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By Adeline Keh
25/11
2019

Century Inn Traralgon was the venue chosen by Lundbeck Australia to set up and run a video medical conference earlier this year in April. The pharmaceutical company held a medical conference in Sydney, which was live-streamed to 10 location across Australia, including Traralgon. This conference reflects an emerging trend in conferences and technological advances are […]

By Adeline Keh
22/11
2019

The spotlight shone on West Gippsland and Phillip Island at a recent business events familiarisation held on 17th and 18th October. Business Events Victoria (BEV), in collaboration with Destination Gippsland and Business Events Phillip Island curated venue and experience highlights that showcased the best of these two regions. Six (6) event planners from a broad […]

By Adeline Keh
11/10
2019

Business Events Victoria (BEV) welcomed a group of business events planners to the Grampians region at the start of spring on 5th and 6th September. In collaboration with Greater Hamilton, Grampians Tourism and Ararat Rural City, BEV hosted the group across the region to a versatile range of exhibition and conference venue offerings as well […]

By Adeline Keh

2019

Sun Country on the Murray and Business Events Victoria welcomed business event planners to the region for a two-day familiarisation that showcased a region known for its warm climate, fresh produce, natural attractions and championship golf courses. In collaboration with Cobram Barooga Golf Club and Moira Shire, the famil  took place on 28 and 29 […]

By Chris Porter
31/05
2019

Business Events Victoria’s 2019 Regional Victoria Showcase was held at the RACV City Club Melbourne on Wednesday 29th May. The 2019 Showcase, themed ‘Experience Anew’, was the largest congregation to-date of regional business event products in one spot, with 44 exhibitors from all over the state showcasing their unique slice of Victorian experiences. Mr Chris […]

By Adeline Keh
07/02
2019

If you’re on the hunt in 2019 for an event venue with a difference in a fresh location, consider Lardner Park in West Gippsland, located just over an hour from Melbourne and the gateway in east Victoria to pristine coastlines, rolling hills, lakes, uncrowded beaches, and adventure-filled wilderness. Lardner Park is one of the largest […]

By Chris Porter
30/01
2019

Business Events Victoria (BEV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Day as its new Chairperson. Mark, Convention Bureau Manager for Business Events Geelong, brings over 15 years experience in the business events and tourism industry and has represented Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine on its Board for the past three years “This […]

By Adeline Keh
13/12
2018

Business Events Victoria topped off the year and organised its final instalment of the popular familiarisation program to the Mornington Peninsula for a group of six business event buyers in November. With the first stop at Melbourne Cable Park, the group got off to an energetic morning with a ropes course at this brand new […]

By Adeline Keh
12/12
2018

Gumbuya World was the venue of choice for Ausnet Services’ family fun day for employees and their families in November. Hosting over 1,500 participants, Gumbuya World provided Ausnet Services use of its park for the day including a dedicated entertainment/events area, wildlife adventures, exhilarating rides and attractions. The redeveloped Tynong park set on 45 acres of […]

By Chris Porter
14/11
2018

Business Events Victoria (BEV) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan articulates a clear vision for the organisation. It provides members and partners opportunities for collaboration, points of engagement with BEV and sets a road map for its future. BEV has a long history of representing the business […]

By Chris Porter
30/08
2018

A glittering city waterfront and a backyard brimming with seaside ambience and gourmet thrills. The Pier Geelong was the proud venue hosting the glamorous Deakin University Business Excellence Awards in July. Coordinated by the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, the awards program acknowledges business achievement and excellence and is considered one of the most prestigious and rigorous awards […]

By Chris Porter
27/06
2018

Business event organisers were treated to some gastronomic delights as they toured the premiere business event venues in the magnificent Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. The two day famil program commenced an easy one hour drive from Melbourne at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, where participants left the cityscape behind and took in the crisp mountain air. […]

By Chris Porter
31/05
2018

The Business Events Victoria Regional Showcase was held on Wednesday 23 May at RACV City Club. Themed Beyond the Skyline, the event shone a spotlight on the diverse offerings available in regional Victoria and provided an opportunity for Melbourne clients to find out ‘all there is to know’ when it comes to conferencing in regional […]

By Chris Porter
30/04
2018

Once so often, a business event so unique comes around and finds its perfect host in a natural regional Victorian setting. The national symposium’s search, which began in May 2016, culminated in Eildon being chosen as the location and Holmesglen at Eildon hosting the three-day symposium in December 2017. The 650-delegate conference’s key selection criteria […]

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 […]