‘Never been a better time’ as Dreamtime 2019 kicks off in Perth

Tourism Australia MD Phillipa Harrison at the launch of Dreamtime 2019.

Perth is being showcased to the global business events sector with Tourism Australia’s signature bi-annual showcase Dreamtime kicking off yesterday.

During the next two days, 120 guests from Greater China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Japan, South Korea, the UK, USA and New Zealand will meet and network with 87 of Australia’s business events industry.

“We know Dreamtime delivers tangible results for Australian industry,” said Penny Lion, executive general manager events at Tourism Australia.

Christine Anu performing at the launch of Dreamtime 2019.

“The 2017 event, held in Brisbane, generated more than 201 business leads worth over $247 million, of which 73 have converted into business worth $50 million.”

Perth was selected to host Dreamtime 2019 thanks to a raft of new hotels, infrastructure, city precincts and increased air access including the non-stop direct flights from London and Tokyo.

Gareth Martin, CEO at Perth Convention Bureau, said Perth has been transformed in recent years with exciting new developments.

“It has never been a better time for Perth to host Dreamtime,” he said. “We’re proud to showcase to international guests our capabilities to deliver incentive events, our strong business events offering, the natural beauty of Perth and its surrounds, and our people who live and breathe the Western Australia ‘can do’ attitude.”