The APPEA Conference and Exhibition welcomes the announcement by the Federal Government of the $50 million Relief and Recovery Fund – where eligible exhibitors at approved business events in 2021 will be able to apply for upfront grants, that will cover up to 50% of their exhibiting costs ($10,000 – $250,000).
Businesses will be encouraged to attend events, trade shows and conferences within Australia through grants to help cover the costs associated with exhibiting such as the hire of exhibition spaces, the design and manufacture of displays, travel and accommodation.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “Getting business events up and running again will be a critical part of the recovery of our tourism industry but will also have huge flow-on effects through the entire economy,” Prime Minister Morrison said.
“This is not only about supporting events companies and venues, but will also be a shot in the arm for a broad range of businesses and the people they employ – whether it’s accommodation providers, those who build exhibitions, caterers, cleaners or those offering audio-visual services.”
Under the Business Events Exhibitor Grants program, Australian businesses exhibiting at an approved business meeting, convention, conference and incentives event in 2021 will be able to apply for upfront grants to cover up to 50 per cent of their costs ($10,000 – $250,000).
Read the full media release from 11 September 2020: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/restarting-australias-business-events-sector
As of 20 October 2020, the criteria and timelines for this grant initiative are still to be released. However, to register your interest in learning more, complete this form on the Business Events Grants program website.
Any immediate questions, please call Julie Hood, APPEA, 0412 998 474.