30-Jun-2011 | The Minister for Tourism, Scott Bacon, has welcomed the decision by national vegetable and potato grower group AUSVEG to host their 2012 National Convention in Hobart.Mr Bacon said the May 2012 AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show, and Awards for Excellence, was expected to inject around $1 million into the Tasmanian economy.
"This convention is expected to attract up to 1000 delegates to Tasmania from around the nation," he said.
"Events like this help the state's tourism and hospitality sectors, and have the potential to stimulate more long-term trade and investment in Tasmania."
Mr Bacon said the Government recognised the importance of conventions to Tasmania's tourism and hospitality sector, which is why - through Tourism Tasmania - the Government provided Business Events Tasmania with $170,000 a year for its Meet in Tasmania Incentive Scheme.
He said AUSVEG Convention organisers would be supported through the scheme, which provides a grant of $30 per delegate to conference organisers who hold their event in Tasmania between May and August.
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