When you head to an event like the Business Excellence Forum, you know you’re going to get the best in speakers, networking and the venue is going to be top-notch… and this year the BEF will take place in some amazing cities. This month we will talk about the locations for the first two events of 2014, the Americas and Asia/Pacific Business Excellence Forums.
The Americas BEF will happen in New Orleans, January 30- Febraury 1. We’ve already talked about the great speakers like Marshall Goldsmith who will be there, but what about New Orleans itself?
Of course, if you’re looking for a good time, you can’t beat Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, but there is so much more to New Orleans that you won’t want to miss. New Orleans is known for the quintessential American art form, Jazz and there are myriad places to see it live, including Preservation Hall, in the French Quarter, was established in 1961 to preserve the art form. New Orleans also is well known for its food. From gumbo to beignets, New Orleans is an experience any foodie can’t miss. Café du Monde is well known for its beignets and you should definitely check out this iconic restaurant while you’re in town
New Orleans is one of the great destinations in the United States. It has a feel and personality unlike any other American city. It has great food, amazing music and culture. If you’ve never been to this unique locale, or if you just want to go back again, the BEF is your perfect excuse.
While New Orleans is an amazing city, it has nothing on the Gold Coast in Australia, the location of this year Asia/Pacific BEF, when it comes to things to see and do. The Gold Coast was named because of it’s beautiful location and has been an attraction for people vacationing through Asia and the Pacific since the late 1920s and has been the foremost vacation destination since the 1940s.
The Gold Coast is famous for its beautiful beaches, amusement parks, incredible seafood restaurants and surfing. Simply put, it’s a lot of fun and the weather promises to be warm and sunny when we are there for the Business Excellence Forum and Awards.
Tourism is Gold Coast City’s main industry, which means there is an awful lot to do while you are there, in addition to the schedule of BEF events. Tourist attractions include surf beaches, and theme parks including, Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet’n'Wild Water World, Warner Bros. Movie World, WhiteWater World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, David Fleay Wildlife Park, Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country.
In our next blog, we will highlights the locations of the BEF in the UK and Canada, Brighton and Toronto, respectively.