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ADAPTING: Nigel Keen says growth has been steady in the conference market, with news of additional hotels having a positive impact. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Venues to grow and diversify appeal - SPECIAL REPORT

With the convention market in Perth showing no signs of slowing, the focus has turned to the city’s largest venues and their capacity to attract major national and international events.

The shift from construction to production hasn’t slowed the mining sector’s preference for Perth as a conference destination, with major events taking up the entire space at Perth’s largest venue last year.

Across the city, the focus for those venues bidding for events has turned to quality over quantity, with the Perth Convention Bureau targeting high-yield delegates in order to reduce its reliance on bids for major conventions.

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Banquet capacity

1st↑Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre3,630
2nd-Perth Arena2,000
3rd↑Crown Perth1,560
4th↓HBF Stadium1,500
5th↑Mustard Catering at Perth Zoo1,500
51 convention centres ranked by total banquet capacity

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