01-Nov-2011 | In one of his last appearances as Lord Mayor of Hobart Alderman Rob Valentine and Pamela Graham, Chair, Business Events Tasmania signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hobart City Council and Business Events Tasmania, following the AGM on 18 October.Alderman Rob Valentine addressed Business Events Tasmania members;
“The attraction of conferences and business events to Hobart has a significant economic benefit for the City, not just for business event suppliers, but directly and indirectly for the whole community.”
“Both the Council and Business Events Tasmania felt it would be beneficial to formalise the relationship in the form of an MOU in which we can both work together to develop and support business events in the City,” said Alderman Valentine.
Joint marketing opportunities to promote Hobart as a destination will include consideration of how the Council’s Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre can contribute to conference and event bids and the exchange of information, attendance at strategic bids/conferences, and quarterly meetings and an annual meeting between the two organisations.
Business Events Tasmania’s Chairperson, Pamela Graham agreed that the closer ties between each organisation will prove exceptionally beneficial.
“As well as generating direct economic benefits, business events also bring associated social, educational and economic trade benefits and have been an important part of the City for a number of years. This partnership aims to build on this momentum in an increasingly competitive market” Ms Graham said.
“The signing of this MOU marks the importance of this relationship in which we can both work together to develop and support conference and business events in the City,” said Alderman Valentine.