The managers from Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef enjoyed a short sea-change last week attending the Dreamtime 2019 trade show held in Perth, Western Australia.
The annual international incentive trade event, Dreamtime, was a great success this year with a program featuring one day of B2B appointments with qualified professional incentive organisers, a networking breakfast and evening function, touring day and Gala dinner.
Rosie Douglas, Director of Business Events, and Kylie Brand, Manager of Business Development, attended the full trade show program, meeting with 24 incentive organisers and 12 media to discuss business events opportunities for the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region and expanding global network connections.
Appointments with organisers reinforced that the Great Barrier Reef is still a hot topic of discussion and strong point of interest for incentive groups coming to Australia with Cairns & Port Douglas at the forefront of the market for leisure, reward and educational experiences.
Key points of discussion during appointments with international incentive markets included the vibrance and rejuvenation of the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef area and corporate responsibility opportunities for delegates to get involved in conservation and protection projects.
Adrenaline and story-telling activities closely followed the Great Barrier Reef as a major discussion topic with a great deal of interest around the diversity of activities and experiences available to incentive groups, including immersive rainforest experiences from tree-top gondolas to bungy jumping; cultural journeys from high-tech displays to private walks with Indigenous guides; to adrenaline activities suitable to all types of groups, including white water rafting, hot air ballooning and wildlife encounters.
Other local suppliers that attended Dreamtime and represented the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region on separate stands included Experience Co., Business Events Port Douglas, Quicksilver Group, Crystalbrook Collection, Mossman Gorge Centre (Voyages), Lizard Island (Delaware North) and Managing Australian Destinations.
For more information about incentive offerings or lead and bid support in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, please contact Kylie Brand.