2013 marks Tourism Australia Business Events’ sixth year of sponsorship of the annual PAICE Expo, to be held at SKYCITY Auckland’s Convention Centre on November 13. PAICE is designed for New Zealand-based professionals who organise offshore conferences, events and incentives.
Tourism Australia’s 30-strong exhibitor line-up will showcase the best of Australia’s diversity in product, experiences and events. Offering world-class business facilities and a favourable climate, Australia is a welcoming and inspiring destination for business events the world over.
Tourism Australia New Zealand General Manager, Jenny Aitken, says: “PAICE is integral to the Business Events industry and offers a compelling platform for Australia as a destination. The opportunity to showcase Australian products reinforces the uniqueness, diversity and quality of product and experiences that Australia offers and is a key reason for our continued sponsorship of this excellent event.”
“The business case for staging a conference or incentive event in Australia is strong. Australia has a distinguished track record of hosting large-scale events and international conventions and is a world-class host.” Jenny cites accessibility, affordability, security and climate as bolstering confidence in Australia as a destination, with its globally-recognised uniqueness serving as a “great bonus”.
Business professionals looking to organise a conference, incentive or other business-related event can choose from a diverse range of experiences, attractions and destinations in every state of Australia. From pristine coastal locations to outdoor retreats and sophisticated world-class cities, Australia is well positioned as the destination of choice.
Featured at PAICE will be the Palmer Coolum Resort, regarded as one of Australia’s finest all-encompassing luxury resort destinations, which includes a championship golf course. The resort offers easy access to both the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports and provides a natural setting with an unsurpassed range of facilities and accommodation options. The resort’s conference and meetings centre can host events for 10 to 1,200 people, with flexible venue options.
Sydney’s newest overwater conference and events centre hotel, the Sebel Pier One, will also be showcased at PAICE. This state-of-the-art facility, with a choice of nine function and meeting rooms, enjoys unrivalled views of the iconic Sydney Harbour. With the latest design in guest rooms and suites, and talented chefs creating inspiring menus, The Sebel Pier One delivers standout event experiences.
With hundreds of sporting events and shows taking place throughout Australia year-round, there are many excellent opportunities to have as highlights for business events and itineraries. Team-building opportunities also abound. Whether it be taking part in beach activities or exploring an ancient tropical rainforest, Australia offers a vast range of experiences to inspire and re-energise.