‘Instill some confidence’ Locate21 approved for Business Events Grants program

Geospatial and surveying conference Locate are among the events approved for the Austrade Business Events Grants program.

The program will enable sponsors and delegates of the upcoming Locate21 conference to have up to half of their event costs covered by the grant funding. The Locate event normally attracts around 900 attendees each year.

“We are very grateful to have been successful in receiving this funding and hope it will instill some confidence and give businesses the helping hand they need to return to business conferences such as ours,” said event organiser Alicia Smith.

This year will see Locate introduce a hybrid events model for the first time, with the main event taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, as well as a range of other live pop-up sites around Australia and online.

Locate21’s program will feature four days of virtual presentations and two days of live events from March 29 to April 1.