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Mice Asia Net : October 2008
australia be inspired in australia With more than $3.7 billion worth of new infrastructure, australia offers an ideal destination to inspire and reward conference and incentive delegates. In addition to new products tailored to a wide range of premium incentives and unique corporate meetings, Australia will offer competitive, cutting-edge association conferences and conventions supported by the latest technology and groundbreaking ‘green’ architectural design and event delivery. In Australia’s cities and regions, business visitors from Asia have the best of both worlds. Fast-paced urban landscapes with trendy restaurants like Quay in Sydney and MoVida in Melbourne, shopping and world-class accommodation, fresh produce, an exciting range of Australian wines and breathtaking natural experiences right at the door. “The competitive spirit and the potential of the sector is reflected in these record levels of investment, but equally important is the range and quality of new infrastructure,” said Johnny Nee, Tourism A 46 miceAsia.net ustralia’s business events sector is set for a major boost as billions of dollars worth of key infrastructure comes to market over the next year. Australia’s regional general manager for North Asia. “From the conference market to corporate meetings and incentives, Australia is a leading destination for international business events.” World-class conference & exhibition facilities With the opening of Darwin’s new 1500 seat convention centre in June 2008, every major mainland city in Australia now offers world- class conference and exhibition facilities. Located on Darwin Harbour close to the CBD, the $115 million convention centre features highly flexible and adaptive spaces, with 4000 square metres dedicated to exhibitions, a 1500 seat plenary hall and waterfront function rooms. Direct flights from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia now make Darwin’s 25-hectare lifestyle precinct, featuring a range of hotels, al fresco restaurants and shopping, all the more accessible to Asian business travellers. “The convention centre will be a catalyst for new development in