Darwin will host the 2023 World Aquaculture
Conference - and is hoping the exposure will give its local industry a boost.
The city, in Australia’s Northern
Territory (NT), will welcome more than 1,000 international delegates to the 4-day
conference, supporting the state’s ambition to accelerate the industry.
The NT government wants
to boost agribusiness and aquaculture and grow a $40bn economy by 2030. The Darwin
Aquaculture Centre is being transformed into a centre of excellence in tropical
convention bureau for the region, Northern Territory Business Events, partnered
with Northern Territory Fisheries and the Darwin Convention Centre
to secure the conference.
McCaig, Director of Northern Territory Business Events, said: “The
Northern Territory has established an international reputation for excellence
and innovation across many industry sectors, so we were delighted to be
successful in attracting another conference which is so very relevant to the
Peter Savoff, general
manager of the Darwin Convention Centre, added: “Our world-class facility is
perfectly positioned in northern Australia’s tropical Top End to provide
delegates space to think, connect, and engage with local experts on
best-practice standards in producing safe, sustainable, and high-quality
Tourism Australia is supporting the conference
through its Business Events Bid Fund Program.
Tourism Australia’s managing director,
Phillipa Harrison, said: “Attracting events, like this, is helping to generate
global attention for Australia’s world-class business events offering whilst
also delivering short and long-term benefits to our tourism industry and
economy more broadly.”
AMI editor James
Lancaster is a familiar face in the meetings industry and international
association community. Since joining AMI in 2010, he has gained a reputation
for asking difficult questions and getting lost in convention centres. Proofer, podcaster, and panellist - in his spare time, James likes to walk,
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