Destination Sydney Surrounds South (DSSS) includes the five local government areas of Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee and Wollongong.
Through consultation with Destination NSW, DSSS identified the potential economic impact of business events to the local visitor economy and the need for operators in the region to have the understanding, skills and products to effectively respond and manage this unique market and take advantage of off peak times such as Monday to Thursday.
DSSS engaged Mayvin Global to design and deliver a Mentor Program and Educational Workshops, to build capability in the region and realise the economic benefits of business events in the tourism marketing mix.
ATTENDEES PARTICIPATED ACROSS THE MENTOR PROGRAM AND EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
BUSINESS EVENTS CHECKLIST
Tailored to the region.
Available for operators to determine their ‘business events readiness’ and increase understanding of the sector.
of attendees surveyed said they walked away with a better understanding of business events and 85% said they were ready to take the next step towards business events.
“Destination Sydney Surrounds South (DSSS) engaged Mayvin Global to deliver our Business Events Industry Development project, which included tailored mentor program, educational workshops, and development of an Industry Checklist.
Deanna and her team’s expertise and experience in the business events sector was second to none and evident throughout the entire project. Their pursuit of feedback from us and key stakeholders was truly valued, to ensure deliverables not only met the objectives of DSSS, but also the needs our industry.
Mayvin Global’s awareness of providing a long-term impact, through the lasting results of the mentoring and tangibly through the Checklist have ensured a true legacy for the project.”