The Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau has made a flying start to the 2013/14 financial year, helping to secure seven new conferences for the city.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the conferences would inject more than $16 million into the city’s economy, while bringing 5,600 delegates to Brisbane.
Cr Quirk said some of the wins were the result of bids done in partnership between Brisbane Marketing and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
He said the winning bids, all secured in July, include:
- Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (2014)
- Australian Lung Cancer Conference (2014)
- Zoonoses Meeting (2014)
- International Congress on Traffic and Transport Psychology (2016).
“These wins confirm that Brisbane is a hotspot for conventions in the Asia-Pacific,” Cr Quirk said.
“They’re yet another sign of Brisbane’s emergence as a new world city as we gear up for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in November 2014.
“Brisbane’s growing appeal to conference organisers is also reflected in the latest International Congress and Convention Association City (ICCA) Rankings.