Boost for Australia’s Business Event Sector

12 February 2021

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.

Read more here.


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