New business events expo Convene South East Australia to launch in 2018
Convene South East Australia will showcase venues, accommodation, attractions, destination management and other business events products and services in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
Canberra has been chosen as the host city for the one day business to business expo, both because of its central location giving accessibility for hosted buyers from other parts of Australia and the quality catchment locally of government, association and business meeting and conference managers. It will be held at the Canberra Convention Centre on June 5, 2018.
The event joins “sister shows” Convene Queensland in Brisbane, Convene North in Auckland and Convene South in Christchurch as well as the Pacific Area Incentives and Conferences Expo (PAICE) in Auckland.
Convene manager Allyssa Eastaugh says the recently launched Singapore Airlines service between Wellington and Canberra was another factor making the Australian Captial Territory city a logical choice to host the latest addition to the stable.
“New Zealand is still the largest business events source market for Australia’s eastern seaboard and this Wellington – Canberra flight adds more connectivity between the two countries’ decision makers in the civil and corporate sectors,” she said. “Convene South East Australia is in a prime position to act as a conduit for these New Zealand business events organisers to do business with suppliers in the south eastern States of Australia.”