Significant economic boost from Conferences in Tasmania Tue 2 October 2012 Scott Bacon Minister for Tourism Business events and conferences in Tasmania over the coming month are likely to deliver a direct injection of more than $15 million into the local economy, the Minister for Tourism Scott Bacon said today. Mr Bacon said business events held around the state this month would see more than five thousand delegates heading to Tasmania. "Conferences to be held in Tasmania this month cover everything from family law to exercise and sports and regional tourism," he said. "While many of the events are being held in Hobart, we'll see more than 600 delegates head north for two events in Launceston - the Australian Regional Tourism Network Annual Conference and the Inner Wheel Australian Annual Conference. "We'll also see 100 delegates heading to Cradle Mountain for the 2012 Taxation Institute of Australia Tasmanian State Convention." Mr Bacon said the direct economic benefit from conferences in Tasmania over the coming four weeks was estimated at $15.8 million. "But the real benefits extend well beyond this," he said. "Word of mouth from conference delegates who enjoy their time in Tasmania can help secure return visitation as well as encourage more people to visit our fantastic state." Mr Bacon congratulated Business Events Tasmania for their work in securing events - not just over the coming month but across the year.