New funding from the ACT Government and the Australian National University (ANU) has resulted in Dr Pam Faulks joining the Canberra Convention Bureau’s THINK CANBERRA team.
THINK CANBERRA is an initiative of the Canberra Convention Bureau’s Research and Learning Institute Group (RALIG), established to encourage more high level and academic conferences to the city.
The Bureau has already secured a number of important national and international events through the RALIG’s THINK CANBERRA strategy including:
- Asia Pacific Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC), 9-15 July 2011
- FutureGov Congress, 12-14 September 2011
- International Inorganic Bonded Cement Composites (IIBCC) Conference, 10-14 September 2012 X11
- International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, 2014
To support this important marketing strategy the Bureau is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Pam Faulks to the position of THINK CANBERRA Director.
“I believe Canberra knowledge assets are still not fully understood by conference organisers and I am looking forward to finding the conferences that will showcase what we do best in areas such as education, arts and culture, health and medical and information technology” Pam said.
“The locals know Canberra is a great city and more and more conference delegates are figuring it out too. Recent research has highlighted that 40% of international delegates and 70% of Australian delegates attending conferences in Canberra intend to return within the next 5 years, and that is good news particularly as about 25% of delegates are visiting Canberra for the first time”.
Pam has a PhD in Management, holds a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, a Masters in Tourism Management, a Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and a Graduate Diploma in Education.
Pam’s most recent employment is as Manager of the ACT Exporters’ Network at Canberra Business Council. She has also worked for the Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism; the University of Canberra as lecturer and researcher; and at Government House as researcher and summary writer.
Pam joins Lyn Eiszele, THINK CANBERRA Manager, who will continue to oversee the RALIG activities.