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Welcome to the newsroom, where you'll find all the latest media releases and updates about Business Events Perth, and Western Australia's business events industry.

Travel Better DMC and Earn Your Vino invites you to “Meet the Maker, Be the Maker – A day of wine bl

Travel Better DMC and Earn Your Vino invites you to “ Meet the Maker, Be the Maker – A day of wine blending with LS Merchants ” ‘ Be the Maker’ with the LS Merchants...

A Business Events Perth update from Gareth Martin.

Kaya, The past few weeks have been a busy and exciting time for Business Events Perth. We have hosted two high profile international familiarisation tours, inviting key business event organisers and

Perth to host the 2024 Environmental Health World Congress.

Business Events Perth announces Western Australia has officially been awarded the 17th World Congress on Environmental Health (WCEH) 2024. The council members of the International Federation of

Applications are closing soon for Business Events Perth’s 2022 Aspire Awards!

Did you know? For the past two decades Business Events Perth has been recognising Western Australia’s brightest minds through their Aspire Awards program. Applications for the awards program,...

Perth breathes new life to Re-Spark events industry

Western Australia’s events industry has re-united with a strong show of force, hitting back at the devastating blow on jobs in tourism and hospitality caused by COVID-19. Nestled in the fine...

Applications are now open for Business Events Perth’s 2022 Aspire Awards

For the past two decades Business Events Perth has been recognising Western Australia’s brightest minds through their Aspire Awards program. The program, which is now in its 23 rd year, is...

Perth to host large international education networking conference in 2023.

The 15 th annual ICEF Australia and New Zealand conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia in 2023, connecting education providers with international education agents from across the globe,

Movers and Shakers May 2022

With the exciting growth of Hilton Hotels planned in Western Australia, the addition of Melisaa Fredriks, Savannah Grime and Sohil Kaur as Cluster Sales Managers will be crucial to focus on both the

WA State Budget to include $31 million funding boost for events

The Government of Western Australia has handed down its 2022-23 State Budget, announcing an increase of $31 million in funding for tourism events. This includes $20 million for a new Major Events Fund

Boost in funding generates immediate results for WA business events sector

Western Australia’s peak organisation for business events, Business Events Perth (BE Perth), has today announced the confirmation of five new business events worth over $13.2 million thanks to...

Major hydrogen conference to be held in Perth in 2022

One of Australia’s top hydrogen conferences, the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West), is set to address the future of Australia’s hydrogen industry in Western Australia this year,...

Western Australia’s ancient rock art secures prestigious international congress

Western Australia’s ancient Aboriginal rock art and academic strengths in the field have led to the State being chosen as the host destination of the Congress of the International Rock Art

Western Australian Government’s Reconnect WA package to include $15 million for WA business events

Premier of Western Australia the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA has today announced a new tourism recovery package that will see the State’s official convention bureau, Business Events Perth, receive...

2021 delivers $54 million in business events to support recovery of WA business events industry

Western Australia’s official convention bureau, Business Events Perth, has today announced it has secured 67 national and international business events set to take place in WA from 2022 to...

Pearl farming enters a new frontier in the medical industry

The use of mother of pearl shell by a new Western Australian biotech company could revolutionise the global medical sector. Marine Biomedical was established through a partnership between the owners

Western Australian excellence recognised in 2021 Aspire Awards

11 exceptional Western Australian researchers, academics and professionals have today been announced as the winners of Business Events Perth’s 2021 Aspire Awards. The Aspire Awards, now in...

Business Events Perth welcomes appointment of new Tourism Western Australia Managing Director

Business Events Perth (BE Perth) has today welcomed the announcement of Carolyn Turnbull as Managing Director at Tourism Western Australia. Ms Turnbull joined Tourism WA in October 2020 as Executive

Perth to host world’s largest conference devoted to ultra-high frequency electronics & applications

Today, Business Events Perth has announced that Perth has been chosen as host city for the 49th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves 2024 (IRMMW-THz 2024), the...

Perth to host leading International Performing Arts Congress in 2024

Western Australia is set to star centre stage when the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress rolls out the red carpet in Perth in 2024. Perth Theatre Trust, Business Events

Business Events Perth welcomes appointment of new Chair

One of Australia’s leading tourism advocates, Bradley Woods, has been appointed Chair of Business Events Perth for a two-year term, effective 28 September 2021. Bradley replaces outgoing Chair,

Becky Riley returns to Business Events Perth, Danielle Mauro joins business development

Business Events Perth is delighted to welcome former Director Business Development Becky Riley back to the team in a new role as Director Partnerships, while former Membership Manager Danielle Mauro

Accommodation Awards for Excellence winners revealed

AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods said the awards were a fitting way to celebrate WA’s hotels after a challenging 18 months. “These awards are a way of recognising excellence within WA’s...

Bringing the Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo to Perth at PCEC

This May, the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre worked with leading events services business, The Bilson Event Agency, to bring a BRAND-NEW trade expo to Perth. The Health, Wellness &...

Celebrate with champagne at the top of Matagarup Bridge

Matagarup Zip+Climb now offers a truly unique event option with its newest experience, Bubbles on the Bridge . Guests can now enjoy the bridge climb and top it off with a glass of premium bubbles...

Cape Lodge launches executive retreat and experience packages

Cape Lodge - the Margaret River region’s iconic vineyard hotel, restaurant and cooking school, is excited to announce new executive retreat offerings for 2021. Cape Lodge’s tranquil...

7 reasons why incentives are better than cash for motivating employees

Arinex Incentives and Corporate Events Senior Account Manager Leonie Ferris-Tonge shares why you should consider a travel reward program to motivate your staff. Staff are unlikely to talk about their

CORE2021 quickly pivots to hybrid

With only weeks to go until the CORE2021 Conference on Railway Excellence was set to take place, the team at Encanta Event Management had to transform the in-person event into a hybrid conference,

Rethink, Revisit and Relax in Mandurah

When’s the last time you considered Mandurah for a business event? It’s time to rethink and revisit Mandurah. Only a stone throws away from Perth, with new infrastructure and tourism...

The biggest disco in town!

Phenomenon Creative Events love when clients have an idea or a style they can explore and develop into a fully realised concept. After a year of working from home, a corporate client wanted to bring

Whale watching season in full swing on Rottnest Island

It’s that time of year when humpback whales are causing a spectacle in the waters surrounding Rottnest Island, and Rottnest Express are providing front row seats to the show. With 41-seats...

WA Visitor Centre launches free Wildflower Tracker app

This year is shaping up as one of the best wildflower seasons in recent memory! Did you know that the WA Visitor Centre, located at 55 William Street Perth, has operated an online wildflower tracker

Movers and Shakers August 2021

Anthony Brandis Director of Sales & Events, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges has appointed Anthony Brandis as new Director of Sales & Events. Anthony...

TAS and DFK ANZ partner to provide added value for clients

The Association Specialists (TAS) has partnered with their client DFK Australia New Zealand, an international accounting association, to host a series of business webinars that bring value and insight

How to make your meetings more productive

Holding effective meetings is simple, right? But avoiding common mistakes at meetings can make them more enjoyable and productive. The following suggestions can help you improve the quality of your

Business Events Perth extends Event Here Now funding

Western Australian business events will get a further boost today, with Business Events Perth announcing a limited six-month extension of its Event Here Now fund. Through the fund, business event

DPIRD launches funding and resources to support business events

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Investor Readiness Capacity Building Program 2021 - 2022, in partnership with the Small Business Development Corporation, provides

Marriott International places mental health front and centre as it kick starts MICE recovery

Marriott International has made a leading move in the MICE market to reinvent its face-to-face meeting offering as Australia emerges from the pandemic. Collaborating with leading psychologist Dr

Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth offers Pet Friendly Stays

Dog owners now have the PAWfect excuse to bring their canine companions on their next business trip, as Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth has made a selection of their serviced apartments

Perth Event Show sponsor backing grows

The sponsorship support for the revamped Perth Event Show is shaping up to provide sound support and leadership for the events industry. “In a market that is still rebuilding its confidence, it...

King Henry and The Karratha Queen – taking on the world

The Perth Mint is delighted to present “King Henry” and “The Karratha Queen” – two of the most valuable gold and silver specimens in the world – as part of an...

Sunrise from Matagarup Bridge

Matagarup Zip+Climb was in the national spotlight this month after playing host to Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac as part of a visit arranged by Tourism Australia and Tourism Western Australia. As

Willie Creek Pearls harvests a priceless pearl

Guests on a Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour in Broome witnessed the surprise of a lifetime recently, when a priceless pearl was harvested before their eyes. Staff and guests alike were delighted to

Rediscover Four Points by Sheraton, Perth from 28 June

Whether it’s for business or leisure, it’s time to plan your next stay at Four Points Perth with all the essentials you need to travel the way you like – comfortable beds, fresh...

Start off your new financial year right at Mercure Perth

Searching for an available conference venue in the Perth city centre for 2021 and 2022? Mercure Perth has the right space for you. Host anything from small strategy sessions to a grand exhibition on

The show (or event) must go on – here’s how you do it

Event organisers are a responsive, take-it-in-your-stride type. Throughout the last 14 months we have found ways to continue meeting despite uncertainty and the imposition of last-minute restrictions.

Crown Perth launches new ‘The World Comes Alive’ campaign

The world truly comes alive at Crown Perth this winter. Inspired by travel and international getaways, Crown’s ‘The World Comes Alive’ campaign brings together the culture,...

Business Events Perth hosts destination showcases on Australia’s east coast

In May, Business Events Perth hosted more than 30 business event planners at a series of destination showcase events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, showcasing the best of Western Australia.

East coast event planners explore WA on BE Perth famil

Conference organisers from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra touched down in Perth in late May to explore Western Australia’s incredible offering for business events and inspire their event...

Business Events Perth unveils new digital tours of iconic Western Australian venues

Today, Business Events Perth unveiled a suite of digital tours of Western Australia’s most iconic and impressive conference venues, transforming the way site visits are carried out by business...

Business Events Perth secures Australia’s leading biotechnology conference for WA in 2022

Business Events Perth has secured Australia’s largest life sciences conference, AusBiotech, to come to Western Australia in 2022. Business Events Perth chief executive Gareth Martin said...

Leading neuromuscular congress to return to Western Australia in 2024

Thousands of the world’s brightest minds are set to gather in Perth in 2024, when the International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases returns to Perth for the first time in over fifty years....

Business Events Perth continues bidding for international conferences in 2021

While Australia’s international borders remain closed, Business Events Perth continues to bid for international conferences for the beautiful State of Western Australia, and just last week the...

Business Events Perth unveils new website with upgraded venues and services search

Last month Business Events Perth unveiled its new, consumer friendly website, combining captivating marketing and digital content and an enhanced venue and supplier search. Business Events Perth

Business Events Perth expands east coast presence

Business Events Perth has a new Sydney-based senior business development manager, Carla Teixeira, who is the bureau’s third east coast representative. Joining the team with a strong background...

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre: Business as Usual

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) championed the revival of a pre-COVID events industry in Western Australia last month by hosting over 80 events in March 2021. Exactly 12 months ago PCEC

eTechSuite and Arinex launch eMeeting

Arinex’ technology partner eTechSuite has launched eMeeting, a multi-functional platform that seamlessly delivers virtual and hybrid events. The virtual events platform, born from an increasing...

Encanta delivers close to 1000 pax group event on Rottnest Island

Working in collaboration with the Rottnest Island Authority and SeaLink, Encanta welcomed just under 1,000 international students and their families to Rottnest Island in early March for a sun and

BWG Steakhouse rebrands as Bluewater

Change of licence, change of direction. Not only the name, but the entire concept of the heritage listed venue changed. You can now drop in for bistro-style share meals, a larger range of beers, the

ATL Events navigate COVID-safe principals for RIU Resurgence Conference 2020

Above the Line Event Management (ATL Events) was tasked with finding a suitable space to host a combined national conference and exhibition and succeeded in safely delivering the RIU Resurgence

Community engagement that gives back

Put the ‘fun’ back into fundraising at your next association event with the Perth Racing Kick Back Program. Never has it been easier for race day guests to back a winner! The online...

PAV lights up the City of Lights for Perth Festival

The Perth Cultural Centre was recently transformed into a world of colour, light, and sound for Perth Festival’s City of Lights by Perth audio visual company, PAV Events. The City of Lights is

The value of networking

Amy Jacobson’s three tips for ensuring you find meaning and growth at networking events. Business owners and career minded people understand that building relationships is essential for any...

Perth Event Show back for 2021

Timing could not be better for the Perth Event Show! With the uncertainty during 2020, the organisers, CMS Events, are keen to put events back on the agenda for planners, with the live exhibition

Movers and Shakers - April 2021

Rebecca Murphy Director of Sales, Ibis Styles East Perth Rebecca Murphy has been appointed as Director of Sales at Ibis Styles East Perth. Rebecca makes the move after two and a half years at the

$25,000 on offer for keynote speakers at business events around Australia

Business Events Perth is offering up to $25,000 to help secure extraordinary keynote speakers for national business events anywhere in Australia. For a limited time, Western Australia’s...

WA businesses urged to apply for Federal funding to support local business events

Business events in Western Australia will get a much-needed boost, with the opening of applications for the Federal Government’s $50 million Business Events Grants Program. Twenty Western...

Welcome to 2021, with Gareth Martin

Welcome to Business Events Perth’s first newsletter for 2021. I hope this will be a brighter year for Western Australia’s business event industry and all event professionals. In 2021, I...

What's new in Perth

A lot has changed in Perth in the past 12 months. Did you know the new $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip opened in the city late last year? Or our new bridge climb and zip line out on Matagarup

New Senior Business Development Manager for Business Events Perth

Business Events Perth is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Melbourne-based Senior Business Development Manager, Lauren Perkins. With 17 years industry experience working across events and

Business Events Perth explores Australia’s South West

Last week, team members from Business Events Perth headed out into Australia’s South West to discover the incredible experiences and venues on offer to event organisers considering the region...

The Association Specialists appoint new Managing Director

Nell Harrison has been appointed Managing Director of The Association Specialists (TAS) effective 1 January 2021. Passing the mantle is Francis Child, the owner of TAS, who will continue to play an

Willie Creek Pearls celebrated in WA Regional, Broome award ceremonies

After receiving two nominations in the Western Australia Regional Achievement and Community Awards and four in the Broome Business Excellence Awards, Willie Creek Pearls has taken home three wins

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth’s Hearth Restaurant wins top culinary award

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth is delighted to announce that Hearth Restaurant has been awarded three Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) Chef Hats for 2021. The prestigious competition also saw Hearth

Single Tasking Day – but is multi-tasking even possible?

In the current challenging environment, ‘busy’ has become the new normal. Some of our working hours have been reduced and/or we are working with less people, yet the number of items on...

Corporate Challenge Events launch FUMISH Workplace Culture Model to re-engage workplace teams

Corporate Challenge Events, Australasia's leading and largest team building and corporate training organisation, has launched a new workshop to reconnect and engage the post- COVID workforce. A...

Event case study: Permanent International Association of Navigational Congress (PIANC) Asia Pacific

It is hard to imagine this time last year BC (before COVID-19) that the Encanta team were working on the inaugural PIANC Asia Pacific Conference which was to be delivered 16 – 19 June 2020 at...

Discover the unexpected in Business Events Perth’s latest campaign

Western Australia’s peak body for business events, Business Events Perth, is calling on event planners around Australia to experience the “unexpected” and start planning their...

Business Events Perth launches new event planning tool to bring business events to Western Australia

Today, Business Events Perth launches its new interactive business event planner for event organisers to encourage conferences, exhibitions, and corporate and incentive events to the west coast. As

Welcome back to Western Australia

Western Australia is set to welcome interstate delegates back to its shores, following Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement today that the State’s border will move to a ‘controlled...

An update on Western Australia's business events industry

It is great to see business events in Western Australia are back in action, as we are in the fortunate position of being able to safely meet again. Business Events Perth continues to work on long

Global Eco 2020 Conference live for Western Australia

The Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference (“Global Eco”), the premier event of Ecotourism Australia, will be held 1-3 December 2020 in Margaret River. Now in its 28th year,...

Wander out Yonder with ADAMS new day tours

ADAMS are excited to announce the launch of a suite of fantastic new day tours, aimed at getting locals Wandering Out Yonder in their own backyard. The new tour offerings have been developed to

New incentive experiences for MICE groups on offer at Passel Estate

Passel Estate, a small family owned Margaret River winery with nature conservation at its heart has launched a series of intimate, immersive wine experiences unlike any other found in Western

South Perth brought to life with new tourism precinct

A short stroll from The Peninsula in South Perth, “Mindeerup (Min-dee-rup) is the new gateway to South Perth providing a vibrant and engaging visitor experience with its open spaces featuring

Virtual team building with Human Rhythms

The Go Game is the latest product offering from Perth based team building company Human Rhythms Pty Ltd, giving businesses the opportunity to bring teams together online to drive culture and

Holographic technology to bring Perth events to life

Lux Events are thrilled to bring new holographic illusion technology to the Perth live-event, film, and television industries. This stunning product enables presenters, performers and products to be

Flexibility is the future - live, local and connected

Given that travel and movement in general around the world is proving to be difficult, the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) has used this opportunity to be creative and find other

New Director of Business Development appointed

Business Events Perth has appointed Caitlin Skinner as acting Director Business Development while Becky Riley is on parental leave. Caitlin previously worked for Business Events Perth (formerly known

Business Events Perth welcomes Federal Govt’s $50 million stimulus for business events

Western Australia’s peak body for the state’s business events sector, Business Events Perth, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a $50 million support fund for...

Nation-leading researchers, academics, professionals recognised in 2020 Business Events Perth Aspire

Western Australia‘s innovation and intellectual might has been showcased at the Business Events Perth 2020 Aspire Awards today. From a molecular geneticist investigating motor neurone disease,...

Event Here This Year-Support WA’s Business Events Industry

Business Events Perth has launched a new funding initiative to encourage organisations to host local business events, helping Western Australians safely meet again. Business Events Perth chief

Business Events Perth secures world’s largest marine mammal conference

In a major win for Western Australia, the world’s largest marine mammal conference will converge in Perth in 2023, bringing thousands of marine experts from around the world, injecting $10...

Business Events Perth secures Asia Pacific’s largest agri-tech conference for WA in 2021

Business Events Perth has delivered the successful bid to bring Asia Pacific’s largest agri-tech event - evokeAG - to Western Australia in 2021. Business Events Perth chief executive officer...

2020 Brings a New Beginning for Business Events in Western Australia

A new era is dawning for business events in Perth, Western Australia with the Perth Convention Bureau marking a decade of substantial change in the capital city, by changing its name to Business

New Chief Executive Officer Appointed to Lead Perth Convention Bureau

Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) has entered a new era with the appointment of new CEO Gareth Martin. Mr Martin has worked with the PCB and its membership for 12 years, most recently as Acting CEO

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Aspire Awards

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 ASPIRE AWARDS 14 th June 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) welcomed the Hon. Paul Papalia CSC MLA, Minister for Tourism to present an

Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) Meetings Planners Guide (MPG) 2019-21 Release

Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) is pleased to announce the release of its latest Meeting Planners Guide 2019-2021. The Meeting Planners Guide (MPG) is a comprehensive directory of the venues, products

Organising a Plastic Free Conference For 570 Delegates

What did we use before single-use plastics became ingrained in our everyday lives? Before the 1980s, plastic bags were a rarity in our supermarkets. In 2019, excessive plastic use feels not just

Perth Convention Bureau, Chief Executive Officer Announces Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mr Paul Beeson has announced he is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of the Perth Convention Bureau after more than eight years in the role and eleven years with the