Come for the conference and stay for the experience.  That is the simple message of Business Events Tasmania’s new Planners Guide.

Tasmania is being recognized worldwide for its ever-impressive mix of cutting-edge art and culture, sensational food and drink, friendly faces and wild, beautiful landscapes.

With its walkable cities, event planners are continually drawn to Tasmania as a reliable and enjoyable business event destination.

“Delegates love Tasmania,” said Business Events Tasmania CEO Stuart Nettlefold.

“The destination has a high appeal which often leads to record attendance.  Our delegate research tells us that Tasmania delivers on that promise.

“96% of delegates say they would recommend Tasmania to friends and colleagues as a place to visit and 63% say they plan to return within the next three years.

“Their satisfaction with the event experience is also very high with 91% telling us they were totally satisfied with the friendliness of the Tasmanian people; 88% with the standard of service; 87% with the food and wine; 87% with the business event organisation; 85% with the business event facilities and 84% with the state’s restaurants.

High delegate attendance and satisfaction will appeal to association committees while corporate clients will have access to experiences with a true wow factor.

“Event planners will also be happy because Business Events Tasmania is committed to making their job easier.  The free, professional service and expert advice provided by our friendly team will ensure that their event planning runs smoothly.

“Our Planners Guide is a comprehensive resource showcasing the products and services available to business events within Tasmania.  It provides an overview of the regions where events can be held and the resources available to help plan the event.

“We encourage event planners to use the guide to find inspiration and learn about the amazing products available throughout Tasmania and then to call us at Business Events Tasmania to tailor a proposal specifically to their event.

“Using BET’s free service to prepare a proposal ensures that event planners are accessing the newest products and services and the best rates from suppliers.  There may also be opportunities to create a site visit or tour specifically to the needs of the event.” Said Nettlefold.

The 2018-19 Planners Guide for Tasmania can be downloaded or viewed online through the Business Events Tasmania website