From the office of The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment:
The Gold Coast is open for business as one of Australia’s premier convention destinations and the Morrison Government is supporting local events through a $50 million program.
Pre-COVID, the Gold Coast’s business events sector contributed $570 million to the economy, attracting event attendees from all over Australia and the world. Australia’s business events industry is worth $36 billion to the Australian economy and supports around 230,000 Australian jobs.
The Morrison Government is supporting Australian jobs and businesses through the $50 million Business Events Grants Program to help cover the costs of attending business events, like conventions, trade shows and conferences.
The Government is also launching a new domestic advertising campaign to support the business events sector by encouraging event planners and decision makers to host an event in Australia this year.
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