Scholarships and Professional Development

Aspire Program

Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) is responsible for marketing Western Australia both nationally and internationally as a destination for conferences.  Conferences hosted in Western Australia build the profile of the conference convener, the national organisation, disseminate knowledge locally as well as attract investment and tourism.

The Aspire Program is a highly successful initiative of PCB which facilitates PCB’s novel business methodology of recruiting local conveners within the West Australian community to support bids for international and national conferences.

PCB currently partners with Western Australia’s Universities, the City of Perth, the City of Mandurah, Australian Institute of Management WA, Giving West and the Telethon Kids Institute; all organisations in which professionals work or reside who are potential conference conveners for Western Australia.

The aim of the program is to assist the individual’s personal and professional development, through attendance at a relevant international conference. The funding covers travel, accommodation and registration expenses to the maximum value of the award.

For more information regarding each individual Aspire award, please refer to the left-hand navigation panel.

The Bureau hosts free educational lunch seminar aimed at helping potential applicants understand the application process and hear from a previous Aspire Award winner. This event was held on Monday 5th February 2018 12:00-2:30pm at the River View Room 5, Perth Convention and Exhibition. For more information, please see Aspire Events on the left-hand navigation panel.

The 2018 Aspire Program opened September 2017. Applications closed 29th March 2018.

Please refer to each individual Aspire award on the left-hand navigation panel for more information or please contact the bureau at