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Monday, February 11, 2013

$85,000 of Aspire Awards up for grabs before close on 29 March

Applications will soon close for Perth Convention Bureau’s (PCB) 2013 Aspire Awards where 14 individuals will have the chance to win a total of $85,000 towards attendance at a relevant international conference.

The awards are in conjunction with the City of Perth, City of Mandurah, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Western Australia’s top five universities – Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame, and University of Western Australia.  Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) joined the Aspire Program in 2013 for its inaugural year.

The scholarships, funded by the Bureau under its Aspire Program, are awarded to individuals involved with not-for-profit associations across a variety of industry sectors and designed to assist personal and professional development.

PCB’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Beeson, said that the Aspire program is a highly successful initiative of PCB which facilitates PCB’s novel business methodology of recruiting local conveners within the Western Australian community to support bids for international and national conferences.

Mr Beeson said, “Through the Aspire Program we’re delighted to be able to assist the professional development of our academic institutions and not-for-profit communities. The program allows the recruitment of potential Western Australian ‘local conveners’, who with our support may choose to pursue and secure the conferences of interest to their speciality.”

The Perth Convention Bureau (not-for-profit) is the peak industry body responsible for marketing Perth and Western Australia as a business events destination.
The award’s selection criteria for application is available at www.pcb.com.au/aspire.  A wide range of assistance and advice is available to help you apply by contacting PCB’s Director – Industry Liaison, Tracey Cinavas-Prosser on (0)8 9218 2925 or email aspire@pcb.com.au.