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Western Australia business event sector reaps rewards of funding

Business Events Perth (BE Perth) has announced the confirmation of five new business events worth over A$13.2m (US$9.4m), owing to a boost in funding it received through the Government of Western Australia’s Reconnect WA package and its Keynote Speaker funding incentive. Announced by Western Australian premier Mark McGowan on 1 December 2021, the $185m Reconnect WA package included a $15m funding ...

AUD$15m governmental funding package to assist BE Perth’s recovery

Premier of Western Australia (WA), Mark McGowan, has announced a new tourism recovery package that will see the State’s official convention bureau, Business Events Perth (BE Perth), receive AUD$15m (US$11m) in funding. The aim is to assist the attraction of lucrative business events to WA, which will help to support the state’s business event, hotel and hospitality industry. Speaking at the WA Sta...

Ireland triples financial support for business events

Failte Ireland’s (National Tourism Development Authority) Meet in Ireland team has increased funding for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE), offering up to €100,000 (US$114,000) per international event for applications received before December 2022. Failte Ireland is hoping the support will assist international business events in the post-pandemic recovery. To qualify, corpor...

Hong Kong Government maintains lifeline for convention and exhibition industry

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s (HKSAR) Government has announced the extension of the Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme for six months until 31 December 2022, in response to demand from the industry. Part of the Scheme’s funding will also be allocated to provide a one-off immediate relief measure to private organisers of exhibitions that have a clear track record of b...

Irish collaboration to support tourism industry

Tourism NI have teamed up with Tourism Ireland to launch a new support programme for tourism businesses in Northern Ireland (NI) as part of the drive to support the sector’s recovery and growth. The International Market Access Programme will provide financial assistance to local tourism providers. It hopes to return to overseas sales activity in core markets, reconnect with buyers, generate valuab...