Western Australian events receive funding boost

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Western Australian events receive funding boost

Western Australian business events will get a further boost, with Business Events Perth announcing, 21 July, a six-month extension of its Event Here Now fund. 

Through the fund, business event organisers planning a new business event for Western Australia can apply for sponsorship of up to AUD$15 (USD$10.97) a delegate, to a maximum of $10,000, for new in-person events.

Gareth Martin, the chief executive of Business Events Perth, said feedback on the Event Here Now initiative, since it launched in August 2020, had been overwhelmingly positive, and it was important to continue to support the local industry.

Martin said: “So far, Business Events Perth has supported 202 State-based events through the Event Here Now initiative and clients have told us that without this sponsorship, their events would not have been able to proceed with certainty, if at all, so we are thrilled to have made a difference.

Eligible events include conferences, exhibitions or trade shows, workshops and seminars, as well as corporate meetings and incentive group events with a business event programme.

David Templeman, the Western Australian Tourism Minister, welcomed the extension, stating the funding provided to Business Events Perth by the State Government supported the local industry and the long supply chain of jobs associated with business events.

Templeman said: “Business Events Perth has supported events all over Western Australia, from Kununurra to Albany, that have brought more than 100,000 delegates together to meet, connect and collaborate.

“This is a great result for our State’s business events sector, which supports thousands of jobs across a range of local businesses, big and small, and shows that the appetite for events and meeting in-person is strong in Western Australia.”

Event Here Now sponsorship is valid only for new business event bookings to be held in Western Australia prior to 31 December 2021.

For more information, visit here.

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