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NT Businesses join forces to bring opportunities to the NT

Date: May 18, 2017

NT Businesses join forces to bring opportunities to the NT image

Enjoying warm tropical weather, friendly hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere, influential Australian event planners will discover our tropical capital city and experiencing the world class Darwin Convention Centre as part of the ‘Meet Darwin 2017’ familiarisation program.

‘Meet Darwin’ is an annual familiarisation program hosted by the Darwin Convention Centre and the Northern Territory Convention Bureau that showcases the unique and impressive strengths of Darwin as a leading Australasian business events destination to key decision makers. Darwin’s close proximity to Asia, its fast growing economy and innovative business environment, along with unique Top End experiences are all featured throughout the four day program.

A large contingent of NT businesses come together to showcase their services and products to the visiting guests and demonstrate the capabilities and unique experiences available in the Top End.

Representing a diverse array of industries including medical, education, science, automotive, information technology, transport, research and property sectors, the national guests are encouraged to discover, experience, learn and savour the delights of Darwin.

“As Darwin is a unique conferencing destination and a capital city that not everyone has previously visited, Meet Darwin is an ideal way to showcase the diversity of experiences available in the Top End of Australia as well as the capabilities of the world class Darwin Convention Centre to national event planners,” said Janet Hamilton, General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre.

“Event planners are immersed in the tropical Darwin experience over 4 days and can see how their national and international delegates, accompanying partners and speakers could benefit from attending a major conference at the Darwin Convention Centre,” said Ms Hamilton.

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss said the Northern Territory Government understands the importance of business events to the NT economy.

“We are proud of our ongoing investment in Darwin's world-class convention centre. It is an essential asset in supporting our tourism industry and the economy. Last year the Centre contributed $33 million in visitor spend, money spent with local NT businesses.

The action packed ‘Meet Darwin 2017’ program included:

For more information about the Darwin Convention Centre, visit

Media Opportunity 
19 May 2017 
When: 11am Friday, 19 May 2017 
Where: Darwin Convention Centre 
Vision: Attending media will have the opportunity to film the guests touring the Darwin Convention Centre or attending the Local Industry Showcase 
Media Contact: if you wish to capture footage and interview the Darwin Convention Centre General Manager or a guest please contact Kate Hopper (Darwin Convention Centre) 0400 764 147

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