Brisbane Convention Bureau Secures 78 Conferences

July 24, 2018

Following a record year of activity by Brisbane Convention Bureau, the city is expected to generate more than A$96 million (US$71 million) of revenues directly attributable to convention activities.

Last year, the Brisbane Convention Bureau secured 78 conferences including 34 international events. More than 46,000 convention delegates visited Brisbane for more than 164,000 “event days.” According to the Brisbane Convention Bureau, the majority of conference bid wins were achieved in partnership with the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). The Brisbane bureau operates in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, BCEC and other minor partners.

The Brisbane Convention Bureau GM Juliet Alabaster stated, “Our conference wins have added to the wider Brisbane business events industry’s success in attracting events, which has been supported by a growth in world-class infrastructure, four and five-star hotels, and diverse leisure attractions.”

Key conferences secured in Brisbane in the coming years include: the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) in Focus 2018, the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers 2018, the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Asia Pacific Forum & Exhibition 2020 and the Australasian Sonographers Association Annual International Conference in 2019, 2021 and 2023.
 

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