The annual Meet Darwin famil has wrapped giving a select group of conference planners a deeper understanding of why the award-winning Darwin Convention Centre and the Top End of the Northern Territory present such strong appeal for business events.
The four-day program was scheduled with Darwin Convention Centre’s recent rebranding “Space to Think” and the Northern Territory’s “Different in every sense for business events”.
Many of the Meet Darwin participants were from the health sector and represented a diverse range of medical fields.
The Northern Territory is a popular choice for health sector conferences and has relevance to a number of specialisations such as remote and rural health, trauma and emergency response, tropical health, renal treatment and Aboriginal health.
Meet Darwin coincided with the Spine Society Australia 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting being held at the Darwin Convention Centre, showcasing the centre’s capacity to stage a national medical conference and exhibition.
One of the Meet Darwin participants took advantage of their time in the Top End to meet with Royal Darwin Hospital contacts, with a view to ascertaining interest and support for a national conference potentially heading to Darwin.
“Meet Darwin was an awesome experience,” said Anne Romanjuk, event coordinator with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy.
“The organising team has been so knowledgeable and we’ve enjoyed such a wide variety of activities, venues and cuisine. For me, there was the added bonus of meeting with industry contacts at the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre at Royal Darwin Hospital, to gain their insights and perspective and get them on board for technical tours and site visits, with the prospect of our conference coming to Darwin.”
Other highlights included the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Litchfield National Park, the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, cruising on the harbour with Sea Darwin and Crocosaurus Cove.
“We were delighted to once again partner with Darwin Convention Centre on the ‘Meet Darwin’ program,” said Rebecca McCaig, director of NT Business Events.
“We greatly value this partnership and often see how venue and destination appeal can contribute to record attendances at business events held in the NT, especially for the association sector.”