Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) will celebrate 40 years of bringing the world to Western Australia on Wednesday, 7 November at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Bureau was officially established in September 1972, making Perth one of the first Australian State capitals to form a dedicated convention marketing organisation.
Chief Executive Officer, Paul Beeson, said, “I am proud to lead an organisation that has done so much to promote the State and to bring such an enormous legacy to Western Australia in terms of economic and social benefits.
“The event will not only reflect upon the success of the last 40 years of helping Western Australians bid and secure conferences for the State, we will also use the opportunity to thank our major stakeholders and members for their continuous support.”
Distinguished guests attending the celebration include Premier, the Hon. Colin Barnett; Lord Mayor, the Right Hon. Lisa-M. Scaffidi; the Bureau’s former Chief Executive Officers and Chairmen of the Board.
PCB is a not-for-profit organisation funded mainly by the Western Australian Government through Tourism Western Australia. Funding also comes from the City of Perth and over 200 PCB members who are suppliers to the convention industry, many of whom will be in attendance at Wednesday night’s function.