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Canberra prepares to host meeting industry meeting

From November 30 to December 2, 2014, the National Convention Centre will be welcoming Meeting Industry of Australia and New Zealand delegates back to the nation’s capital. Running since 2008, the conference hosts the nation’s leading conference organisers to discuss the nature of meeting and event design, delivery, marketing and management, amongst other hot topics.

This year’s conference will continue the conversations started at the PCO Conference held in Melbourne in 2013. A forum will be created in which the relationships and strong correlation between Australian and New Zealand venues, transport, delegates, convenors, managers, technologies, governments and clients will be assessed.

“The business events industry is ever evolving and is recognised as a key driver of tourism in Australia and New Zealand,” said Stephen Wood, manager of NCC. “Having hosted the conference in 2009, we are thrilled to be welcoming back the decision-makers of the business events industry and sharing with them an evolving Canberra.”

“Since the inaugural PCO conference in 2008, the conference has provided an annual forum for conference organisers in Australia,” said Barry Neame, president of the PCO Association. “Deciding to host the conference in Canberra was a natural choice both for its centrality and ease of access on the east coast, and as a significant destination Canberra has grown far more than any other city in Australia in recent years”.

As the nation’s capital, Canberra is continuously developing its urban environment. The emerging foodie precincts of Braddon, Kingston Foreshore and New Acton add to the 300 restaurants, cafes and bars, providing delegates with a range of experiences. The NCC is located in the heart of Canberra, offering delegates a range of unique and inspiring attractions, food and wine experiences and accommodation options, within walking distance.

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