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Business Events Victoria joins the ranks of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux

November 14, 2014 Association No Comments Email Email

Business Events Victoria (BEV) is proud to announce its ongoing commitment to leadership in the business events industry by becoming members of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB), the peak body for convention bureaux in Australia.

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“Our AACB membership brings BEV in line with the other 14 convention bureaux across the country and we look forward to working closely with Andrew and his team to further the business events industry in regional Victoria and Australia,” said Chris Porter, BEV Executive Officer.

“With the support of the Victorian state government, through the Regional Victoria Business Events Program, BEV has been able to grow its bureau services in recent years, and joining AACB highlights BEV’s vision for quality and reassures clients that they are dealing with a professional bureau,” said Mr Porter.

“I am very happy to welcome Business Events Victoria to the AACB family,” said Andrew Hiebl, AACB Executive Director.  “There has not been a greater time to be involved with AACB and Australia’s leading group of convention bureaux than right now. We recently completed a robust study on the benefits that international business events contribute to the Australian economy. Our advocacy has led to more support at the Federal level and helped raise the industry’s profile – not just for our capital cities but for our regional centres as well.”

Background – who is BEV? 

Business Events Victoria (BEV) is a collective group of conference venues, accommodation providers, tour operators, local councils, regional tourism organisations and service providers.   

BEV’s aim is to market Victoria’s meetings, conference and events industry by working collaboratively to demonstrate the quality and diversity of conference venues, services and settings in regional Victoria. 

Background – who is AACB? 

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux consists of 15 city and regional bureaux, dedicated to marketing their specific region as premier Business Events destinations to intrastate, interstate and international markets. The bureaux also recognise their collective responsibility to promote Australia as a whole. 

Australian Convention Bureaux are dedicated to assisting organisations to host exceptional business events by discussing event objectives and matching needs with the best facilities, venues and entertainment to meet budget parameters.

To arrange media interviews with Chair of Business Events Victoria, Brendan Maher, contact Chris Porter on or 03 8662 5428

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