$300,000 boost to regional NSW business events
Following the success of the NSW Regional Conferencing Development Grants Pilot Program, the NSW Government has committed a further $300,000 to attract and create more business events across the State.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said there has been an overwhelming response from the industry since the launch of the Pilot Program in August 2017 and 12 successful business events have already received grants of up to $65,000.
“Since launching, we have provided more than $350,000 to business events in regions such as Mudgee, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Tamworth and Armidale to assist with venue hire, event marketing and developing pre and post touring opportunities to encourage longer stays in NSW,” Mr Marshall said.
The Regional Conferencing Development Grants Program is managed and administered by the State’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and provides funding on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply for grants before 30 June 2018 through www.meetinnsw.com.au