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.
Iconic destination launches pitch for business tourism
The City of Fremantle has partnered with Business Events Perth to launch its latest pitch to attract a share of the lucrative business events and travel market. The campaign, featuring videos with
The World Indigenous Tourism Summit to take place in Perth (Boorloo), Western Australia March 13-16
The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) and Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) have joined together to offer you a unique gathering in the country of the Whadjuk
Pilbara-based events company, Wrapped Creations, to deliver the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony
Wrapped Creations is a proud Aboriginal owned and operated event management company with offices in Perth and Karratha, Western Australia. Wrapped Creations has extensive experience showcasing the
Western Australia to host major international health conference in 2024
In October 2024 Perth will host the 22 nd International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO 24). CHRO 24 returns to Australia after 18 years, strengthening...
PCEC announces Kendra Naidoo, as the new General Manager Venue Operations.
PCEC is pleased to announce Kendra Naidoo, former Director of Corporate and Events Services, as the new General Manager Venue Operations. Working alongside General Manager, Nigel Keen, Kendra is
Western Australia’s research and innovation recognised through the 2022 Aspire Awards
Eleven of Western Australia’s exceptional researchers, academics and professionals have today been announced as the recipients of Business Events Perth’s 2022 Aspire Awards. For the past...
A Business Events Perth update from Gareth.
Kaya, I am currently in Singapore attending MICE Show Asia, co-located with ITB Asia, where I presented as part of an industry panel with senior business event executives from Sapporo, Malaysia,
A Business Events Perth update from Caitlin Skinner.
Over the past 6 months, we’ve been busy representing Western Australia’s extensive meeting capabilities. Globally, the sentiment is positive, with WA sitting front of mind for business...
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 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...