NSW Government launches regional conferencing strategy
The NSW Government has released a $6 million NSW Regional Conferencing Strategy & Action Plan aimed at driving more business events and visitors to rural and regional NSW.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the conferencing industry was currently worth
$145 million to regional NSW each year.
“Through this Strategy, we want to increase that contribution – by bringing more conferences and visitors to regional NSW, and in turn boost local economies and create more jobs in our regional communities,” Mr Barilaro said.
The NSW Regional Conferencing Strategy & Action Plan includes 11 strategic imperatives and 64 actions including the establishment of a Destination NSW Regional Conferencing Unit, a website portal called ‘Meet in Regional NSW’, a NSW Regional Conferencing Toolkit and a Regional Conferencing Development Grants Pilot Program with $500,000 available between 2017 and 2018.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall was in Tamworth to launch the Strategy, which will secure more conventions, meetings and business events to rural and regional NSW.
Mr Marshall said, “From The Bush to The Coast, we want every conference planner to know that regional NSW can offer delegates both an opportunity to do business and the chance to explore our fantastic tourism offerings.”
CLICK HERE for more information on the Regional Conferencing Strategy.