As part of BESydney’s business events financial support, a new program the Ignite Sydney Business Event Fund has been launched in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam for corporate meetings, incentives and conferences held in Greater Sydney in 2023. Applications officially open 6 October.
The BESydney funding will offset costs for events with 200-400 delegates, whereby the client will receive support to the value of AU$40 per person and for events with a group size over 401 delegates, it will be deferred to a customised funding offer. Applications will be assessed on a first-come first-served basis.
“BESydney’s Ignite Sydney Business Event Fund is an exciting initiative, to stimulate a return to hosting incredible corporate events and incentives in our harbour city,” said BESydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith.
“We want to support our important meeting planners and encourage the return of our Asian incentive and corporate market to Sydney to experience the vibrancy and energy of the city, as well as our new products, attractions and venues,” she said.
Information on the Ignite Sydney Business Event Fund program can be found at besydney.com.au/incentives/ignite-sydney-2022/ and applications open 6 October. Financial support is limited, so events which qualify, need to act quickly in order to be successful. Applications close on 18 November 2022 (or earlier if funds have been allocated).
Sydney has seen the opening of a number of new and exciting event venues and attractions over the last two years including: the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo where you can wake up with a koala; the $57M renovation of the Australian Museum where you can host events in the shadow of a dinosaur; the multi-million dollar restoration of Watersedge at Campbell’s Stores in the Rocks, with views of both Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; a new super yacht The Jackson which can host up to 500 delegates; the WINX Stand at Royal Randwick, Sydney’s inner-city racecourse and Shell House which is spread over three levels of a historic building featuring exclusive bars and dining rooms.