9-11 May 2023
ICC Sydney

DesignBUILD listed on Australian Business Events Grants Program

Feb 22, 2021 DesignBUILD News

DesignBUILD exhibitors are now eligible to cover costs as part of $50M Australian Business Events Grants Program, announced by the Federal Government.

We are excited to announce that DesignBUILD has been listed on the Schedule of Approved Events on the Austrade program website as part of the Australian Business Events Grants Program with applications now open to all DesignBUILD exhibitors.

DesignBUILD exhibitors are now eligible to apply for upfront grants, under the Australian Business Events Grants Program. You are encouraged to attend approved business events such as DesignBUILD within Australia through grants to help cover up to 50% of the costs associated with exhibiting such as the hire of exhibition spaces, the design and manufacture of displays, travel and accommodation.

Should DesignBUILD be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, then the non-refundable amount (as identified in the program guidelines) will be entirely met by the Australian Government.

“With many international trade shows out of reach for the time being, making it less expensive and easier for regional businesses to attend events in Australia will also present new opportunities to connect with and secure new customers,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“We are delighted that DesignBUILD has been listed on the Federal Government’s Schedule of Approved Events. It underlines the significance of the building and construction industry to the Australian economy and the key role DesignBUILD plays within it,” James Laing, Commercial Manager, Built Environment Portfolio said. “We welcome the Business Events Grant Program and encourage our customers to undertake the application process as soon as they can, to give themselves the very best chance of receiving funding.”

Funding will only be provided for exhibitors and business delegates attending events such as DesignBUILD or more events listed on the Schedule such as AOG Energy, AWRE, Security Expo, Integrate, Fine Food Australia, foodpro and Naturally Good.

The Business Events Grants program is now open for any exhibitors with a minimum spend of $10,000 on eligible exhibiting costs. Applications will close on 30 June 2021. For further grant details, click here.

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