Western Australian events receive funding boost

Michael Jones | CMW

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...

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