BRIS POSTS BIG WINS
BRISBANE’S economy will receive a $70m injection over the coming years thanks to a succession of large conferences secured in 2016-17.
Brisbane Convention Bureau acting gm Juliet Alabaster said the bureau secured an additional $13m worth of conferences and business events compared to 2015-16.
The Brisbane Convention Bureau partnered with venues, institutions, industry and government to attract 61 national and international conferences.
“The conferences won in the financial year are expected to attract almost 32,000 delegates who will spend more than 118,980 days in Brisbane,” said Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.
Conferences secured for the city include Horticulture Connections 2018, SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, and the World Mining Congress 2021.
Alabaster said Brisbane’s reputation for leading medical research and talent continued to draw conferences to the city.
“Events are also strongly represented across the creative industries, professional services and education, while our profile as an incentive destination is growing,” she said.