Case Studies

“We have an incredible array of primary and secondary vocational and tertiary education institutions in Canberra. The ACT government supports them strongly to collaborate and to be greater than the sum of its parts. They have quite unique national institutions here, which can be venues for conferences, wonderful accommodation options and we have a richness of skills and knowledge here in Canberra that’s quite unlike any other city in Australia.” - Meegan Fitzharris MLA, ACT Minister for Higher Education

When Melbourne based Synchron Group held its NextGen conference in Canberra, the focus was on creating a program of activities that would challenge and entertain an energetic group of advisors and sales executives. The event organiser also wanted to give delegates an opportunity to explore a side of Canberra from a different perspective than a leisure tourist.

Australia’s profile as the ‘hub’ of the newly-emerging field of translational medicine was reinforced when globally recognised leaders in the field, from a variety of disciplines and countries, convened in Canberra in November 2010 for the inaugural International Conference on Translational Medicine.

Canberra confirmed its place a global business events destination when it played host to over 140 international delegates at the International Inorganic-Bonded Fiber Composites Conference (IIBCC) in September 2012.

While we may all be aware of the value of organ transplants in saving lives and improving the quality of life for transplant recipients, we may not be aware of the many clinical, scientific and social issues associated with transplantation.

While humanity was in the past seen as having the potential for unlimited growth, an international meeting at the Australian National University promoted a paradigm shift that highlights that humanity is not about limitless freedom and invincibility, but requires us to think more closely about co-existing with other species that share this planet.

When the Royal Australian Mint hosted the XXVI Mint Directors Conference (MDC) in Canberra in September 2010 it brought together over 350 minting industry representatives from around the world.