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But, what exactly is a Convention Bureau?


Business Events Geelong, Convention Bureau to Greater Geelong & The Bellarine region.

But, what exactly is a Convention Bureau?

We went to the streets of Geelong to see if anyone knew what one was or even what one does… Here’s what they had to say…

So, it’s safe to say not many people know what we actually do. Can we change that?

Convention Bureau Definition::

“An organisation that promotes the development and marketing of a destination to increase visitor numbers by focusing on the meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition markets.”

What exactly does this mean? Well, in simple terms we exist to help people planning business events obtain all the information they need to hold their event in a specific region, in our case Greater Geelong and The Bellarine region.   

Where To Find A Convention Bureau

There are 16 Convention Bureaux scatted across a wide range of destinations in Australia.

So why do we all focus our time on Business Events? Well…  

Business Events Impact

So, you can see how important business events are to a regional town like Geelong, or for that matter the whole of Australia.

We work with a range of organisations like corporate businesses, associations and government departments. Our main goal is to assist event organisers such as executive assistance, internal event planners and professional conference organisers that work in these areas plan their event, our services are completely FREE.

How do we do this? Well, there is a whole range of services we provide. Such as running familiarisation programs. 

Zoo 2


BEGeelong Famil

Looks fun right? Well it is.

We invite event planners to attend a tour of our region for 2 days, showcasing the business event products in Geelong and The Bellarine such as venues, hotels, fun activities and potential dinner locations.

While it is a whole lot of fun, this helps the event planners see what the capabilities our region has when hosting a business event. So when their CEO asks them to plan the next off-site team meeting or yearly conference, they know exactly how Geelong and The Bellarine can service their needs. 

We also offer a whole bunch of support services such as…

What We Offer

Our knowledge of the region's product makes our service a one stop shop for event planners to gain non-bias advice, while helping them find the perfect product for their event objectives.

Our goal is to change perceptions that Geelong and The Bellarine isn’t like this…



Or this...



and Avalon Airport does not look like this...

Old Plane

We actually look more like this...

Library Geelong

Home to award winning infrastructure...

Geelong Waterfront

North facing bays with amazing views and activity opportunities...

Little Creatures

Revived spaces creating community hubs with great vibes and modern experiences...

and easy accessible, non-cluttered airports, with planes from this decade. 

Mitch Getson Photography

So hopefully now when someone asks “do you know what a Convention Bureau does?” your answer won’t be “A conventional oven that you cook cupcakes in”.

Feel free to get in touch with the team at Business Events Geelong if you would like help planning your next event in our incredible region.
03 5244 7119



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