Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau

The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau promotes the Townsville North Queensland region as the ideal location for hosting business events, conferences, sporting and entertainment events. The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau works closely with members to secure events in the region that will provide visitation and economic benefit.

For event and meeting planners looking to source information and support in the Townsville North Queensland region, the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau is the essential first point of contact, providing a free service in the areas of:

  • Bid preparation

  • Sourcing financial incentive to host the event in Townsville North Queensland through the establishment of the Townsville North Queensland Bid Fund

  • Delegate boosting 

  • Site inspections and familiarisation tours

  • Events support materials

  • Program development for partner programs, pre and post touring or corporate social responsibility

For more information about the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau’s services visit: www.townsvilleconventionbureau.com.au

Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau Activities

Bidding and Sales Leads

During the 2013/2014 financial year the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau secured $2.1 M worth of events business for the Townsville North Queensland region and Townsville Enterprise members. An additional $4M of prospective events are still pending. As event leads and opportunities progress and pitching documents are developed, the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau distributes these opportunities as leads for members to quote and provide proposals.

Business Events Website

The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau maintains the official Business Events website dedicated to promoting the Townsville region as an ideal business events and conferences destination. The website lists member properties including accommodation, conference venues, support services and pre and post touring operators. Visit the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau website.

Townsville North Queensland Bid Fund

Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau, Townsville City Council, Tourism and Events Queensland and a collective of local accommodation and venue operators have contributed to a funding pool to support the attraction of new events into Townsville North Queensland. The Bid Fund is managed by Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau and events which are seeking financial support must meet the strict guidelines and the eligibility criteria. For more information on this activity click here.

Townsville North Queensland Presents

Townsville North Queensland Presents is the region’s key tradeshow and familiarisation opportunity to showcase the opportunities Townsville North Queensland offers for Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs), Event Planners and Tourism Trade. Held in March 2015, this is an opportunity for Townsville Enterprise members to network and engage with industry and, as a result, bring new business and visitation into the region.

Townsville North Queensland Industry Insiders

The Townsville North Queensland Industry Insiders program is a key initiative of the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau to engage professionals and academics in the region who are leaders in their respective industries and areas of specialty. The program aims to bring together influential leaders who are passionate about Townsville North Queensland and are willing to assist in attracting conferences, seminars, corporate meetings and exhibitions to the region.

Get involved and register your interest today.

Townsville Meeting and Event Planner Guide

The Meeting and Event Planner Guide is the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau’s primary piece of marketing collateral. This Planner provides information on Townsville as a business events destination, includes event venues, accommodation, pre and post touring options and social activities. Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau Members are listed in the Planner and have the opportunity to advertise in the publication.

Townsville North Queensland Events Strategy

The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau is working with Townsville City Council, Burdekin Shire Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, Charters Towers Regional Council and Hinchinbrook Shire Council to develop a comprehensive audit and action plan of the Townsville North Queensland events sector. It is envisioned that this action plan will be developed for implementation between 2015 and 2020 and will provide a clear direction moving forward to increase visitation and expenditure from events. It will also produce a strategy to create a balanced events calendar that is aligned to the region's positioning.

Sales Missions

The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau is undertaking regular sales trips to key markets including Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to meet one-on-one with event organisers, associations, promoters and professional conference organisers to pitch bringing their events to Townsville North Queensland. The ultimate goal of these sales missions is to increase awareness of Townsville as an events hosting destination and to convert business for the region.

AIME (Asia Pacific Incentives and Meeting Expo) 2016

The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau and members will be in attendance at the 2016 AIME, Australia’s largest expo for the meetings industry.

Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau

Lisa Budd Gemma Sneyd
Events Acquisition Executive
Phone: +61 7 4726 2753
Fax: +61 7 4726 2700
gemma@tel.com.au

 

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