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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

2018 events

Tourism Council WA 2018 training workshops
Tourism Council WA has released its training workshop schedule for the first half of 2018, delivering a range of industry-relevant training across Western Australia. These workshops are regularly updated to ensure they deliver the latest information and insights for your business. Training will take place in Albany, Broome, Exmouth, Geraldton, Kununurra, Margaret River and Perth. For more information or to register, visit the Tourism Council WA website.


January 29-30
Australia Tourism Summit | Los Angeles, USA
Now in its sixth year, the Australia Tourism Summit provides an invaluable opportunity to join fellow industry leaders and experts for a day of enlightening discussions and presentations around this year’s theme of ‘building on the momentum: creating the future of Australian tourism’. Gain insights into building on the momentum of Australian tourism and the travel industry directly affecting North American tourism to Australia.


February 5
Aspire Program Lunch  | Perth
The Perth Convention Bureau Aspire Program lunch is a free educational seminar aimed at helping potential applicants understand the Aspire Program application process and hear from a previous Aspire Award winner.  This event will be held on Monday February 5, 2018, from 12 noon to 2.30pm at the River View Room 5, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Register on the Perth Convention Bureau website. 

February 6-9
Australia Marketplace | Los Angeles, USA
Australia Marketplace will bring together more than 100 buyers from North American travel companies with 100 Australian tourism products for three days of one-on-one appointments and networking opportunities.

February 23
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards | Perth

The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards are the industry’s premier awards program recognising outstanding industry achievement in 25 categories. The event is expected to attract more than 800 people from across the country including Federal and State tourism ministers, CEOs of state and regional tourism bodies and tourism industry leaders.

February 27- March 1
Walkabout Japan | Karuizawa, Japan
Walkabout Japan presents an opportunity for Australian tourism products and services to engage with key Japanese travel agencies.  Buyers will include a mix of 30 wholesale planners, group sales, media sales, FIT sections in major agencies, local travel agencies, OTAs and land operators from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Thirty Australian seller organisations will be selected to represent a balanced and wide cross-section of Australian organisations with products or services potentially attractive to the Japanese market.  


March 7-11
International Tourismus Boerse (ITB) Berlin | Germany
The Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) brings together prominent people from the tourism industry to network, negotiate and do business. In 2017, ITB hosted 10,000 exhibitors and 196,000 visitors of which 120,000 were trade. Overall, more than 185 countries were represented. ITB 2018 is a five-day event, open to trade and consumers. 

March 15
Destination Australia Conference 2018 | Melbourne
Tourism Australia’s fourth annual Destination Australia Conference will be held at The Glasshouse in Melbourne. Well established as the top tourism marketing conference in Australia, it attracts approximately 350 of Australia’s most influential tourism leaders. In 2018 the conference  will feature a top line-up of speakers. 

March 19-21
European Product Workshop | London, UK
Tourism Australia and Tourism New Zealand are joining forces to host the biennial European Product Workshop in London. The event includes a seller briefing and networking dinner as well as two full days of one-on-one appointments, with a day dedicated to both Australia and New Zealand product.


April 15-19 
Australian Tourism Exchange | South Australia
The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) is Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event. It brings together Australia’s tourism industry in a forum to showcase their products directly to tourism wholesalers and retailers from around the world, through a combination of scheduled business appointments and networking events. 


May 15-17
IMEX Frankfurt 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany
IMEX in Frankfurt offers four days dedicated to enhancing your tourism business and knowledge, including three trade show days. Keep up to date with all the latest trends, and enjoy educational programs from visionary thinkers, leading associations and industry groups. IMEX in Frankfurt is an event for business, education and networking.

Last Reviewed: 2017-12-21