BRIS POSTS BIG WINS

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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.

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