BECA MEETS POLLIES
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.