Port to co-host national Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) conference

PICTURESQUE: One Mile Beach in Port Stephens.
PICTURESQUE: One Mile Beach in Port Stephens.

THE Port will co-host a significant national conference in 2015, which is expected to inject $100,000 into the Hunter region's economy.

Altogether Perfect, a campaign launched earlier this year to attract more business events to Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley, hooked the attention of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB), a business events network.

In August 2015, Altogether Perfect, which involves Destination Port Stephens, will host the AACB's staff conference.

The conference will be held at venues in Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley.

It is expected to attract up to 100 delegates from convention bureaus across Australia and inject $100,000 into the economy.

"After our launch this year, the Altogether Perfect team has hit the ground running to draw more high-yield corporate events to Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley," Altogether Perfect spokeswoman Georgia Lazzari said.

"Our combined region offers delegates the appeal of the city, the country and the coast, and we are confident this powerful trifecta will help us win more major conventions for the greater Hunter."

AACB executive director Andrew Hiebl said the Newcastle region would provide wonderful backdrops for the conference.

"The Altogether Perfect collaboration will also show delegates what is possible through regional partnership," he said.

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