The Business Events Council of Australia

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) was formed in 1994 as a peak industry body. It provides an umbrella structure for the key industry associations operating in the Australian business events sector.

As the peak industry body for the business events sector we provide a single voice for the industry and liaise with the federal government and relevant agencies on matters common to all sectors of the industry. Our members represent the cross-section of the industry and we work together to build a strong voice for all sectors of the industry.

Australian Government allocates $2m investment in business events research

The Federal Government has confirmed a $2 million allocation to measure the impact and benefit of business events. The project is being rolled out in two phases, with the Government working closely with BECA to roll out “bespoke data collection points including venues, organisers, delegates and exhibitors” across the country. 


Tourism Job Summit

On 30 August 2022, Minister for Trade and Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell led a Tourism Jobs Summit in Canberra ahead of the National Jobs and Skills Summit. The meeting brought together 70 representatives from tourism industry associations, unions, business, academia, Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments. The business events industry was directly represented by Business Events Council of Australia company secretary, Andrew Hiebl, and Harry the Hirer chief executive, Gab Robinson. 

Participants suggested actions to address workforce challenges including supply (domestic and international), improving capability, and elevating the visitor economy as a career of choice. 


BECA Members

Business Events are major drivers of the Australian economy and generate trade, investment, employment, knowledge sharing and also stimulate the visitor economy.

The members of the Business Events Council of Australia are:

New members from the Business Events sectors are welcome. Please contact us.