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Convention king of Queensland

Bob O’Keefe AM, General Manager of Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), tells CMW about his illustrious career.

Brisbane makes push for North American tourism

Brisbane Marketing is partnering with Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), in a push to drive tourism from North America to the Australian city.

Australia’s export tourism industry heads to Brisbane

More than 450 export tourism industry leaders from across Australia will gather in Brisbane during the last week of November for the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Meeting Place event, an event that has been running for 40 years.

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...