Meetings are back baby!

Funding body:

Business Events Sydney (NSW Government)

Funding program:

Accelerate Sydney Business Events Fund - Round 2

Closing date:



  • Industry / private enterprise
  • Event organisers

Across Australia business confidence is returning, and with it, an increasing desire to re-connect in person with teams and networks. From today, the NSW Government is providing them with up to
60,000 reasons to make it happen, with a call for applications to the second round of the Accelerate Sydney Business Events Fund.

Accelerate is designed to stimulate the return of business events across Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong and offers organisers up to $60,000 in matched funding for business events held
between July 2022 and June 2023. Accelerate is part of the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Package announced by the NSW Government in October 2021 and is administered by Business Events Sydney
(BESydney) in conjunction with Destination NSW.

Applications are open to organisers of business to business (B2B) conferences, conventions, symposia, congresses, seminars, training courses and trade exhibitions to offset venue costs to the organiser.
Applicants can be based anywhere in the country, as long as their business event will take place over at least one full day in an eligible venue in Greater Sydney, Newcastle or Wollongong.