There’s no better time to host your next business event in Australia. With a new Bid Fund ready to help with your event costs, Australia is more competitive than ever. Australia engages, challenges, provokes and transforms. It encourages people to discover new ideas, concepts and ways of looking at the world. Complementing this, Australia has a distinguished track record of hosting large-scale international conventions. First-class convention centres lead the world in service and catering while convention bureaux facilitate access to some of Australia’s greatest minds, who will inspire and challenge your audience. Add to this unique ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences and friendly people, and it’s easy to see why there’s nothing like Australia for business events.
Colombia is a land of extraordinary contrasts. Thanks to its vast culture, geography and history, tourism in Colombia offers unique and authentic travel destinations filled with magical and unforgettable experiences. Colombia is now regarded as one of the emerging countries with the best outlook in the world thanks to the size of its economy, growing industries and strategic location. Three reasons to host your event in Colombia: • Privileged location with excellent connectivity • Excellent customer service • Non-traditional venues
Costa Rica is an excellent alternative for meetings and incentive travel. The country offers a wide variety of tourist attractions, a fresh approach, creativity and professionalism. This consolidated proposal stems from the large number of testimonials and references that reflect the excellent results of events organised and held in our country. Allow us to share some of the most important reasons to consider when choosing your meeting and incentive travel destination, including: accessibility, strategic location, experience, well-being and quality, excellent infrastructure, advanced education, a variety of activities and sustainability. In 2017, Costa Rica rose 10 positions in the ICCA world ranking of meetings tourism, to 53 among 200 countries. Now, with its gaze firmly on the international association market, Costa Rica is increasing its offer with the 2018 opening of the Costa Rica Convention Center.
Malaysia is a compelling business events hub to connect with Asia, strategically positioned between two economic giants - China and India. Backed by its progressive business-friendly and economic policies, the World Bank ranked the country as the 15th most competitive economy in the world for doing business in 2019. The country is also well supported by dedicated convention and exhibition bureaus offering impartial professional services including financial as well as non-financial support to meeting planners and event organisers. A multifaceted nation where English is the lingua franca, complemented with a kaleidoscope of unique experiences - cultural, natural, historical, geographical and gastronomical splendours, Malaysia presents an exceptional, value-for-money destination for staging successful business events.
The island-state of Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea and consists of three islands: main island Malta, Gozo and Comino. With short flight times and various flight connections from most European gateways, travelling to Malta is convenient. The island’s small size also plays to organisers’ advantage as transfer times are kept to a minimum allowing the flexibility for quality programmes. The Mediterranean climate offers endless opportunities for indoor or outdoor events. Malta has also built a strong reputation for staging conferences, summits and large scale events for corporations and international associations. The country’s official languages are Maltese and English - Malta offers good value for time and investment.
Monaco is an obvious business destination: excellent hotel facilities offering 2,400 rooms, with a real tradition of welcome and a modern, eco-certified congress centre, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, which is internationally recognised by the profession. Nestled in the heart of Europe, less than two hours by air from the major cities and situated near the Nice Côte d’Azur international airport, it is easily accessible. Monaco’s assets are not just geographical, but its other advantages are less well known. It is a hard working ‘city-nation’ and a highly diversified economic platform. With a calendar of more than 500 business events, including numerous association congresses, Monaco is strengthening its position as a destination for events. Prices are reasonable in this safe state, the climate is sunny even in winter and the Principality’s image is strong and dynamic.
Let New Zealand take your business event beyond convention. Its unique warm welcome and superb service deliver exceptional events, whether your objective is education or inspiration. Tap into the knowledge of its leading experts and innovators. Choose from a range of world-class venues and accommodation options to suit every taste and budget, with new convention centres opening opportunities for bigger and better events. You are never far from breath-taking landscapes and a wide variety of memorable activities, from the adventurous to the luxurious. Combined with ease of access and targeted organisational support, New Zealand can create your best-ever event programme.
Awe-inspiring landscapes, luxury hotels and spas, boutique hotels, luxury camps, out-of-the-ordinary tours and hospitable people have made the Sultanate of Oman an incredibly popular MICE destination. From dolphin watching in the calm Gulf waters to shopping for bargains in the souk, the range of incentive ideas is endless. Fine hotels with state-of-the-art conference facilities and an increasing number of venues designed to cater for large numbers of delegates are being developed as Oman positions itself to become a leading MICE destination over the coming years.
Strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Qatar combines the attractions of a dynamic and forward-looking modern society with the charms and traditions of its deeply-rooted culture. One of the world’s most prosperous and rapidly developing economies, Qatar has also emerged in recent years as a quickly evolving leisure and business events destination.
Known for its strategic location, Singapore serves as a gateway to Asia, with good access to a regional marketplace from across Southeast Asia, China and India. Event organisers can take advantage of the increasing interest in Asia from the international business community - and attract delegates looking to access and harness the growing opportunities in this region. Singapore is also known for a strong base of quality business events and programmes that complement key economic sectors which underpin Singapore’s economy. As a leading, world-class business city and MICE destination, complemented with iconic infrastructure, multicultural experiences and world-class entertainment, it enables new possibilities for the professional growth of individuals, teams and businesses.
Switzerland is a conference destination with a long tradition and fine reputation. This positive image benefits both conference organisers and participants, who famously find not just a spectacular setting but also professional expertise in all areas. Its central location in Europe with easy access, state-of-the-art public transport system, lowest VAT in Europe, world-class conference centres and great hotel infrastructure are compelling arguments to place a conference in Switzerland. But this small country with its unique diversity also offers plenty of excitement and tremendous variety. Even from the largest Swiss cities you can reach unspoilt nature and spectacular scenery quickly and easily.