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​​​​​​​​The industry events calendar features upcoming events coordinated by Tourism WA or other organisations, which may be of interest to WA’s tourism industry. It includes trade events, training for tourism operators, workshops, industry briefings, networking opportunities and award night presentations.​

​​Tourism Australia has also developed a nation-wide industry events cale​ndar focusing on trade activities. Visit Tourism Australia’s website to view the calendar.

To list or update your industry event, email

2019 events


February 18-20
Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event | Melbourne, Australia
AIME is the leading trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region.  AIME is when industry decision makers connect, create and do business across the whole Asia Pacific region.

February 25-27
Walkabout Japan | Kofu, Japan
alkabout Japan is the premier trade event for Australian tourism products and services to engage with key Japanese travel companies. An estimated 35 key Japanese buyers will include a mix of wholesale planners, group sales, media sales, FIT sections in major agencies, local travel agencies, OTAs and land operators from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Buyer and seller applications are now open. 


March 1
The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism. A wide and diverse range of tourism businesses enter their state and territory Tourism Awards, with more than 200 becoming a national finalist. Winners from these finalists are announced at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Ceremony.

March 6-10
This event brings together prominent people from the tourism industry to network, negotiate and do business. In 2018, ITB hosted 10,000 exhibitors and 196,000 visitors of which 120,000 were trade. Overall, more than 185 countries were represented. ITB 2019 is a five-day event, open to trade and consumers. Tourism Australia will have an exclusive stand at ITB Berlin and invites the industry to participate as stand partners. 

March 10-12
Routes Asia | Cebu, Phillipines
Routes Asia is the only route development event dedicated to the Asia Pacific region. Attracting senior decision makers from the region's air service development community, Routes Asia provides the perfect platform to expand your connections and discuss route development opportunities. Register your place today and join the region's leading airlines, airports, tourism authorities and industry influencers in Cebu. 

April 8-12
ATE19  | Perth
The Australian Tourism Exchange will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in April, 2019. ATE  is Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, bringing together Australian tourism businesses, and tourism wholesalers and retailers, from around the world through a combination of scheduled business appointments and networking events. It will also give the international travel trade a chance to experience WA first-hand through the extensive familiarisation (famils) program run by Tourism WA.  

May 21-23
IMEX | Frankfurt, Germany
IMEX Frankfurt is a key business events exhibition where international planners from the conference, convention and corporate events industries gather to do business. IMEX gives the Australian business events industry the opportunity to meet influential international buyers responsible for organising corporate meetings, incentive travel programs and association events.

For a full list of 2018 industry events download the industry events calendar.

Last Reviewed: 2019-01-09