The NT Convention Bureau is launching the inaugural Unconventional NT Showcase series in Darwin from 10-13 August this year. The program is the first in a series of mega-familiarisations, with similar events to follow in Uluru in mid-October and Alice Springs in early May next year.
Pre-qualified Business Event planners from the Australian association, corporate and government sectors, as well as trade professionals such as PCOs and incentive organisers are invited to express their interest in participating. A different group of approximately 20 planners will be hosted in each destination.
The Showcases are scheduled to coincide with major events and festivals taking place in the NT. In the case of Darwin, the event will coincide with the exciting Darwin Festival, an 18 day celebration of music, theatre, art, dance, cabaret and more held in the beautiful tropical city as it enjoys its prime dry season weather.
Renowned for pearls and crocodile skin products, Darwin also boasts multi-cultural cuisine, fantastic local markets, cruising and fishing on the expansive harbour, all enhanced by a relaxed and friendly lifestyle.
In addition to viewing venues and infrastructure, including a sampling of the accommodation portfolio offering over 4,200 rooms, Darwin Showcase participants will see what makes Darwin tick. The Showcase program will include an ‘NT Meets the Market’ business session, enabling planners to meet with multiple Darwin suppliers in one-on-one appointments.
Darwin is an energy centre of global significance and other specialty sectors such as tropical and remote health, critical and emergency health care, mining, aquaculture and agribusiness are features of the broader NT industry strength landscape. These sectors not only showcase the famous NT entrepreneurial spirit but also provide access to expert local speakers and a range of unique and interesting off-site technical tour options for Business Events. Where relevant, bespoke technical tours of specific relevance to individual Showcase participants will be arranged to provide added value to the program.
‘Register Here’ to participate in the Darwin Unconventional Showcase in August.