The Business Events Council of Australia
The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) was formed in 1994 as a peak industry body. It provides an umbrella structure for the key industry associations operating in the Australian business events sector.
As the peak industry body for the business events sector we provide a single voice for the industry and liaise with the federal government and relevant agencies on matters common to all sectors of the industry. Our members represent the cross-section of the industry and we work together to build a strong voice for all sectors of the industry.
Driving confidence for Australia's Business Events
The Government’s $50 million funding announcement will support the restart of Australia’s business events industry. The targeted support will drive confidence and create momentum, positioning the industry to rebound as market conditions improve.
Under the Australian Business Events Grants Program, approved business events, including meetings conventions, incentives and exhibitions, will be able to apply for upfront grants to cover up to 50 per cent of their costs (between $10,000 and $250,000).
BECA has lead an urgent coordinated approach engaging the Government to develop a COVID-19 Business Events Recovery and Rebound Framework. In line with the Government’s own principles for stimulus and industry support measures, the framework aims to sustain the business events industry over the next 12 months and position it to rebound and grow effectively following the pandemic.
A particular focus of the recovery has been on the extension of the Government’s JobKeeper arrangement. Without this support the business events industry will face financial ruin. Beyond September, the business events industry will not be in full recovery mode given the long lead times to plan and promote events and for revenue to start flowing again.
COVIDSafe Roadmap and Guidelines
The National Cabinet has developed a roadmap which comprises a three-step plan to gradually ease restructions and make Australia safe from coronavirus.
BECA has also developed COVIDSafe Guidelines to ensure the business events industry is ready to safely restart and that government and the public can be confident that restrictions can be lifted.
Business Events are major drivers of the Australian economy and generate trade, investment, employment, knowledge sharing and also stimulate the visitor economy.
The members of the Business Events Council of Australia are:
New members from the Business Events sectors are welcome. Please contact us.