“The launch of our Meeting Planners Guide is much anticipated by our clients and industry, and is all the more timely this year as it launches off the back of Business Events Australia’s ‘Event Here This Year’ campaign, encouraging meeting planners to consider domestic destinations, such as Canberra, to host conferences and events,” says Michael Matthews, CEO at Canberra Convention Bureau.
“Every year, the Meeting Planners Guide features one of our iconic institutions or world-leading research institutes. In 2020, we’re putting the Shine Dome at the forefront. As the home of science in Australia, the heritage-listed Shine Dome is not only a demonstration and champion of Australia’s academic and research strengths and capabilities, but also a cherished landmark on the Canberra landscape and a unique and inspiring conference venue,” adds Matthews.
“As the leader in its field, the Shine Dome is the iconic home of the Australian Academy of Science and brings together Australia’s most distinguished scientists to provide independent and authoritative scientific advice to decision makers,” says Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive at the Australian Academy of Science.
“Given its independence and its national role and reach, it is fitting that the Academy and the Shine Dome are located in Canberra, connecting us to decision makers and the vibrant science sector in the nation’s capital,” concludes Ms Arabia.
Team Canberra will be exhibiting at AIME alongside destination partners National Convention Centre, Canberra, DOMA Hotels, Accor Hotels Canberra, Australian Parliament House, Crowne Plaza Canberra, Iconic Hotels, and QT Canberra.