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Business Events

Capitalising on the Business Events sector

The business events are worth $3.4 billion to the Victorian economy. We have a dedicated department – Business Events Geelong – working to ensure Geelong and The Bellarine is maximising our slice of that market.

Business events are the highest yielding sector of the tourism industry. They have a higher average daily spend than leisure visitors. Importantly, many also participate in pre or post touring in the region or return as a leisure visitor at a later date to further explore.

Business Events Geelong focuses on four key strategic areas:

  • Marketing – growing awareness, promoting the services and positioning the region as a place to meet and discover beyond the boardroom.
  • Relationships – with both local industry suppliers and clients bringing business events to the region.
  • Industry Development – maintain good relationships with professional industry bodies and improve service standards of in-region industry.
  • Servicing – provide value-added services to clients hosting events in the region, and provide consistent links between client hosts and local service providers.

Business events have moved well beyond the provision of conference space. Organisers are looking to host memorable and unique events in destinations. We are working to provide links between those organisers and the experiences available in the region.

There are specific opportunities to reach the business events market for team tourism members. The activity schedule includes dedicated corporate publications, digital marketing activities, hosting familiarisation visits in the region and more. If you think your business could be a suitable product for Business Events Geelong to highlight, please get in touch.

3 Steps to Improve Your Sales Approach and Convert Business

Earlier in the week Business Events Geelong welcomed Nicole Bates from Conversion Management, at the first industry development session relating to business events. The training focused on the sales cycle and how to convert business. If you missed out don’t worry, we...

Hall Of Fame for Business Events Geelong

Business Events Geelong was awarded National winner of the Regional Destination Marketing Organisation category at the 2016/2017 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Industry Awards on Tuesday, 2 May 2017. The MEA Industry Awards recognise excellence and best...

Business Events Geelong – Industry Leaders

Business Events Geelong was awarded winner of the Regional Destination Marketing Organisation category at the Victorian 2016 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Industry Awards, held at RACV City Club in Melbourne last night. The MEA Industry Awards recognise...

Pardon the Pun…

When discussing the ins and outs of your venue with potential clients it's important to remember the do’s and don’ts when using grammar. Here are a few tips to help you become a grammar master. 1. It's yes not yeah: Although yeah rolls quickly off the tongue, it's a...

7 tips for hosting a killer site visit

Getting the opportunity to showcase your property first hand to a conference planner is becoming fiercely more competitive. So when the opportunity comes knocking make sure you’re prepared to put your best feet forward. Research, research, research...Take the time to...

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