Canberra Convention Bureau is the peak body responsible for attracting conferences and meetings to the Canberra region. With over 30 years experience, our mission is to promote Canberra as an exceptional business events destination to Australia and the world. With the support of a highly collaborative community, our team secures conferences, meetings, incentives programs and other business events to the region by working with associations, corporate organisations and meeting planners.
The Bureau is a not for profit association funded by ACT Government and industry partners. It's role is to provide expert assistance to clients through every stage of event planning, free of charge.
Our services include:
+61 2 6263 5310
+61 2 6263 5314
Director of Business Development
+61 2 6263 5317
Director of Business Development – Sydney
+61 414 384 498
Business Development Manager
+61 2 6263 5302
+61 2 6263 5304
Membership and Conference Services Manager
+61 2 6263 5303
Market Research Manager
+61 2 6263 5319
Business Development Manager
+61 2 6263 5300
Administration and Office Coordinator
+61 2 6263 5312
Patrick McKenna - General Manager, Hellenic Club of Canberra Ltd
Malcolm Snow - Chief Executive Officer, National Capital Authority
Stephen Wood - Manager, National Convention Centre
Fredrick Arul - General Manager, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Stephen Byron - Managing Director, Canberra Airport
Jeff House - Deputy Director-General, Enterprise Canberra
Jure Domazet - Director, Doma Hotels
Barry Neame - Director, Consec Conference Management
Jane O'Dwyer (proxy) - Director Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, Australian National University
Professor Brian Schmidt - Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University
Nicole Short - General Manager, Hotel Hotel
Rob Stefanic - Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Services at the Parliament of Australia
Dr Mathew Trinca, Director, National Museum of Australia
Allan Williams - Immediate Past Chairman
The ACT Government, through the Economic Development Directorate, works to facilitate business development, investment, sporting, tourism and events, in coordination with industry and the private sector, to increase the economic performance of the ACT.
The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) consists of 16 city and regional bureaux, each dedicated to assisting organisations to host exceptional business events, while also promoting Australia as a destination.
The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is the peak industry body representing Australia’s billion dollar tourism export sector. ATEC represents a wide cross section of businesses and organisations with vital distribution channels in overseas markets. It works to further the issues important to its members to key government and business leaders.
Business Events Australia (BEA) is a Tourism Australia business group dedicated to promoting Australia internationally as a business events destination. An Australian Government organisation, BEA provides information and support to international meeting and incentive planners through tradeshows, in-market activities and site familiarisations to Australia.
The Business Events Council of Australia is the peak industry body for the business events sector. It develops industry positions on issues of common interest, and communicates those views to government and relevant agencies.
Canberra Business Chamber represents the interests of businesses in the Canberra region through advocacy, training and support programs for its members and affiliated organisations. Its primary mission is to serve as a direct link between business and government leaders.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is a global community for the international association meetings industry. Its members represent the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events.
The National Capital Attractions Association is an industry association with a mission to increase visitation to attractions in the Canberra region. It represents the interests of its members to government and other bodies and promotes the region’s attractions through events, marketing activity and in publications.
VisitCanberra leads the ACT and capital region tourism industry to create and implement a range of marketing and development programs that will significantly increase the economic return from domestic and international visitation.