The Business Events program provides delegates, exhibitors and sponsors with financial support to attend and participate at exhibitions, conferences and conventions. Grant funding from $10,000 per entity, per application, is available up to a maximum of $250,000.
The Business Events Grant program aims to support the event industry, including the tourism sector, to fund Australian businesses to participate as buyers or sellers at pre-approved business events from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.
The Parking Australia Convention & Exhibition 2021 (PACE) is listed as an approved business event (listed for May 2021, the initial date for the convention).
Australian businesses with a minimum of $20,000 in total eligible project expenditure can apply.
Grant funding can cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure when participating at business events listed on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
Applications close at the end of March, but may re-open in April 2021 or until all funding has been allocated. Up to date information is available at: www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/Tourism-and-business/Grants/business-events-exhibitor-grants-program
Key Documents: (as of 17/3/21)
Business Events Grant Program FAQ
Business Event Grant Opportunity Guidelines (updated version due out at end of March)
Business Events Grant Eligible Expenditure Factsheet (includes case studies)
Schedule of Approved Business Events