07-Feb-2012 | I’d like to wish all of our members a happy and prosperous New Year and all the best 2012! The team at Business Events Tasmania have been back into the swing of things since the end of the festive season.There are numerous site inspections, famils and conferences underway. The team is well prepared for our most significant trade show of the year, the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne later this month, and we are pleased to have a number of members joining us there.
Last newsletter I mentioned the Delegate Expenditure and Satisfaction Research Report had been completed by Enterprise Marketing Research Services (EMRS). Business Events Tasmania will be organising presentations to the industry in the near future; in the interim a snapshot of the research is available here.
This month sees the first meeting of the new Working Group to Improve Air Access to Tasmania. This is an opportunity for industry leaders and Government representatives to work together to help build business cases to present to the airlines to ensure that access to the state is not jeopardised through lack of flights, lack of seats and over the top prices. I have been invited by the Minister to partake and this is an important opportunity for Business Events Tasmania to ensure that government, industry and the airlines understand value and economic stimulus that business events bring to the state. I look forward to representing our members on this initiative.
Also, in this edition of the newsletter I have included information on Business Events Tasmania’s budget submission to government. This is following up on an election promise of additional funding for Business Events Tasmania to enable the organisation to compete competitively in an increasingly challenging market place. Please review the State Government Budget Submission and get behind it for the benefit of your business. Very soon we will have a post on our Facebook page (that I urge you to LIKE), and also to contact your local member to support the funding increase for Business Events Tasmania.
Chief Executive Officer