Welcome to the 26th Association of Australian Convention Bureaux Staff Conference.
I am proud to welcome you to Newcastle for the annual AACB staff conference. It is an honour to host this event in our city and we look forward to an inspiring conference with our industry colleagues, partners and leaders.
I invite you to immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of Newcastle, a visually stunning city bound by a working harbour and glorious surfing beaches. Our understated city is renowned for its laidback culture, world-class festivals and events, and emerging food and wine scene.
The conference venue, Crowne Plaza Newcastle, is perched on the waterfront of Newcastle Harbour. The location gives you the opportunity to explore the coast via Bathers Way, a shared pathway from the inner city suburb of Carrington through to the beachside suburb of Merewether; and the waterfront precinct 'Honeysuckle', where you can enjoy a vast array of restaurants, bars and cafes.
I do hope that you will join us for yet another engaging conference at which we will share industry insights, broaden our knowledge, and network with our industry peers with the backdrop of Newcastle and the greater Hunter region.