Darwin will host the World Conference on Ecological Restoration in 2023.
The conference is to be staged at the Darwin Convention Centre and is expected to attract between 800-1200 delegates from around the world.
The conference was secured as a result of a partnership between NT Business Events, Tourism and Trade, Darwin Convention Centre and the Society of Ecological Restoration Australia.
“This is a great win for Darwin and Australia, and we’re thrilled to be able to support the conference through Tourism Australia’s Bid Fund Program,” said Phillipa Harrison, managing director of Tourism Australia.
“Business events, such as the 2023 World Conference in Ecological Restoration, are a critical part of Australia’s visitor economy and play a key role in generating tourism activity as well as trade, investment and employment opportunities.”
The Society of Ecological Restoration has members in more than 70 countries and 13 regional chapters worldwide.
“We were delighted to be part of such a successful partnership to bring this prestigious international conference to the Northern Territory in 2023,” said Rebecca McCaig, director of Northern Territory Business Events.
“We’re confident that the NT’s pristine environment, amazing biodiversity, ecological awareness and ancient cultural connections will assist to enhance the conference outcomes in 2023.”