About Business Events Assistance Program 

Business event planners can now access support funding for eligible events through the Business Events Assistance Program. Facilitated by Business Events in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Council, the program offers funding support to attract conferences, meetings and exhibitions which raise the profile of the region as a destination for business events. 

To be eligible for support, business events must meet the following criteria as a minimum. 

Preference will be given for events that target or are aligned with the Regional Economic Development Strategy and associated seven high value industries (Aviation and Aerospace, Clean Technologies, Health and Wellbeing, Education and Research, Tourism, Sport and Leisure, Food and Agribusiness, Knowledge Industries and Professional Services). 

  1. Events that target a minimum of 200 delegates and conference for a minimum of two days
  2. Events that attract a minimum of 75% of delegates from outside the Sunshine Coast region.
  3. Events must occur completely within the Sunshine Coast Council area.