Association Expertise

Western Australia has a reputation for a bold entrepreneurial approach to business and it is a progressive State that is recognised as a powerhouse of the nation’s economy. In 2009-10, Western Australia represented 14.4 per cent of the Australian Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and it supplied 35 per cent of Australia's overseas exports in the same year.

Achievements in the areas of resources, mining and energy, agriculture, aquaculture, marine and water, health, science and technology and conservation all pave the way for our destination as a global knowledge hub in many industry sectors.

Recent bid wins include LNG 18 (4,000 delegates in 2016); Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference (2,000 delegates in 2015); and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting (2,000 delegates).

Perth held 18 association meetings in 2010 (ICCA), ranking 103th in the worldwide index and 21st in the Asia Pacific/Middle East region.

A range of free advice, services and information is provided by Perth Convention Bureau for those wishing to bid for a conference or corporate incentive event to come to Western Australia. The Bureau will assist the process of securing an event for WA, including producing professional bid documents, personal letters of invitation from dignitaries, welcome signage, delegate gifts, destination information and imagery, promotional literature and videos, and, possibly, funding.

For assistance with your event or more information about Perth, contact the Perth Convention Bureau at