Government Support

Tourism Australia Business Events Bid Fund Program

Following extensive lobbying by the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), of which PCOA is a member, the economic value of business events to the Australian economy has received further recognition in the Federal Government’s tourism policy.
The Hon. Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, has announced Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program will receive $12m over the next three years.
We understand that the fund is open to all types of business events provided they met the criteria and could demonstrate ROI in international visitation and spending.

For more information:

Tourism Australia Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) Quick Reference Guide
Business Events Bid Fund Program – Prospectus Financial Year 2018/19

Efic – Finance for Australian Exporters

Efic is Australia’s export credit agency and provides Australian exporters with a range of specialist export finance solutions to help them grow internationally.

Efic works with a Australian businesses, large and small that are:

– exporting or with a presence in international markets,
– part of an export supply-chain,
– starting to export or sell to overseas customers.

Efic is there to help businesses that are not able to secure specialised export solutions through their banks or other finance partners.

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