Brisbane Convention Bureau enjoys most successful year to date
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the past year had been the Brisbane Convention Bureau’s most successful to date, with 46,000 delegates, including some of the world’s foremost experts, set to visit Brisbane over 164,000 event days.
“Brisbane is home to one of the world’s best convention centres, and last financial year the Brisbane Convention Bureau worked to secure 78 conferences, including 34 international events,” Quirk said.
Brisbane Convention Bureau general manager Juliet Alabaster said the majority of the conference bid wins had been achieved in partnership with the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
“BCEC is recognised as the world’s leading convention centre and our collaboration has proven a winning formula for attracting some of the world’s most notable conferences to Brisbane,” Alabaster said.
BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe said the result was very pleasing and opened up many opportunities for investment and development in Queensland’s key sector industries and world-leading research.
“We continue to refine and enhance our long-term partnership with Brisbane Marketing and other Team Brisbane partners to grow international convention business for Brisbane and Queensland in a highly competitive environment,” O’Keeffe said.
Conferences secured by the Bureau and partners include the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFI) in Focus 2018, the World Conference of Science and Factual Producers 2018, the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Asia Pacific Forum & Exhibition 2020, and the Australasian Sonographers Association Annual International Conference for 2019, 2021 and 2023.