Fruitful 2018 for Darwin

Several events were hosted at the Darwin Convention Centre in 2018 with people from all over Australia and internationally meeting in Darwin to explore the Top End. The year was quite successful for the city as conference attendees reached high numbers.
The Property Council of Australia held its annual conference in Darwin from 12 to 14 September 2018. It brought together 760 property industry leaders to network and tackle the issues driving property development, investment and growth in Australia and around the world. The annual Rural Medicine Australia (RMA) Conference was held in Darwin from 24 to 27 October 2018. RMA is the peak national event for rural and remote doctors in Australia and internationally, which attracted 775 delegates.

The 46th biennial Ports Australia Conference was recently held at the Darwin Convention Centre as well as the 2018 Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Meeting Place. The event provided inbound tour operators the opportunity to experience the Top End and enjoy some amazing pre and post conference experiences. ‘In 2016 we made the decision to move Meeting Place out of its Sydney base, a location where it had been held for 40 years and we can definitely say the move has proved to be highly successful’, said ATEC Managing Director Peter Shelley said.

Conference organisers are finding Darwin provides the perfect destination for delegates to connect and knowledge share. ‘I think there were a lot of new relationships and networks built out of the Darwin conference, which is one of the main reasons we do the event in the first place’, said Ports Australia’s Communication Director Mike Fairburn. And he continued: ‘I think the success came down to the vibe the centre set—how it allowed delegates to interact with each other and build relationships’.


Photo : Darwin Convention Centre

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