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Why Tasmania?

Tasmania is currently winning praise on the world stage for its accessibility, clean air and unspoiled wilderness. Its diverse arts and cultural scene, premium food and beverage industry are receiving accolades across the globe. Tasmania may be a small island but it’s big on produce and experiences.

Business Events Tasmania specialises in catering for small meetings, large conferences (from 10 to 1,100 people) and trade shows that provide a world-class business event experience.

Our two major cities are located close to their respective CBDs, with Hobart and Launceston airports only 15 minutes’ drive from their city centres. This accessibility connects visitors with major conferencing venues, hotels, transport, restaurants and entertainment, all within a short flight of Melbourne and Sydney.

Tasmania’s natural wonders have been given an international spotlight, thanks to its majestic mountain ranges, rivers and coastal tracks, all complimented by an abundance of native wildlife and flora. Lovers of nature and the outdoors flock to our state, sampling our wide range of experiences, from hiking to kayaking, biking to fishing our pristine waterways. Our colonial history and convict past is preserved in the many buildings that dot the landscape, still holding strong the stories that represent our past.

Mona – Paul Redding Photography

The Museum of Old and New Art. Australia’s largest private museum, Mona hosts arguably one of the most acclaimed private collections of modern art and antiquities in the world.

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Conferences

Whether it’s a large conference in the capital or a business event in a regional area, we can help you to produce the right experience for your delegates, connecting you to the accommodation, venue, hospitality and production partners you require.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Paul Redding Photography

Conferences

Incentives

Tasmania is an island of dramatic beauty and world-class outdoor experiences. It’s where you’ll find unspoiled wilderness, farm-fresh produce and award-winning wines. With an ever-growing reputation as a must-see destination on the world map, Tasmania provides enviable, accessible experiences set amongst breathtaking scenery – sure to impress even the most discerning group.

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Incentives

DISCOVER AN ISLAND OF POSSIBILITIES

Osborne Heli Tours

Cradle Mountain Hotel

Gordon River Cruises

Quamby Estate

Josef Chromy Wines

The Sebel

Freycinet Lodge

Saffire

Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures

Glen Albyn Estate

Federation Artisan Chocolates

Roaring 40°s Kayaking

Our regions

North West & West Coast

Tasmania’s North West and West Coast regions are home to some of Australia’s most beautiful natural environments, untouched for centuries and abundant with wildlife and native flora. Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area is on its doorstep and, along with its national parks, provides hiking trails, white water rafting, luxury cruises and food trails, spoiling visitors with captivating views at every turn.

North West & West Coast

Osborne Heli Tours

Cradle Mountain Hotel

Gordon River Cruises

“Tasmania has some of the best photographers and artists in the world and some of the best material to work with. Sitting on the edge of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair region, artists are drawn to the wilderness and we want to work with them to celebrate this and show it and their work to the world.”

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Our regions

Launceston & North

The riverside city of Launceston has a streetscape brimming with elegant colonial and Victorian architecture, interspersed with century-old parks. Its vibrant food and wine scene has recently transformed the city. Launceston’s Seaport precinct is the perfect place to enjoy a stroll along the riverside boardwalk with a variety of cafés, bars and restaurants. Art and design also take a front-row seat in this charismatic city, together with the iconic Cataract Gorge – a natural oasis in the middle of the city.

Launceston & North

Quamby Estate

Josef Chromy Wines

The Sebel

“People don’t just want to attend a conference anymore. They want to experience and interact with people, place and culture.”

– Scott Curran

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Our regions

East Coast

With coastal beaches and landscapes to rival any in the world, the natural beauty of the East Coast can be accessed by one of the best scenic drives in the country.

East Coast

Freycinet Lodge

Saffire

Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures

“Somewhere really special away from the distractions of the bustling city? The head to the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast where the raw natural beauty is sure to re-energise and refresh.”

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Our regions

Hobart & South

Hobart is a world-class destination with captivating history, a picturesque harbour, rugged mountains, gourmet food and wine experiences, and a strong arts and cultural scene – the city has something for everyone. With southern Tasmania’s main attractions in close proximity, visitors can experience the best of this beautiful region even on the shortest of stays.

Hobart & South

Glen Albyn Estate

Federation Artisan Chocolates

Roaring 40°s Kayaking

“We tailor our business to suit the needs of our customers. Our meeting and conference facilities are perfect for a range of group sizes but when we host events, we do them well. ”

– The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel CEO, Alan Nelson

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Key Industries

The Tasmanian Government and Business Events Tasmania are dedicated to supporting business events that will have long lasting benefits to the state. The Tasmanian Business Events Attraction Fund (BEAF) allows Business Events Tasmania to offer financial support at the critical bidding stage, to help secure strategic national and international conferences that align with Tasmania’s key industry sectors.

 

Agriculture in Tasmania

Key Industries

Sustainability

Business Events Tasmania recognises the value of sustainable practices for meeting organisers and delegates and is very supportive of Tasmania’s capacity for delivering sustainable events.

We understand the importance of being a sustainable state that considers its economic, social and ecological footprint as it moves into the future. Our major cities and local councils are committed to finding practical and effective ways to improve energy use throughout the organisation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

There is an increasing public consciousness around the reduction of waste recycling and business events are no exception. Providing a waste conscious service at business events will not only have benefits for the natural environment but can also enhance the profile of your business or event and has the potential to save you money.

We encourage the use of recyclable, refillable and reusable products, support the promotion of your sustainable message and recommend sharing waste management reports to inform future planning. Together we can make a difference in reducing waste and taking responsibility for the future of our environment.

Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet Lodge

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Jul 2020

Sleep Outside the Box

With stunning, modern accommodation options, it is THE place to stay on Tasmania’s east coast.

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Jul 2020

Launceston – The Accessible City

Tasmanians tend to fly under the radar but there is a terrific commitment to quality design and not accepting that because we are regional we can’t create something magnificent.

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Jul 2020

Art on the Wild Side

If you are thinking of taking a group to the region for a conference or meeting, make sure there is time to visit the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. Here you will find a large and eclectic collection of art inspired by the wild landscape that surrounds it – and the wildlife that inhabits it.

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