Business Events Perth has unveiled a new funding initiative to encourage organisations to hold business events locally.
Funding of up to A$30 (US$21.50) a delegate is available, with total funding support determined by the event duration and number of delegates attending the event in-person.
Eligible events include conferences, exhibitions or tradeshows, workshops and seminars, as well as corporate meetings and incentive group events with a business event programme.
The offer is available for a limited time and valid only for new business event bookings for events to be held in Western Australia prior to June 30, 2021.
Business Events Perth chief executive officer Gareth Martin shared that the funding was made available to assist with business event costs, to help the Western Australia business events industry “get back on its feet”.
Martin noted that the industry supports thousands of jobs across a range of local businesses, and urged any organisation that is thinking of holding a business event, conference or meeting to get in touch with Business Events Perth.
Western Australia’s tourism and small business minister Paul Papalia added: “The State Government has launched a A$5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to help Western Australia emerge from Covid-19, which includes A$150 million to support the tourism industry, and we welcome this complementary initiative from Business Events Perth to further assist the sector.”