“We are excited to be working with Business Events Sunshine Coast and keen to experience their hospitality as they host the 29th AACB Annual Conference”, said Andrew Hiebl, CEO of the AACB.
“The AACB is proud to showcase its regional members, with the Annual Conference being held in regional Australia six times over the past decade. The conference offers a unique opportunity for competing destinations to network, share ideas and work collaboratively to grow the overall business events market within Australia.”
It is anticipated that up to 120 people will attend the conference to be held for the first time on the Sunshine Coast from August 12-14. This includes representatives from city and regional business events destinations from around the country. The conference and associated functions will be held in Mooloolaba at host venues including Mantra Mooloolaba Beach.
Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) CEO, Simon Latchford said that hosting the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux was timely as the Sunshine Coast has gone from strength to strength as a popular destination for business events and incentive experiences.
“Hosting a prestigious industry event such as the AACB Conference attracts high profile industry speakers and experts, providing a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange,” he said.
The conference win follows a string of successful bids by Business Events Sunshine Coast including the Let’s Talk about PTSD – A Community Conversation to be held in August 2018, United Nations and Overseas Policing Association of Australia Conference in October 2019 and the Australian Event Awards and Symposium to be held for the third year on the Sunshine Coast in September 2018.