In pictures: Dreamtime 2019 in Perth showcases Australian incentives

Tourism Australia's bi-annual incentive event highlights massive investment in Western Australia's capital.

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Some 120 international business event planners and media gathered in Perth for a two-day event with guests from across the globe.

The event connected international planners to Australia’s business events industry, starting with a  session at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

"We know Dreamtime delivers tangible results for Australian industry," said Tourism Australia's Penny Lion. "The 2017 event, held in Brisbane, generated more than 200 business leads worth over AUD247 million, of which 73 have converted into business worth AUD50 million."

Perth was chosen to host Dreamtime 2019 on the back of a raft of new hotels, investment in infrastructure, city precincts and increased air access including the non-stop direct flights from London and Tokyo.

Gareth Martin, chief executive officer at Perth Convention Bureau, said Perth has been transformed recently amid a host of new developments.

After the two-day programme in Perth, business event planners and media will spend the next three days undertaking an educational visit in other Australian destinations.

Highlights

  • Dreamtime was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC), with six multifunction exhibition pavilions with the largest space, Riverside Theatre, accommodating up to 2,500 seated guests
  • Exclusive lunch at COMO The Treasury. The hotel boasts 46 guest rooms and was named Australia’s number-one hotel and second in the world rankings by Conde Naste Traveller in 2018
  • Tour of the city with Oh, Hey WA  - rated Perth’s best walking tour on TripAdvisor
  • Site visit at Perth’s high tech 60,000 seat Optus Stadium that opened in January 2018 
  • Pool party, fireworks, live music and synchronised swimming show

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