In an effort to stimulate the mid-week visitor economy Destination Southern Highlands (DSH) is in the process of developing a new Conference & Business Events Strategy whilst positioning the region as NSW’s Premier Boutique Conference Destination.
NSW REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
The NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund is designed to help stakeholders create, attract and support exciting business events for regional NSW and to support new business event initiatives aimed at enriching the events with opportunities offered by iconic towns and regions while helping secure successful conferences and events for their future.
The four streams of the program are:
- Creation of a New Business Event – To encourage towns and regions to create their own new conferences and business events.
- Attraction of an Existing Business Event – To assist rural and regional NSW to secure conferences, business events and major expos. The business event should have previously been held in a capital city, interstate or overseas and funding is being sought to bring the event to a regional NSW location.
- Support for an Existing Business Event – To support events that are held in regional NSW and may rotate between locations. Funds must be used to drive increased visitation for the event.
- Support for a Business Event Project – To assist rural and regional NSW implement business event projects or initiatives aimed at driving growth in the visitor economy of regional NSW. This may take the form of a business event series or roadshow; a specific element of a business event where the main event is being held in a capital city or interstate; or a small-scale infrastructure project specifically designed to support growth in business events.