Business Events Industry Survey for Government support extended

The survey put together by industry bodies, to support the case for events industry support when JobKeeper ends in March, is open to employers, freelancers, and contractors or individuals associated in the supply chain for the delivery of business events

A survey put together by Australian business event industry bodies to support the case for industry support from government once JobKeeper ends in March, has been extended to 28th February.

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has coordinated the survey, with input from (the Association of Australian Convention Bureaus, Events & Exhibition Association of Australia, Meetings & Events Australia, The Professional Conference Organisers Association, and the Convention & Exhibition Centre Group

The survey is open to employers, freelancers and contractors or individuals associated in the supply chain for the delivery of business events.

A statement distributed to the industry media and to events professionals via social media, reports that more than 350 businesses have so far participated. However, BECA is keen for more responses before the findings are presented. “We need your help to strengthen our evidence base around the current state of the [business events] industry and its future prospects.” Says the statement.

The BECA survey comes on the heels of the results of a survey from activist group ‘Save Victorian events’ which indicates that 83% of event industry businesses will need to let staff go or potentially close their businesses if JobKeeper is not extended beyond March. And a survey by the newly formed ‘Save NSW Events’ group, which had 620 responses that indicates more than four out of ten NSW event business will have to close their doors without further support after March

Take part in the BECA survey

closing 28th February