July 16, 2019
By Ashima Jain

Considering the increasing sourcing volumes in the Asia Pacific region, Cvent launched two separate lists this year for Asia and Australia & Oceania. Over the years, Australia has attained a reputation of a popular meeting destination amongst event planners. As a thriving commercial hub, Australia is a country brimming with unique experiences and destinations. Here’s the glimpse of Cvent’s first ever list of Top 10 Meeting Destinations for Australia & Oceania.

Offering world-class MICE infrastructure, Sydney leads the 2019 list of top meeting destinations in Australia and Oceania. The stunning natural landscapes in Sydney that provide a spectacular backdrop to the events and a year-round moderate climate, makes it an ideal choice for planners to organise their international business events. “It’s fantastic that Sydney has received this accolade,” said strategic bidding organisation, BESydney, CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith. “We have an undeniable appetite for innovation, a high degree of professionalism and the infrastructure to support productivity and business – particularly with the Asia Pacific.”

“Combined with our track record, this title as the number one meetings destination in Australia and Oceania will be a boon for the interest, we already receive across our strength sectors such as Professional Services, Technology, and Health and Science. Renowned as a global city on Asia’s doorstep, and boasting a strong and stable economy, Sydney is the ideal destination to conduct meetings with international counterparts.”  

Melbourne took the second spot followed by Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth occupying the third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.

New Zealand contributed two cities to this first ever top 10 list. This shows that the country is fast moving towards becoming a MICE friendly destination for both corporate and business travellers. Auckland secured the sixth spot while Queenstown occupied the eighth spot.

Known for its meeting-friendly services and spacious venues, Adelaide occupied the number seven position. Cairns occupied the ninth position while the tenth position was secured by Nadi, the primary tourism hub on Fiji’s main island.


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Ashima Jain

Ashima started her writing career with a startup magazine where she wrote content for all its digital channels. During her journalism days, she has contributed stories for some of the top media houses. She has over 3 years of experience in communications and public relations where she was heavily invested in writing digital content for technology brands.

When she takes a break from writing, she loves dancing, listening to music and being a globetrotter.

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