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Canberra Convention Bureau has appointed Kimberley Wood as Head of Sales and Kimberley Roberts-Salee as Head of Marketing, in a strategic restructure aiming to streamline operations as the destination focuses on recovery for the Canberra industry.

With support from Business Events Australia, Canberra Convention Bureau delivered in early March Reconnect Canberra, a one-hour immersive and interactive famil to 30 meetings planners and trade media, taking them on a journey through Canberra’s world-class experiences and showcasing its endless possibilities for business events.

The National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) is gearing up for a return to large in-person business events as it welcomes the Australian Information Security Association (AISA)’s 2021 Australian Cyber Conference from 16-18 March.

Smart Badge was developed in Australia as a response to COVID-19 to help reinstate confidence and reduce risk for business events to occur. The technology delivers a practical means for conference delegates to control their personal space, and provides event organisers the ability to rapidly respond to COVID-19 risk.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr confirmed today support for the delivery of new contact tracing and social distancing technology, Smart Badge, to help Canberra attract new business events to the region in the current environment.

Canberra operators are eager to welcome delegates back to the capital. Many have put in place COVID Safe practices and guidelines for their businesses. Find out what our suppliers are doing to keep you and your delegates safe.

To help you help our community, we have developed a list of Canberra Convention Bureau members and will be updating on an ongoing basis to provide the latest information. We encourage you to buy direct from each supplier, to reduce third party fees and help keep their staff employed.

The National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) was home today to the first in-person social distancing technology trial using a smart e-badge developed by events industry experts at Harry The Hirer.

From national institutions to iconic Canberra landscapes and regional vistas, we have you covered with a range of Canberra backgrounds that will make your Zoom audience wish they were in the nation’s capital!

Australia’s peak professional organisation for orthopaedic surgery, the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), is hosting its 79th Annual Scientific Meeting (AOA ASM 2019) in Canberra, at the National Convention Centre Canberra.

Held for the first time in Australia and bringing together delegates and speakers from 20 nations, the 13th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2109) will take place at the National Convention Centre Canberra from 26-29 August 2019.

“Canberra’s modern, stylish and practical facilities, including the purpose-built National Convention Centre Canberra, make it a great location to host Associations Forum’s most significant annual event. Our delegates will also be in close proximity to the Federal Government should they wish to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue advocacy matters” John Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum

Shuffling off its old world view of a one-employer political town, Canberra is morphing into 'the new capital of cool'. Just ask Lonely Planet.

Lonely Planet thinks you should visit Canberra in 2018. The city was announced as a top ten city in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2018.

You know those spam emails you get enticing you to click on a link? More than just plain annoying, these are cyber security attacks that steal information off your computer.

Australia’s capital city, Canberra hosts the largest cyber security conference in the Southern Hemisphere each year.

With these one of a kind dining venues, you can create an event your delegates will remember and share.

June 2017 - Canberra Convention Bureau is pleased to announce that John Russell, Director of Pialligo Estate and Canberra Rex Hotel & Serviced Apartments, has joined the Board, bringing 25 years of business and product development experience.

CIM’s Canberra feature shows there’s more to our city than meets the eye for business events and incentives.

Biz Events Asia - A National Cultural Pride

Micenet April - May: The cat's out of the bag

National professional conference organisers arrive in Canberra today to experience for themselves the cultural and foodie revolution underway in the capital.

Delegates representing 18 organisations from around Australia flew into Canberra last week for Canberra Convention Bureau’s annual familiarisation event ‘Top Secret’.

Canberra’s fashion-forward hotels plus events in one-of-a-kind national monuments

In it's December - January 2017 edition, Executive PA Magazine promotes Canberra.

Business Events Australia have recently updated their Association Fact Sheets for international meeting planners. Each major Australian destination has a separate profile with up to date information on priority industry sectors and key facts.

Canberra Convention Bureau has announced its 2015/2016 annual results which are up 10.1% on last year, winning business worth more than $46 million to the ACT economy. This equates to a 46:1 return on government investment.

Coinciding with the launch of new direct flights to Canberra this week by Singapore Airlines, Tourism Australia is hosting a business events-led Greater China educational visit to Australia’s capital city, in partnership with the Canberra Convention Bureau.

Canberra has laid the groundwork in becoming an events capital

One good thing after the other on our Top Secret Program

International flights opening up Canberra to the lucrative Asia and New Zealand markets.

International flights opens the door to new business events market

Canberra’s Top Secret familiarisation is an annual look at the best the nation’s capital can offer the meetings sector. CIM was in on the secret.

Canberra is set to welcome over 180 international scientists and leading experts representing 34 countries as the International Society of Root Research (ISRR) prepares to hold its global Symposium from 6-9 October, 2015.

Canberra’s Intellectual And Cultural Expertise Secures Major Conferences

Canberra Convention Bureau Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Australia Forum Convention Centre Designed Unveiled

Canberra Convention Bureau Welcomes Decision To Upgrade NCCC

Canberra To Host International Conference on Nanotechnology 2016

This is a great article by Micenet showcasing the 'cool' side of Canberra.

Canberra Convention Bureau Revitalises Board