Business Events is a collective term referring to corporate and government meetings, incentive travel reward programs, association conventions, and exhibitions.

TEQ works in collaboration with Queensland's Convention Bureaux to secure international business events, which provide economic benefits to Queensland's destinations and support the State Government’s Advancing Tourism 2016-20 plan to grow tourism and jobs.

Business events represent one of the highest yielding sectors in Australia’s visitor economy. According to the Business Events Council of Australia Report released in 2015, the business events sector was worth a record A$28 billion to Australia’s economy.

Business Events Acquisition and Leveraging Fund

Funding is available to eligible organisations to assist with bidding through the Acquisition and Leveraging Fund that is administered through TEQ. 

To enquire about a potential application for funding assistance: Enquiry for Bid Support

Alternatively, you can contact your local Convention Bureau who can provide information on available assistance and also relevant destination information. 

Brisbane Economic Development Agency

PO Box 12260 
George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 
Tel: +61 7 3006 6200 
Fax: +61 7 3006 6250 

Business Events – Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

PO Box 865 
Cairns, Queensland 4870 
Tel: +61 7 4031 7676

Business Events Sunshine Coast

Level 3, 8 Maroochydore Road
Maroochydore Queensland 4558
Tel: +61 7 5458 8800
Fax: +61 7 5448 7330

Gold Coast Business Events

PO Box 226, Broadbeach
Queensland, 4218
Tel: +61 7 5592 2699

Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau

PO Box 1043 
Townsville, Queensland 4810 
Tel: +61 7 4726 2728