AUSTRALASIA – Brisbane has been named as the host city for the largest Australian-Pacific aviation conference of its kind next year.
The Queensland capital city’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said CAPA – Centre for Aviation would stage its Australia-Pacific Aviation Summit in Brisbane for the first time in August 2016.
“The CAPA Australia-Pacific Aviation Summit is the pre-eminent aviation strategy summit in the region, attracting aviation and travel industry executives from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific,” The Lord Mayor said.
“This summit will bring airline decision-makers to Brisbane and give us the opportunity to showcase our superior aviation, tourism and travel credentials,” he added.
The event dovetails with a key recommendation of the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan to secure more direct international airline services and attract more visitors via current connections.
Brisbane Marketing CEO John Aitken joined with CAPA executive chairman Peter Harbison at the recent 2015 CAPA Australia-Pacific Aviation Summit in Sydney where Brisbane was announced as next year’s host.
“Securing the summit is another win for our Brisbane 2022 aviation route procurement programme and was the result of Team Brisbane collaboration involving the Brisbane Convention Bureau and our city partners,” Aitken said.
The CAPA Australia-Pacific Aviation Summit is expected to attract 450 delegates and provide an economic impact of AUD$586,000 for Brisbane (US$432,400).