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VEIC welcomes review of visitor economy to grow Victoria’s events

13 /03/ 2015 Comments are Closed

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The Victoria Events Industry Council (VEIC) has welcomed the Andrews Government’s announced Victorian Visitor Economy Review for the benefit it will bring to the events industry.

“Victoria’s celebrated business, sporting and cultural events are an important part of our state’s $19 billion tourism sector and it is positive that the spotlight is on opportunities to further capitalise on this growth industry,” said VEIC Chief Executive Dianne Smith.

“Victorian businesses throughout our state are keen to collaborate further on events with government and we are confident that this review will highlight innovative opportunities for this.”

Ms Smith’s comments follow the Andrews Government’s announced Victorian Visitor Economy Review, which will study events in Australian and international cities, along with a review of Victoria’s relevant government bodies, to ensure Victoria retains its status as the events capital of Australia.

“Business and government absolutely need to continually work hard to make sure we get the greatest return possible from this thriving and important industry,” said VEIC Chair Peter Jones.

“It is a competitive market and many events, such as this week’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, are highly sought after by competing destinations.”

VEIC-sideboxThe Victoria Events Industry Council (VEIC) is the peak body for Victoria’s events industry, providing one united industry voice.

Major Events contribute $1.8 billion to Victoria’s economy every year, creating jobs and underpinning Melbourne’s status as one of the global sporting capitals and the World’s Most Liveable City.

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february

28feb9:00 am3:00 pm2018 VTIC Visitor Economy Forum & Tourism Australia Industry Briefing9:00 am - 3:00 pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

march

07mar5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - March Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

15mar9:30 am5:30 pmTourism Australia's Destination Australia Conference 20189:30 am - 5:30 pm The Glasshouse

15mar5:45 pm7:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Business After Dark5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Roc's Bar

19mar9:00 am11:00 amDestination Melbourne presents: Tapping into Tourism9:00 am - 11:00 am Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre

21mar10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series: PR for Tourism Businesses - Telling your storiesImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

23mar7:45 am10:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: Grand Prix Breakfast7:45 am - 10:00 am Albert Park

april

04apr5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - April Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

18apr10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Risk Management 101Improving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

may

02may5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - May Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

31may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Melbourne LIVE9:00 am - 5:00 pm Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion

july

30jul(jul 30)8:00 am31(jul 31)3:30 pmVictorian Tourism Conference 2018SAVE THE DATE8:00 am - 3:30 pm (31) RACV Cape Schanck Resort

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