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 Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) 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 had been responsible for generating convention business worth more than $95 million in direct delegate expenditure to the Western Australian economy, in addition to the knowledge and innovation conferencing brings to our community.
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.”