paranaple convention centre

Bidding Partner Overview: 

Business events play a crucial role in growing Tasmania’s key sectors.  Hosting a conference offers a number of opportunities to the host organisation and individual involved, but they are often discouraged by the time and effort that is needed to host a conference whilst maintaining ‘day jobs’.   

To remove those barriers, Business Events Tasmania is creating a small pool of professional conference organisers, specializing in the international conference market, that can be on hand to assist conference hosts when needed. 

As well as assisting on rotation at the initial bid stage including budget development, you will be promoted as PCO partners to support conference hosts in organising their event.  

Although we can’t guarantee it, the support you provide at the bidding stage will put you in prime place to secure the contract to organise the conference if the bid is successful.  

Bidding partners opportunities will be offered to successful PCOs on a rotational basis. If, at the time you’re not able to support a specific bid, that’s ok- we will move onto whoever is next in line. 

Whilst pre-existing relationships will be respected, if a client doesn’t have a pre-assigned PCO, then the rotational process will be followed. 

The number of successful businesses is limited and meeting the requirements below does not guarantee inclusion. Only successful providers will be notified.  

Successful businesses must: 

  • Be a paying member of BET – minimum BE Classic level. 
  • Be willing to support relevant events in the initial bidding stage free of charge. 
  • Have prior experience in bidding for and hosting international business events. 
  • On one page, provide us with details on your business specifically around your experience in bidding for, and organising international conferences.

For more information or to submit a written expression of interest: 

Contact BET’s Manager – Stakeholder Engagement, Krystal James, 0418 310 482,  

Expressions of interest due by close of business 18 March 2022.