Australia hold a key position among the world's most highly urbanized countries and is notorious for the attractions of its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. Australia is an autonomous country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the sixth-largest country in terms of land and most of the population heavily concentrated along the eastern and south-eastern coasts. Being a confederacy of six states and two territories, it is one of the world's large economies. Australia is a, modern, unique and dynamic nation of approximately 22 million people with an ancient aboriginal history, and an Indo-European cultural background. The coastline of Australia stretches almost 50,000 kilometers and is linked by several beaches. It is more than any other country in the world. With more than 85 per cent Australians living within 50 kilometers of these coastline, make it an integral part of our laid-back lifestyle. Australian conferences will be providing an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in Emerging Technological Innovations in Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Management. In 2018 Meetings International will be hosting few conferences in Australia.
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Australia follows an affluent capitalist economy like the western countries. GDP of Australia stands 12th in the world, however if we, comparing it with the population density Australia’s GDP is 2nd in the world only behind the US. The key contributors of Australia’s GDP are from the service industries, including education, tourism and financial services and it accounts for almost 69%. Moreover, among all the service sectors tourism hold the 1st position in providing highest employment and contributing approximately $75 billion to the economy every year. The mining and agriculture are the primary industries, which account for most of Australia's exports. Iron ore and coal are by far the largest exports items, with wheat, beef and wool lessening in importance. In terms of wages, Australia has a comprehensive social security system, and a minimum wage higher than the United States or the United Kingdom. The purchasing power of the Aussie has been on the upsurge in comparison to the American people. This is just because of the strength of Australian dollar in comparison to UDS. By maintain a politically stable economy, Australia has managed to bring its currency to rank 5th in the world. This gives the flexibility to Aussie economy to offer high yielding interest rates.
Australia’s political stability, sound governance frameworks and transparent regulatory system, buttress its economic flexibility. Ranked in the global top five on the Index of Economic Freedom, Australia’s effective governance offers multinationals with a safe and secure business environment. An emphasis on exporting commodities rather than manufactured goods has underpinned a significant increase in Australia's terms of trade since the start of the 21st century, due to rising commodity prices. The industries which are the pillars of Australian economy are: agricultural, mining, finance, manufacturing, ship building, information and technology, telecommunication, insurance and aviation. As a result of these sectors, Australia holds a leading position in industrial sectors in the world.
Australia stands as a leading education powerhouse in the world. It is known for its excellent academic framework and innovative policy developments. Students across the world are open to choose with 22,000 courses across from 1,100 institutions. Australia possesses eight out of the 100 top universities in the world. Several other countries, those willing to improve their own systems, turn to Australia for useful advice. Australia has become one of the world’s most popular destinations for education, with more than 200,000 international students enrolled in Australian institutions across various education sectors. In Australia, one can have the freedom to choose a path that suits his/her particular goals. There are thousands of courses on offer. Universities are there in all major cities of Australia ranging in size to accommodate 3,000 to 50,000 students. Irrespective of what subject you are studying or for how long you are studying, the laws of Australia promote quality education and ensure protection for international students.
Innovation is a key driver of business competitiveness, economic growth, and improved living standards. The Commonwealth Government of Australia makes a significant investment in research, including science. Total government support for research and innovation is around $9 billion per year. Australia’s research system is highly productive and is generally performing well relative to most EU-15 countries. Australia has an above the OECD average number of researchers for every thousand people in our workforce and Australia’s research workforce is publishing at a rate and quality comparable to the top OECD countries. Australia also enjoys a positive reputation globally as a world-class research destination for researchers and research students in areas of research strength.
Flying is the most desired way to get to Australia, although the flight may be extremely long. Pretty much everyone who travels to Australia gets there by plane. The major airports in Australia are Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, followed by Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin and Cairns. The distances between cities in Australia are pretty large, so flying domestically is a popular and quick option. Australia’s main domestic airline is Qantas and its low budget alternative is called Jetstar. One of their competitors is Virgin Blue, which also covers all of Australia there are various long-distance bus companies; the only national service is Greyhound Australia. Although the buses are pretty cozy and provide smooth ride, it will be a long journey if someone travelling between major cities. Another option is Australia’s rail network, which connects all major cities. However the train is the slowest source of transportation and in fact pretty expensive as well. The upside to the train is that is faster than the bus and also provides a scenic route
The development of Australian science in pre-war era was dependent on the individual achievements of a few famous scientists. Several of the famous Australian scientists went abroad for better facilities, better payoffs and more recognition. Throughout the last two decades, this situation has drastically changed. Appealing rewards have been given to Australian scientists, and research facilities have been greatly improved. What’s more, the great reputation of Australian scientific work is pulling in many foreign Scientifics as well. Some of these stalwarts include Elizabeth Blackburn, Biological researcher who helped discover an enzyme called telomerase. Isobel Bennett, Dorothy Hill, William Lawrence Bragg and William Henry Bragg, Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Graeme Clark, Doctor and researcher who helped develop the Bionic Ear, Ian Clunies Ross etc.,
Tourism in Australia is an important component of the Australian economy. In the financial year 2014/15, tourism represented 3.0% of Australia's GDP contributing $47.5 billion to the national economy. Domestic tourism is a significant part of the tourism industry, representing 73% of the total direct tourism GDP. In calendar year 2015, there were 7.4 million visitor arrivals. Tourism employed 580,800 people in Australia in 2014-15, 5% of the workforce. About 43.7% of persons employed in tourism were part-time. Tourism also contributed 8.0% of Australia's total export earnings in 2010-11.Popular Australian destinations include the coastal cities of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as other high-profile destinations including regional Queensland, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef. Uluru and the Australian outback are other popular locations, as is the Tasmanian wilderness. The unique Australian wildlife is also another significant point of interest in the country's tourism.