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Trade Events

Upcoming events

Where: Salt Lake City, Minneapolis and Chicago
Timing: 4-10 March 2024

The Business Events Australia USA roadshow will cover three cities to promote Australia’s offering to the corporate/incentive and association business planners community in each destination. 

After the roadshow, there is an opportunity for industry to travel to New York to participate at the Successful Meetings University International (SMU) 2024.

Registration details to follow.

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Where: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Timing: 17-18 April 2024

The Meetings Show Asia Pacific will bring together global meetings professionals over two days.

As the first iteration of this show, Business Events Australia will be attending with the Australian Convention Bureaux.

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Where: Frankfurt, Germany
Timing: 13-16 May 2024

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.

2025 dates is 19 to 22 May 2025.

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Where: Cairns/Gimuy, Queensland
Timing: 8-11 September 2024

Previously known as Dreamtime, Tourism Australia's signature incentive showcase will now be called ‘Australia Next’ to align with Business Events Australia’s bespoke magazine for incentive planners. 

The incentive showcase is 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.

Australia Next will be held in Cairns/Gimuy, Queensland, in partnership with Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. 

More details will be available in early 2024.

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Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA
Timing: 7-10 October 2024

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.

2025 dates are 6-9 October 2025.

Download the IMEX America 2023 infographic

Where: Barcelona, Spain
Timing: 19-21 November 2024

IBTM World - the live show will take place from 19 to 21 November 2024 and will incorporate one-to-one meetings between exhibitors and buyers, as well as a knowledge program, with a range of targeted education sessions. 

To be confirmed if Business Events Australia is attending.

Download the IBTM World 2022 infographic

Where: City TBC, China
Timing: TBC March 2025

The Business Events Australia Greater China Showcase will be held in China in the first quarter of 2025 with Chinese buyers meeting face to face and engaging with Australian sellers via one-on-one appointments.

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Where: Hong Kong
Timing: TBC February-April 2025

IBTM Asia Pacific - future event details to be confirmed.

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Where: Adelaide/Tarntanya, South Australia
Timing: 7 to 10 November 2023

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.

Dreamtime 2023 was held in Adelaide/Tarntanya, South Australia, in partnership with Business Events Adelaide.

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