Today I opened Dialogue, Canberra's newest state of the art meeting space, conference centre and serviced office complex.
Featuring cutting-edge technical equipment, a wide range of meeting spaces and a large video conference facility, Dialogue will provide a much-needed meeting space to building tenants, government agencies and the private sector, and sets a new benchmark for business facilities in the region.
The quality and diversity of work spaces provided at Dialogue reflects the increasingly entrepreneurial and creative direction of our city – and it is sure to become a go-to facility for the growing number of local dynamic businesses which use serviced offices.
Earlier this month I was pleased to announce that the Canberra Convention Bureau achieved its 2012-13 target of generating $41.6 million in confirmed business, delivering 66,400 nights of accommodation room occupancy to the Canberra economy.
The impact that the business events sector has not only on the ACT economy but also the social, academic and educational fabric of our city and on industry development should not be underestimated.
To help Canberra's business events sector continue to grow, quality meeting spaces, serviced offices and conference facilities such as Dialogue are important, and provide a compelling business case for choosing Canberra as a business and conference destination.
Dialogue is located on the ground floor of the new, 5 Star energy rated, multi award winning Fender Katsalidis designed building at 4 National Circuit, Barton.
I congratulate the building's owner, ISPT, on developing this innovative new facility with the needs of the Canberra market in mind.
ISPT is one of Australia's largest unlisted property fund managers. It has a significant investment presence in the ACT, with an existing portfolio of eight buildings.
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Section: Andrew Barr, MLA | Media Releases