April 13 2021

By Bronwen Largier

Australia’s business events industry continues to see positive signs of recovery with Melbourne expecting to welcome over 5,000 delegates for Australian Dental Exhibition (ADX) from May 6-8 and Darwin securing the International Foster Carer Organisation Conference for June 2022.

ADX 2021 is slated to generate $16.2 million for Victoria’s economy.

“National events of this calibre deliver a strong proof point that business events in Melbourne are indeed back in action,” says Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO, Julia Swanson. “Hosting the ADX 2021 allows us to showcase the very best that Victoria has to offer visitors from across the country and give a much need boost in confidence right across the Victorian business events supply chain.”

Australian Dental Industry Association CEO Kym De Britt said the organisation was “incredibly excited” to be delivering the event in Melbourne this year.

“Getting to this point underscores the terrific support received from MCB when starting to plan the event,” said De Britt.

The International Foster Care Organisation Conference was secured for Darwin in collaboration with the Foster and Kinship Carers Association of the Northern Territory, with support from Northern Territory Business Events and Tourism Australia’s Business Events Australia Bid Fund. The event will see 600 delegates convene at Darwin Convention Centre.

“Participating in a conference like this is a unique space to meet like-minded people but also people with different experiences and contributions to the child protection and welfare systems. Voices of experience and voices of professionals from different parts of the country and the world come together with a common interest on the rights of children and families,” said International Foster Care Organisation President, Lacy Dicharry.

“To have such an important collective such as the International Foster Carers Organisation show trust in Darwin’s ability to deliver a safe and exciting program is evidence that we are well on the road to recovery,” said Northern Territory’s Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Natasha Fyles.

Darwin based AA&P Events has been confirmed as the PCO for the event.

Top image: The closing ceremony of a previous International Foster Care Organisation Conference. The last international conference for the organisation was held in 2017.