Darwin Convention Centre is geared up for an event-packed Conference Season with over 9,000 delegates expected to converge on Darwin from July to November this year.
Scientists, researchers and academics in fields as diverse as higher education, fish biology, head and neck oncology, rural surgery, paediatric endocrine, vocational learning, and medicines management, as well as movers and shakers of high profile brands like the Flight Centre, Bendigo Bank and Tupperware are all convening at the DCC in what promises to be one of the Centre’s busiest conference seasons since opening in 2008.
The business events will contribute significant economic activity to the city and the Territory, estimated at over $33 million. Delegate spending will largely go to businesses in and around Darwin for accommodation, dining out, transport, entertainment, shopping, cultural experiences and tourist attractions.
“We are pleased to host an incredible array of events, all of which feature innovative and vitally important research and discussions,” said DCC General Manager Janet Hamilton.
“Darwin provides the perfect setting – diverse cultures, openness to innovation, and panoramic harbour views ideal for those contemplating the future focus of their organisations,” she added.
Topping the list in terms of delegate numbers is the 40th Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) National Conference to be held 11-14 September. Expecting to draw 950 attendees, the conference will see pharmacists and pharmacy technicians come together in Darwin to unlock strategies required to make a real difference in medicines management.
Bendigo Bank’s 2014 Community Bank National Conference on 8-10 September is anticipating 900 delegates to participate in exploring the direction and future focus of the Community Bank model for the coming years.
Tupperware’s Dreamtime 2014 Manager Conference to be held 30 August-2 September will host the company’s top 600 sales performers from around Australia to celebrate as well as build on their successes. The 8th Biennial Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES) being held jointly with the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) on 29 Oct-1 Nov will attract an estimated 400 delegates given an impressive line-up of plenary and symposia speakers from the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the USA.