Conferences, like many other events, generate measurable economic impacts in the regions in which they are held. The impacts stem primarily from:
Non-local delegate expenditures in the region arising from the conference; and
Organiser expenditures in the region related to the conference.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) commissioned Western Research Institute (WRI) to develop a model through which the indicative impacts of hosting a conference or a seminar, workshop, lecture and training program in a regional centre can be estimated.
CSU provides this modelling tool as a free service as part of our commitment to encouraging growth in our regional economies.
Using the tool
What program will I need to open the tool?
This tool will require you to have Excel installed on your computer. A file with the XLSM file extension is an Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook file.
You will require at least Microsoft Office version 2007 or above) open XLSM file.
I have Excel but I cannot use the tool?
Macros need to be enabled when you open this file.