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Business Events Australia Bid Fund Program
Managed by Tourism Australia’s specialist unit, Business Events Australia, the Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) is designed to increase the conversion of bids for new international business events for Australia through the offer of financial support at the critical bidding stage.
The BFP is designed to deliver conversion of new business in situations where Australia is bidding against international competitors for the right to host the business event.
Applications are currently open for the BFP until 30 June 2024. Please note, the BFP is only available to support bids where a decision is made by 30 June 2024 and where the event is being held by 31 December 2029.
The provision of funds via the BFP is designed to ensure a material difference to event costs in Australia. This can include, but is not limited to costs for accommodation, venue hire, transport etc. The BFP does not subsidise administrative, logistics or marketing costs for international bids, for example for overseas travel for client meetings or marketing materials.
The BFP supports: