Business Events Australia offers the Australian business events industry opportunities throughout the year to meet and do business with qualified international business events planners and decision-makers.
This includes creating a platform for industry to meet buyers at major trade shows such as IMEX as well as organising events exclusively for the Australian business events industry including the Business Events Australia Greater China Showcase and Dreamtime, our signature incentive showcase for international business events planners and media.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Business Events Australia is offering a series of virtual events to connect Australian industry with international customers.
For more information on these events and how to participate, contact us.
Timing: One hour webinars
Business Events Australia is hosting product webinars focused on several of the Signature Experiences of Australia collectives, for Australian industry to learn more about Australian incentive product for domestic events.
Webinar recordings can be found here.
Timing: 7 October 2020
Business Events Australia is hosting a one hour virtual Australian industry briefing on the New Zealand business events market to share the latest insights and BEA's activity plans for the coming months.
Registrations are now open.
Timing: 7 - 8 October 2020
In place of IMEX America, the new North American Showcase will provide a virtual platform for convention bureaux and industry active in the market to connect informally with planners in the USA, through group meetings over five and a half hours across two days from 7am - 9am AEDT each day.
Registration by invitation is now open.
Timing: 9 - 12 November 2020
The Showcase will be a three-day hybrid event, with Chinese buyers meeting face to face in China and engaging virtually with Australian sellers via one-on-one appointments.
Registrations are now open.
Timing: 8 – 10 December 2020
IBTM World Virtual will take place from 8 – 10 December 2020 and will incorporate one-to-one meetings between exhibitors and buyers, as well as a knowledge programme, with a range of targeted education sessions. Exhibitors and buyers will benefit from IBTM’s bespoke appointment system, matchmaking buyer’s business needs with supplier’s services to conduct efficient meetings.
Registration costs and further details will be available by the end of September 2020.
Timing: 13 - 14 April 2021
A new trade show for 2021, IBTM Asia Pacific 2021 will provide a gateway to the fast-growing Asia Pacific market for meetings, events and incentives.
Registration for IBTM Asia Pacific is currently being reviewed after the cancellation of the 2020 event.
Where: Frankfurt, Germany
Timing: 25 – 27 May 2021
IMEX Frankfurt is a key business events exhibition where international planners from the conference, convention and corporate events industries gather to do business. IMEX gives the Australian business events industry the opportunity to meet influential international buyers responsible for organising corporate meetings, incentive travel programs and association events.
Timing: March - June 2021 TBC
The Business Events Australia Greater China Showcase is Tourism Australia’s signature showcase event for the China business events market. The three-day program provides Australian industry with the opportunity to strengthen relationships with key international business events agents, corporate buyers and media, and helps them gain insights into the China market.
Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA
Timing: 9– 11 November 2021
IMEX America is the USA’s largest meetings industry trade show. It is a global exhibition event for incentive travel, meetings and events that attracts thousands of professionals from the USA and internationally. With more than 3,000 hosted buyers attending, IMEX America provides opportunities for business, networking and education.
Where: TBC Australia
Dreamtime is Tourism Australia’s signature biennial incentive showcase, designed to increase awareness of Australia as an outstanding incentive destination. The event provides the Australian business events industry the opportunity to connect with qualified incentive buyers from around the world, while showcasing Australia’s best incentive experiences and products.