Big business events secured for Perth

Perth has been chosen to host five large-scale new business events – with the potential to inject more than $13 million into the Western Australian economy while promoting WA’s capital city and its myriad offerings.

The events include four large-scale medical conferences to be held between 2022 and 2025, and a 1,600-delegate education conference in 2025.

The new business conferences were secured for Perth following an extra $15 million funding boost for Business Events Perth announced in the WA Government’s $185 million Reconnect WA package.

Since July 2020, Business Events Perth has secured 108 national and international events set to take place in WA from 2022 to 2029, representing $107 million in economic impact for the State.

Tourism and State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook said business events were important in helping promote Perth to delegates and encouraging them to plan return visits to WA.

"Business events play an important role in our State's tourism industry which is why we boosted events funding in the recent $185 million Reconnect WA strategy,” Mr Cook said.

"These events help to promote our vibrant city, its venues and attractions to high-yield visitors who spend valuable dollars while here, and who will hopefully plan a return trip for leisure purposes. 

"Despite setbacks for this industry due to COVID-19, Business Events Perth's optimism and resilience has been demonstrated by continuing to pitch for large-scale events for the future.

"These five new business conferences are another positive sign for tourism in WA."

The WA Government, through Tourism WA, has supported Business Events Perth for more than 20 years, providing ongoing funding to attract conferences, exhibitions or tradeshows, workshops and seminars to WA.

In 2019/20, Business Events Perth secured over $141 million in direct delegate expenditure from business events in WA.

For more information on business events in WA, visit the Tourism WA website.

Published on: 03 March 2022

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