Published On: Sat, May 9th, 2015

Events in Tasmania Promise a Great Year

With the world economy in flux, Tasmania is on the winning side. Tasmania’s events industry will be busy, with conferences and meetings finding that Tasmania has a lot to offer. This is expected to result in a record breaking finish to this year, with the 2015-16 year following the same pattern.
An ever increasing number of event organizers are choosing Tassie, with a result of hopeful enthusiasm. According to Business Events Tasmania CEO Stuart Nettlefold, there is “real excitement within the Tasmanian business events industry, and it just keeps growing”. In both the north of the island, and the south, this element of the Tasmanian business picture is looking fantastic.
This spring, the months of September, October and November will bring the opportunity for profit and success to many of Tasmania’s businesses. More of these events are scheduled to take place in Tasmania than any previous season. In the South, Hobart is in focus, and an amazing number of visitors will bring spending money to the region.
Tasmania from space photo/ NASA Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Tasmania from space photo/ NASA Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

These will include the Population Health Congress 2015 (with an expected 1100 participants), the Australian Primary Principals Association Conference 2015 (with 800 expected), the 2015 Society of Economic Geologists International Conference (1000 are expected) and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2015 (with an estimated attendance of 1100). In addition to these large gatherings, many mid-range conferences have been scheduled for Tasmania’s south. And of course, every smaller event that brings in business will be gladly welcomed. Altogether, these gatherings in the south will have a huge impact in Tasmania’s financial success.

And in the north, an excellent year is also expected. Launceston has been gaining notice as a business events destination, This year, Launceston will be holding the Bioenergy Conference (with 300 expected guests), the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases Annual Scientific Meeting Conference (350 participants) and the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology National Conference (coming in at 200 participants). Nothern Tasmania has been on the rise as an ideal location to hold conferences and gatherings.
Nettlefold also states, “The increased interested from around the globe and significant surge in visitor numbers to Tasmania has led to a heightened sense of pride,” Tasmania is becoming noticed. The incredible scenery, of course, adds to the desirability of Tasmania as a business events location.
But Tassie is more than just a pretty place. While perhaps a well-kept secret in the past, more and more event planners are taking note of Tasmania’s offerings. Excellent infrastructure, with increased travel options make Tasmania as convenient as bigger, better known destinations. An ever increasing number of professional and experienced event workers provide event planners with a worry-free experience. And this is only expected to improve as Tasmania becomes used to providing for guests.
A great year is ahead. And every success paves the way for even better years to come.
Guest Author: Archie Ward
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