Safe Restart Plan Delivered To BC Government


The British Columbia Meetings & Events Industry Working Group has presented its graduated Safe Restart Plan to the provincial government to coincide with the overall reopening of British Columbia. Separated into four stages, the plan aims to protect the health and safety of the public while allowing controlled meetings and events to take place within purpose-built venues such as hotels and convention centres—kick-starting BC’s devastated tourism sector, getting the industry back to work, nurturing the mental health and wellness of British Columbians, and fostering business growth and innovation. The plan proposes that the industry resumes as part of a four-stage [...]

Safe Restart Plan Delivered To BC Government2021-03-25T15:44:42-04:00

Australia’s Business Events Grants Program


Western Australia touts Business Events Grants Program In this article—published by Meetings & Conventions Asia on March 9, 2021—Business Events Perth urges more event owners to take advantage of the AU$50 million (C$48.8 million) Business Events Grants Program. The program was created last November to help Australians offset the cost of attending domestic conferences and exhibitions. Pre-approved business events, including conventions, incentives and exhibitions, are eligible for upfront grants that cover up to 50% of planning costs (between AU$10,000 and $250,000). “By reducing the cost for buyers and sellers to meet, connect and collaborate at a business event, this [...]

Australia’s Business Events Grants Program2021-03-11T12:34:34-05:00

MMBC Encouraged by Ottawa’s Fall Economic Statement


Meetings Mean Business Canada is encouraged by new support measures proposed as part of the 2020 Fall Economic Statement (FES), presented November 30 by Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. "Many in the meetings and business events sector are fighting for survival," says Clark Grue, chair, Meetings Mean Business Canada. "We're gratified that the federal government has recognized the economic hardships facing key sectors of the visitor economy. As we go forward, we're committed to working with government representatives to ensure quick roll-out of the proposals and we will continue to work closely with leaders from every [...]

MMBC Encouraged by Ottawa’s Fall Economic Statement2021-01-14T18:18:58-05:00
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