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By Chris Porter
25/08
2017

The 2017/18 Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide is now available. The eleventh edition showcases the width and breadth of what is available in regional Victoria when it comes to conferencing. This years’ Planners Guide is all new, including landscape format with full page inspirational images for maximum impact. Redesigned destination editorial page layouts and redesigned advertisements. […]

By Chris Porter

2017

Business Events Victoria held its Regional Victoria Business Exchange on Thursday 17 August at the Ivy Sunroom in Sydney. Over 70 business events industry and clients came together to learn why regional Victoria is the perfect location to host business events. The successful event, now in its third year, allowed for clients to speak directly […]

By Chris Porter
05/06
2017

On Thursday 26th of May the curtains of the majestic Regent Theatre’s Plaza Ballroom opened to unveil Business Events Victoria’s 2017 Regional Showcase. The event was befitting of the magnificent ballroom, with swinging tunes from Lady Midnight and centrepiece tables over flowing with the best of regional produce. Award winning wines from Rochford Winery and […]

By Chris Porter
28/03
2017

Business event organisers were treated to the best of Gippsland and Phillip Island on Business Events Victoria’s famil to regional Victoria on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March. The group’s first stop was Mercure Warragul which is centrally located in the heart of Warragul. Opening in late 2015 the hotel has injected a fresh energy […]

By Chris Porter
27/02
2017

The collaborative nature of regional Victoria business event operators was once again on show at the annual Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Exhibition (AIME). Business Events Victoria showcased a strong contingent of regional Victorian destinations and operators. Taking advantage of the collaborative approach to exhibit at AIME were: Business Events Geelong, Rochford Yarra Valley, RACV […]

By Chris Porter
09/02
2017

Business Events Victoria (BEV) is pleased to launch its 2017 familiarisation program to showcase Victoria’s beautiful destinations and inspiring venues to event planners. BEV has been running specialised famils for qualified event planners to all parts of regional Victoria since 2014. “The hosted program is designed in partnership with local regional experts to be educational […]

By Chris Porter
25/01
2017

With 2017 now well underway, the BEV calendar of activities for the year is certainly action packed. We have an extensive range of opportunities for BEV members to engage with event planners and we will continue to fly the flag for regional Victoria wherever possible. The year kicks off with the number one business events […]

By Chris Porter
01/12
2016

Business Events Victoria (BEV) has been recognised as leaders in the state’s tourism industry, taking out silver in the Specialised Tourism Services category in the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. BEV Chair Brendan Maher said the award recognised BEV’s commitment to promoting Victoria’s top business event venues and destinations. “This is a fantastic honour that […]

By Chris Porter
15/11
2016

Ballarat is poised to shed its  ‘Old, Cold and Gold’ image to  emerge as ‘Irresistible Ballarat’, as a group of business event organisers discovered on a famil to Ballarat and surrounds on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November. The group was treated to a warm and sunny morning, in a living museum at Sovereign Hill, […]

By Chris Porter
26/10
2016

Business Events Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of its new board of management. At the organisation’s AGM, held on Tuesday 25 October, six positions were up for rotation with the following nominees being successful: Relly Bruce, RACV Cape Schanck Nicole Hill, Ramada Phillip Island Brendan Maher, Albury Entertainment Centre John Huber, Mt Buller […]

By Chris Porter
21/10
2016

Things are definitely coming along with the RACV Cape Schanck redevelopment as this fantastic image taken from a drone shows. Construction is running to schedule, with a planned opening date of mid-2018. Two mock accommodation rooms are currently being built and they will be ready next month for photographs. 2017 will also see “hard hat” […]

By Chris Porter
30/08
2016

Conferencing destinations and venues in Regional Victoria were on show in Sydney last Thursday at the Regional Victoria Showcase held at Doltone House Hyde Park. This second edition in Sydney showcased a bigger contingent with over 20 regional Victorian operators and representation from all over Victoria including Geelong, Phillip Island, the Murray, Yarra Valley, Great […]

By Chris Porter
29/07
2016

Business Events Victoria launched the 10th edition of the Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide last night at an exclusive event held at the RACV City Club, Melbourne. Launched by the Hon. John Eren MP, the annual publication is the ‘go to’ guide for all things business events in regional Victoria. Featuring one of regional Victoria’s newest […]

By Chris Porter
21/07
2016

Business Events Victoria is proud to mark its 20th anniversary in 2016 with an exclusive event on Thursday 28 July. Members and key stakeholders will come together that evening to celebrate the success of the organisation, milestones and achievements and look ahead to an exciting future. Chris Porter, Executive Officer of Business Events Victoria, says […]

By Chris Porter
30/05
2016

Regional Victoria’s best business event destinations and venues were on display Thursday night at Business Events Victoria’s second annual Regional Showcase held at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. Showing healthy signs for the future of regional Victoria, the number of industry and event buyers attending the Showcase reached record numbers, up 21% from the previous […]

By Chris Porter
25/05
2016

Regional Victoria’s best business event destinations and venues will be on show this week when over 170 event buyers from across the country, converge on Melbourne to attend Business Events Victoria’s (BEV) second annual Regional Victorian Showcase. Taking place on Thursday 26 May at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, exhibitors from Geelong and the Bellarine, […]

By Chris Porter
28/04
2016

Finding the perfect regional venue to host your next business event just got a whole lot easier, with Business Events Victoria launching its new website. Tourism Victoria’s 2020 strategy and many regional destination management plans highlight business events as an increasingly important avenue for regions to increase visitation and reduce seasonality. They contribute to increased […]

By Chris Porter

2016

Food, wine, golf, archery and more wine were all on the program during Business Events Victoria’s (BEV) latest buyers famil to the spectacular Yarra Valley. A team of six event buyers (five from Melbourne and one from Sydney) was treated to a taste of what the Yarra Valley region has to offer business event organisers […]

By admin
02/03
2016

Last week the Business Events Victoria team stepped out with a group of members to showcase regional Victoria at AIME – the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Exhibition, a two day event where meetings, events and incentives industry decision makers gather to plan business adventures across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Taking centre stage with […]

By admin
01/02
2016

We know business events are of significant value to regional Victoria injecting an estimated $1.2billion into local economies annually. Business Events Victoria (BEV) has been operating since 1996 which means this year the organisation celebrates 20 years of service to the industry and they have a full calendar to recognise this milestone this year. BEV […]