Brisbane

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 ...

New grants to help Brisbane win global conventions

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has invited Brisbane’s ambitious early career professionals and researchers to apply for a share of A$30,000 to help the city attract leading international conventions and conferences to Brisbane. Opening the second round of the Lord Mayor’s Convention Trailblazer Grant, the Lord Mayor said recipients would be funded to attend an international association conference in thei...

Brisbane Showgrounds go German for Oktoberfest

All things German are being celebrated this month at Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German Festival. The Brisbane Showgrounds has been the venue 5-7 October and a second weekend October 12-14 as the space transforms into a part of Bavaria. Schnitzels to pretzels and beer (of course) are back up by live entertainment including Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Y...

Key aviation leaders to descend on Brisbane for 145th IATA Slot Conference

Aviation industry decision makers are set to descend upon Brisbane next year, when it plays host to the 145th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference from 12-15 November. The event will see more than 1,200 delegates from over 230 airlines across the world assemble in the city. Among the groups in attendance will be Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Brisbane Marketing, Tour...

Brisbane alliance delivers trifecta of conference wins

The Brisbane Convention Bureau has partnered with The University of Queensland to secure a trifecta of conferences worth over $2.1m to the city’s economy. First is the 9thInternational Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) in June 2020. This is followed by the 6thBiennial COlloquim of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities in November 2021. Lastly...

Brisbane Convention Centre to host key political science congress

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) will play host to the 25thIPSA World Congress of Political Science from 21-25 July 2018. More than 2,400 political science experts will be gathering for the five-day congress, which is expected to generate a AUD$7.7m boost to the economy. The congress was secured through a competitive Team Brisbane bid involving Tourism and Events Queensland, ...