Brisbane has won its bid for flagship inbound international tourism conference, the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) Meeting Place.
Four hundred export tourism leaders will head to Queensland 25-27 November to attend the 2019 conference.
Announcing the winning bid, ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said: “Meeting Place is the platform where the people who sell Australia to the world come to hear about the latest and most exciting new product available,” Mr Shelley said today.
“It’s a collection of our industry’s thought leaders, decision makers and business development managers from across the country and it provides a strong focal point for our industry as an annual Business to Business event.”
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said securing ATEC Meeting Place for Brisbane demonstrated the strength of the state’s tourism industry.
“This is another coup for Queensland. To be hosting ATEC Meeting Place in Brisbane for the first time just goes to show how much we are developing this state’s reputation as a world-class events destination,” Jones said.
Recent figures released show international business events are expected to contribute more than AUD$50m to the Queensland economy this year.
ATEC Meeting Place will take place at venues across Brisbane, with the main programme taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The event is being supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Marketing and Brisbane Airport Corporation.