Business Events Perth Chair Bradley Woods said the organisation was extremely proud to have achieved such a strong result, given the significant challenges the industry has faced.
“2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for business events due to the impact of the pandemic. The support of BE Perth’s major stakeholders; Tourism WA and the City of Perth and our Member Partners has ensured a strong platform for recovery,” Mr Woods said.
“The delegates attending the events we have secured for future years will stay in our hotels, dine at local restaurants, drink at our bars and pubs, shop in our retail outlets, and take some time out to hop on a tour, all of which will support local businesses, providing jobs for West Australians.”
“This has included our 3D venue tours, new website and interactive business event planner, as well as our member content creation program, which has funded the creation of new marketing assets by our member venues and suppliers.”
“We’ve also broadened our reach beyond our traditional remit, now with dedicated staff representation in our major national markets, have sponsored events across Australia through our Keynote Speaker Initiative, with the condition that those events book WA for a future year, and also implemented our Member Professional Development Program, which supported our members to send their staff to conferences or training events in the interest of professional development.”
To view the full report outlining Business Events Perth’s activities in the 2020-21 financial year, click here.