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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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  • BECA Appoints New Chair

    Ton van Amerongen to Chair Business Events Council of Australia

    The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has announced the appointment of Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Chief Executive Ton van Amerongen as its new Chair.

    The position was confirmed at a BECA Board meeting in Sydney on Friday, which also saw Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre General Manager Bob O’Keeffe made Treasurer. Adelaide Convention Bureau CEO Damien Kitto will retain his position as Deputy Chair.

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  • State of the Industry Report 2011

    Following on from the inaugural State of the Industry Report released in October 2011 the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has released the second annual State of the Business Events industry Report.

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  • BECA is redefining and refocusing.......

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  • There is nothing like Australia for business events

    Tourism Australia has launched a new integrated campaign aimed at corporate meeting and event planners as part of a broader strategy to grow Australia’s high yielding business events sector to as much as A$16 billion by 2020.
    Launched at AIME 2012 in Melbourne, the campaign comes off the back of strong growth in the business events sector.
    The multifaceted and digital campaign, including a new website (, follows in the footsteps of Tourism Australia’s consumer marketing campaign, There’s nothing like Australia, and continued strength in business arrivals to Australia. For the first time Tourism Australia will consistently use the campaign positioning for all business events marketing activity.

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  • BE: Delivering Legacies for Australia


    Business events provide far more than just economic return through visitor spend. The legacies created by the collaboration of those attending business events reaches throughout our country. BECA has spent considerable time developing a booklet demonstrating this value.

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  • October 2011 - BECA Welcomes New Chair

    The Business Events Council of Australia has appointed Jon Hutchison AM as the new independent Chair of the peak industry body effective 10 October 2011.

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  • June 2011 - BECA Welcomes New Executive Manager

    The Business Events Council of Australia has appointed Inge Garofani AMM to the position of Executive Manager of the peak body, effective August 1. 

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  • BECA Summit 2011

    The annual Business Events Summit 2011 was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 20, attended by around fifty leading BE industry practitioners from around Australia.

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  • April 2011 - BECA CEO Steps Down

    APRIL 2010  NEWS RELEASE  RICH STEPS DOWN FROM BECA ROLE - Elizabeth Rich has advised the BECA Board of her intention to retire from her role as Chief Executive on 30 June 2011. 

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  • January 2011 - Pre-Budget Submission


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  • October 2010 - BECA Board

    BECA 2010 AGM Dinner

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