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