Brisbane

Brisbane Mayor opens ‘trailblazer’ conference grant

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has invited Brisbane’s brightest minds to apply for a grant program to help attract lucrative international conferences to the city.

Ear, nose and throat surgeons to head to Brisbane in 2023

The major ear, nose and throat scientific event in Asia-Oceania Asia Oceania - Otorhinolaryngological Head and Neck Surgery Congress (AO ORL-HNS) 2023 - is returning to Australia for the first time in 40 years.

Asian visitors enable Brisbane to post record figures

A record number of Asian visitors has been a big factor in Brisbane, Australia, claiming all-time highs in terms of international visitation and expenditure. Lord Mayor of the Queensland capital, Adrian Schrinner said the latest International Visitor Survey from Tourism Research Australia revealed visitor numbers from Asia to Brisbane had climbed 5.5% to a record 605,000 in the year to March 2019....

Brisbane’s bright minds receive Lord Mayor grants

Seven talented Brisbane researchers will share in AUD$30,000 (US$21,377) funding from the city’s Lord Mayor to help lure significant international conferences from abroad for the first time. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said his Convention Trailblazer Grant funds early career researchers and professionals to attend an international conference in their field. In return, they work with economic developme...

Australia leads the way for International Women’s Day

A number of venues and organisations have hosted high-profile events and conferences across Australia for International Women’s Day on 8 March. The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia hosted an IWD breakfast in Sydney, where CEO Joyce DiMascio spoke to a diverse panel of experts about women in the business events industry. On the panel were Supriya Shakya, Head of Digital for Reed Exhi...

Brisbane to host leading environmental science conference

The world’s most respected freshwater scientists will be heading to the river city of Brisbane to attend the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Annual Meeting in 2021. The Brisbane conference will be the very first time the American-based SFS has held its annual meeting outside of North America. Australia’s reputation in water management and strong freshwater science community were behind the hi...

I’m a celebrity, get me to… Evolve 2019

The Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) annual conference, Evolve 2019, is to feature the newly-launched Associated Celebrity Booking Platform, (ACTA). Organisers claim it is new technology that can be a game-changer for the events and entertainment industry with its ability to simplify the process of searching for and booking celebrities and entertainers for events. Robyn Johnson, CEO of MEA, com...

FIP to dispense its wisdom in Brisbane in 2021

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)’s World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will head to Brisbane for the first time in 2021. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) will play host to the Congress and its expected 2,500 delegates. Brisbane has been carving out a reputation as an emerging hub of innovation in the healthcare sector, with a strong pharmaceuti...

Australia’s MEA announces state awards schedule

Industry association Meetings & Events Australia has announced the dates for its state and territory MEA Awards next year. The events will be held in February and March 2019 across Australia. The calendar is: ACT – 26 February 2019, Old Parliament House, Canberra NSW – 27 February 2019, Luna Park Sydney Tasmania –28 February 2019, The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart Northern Territory – ...

Brisbane lands major head and neck cancer congress

Brisbane is set to host 2,000 of the world’s leading cancer experts in a first time event for Australia. The World Congress of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) will take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in 2026, with the aim of raising the global benchmark for the care and treatment of patients with head and neck cancer. The ...