Event organisers are being encouraged to take advantage of Northern Territory Business Events Fund, with financial incentive doubled to $200 per delegate in support of Business Events Australia’s ‘Event here this year’ campaign.
Speaking at AIME 2020, Andrew Hopper, Deputy CEO of the NT Government’s Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture, said the offer is for funding applications received by 31 May 2020, for events staged in the NT by 30 June 2021. After May, the amount will revert to the original $100 per delegate.
Hopper made the announcement at an exclusive NT lunch staged for selected hosted buyers in The Atrium on the AIME show floor, providing a taste of the Territory both from a cultural perspective thanks to dancers from The Youth Mill, and a culinary perspective with a showcase of the Darwin Convention Centre’s ‘Seven Seasons’ menu.
“NT experiences such as the light shows that now take place in Darwin, Alice Springs and at Uluru, are not only very different but are renowned for their engagement of the senses and the cultural connections they offer,” said Rebecca McCaig, director of Northern Territory Business Events.
“We designed the AIME function this year so that our guests could see how this engagement can be achieved, encompassing all the senses including taste, visual and sound. We believe that the inclusion of such experiences at a business event hosted in the NT unquestionably enhances impact and positive outcomes.”