Business Events Perth celebrates a successful year in review and welcomes (new/returning) Board Directors at the Annual General Meeting.

Yesterday, Business Events Perth held its 51st Annual General Meeting, marking the culmination of a successful year.

The meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on accomplishments, acknowledge the dedication of the current Board of Directors, and the re/appointment of (new/returning) Directors.

Acknowledgment of Mr. Ian Gay

Business Events Perth would like to take this opportunity to express deep appreciation to Consultative Director and Chair Finance, Audit, Risk and Membership Committee, Ian Gay who will be stepping down from the Board at the end of December after more than 20 years of dedicated service to the business events industry.

His voluntary contributions have left an indelible mark on the organisation.

Thank you, Ian.

Acknowledgment of Current Board Members

Business Events Perth extends its sincere gratitude to the existing Board of Directors led by Chair Bradley Woods, for their much-valued time and engagement driving the organisation’s strategic direction.

The dedication of the current board has been instrumental in steering Business Events Perth towards continued excellence in business event growth.

(New/Returning) Board Directors

At the 51st Annual General Meeting, new/returning appointments to the Business Events Perth Board were announced. Business Events Perth welcomes new/returning Directors joining the Board; 

Current Board of Directors
Mr. Bradley Woods: Business Events Perth Chair
Mr. Ian Gay: Business Events Perth Chair Finance, Audit, Risk & Membership Committee
Ms. Renee Bennett: Managing Director, Encanta Event Management
Mr. Peter Brampton: Chairman, Marriott International ANZP Business Council & General Manager, The Westin Perth
Mr. Andrew Cairns: Executive General Manager, Crown Hotels Perth - Major Partner
Mr. Nigel Keen: General Manager, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre - Major Partner
Mr. Brian McHenry: General Manager, Mercure Hotel Perth
Ms. Nadia Owen, Head of Meetings & Special Events (MASE), Optus Stadium
Mr. Michael Scott: General Manager, RAC Arena

Each director brings a wealth of experience and a continuing or (fresh) perspective that undoubtedly contributes to the organisation's continued growth and success.

Year in Review: Achievements and Milestones

Proudly recognising over 50 years of bringing people together to meet, connect and collaborate through business tourism and events.

This year saw renewed and accelerated business development activity with strategic focus from Business Events Perth to reconnect with clients and stakeholders from domestic and international markets, in person.

Notable achievements include:

  • Growth within the organisation across Strategic Projects and Client Engagement.
  • The ‘Reconnect WA Roadshow’ organised by Tourism Western Australia and Business Events Perth saw Western Australia become the first Australian convention bureau and state tourism organisation to undertake an in-market roadshow into southeast Asia, after international borders opened.
  • Coordination of the largest ever ‘Team WA’ presence at the Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event (AIME) 2023, the leading trade event for MICE in the Asia-Pacific region – consisting of 20 industry partners.
  • Securing of 248 national and international business events in the 2022-23 financial year, set to occur in Western Australia out to 2026, boosting the State’s economy by more than $320.4 million in direct delegate expenditure (DDE).

As we look towards the future, Business Events Perth remains committed to diversifying the visitor economy through driving lucrative business events to Western Australia.

The organisation is confident that with the continued support of its Major Stakeholders, Major Partners, dedicated Board Members, both current and (new/returning), and 130+ member partners, it will build on the successes of the past year and further solidify Western Australia's position as the dream destination for business events.




BE Perth Contact
Bonnie Meacock
Corporate Communications Manager
E: | T: (08) 9218 2900