BECA ADVOCACY FOR BIZ
MEMBERS of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), launched a pre-election campaign at Parliament House in Canberra last week calling on Members of Parliament to support the sector.
Business events specialists met with 12 key MPs to push for a strong business events policy and additional funding through Tourism Australia.
“Whilst Australia had a strong reputation hosting business events, our international competitiveness is being compromised by markets in Asia, and we need to act now to curb the impact,” said Chairman of BECA Matt Hingerty.
Pictured are Barry Neame, Professional Conference Organisers of Australia; Joyce DiMascio, CEO Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia; Joel Fitzgibbon MP; Robyn Johnson, CEO MEA; & Andrew Hiebl, CEO Association of Australian Convention Bureaux.