Australia is the world’s 6th largest country and the driest inhabited continent on earth. Its interior has one of the lowest rainfalls in the world and about three-quarters of the land is arid or semi-arid. Australia has had one of the most outstanding economies of the world in recent years. As a high-growth, low-inflation, low interest rate economy, it is more vibrant than ever before. There is an efficient government sector, a flexible labour market and a very competitive business sector. Australia's culturally diverse society includes its indigenous people and settlers from countries all around the world. Immigration is an important feature of Australian society and since 1945, over six million people from 200 countries have come to Australia as new settlers. Australia offers a wealth of ideas for meeting organisers and is used to holding world class events.