TASMANIA’S BOOM SEASON FOR EVENTS
HOBART is hosting one of the largest conferences ever to be held in Tasmania this week with the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) 2017 running until tomorrow.
Some 1,250 delegates are attending the conference, which is being held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.
Business Events Tasmania ceo Stuart Nettlefold said the direct economic benefit of the conference was $4 million.
“The conference also aligns strategically with the substantial work the University of Tasmania is doing in attracting international students globally,” he said.
It is the first time the event has been held in Tasmania.
Nettlefold said the event kicked off a bumper season for conferences in the state.
“This Sep to Nov is a bumper time for business events in Tasmania with over 40 national and international conferences being hosted,” he said.
“AIEC demonstrates our ability to host significant conferences in our beautiful city Hobart.”
The event is a major opportunity for international education practitioners, teaching staff, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders to learn about major industry trends and development and to network with Australian and international colleagues. This year’s theme for the event is “Embracing Diversity”, which reflects the diversity in international education. Photo: Tourism Australia