Future Confidence and JobKeeper Impact Report
The business events industry, which comprises meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, was one of the first industries to be impacted by COVID-19, one of the hardest hit and may be one of the last industries to recover due to the long lead times between booking and actually holding a business event.
The JobKeeper payment has been a vital lifeline to 96% of industry businesses and helped support approximately 47% of the industry’s workforce.
BECA called for the extension of JobKeeper to keep the business events industry alive. To support this, an industry wide survey was conducted to assess the impact of the JobKeeper program on business events businesses and measure the level of business confidence and future business expectations.
The Future Confidence and JobKeeper Impact Report is the collation of quantitative and qualitative data gathering by the Business Events Council of Australia through an online survey that was completed by businesses working in the business events industry.