Business Events Victoria (BEV) is a membership-based organisation that has been operating since 1996. It operates as a collective group of conference venues, accommodation providers,  local councils, regional tourism organisations and service providers who have identified the need for a coordinated and cooperative industry approach to the marketing and promotion of business events for regional Victoria.

BEV’s aim is to grow regional Victoria’s share of the meetings, conference and events market by working collaboratively to demonstrate the quality and diversity of conference venues, services and settings in regional Victoria.

Membership of BEV is vital for the group is to be successful in their endeavours.

Regardless of the size of your business, this is your opportunity to join operators and stakeholders to make regional Victoria the number one choice for conference organisers Australia wide. If you believe in the merits of a statewide body to represent and grow the regional Victoria conference market join today.

Member Benefits – $995

Business Exposure and marketing

  • Website business listing (standard)
  • Business referrals via web listing, direct contact and BEV marketing
  • Eligibility to participate in the annual famil programs
  • Eligibility to purchase an added web listing for an experience (Venue only)
  • Exposure through BEV collective marketing on social media
  • Search engine marketing driving traffic to BEV site listings
  • Broader profiling in BEV eDMs with their partners
  • Direct marketing to prospective new clients via BEV proactive outreach
  • B2B Marketing on members behalf to key decision makers
  • Exposure to clients via BEV partnership with the Professional Conference Organisers Association (8000 PCAs) and Melbourne EA Group  (1250 +)
  • Offers from partners at discounted rates etc

Client Access and networking with key decision makers

  • Access to BEVs’ client database via facilitation and enquiries
  • Representation in BEV client newsletter
  • Direct client access via participation in famils and/or showcases
  • Networking opportunities via trade events

Industry Development

  • Access to BEV specialist team
  • Industry development programs
  • Access to business events tools and templates
  • Discounts on training programs (2023 onwards)
  • Invitation to networking events (eg: annual regional member lunch)

Peak body representation and participation

  • Representation by the peak industry body
  • Participation in shaping and improving the sector via member surveys
  • Monthly BEV newsletters
  • Regular BEV communications and news
  • Member rates for selected VTIC events
  • Advocacy on behalf of business events industry
  •  Support toward urging sector investment and grants from State Government
  • BEV representation of members at key industry events
  • Opportunity to be elected to the board
  • Opportunity to attend BEV Board meetings as an observer
  • Opportunity to attend and vote at BEV’s AGM

To become a member, contact BEV on 03 7035 5720 or email

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