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ASM Global’s Renowned Darwin Convention Centre Garners First Place Gold Australian Tourism Award as Best Events Venue on the Continent

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ASMGlobal--ASM Global’s Darwin Convention Centre—the centerpiece of the much-heralded Darwin Waterfront Precinct that is one of Australia’s most popular tourist areas—has been awarded the top honor as that nation’s finest Business Events Venue. Located in the Northern Territory, the centre features panoramic views of Darwin Harbour in a tropical yet modern city setting that is within walking distance of five-star hotels and resorts and some of Australia’s best restaurants.

First established by the federal government in 1985, the Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s most important awards, recognizing and promoting excellence in tourism in the country. The Australian Tourism Industry Council owns and manages the program, which is overseen by Ernst and Young. The auditing firm provides professional and qualified services and acts in an independent capacity to review judging decisions by a 24-person panel that comprises a cross section of tourism-industry experts, selected for their knowledge and experience. A wide and diverse range of thousands of tourism businesses enter their state and territory Tourism Awards, which only 200 become finalists. A full list of winners can be found here.

Harvey Lister, ASM Global chairman and CEO of ASM’s Asia-Pacific region, said, “Despite conditions that disrupted major conventions across Australia, we worked closely with ASM Global facilities management to enable significant refurbishments to the centre. And in periods of reopening, where border and capacity restrictions were enforced, we were able to win the confidence of the local government health department by demonstrating the adoption of VenueShield, ASM Global’s proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also worked with businesses and the community to stage safe and vibrant local events contributing to the early recovery process.”

While many other venues were shuttered in 2021, DCC hosted a record-breaking number of delegates for the 2021 Northern Australia Food Futures Conference in May, the General Practice Training and Education Conference in September and Compass 2021 in November.

Featuring one of the most unique convention center architectural designs on earth, the building was constructed 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 stingray with natural light-filled foyers and harbor views. It is now part of ASM Global’s world’s largest and most diverse network of premier convention and trade show venues for millions of exhibitors and attendees across an extensive worldwide footprint that spans five continents.

Every year, the Darwin Convention Centre—in conjunction with its team of highly trained ASM Global professionals—hosts hundreds of successful business and community events for both Australian and international clients, including 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 some 23,000 square meters of space that includes a 1,200-seat tiered auditorium that can be divided in two, 4,000 square meters of exhibition space that can be divided into three column-free halls, the centre has built a global reputation as a world-class venue. The flexible space can accommodate 225 exhibition booth spaces and features seven concurrent meeting spaces.

As the events industry begins to ramp up with the reopening of international travel in 2022, DCC will host a number of events, including the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Conference in March, the 9th Annual Northern Australia Defence Summit in April, the 2022 Fertilizer Australia Conference in June and the International Foster Care Conference in September. Find a full calendar of upcoming events here.

About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and asmglobal.com for more information.


Danica Tormohlen

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