Association Expertise

Canberra is the place to be seen, heard and understood. It is the meeting place of the country.

As Australia’s capital, Canberra gives national and international associations access to many areas that can add value to the content of their event and further their business objectives. By holding your event in Canberra, you can take advantage of access to unparalleled influence, knowledge and culture through the federal government, federal government departments, national attractions, world-leading researchers, academics, scientists and innovators in a diverse range of fields. The city is also home to Australia’s National Press Gallery and a collegiate business community.

To help you develop the most relevant, interesting and engaging business event possible, many of Canberra’s influential and internationally respected research organisations, academic and cultural institutions partner with the Canberra Convention Bureau. This partnership is conducted under the banner “THINK CANBERRA” through the Research and Learning Institutes Group.

The Research and Learning Institutes Group (RALIG) seeks to build on Canberra’s worldwide reputation for leading innovation and research. RALIG has specifically come together to assist in bid proposals, add value to business events, and enable event organisers direct access to the latest research projects being conducted in Canberra’s tertiary institutions. Through RALIG, the Bureau ensures you tap into Canberra’s enormous wealth of fascinating guest speakers, exciting and relevant venues and memorable tours.

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