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 November 18, 2012
Darwin Convention Centre Wins Brolga Award For Excellence In Meetings and Business Tourism

 Darwin Convention Centre capped off another remarkable year with a major win, taking out the 2012 Brolga Award for excellence in Meetings and Business Tourism for the third consecutive year.

The announcement was made at the 26th Brolga Awards ceremony and gala dinner held Saturday, November 17 at the Convention Centre, a night that sparkled as the Northern Territory's tourism industry luminaries gathered for the region's premier tourism event.

Malu Barrios, General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre accepted the award on behalf of the team.

"It is great to see the continuing hard work, commitment and excellent results we have achieved recognised in this manner -- we're delighted to receive this prestigious award," she said.

During the 2011/12 financial year, Darwin's "Powerhouse of Ideas" welcomed more than 17,000 people through its doors, contributing close to $60 million to the local economy. The Centre has generated more than $172 million in diversified economic impacts since it opened in 2008.

"The Brolga Awards is an opportunity to showcase the strength and outstanding qualities of Darwin as a business destination, we're proud to be a part of it," Ms Barrios added.

The Brolga Awards acknowledge excellence in tourism in the Northern Territory with outstanding businesses and individuals competing in 29 categories. As the 2012 award winner, Darwin Convention Centre will represent the Territory in the Meetings and Business Tourism category at the National Tourism Awards to be held in Hobart come March next year.