Darwin Convention Centre wins Gold at the Australian Tourism Awards for Best Business Event Venue in Australia
The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s most important awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism. First established by the federal government in 1985, they are owned and managed by Australian Awards Inc., on behalf of the tourism industry. A wide and diverse range of thousands of tourism businesses enter their state and territory Tourism Awards, and only 200 become finalists.
Darwin Convention Centre is a refreshingly unique Australian destination for business & leisure. The world class facility offers dynamic events and experience that surpass all expectations, which was highlighted after it won GOLD in the category for Business Event Venues at the 2021 Australian Tourism Awards.
Situated within the much-heralded Darwin Waterfront Precinct – one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions located in the Top End – every year, the Centre attracts 1,200 delegate conferences, high profile business summits, interactive public and trade exhibitions, awards ceremonies and gala dinners, themed outdoor cocktail functions, concerts by touring performing artists, and fashion shows with its adaptable meeting spaces, harbour views, and tropical waterfront location.
The Australian Tourism Awards highlighted the achievements of tourism businesses throughout the COVID pandemic and the resilience of the tourism industry over the past two years and are the tourism industry’s most important awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism. First established by the federal government in 1985, they are owned and managed by Australian Awards Inc., on behalf of the tourism industry. A wide and diverse range of thousands of tourism businesses enter their state and territory Tourism Awards, and only 200 become finalists.
Peter Savoff, General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre expressed his delight in accepting the award at the ceremony held on 18 March at the Sunshine Coast. “It’s an incredible honour to represent the Northern Territory on the national stage as Best Business Event Venue in Australia.
“This win continues to strengthen the Centre’s professional reputation and place the Darwin Convention Centre, and Darwin on the map as a competitive destination for Business Events on a national and international level – which is now more important than ever as the events industry across Australia begins to rebuild from the COVID pandemic.”
The Darwin Convention Centre is managed by global venue management specialist ASM Global and the Centre is part of the world’s largest network of premier convention and trade show venues for millions of exhibitors and attendees across an extensive worldwide footprint that spans five continents.
Featuring a unique architectural design, the building was designed in 2008 to celebrate the exotic and unique differences that the tropical climate, history, culture and proximity to Asia have “carved into the fabric and life of Darwin.”
The resulting award-winning design features an outer facade resembling a sting-ray with natural light-filled foyers and stunning panoramic views of Darwin Harbour.
With some 23,000 sqm of space that includes a 1200-seat tiered auditorium (which divides into), 4000 sqm of exhibition halls, (which can divide into three), 225 exhibition booth spaces and seven concurrent meeting spaces, the Centre has built a global reputation as a world-class venue.