BECA News

Articles of industry interest

  • BECA Media Release - Business Events Meets Parliament

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    Business Events leaders and members of the Business Events Council of Australia last week met with parliamentarians at the Business Events Meets Parliament bipartisan Friends of Tourism luncheon held at Parliament House.

    The event was attended by politicians from both sides of politics who engaged with the industry as they pitched the value of business events to Australia and described the competitiveness of the industry.


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  • Business Events Leadership Descends Upon Canberra

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    Leaders of the Business Events industry have visited Canberra to engage with Federal Parliamentarians and senior departmental officials as part of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) Business Events Meets Parliament program, taking place today.

    The event commenced last night with a BECA board dinner with special guest Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.


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  • New update further demonstrates economic contribution to Australia by Business Events Industry


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  • Business Events Revealed as Major Driver of Economic Activity in Landmark Report

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    The first report in a decade on the Australian business events sector confirms that it is a major driver of the Australian economy and has enormous potential for dramatic growth in post-mining boom.

    The report proves the value of the business events industry to Australia’s prosperity. In the last financial year, 37 million people attended more than 412,000 business events held across in Australia, and provided 179,357 jobs.


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  • BECA Welcomes the Expanded Air Services Agreement with China

    On the 23rd January, 2015, the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) welcomed the Australian Government's announcement that it had negotiated an expanded air services agreement with China.


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  • BECA Appoints Matt Hingerty As New Chairman

    The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has announced the appointment of Matt Hingerty as its new independent Chairman.


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  • BECA Board Sets Its Agenda

    A major research project will be the cornerstone of the Business Events Council of Australia’s policy development through 2014/15. 


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  • BECA Chairman Matt Hingerty Urges Industry To Take Part In Major Study Of Business Events Sector

    The independent Chairman of the Business Events Council of Australia, Matt Hingerty, has called on the business events industry to take part in the major study of the sector being undertaken by EY.


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  • Federal Government Scraps the Cap

    The government has just confirmed that it will not proceed with the former administration's proposed cap on tax deductions for work-related self education expenses.


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  • BECA Welcomes Coalition Support of the Industry

    BECA said Coalition plans to include tourism within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio and provide consular support for event bids were good news for the business events sector.


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  • BECA Welcomes Government Consultation

    BECA Welcomes Government Consultation on Self-Education Expense Cap

    Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s open consultation with industry on its decision to cap tax deductions for work-related self-education expenses.

    BECA Executive Manager Inge Garofani said the fact the Government was willing to consult on the matter showed it was responsive to industry feedback.


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  • PRESS RELEASE Cap on Tax Deductions

    Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has labelled the Federal Government’s decision to cap tax deductions for work-related self-education expenses as misguided and called for the move to be reviewed.


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  • BECA Supports AACB Stand on EMDG

    The proposed amendments to the EMDG Bill will have a detrimental effect on business events in Australia by reducing the number of international delegates and hence reducing the export revenue and the indirect benefits business events provides to the Australian economy. As such BECA is supporting the stand AACB are making on the proposed changes.


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  • BECA Chair addresses industry at AIME

    Ton van Amerongen, Chair of BECA and CEO of the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre addressed the TTF Business Events Forum Breakfast at AIME. Ton discussed the need for education of government and the wider community on the value of business events and he overviewed the business events policy agenda developed by BECA.


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  • BECA December Circular


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