ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo approved for Business Event Grant

Australia’s only expo for the cleaning industry approved for Business Event Grant.

Prospective exhibitors, sponsors and delegates for the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo have received a boost with the show being confirmed as an approved event under the Australian Government’s Business Events Grants program.

Established in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, the $50 million Business Events Grants program was launched to empower the business events sector and help Australian companies participate in major business to business events in the 2021 calendar.

In late 2020 ISSA prepared their submission to have the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo recognised on the approved events list for the Business Events Grant. The application was successful and now the show is on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.

The Grants program will provide potential businesses with financial assistance to attend and exhibit at approved expos, conferences or conventions throughout the year – including the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo. The program will support these businesses by providing grants between $10,000 and $250,000.

Eligible  exhibitors, sponsors and delegates can apply and may be directly reimbursed for up to 50 per cent of the costs to attend or exhibit at this pre-approved event. Grants may cover event costs including travel, accommodation, marketing and promotional materials, exhibition registration, stand development, equipment hire, and networking functions.

“We are thrilled for ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo to be listed on the Schedule of Approved Events for the Business Events Grants Program,” said Lauren Micallef, ISSA Oceania Manager.

“It highlights the importance of Australia’s only dedicated cleaning and hygiene show for the entire industry, and at the same time provides significant support for our valued exhibitors and sponsors.”

The ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo – Australia’s only dedicated cleaning and hygiene show – runs from 12-13 October 2021 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Hosted by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, this event convenes more than 3,000 industry decision-makers annually.

Eligible applicants can apply now. Applications close at 5pm on 30 March 2021 AEST, or when all funding has been allocated.

For full details including eligibility and applications, visit the Business Events Grants page.

Questions about grant applications, eligibility or the program guidelines should be directed to the Business Grants Hub by calling 13 28 46 or email

For information about the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo visit the website or contact Samantha Ewart by calling (612) 8586 6106 or email sewart@

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