Destination Guide: Australia

Canberra Convention Bureau receives funding boost

The Canberra Convention Bureau has welcomed increased funding from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government in the 2012/13 budget.

The additional $90,000 in funding over 2012/13 and 2013/14 will boost the Canberra Convention Bureau’s capacity to attract business events to Canberra and the region.  

"Business events in the ACT bring about $1billion to the local economy annually," said Robyn Hendry, chief executive of the Bureau. "However, the value of business events is more than just the dollars that delegates spend. There is a significant legacy left by business events including network building and the sharing of ideas which contribute to Canberra’s knowledge economy."  

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