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Canberra recovery

Canberra: on the road to recovery

With the events industry worldwide adapting to an ever-changing landscape, Canberra is well positioned for meeting planners looking to book inspiring, in-person events that put the safety of their delegates first.

With plentiful open spaces that are congestion-free, Canberra offers highly controllable event environments, advanced contract tracing systems, and ease of delegate movement – all-important attributes to reinstate confidence for meeting planners considering Canberra as their next event destination.

Located between Sydney and Melbourne, the nation’s capital is well situated to become a hybrid hub for gathering groups. Canberra venues are equipped with the latest technology to connect your delegates from in-person events to virtual environments.

Further enhancing connectivity, Canberra Airport has welcomed new airline partners and launched a range of new flight routes, allowing easy access from capital cities and numerous regional hubs.

With a long history of driving innovation, and as home to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN), and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, the ACT is also leading the way with early investment in new COVID-safe technologies. Smart Badge, a contact tracing and social distancing technology first trialled Australia-wide at the National Convention Centre Canberra, is now available free of charge to meeting planners holding an event in Canberra.

Thanks to a leading health response by the ACT Government, Canberra recorded low cases of COVID-19 despite keeping its borders open throughout 2020, placing the nation’s capital in a position to thrive in the years ahead and to see a steady return of conferences, meetings, and events in 2021 and beyond.

We look forward to welcoming you and your delegates back to Canberra!

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