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QUEENSLAND’S Gold Coast has won the rights to host the SportAc­cord World Sport and Busi­ness Sum­mit from 05-10 May 2019 at the Gold Coast Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre.

The sum­mit will wel­come more than 1,500 in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers from up to 100 coun­tries, with del­e­gates rep­re­sent­ing 500 dif­fer­ent in­ter­na­tional busi­nesses and in­ject­ing more than $6 mil­lion into the econ­omy.

Tourism In­dus­try De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Kate Jones said the Com­mon­wealth Games demon­strated Queensland’s abil­ity to host large scale, in­ter­na­tional sport­ing events and left a last­ing legacy of new and up­graded venues and in­fra­struc­ture.

SportAc­cord was se­cured through a part­ner­ship be­tween Tourism and Events Queensland, Tourism Aus­tralia, Gold Coast City Coun­cil and Des­ti­na­tion Gold Coast.

Tourism Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor John O’Sul­li­van said the bid win had been se­cured with the sup­port of TA’s new Busi­ness Events Bid Fund.

“It’s great to see all lev­els of govern­ment pro­vid­ing such strong sup­port for our busi­ness events in­dus­try, a sec­tor which de­liv­ers such strong eco­nomic re­turn for our vis­i­tor econ­omy,” said O’Sul­li­van.

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