Trade events and famils

Alice Springs Stampede 2015, Northern Territory, Australia

The NTCB facilitates NT representation at trade events specific to the Business Events sector. These trade events provide local operators an opportunity to maximize exposure to the national Business Events market and are held as a way of providing local industry, with an opportunity to:

  • cement your brand within the Business Events market
  • gain competitive advantage within this sector
  • connect with decision makers
  • secure industry relationships and partnerships to position your product; and
  • convert business that will have a direct impact to your bottom-line.

NTCB Hosted Trade Events

ConveNTions Walkabout

ConveNTions Walkabout is an annual roadshow. The 2016 program consisted of four (4) networking and presentation events in key markets where we identified important client bases. The aim of this event is to showcase the NT as a viable, attractive and capable destination for business events and to maximise opportunities for NT operators to connect with potential business leads in a face-to-face environment.

We target professional conference organisers (PCOs), destination management companies (DMCs), event planners, in-house meeting organisers, associations and corporate decision makers in each city. In designing the program, we have considered opportunities for NT operators to conduct their own sales activities before or after the events and thereby maximise your investment. To ensure you are talking to the right people, we have a number of participation options that allow flexibility to attend the events that will reap the most benefit for your organisation.

The dates the team is on the road are 24-27 October 2016:

ConveNTions Walkabout 2016 was held 24-27 October. The 2017 dates for this roadshow is still to be confirmed- please contact a member of the team if you would like to be involved in 2017 - info@ntconventions.com.au 

AIME 2017 

The Asia - Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) 2017 showcases Australian, Asia Pacific and International destinations, products and services for the business events sector. The NT's presence at AIME is based on a major partnership with the Darwin Convention Centre and the Alice Springs Convention Centre. The NTCB extended its platform for 2017 and offered secondary participation to a maximum of 4 industry operators which have been filled for the 2017 trade show. 

If you would like to know how to get involved in AIME 2018 please contact a member of the team - info@ntconventions.com.au

NTCB Hosted Famils

To assist incoming Business Events organisers and prospective clients, who haven’t experienced the NT, we offer a program of familiarisation trips throughout the year to Darwin and Kakadu, Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock).

These programs allow incoming Business Events clients to gain first-hand knowledge about the NT as a destination and provide the opportunity for the local NT business events industry to showcase their products, on the ground, and to a group of qualified buyers.

Each program generally runs for 3.5 days and offers a full schedule of site visits, activities and events, all designed to give a ‘taste’ of what the Territory has to offer for business events and incentive trips. 

Each year, in conjunction with Tourism Australia, we also present a number of other destination familiarisation programs to international markets. Key annual famil opportunities.

Operator Involvement 

Darwin Welcomes Delegates

Darwin Welcomes Delegates

Tourism Top End invites businesses to be a part of the Darwin Welcomes Delegates Program (DWD). By signing up to the program, operators have the opportunity to capitalise on delegates spend when in Darwin for business events. By signing up operators commit to a special, discount or value add for their business that is promoted on the DWD website page that the delegates redeem by showing their privileges card.

For more information please contact Janine Fidock or visit the DWD website.

Alice Welcomes Delegates 

Alice Welcomes Delegates

Tourism Central Australia invites businesses to be a part of the Alice Welcomes Delegates Program (AWD). By signing up to the program, operators have the opportunity to capitalise on delegates spend when in Darwin for business events. By signing up operators commit to a special, discount or value add for their business that is promoted on the AWD website page that the delegates redeem by showing their privileges card.        

For more information please contact the Tourism Central Australia team or visit the AWD website.


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