment de­part­ments.

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