The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is welcoming delegate numbers in May not seen since before the pandemic.
The Centre is set to host 16 conventions, during the four weeks of May including two internationals with the remaining, national and state events – the highest number held over a four-week period since 2019.
The majority of conventions are related to key scientific, medical and healthcare sectors including leukaemia research, critical care, cardiovascular genetics and nuclear medicine.
The Preventive Health Conference (PHA 2022), Australian Water Association’s OzWater’22 and APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association) Conference & Exhibition 2022 are among those on the May calendar.
In total the Centre will play host to 100 events during the month and expects to welcome 43,000 patrons through the doors.
The trend is set to continue with 14 conferences in June along with five exhibitions and a host of corporate meetings and functions including the Lifeline Bookfest and Business Chicks Breakfast, and the CEDA State Budget Address and the Ultimate Origin Lunch 2022.
“As the very first convention centre in Australia to reopen during Covid we have had time to adapt and integrate efficiency measures into our operations, but there are still challenges and we need to remain flexible,” said BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe.
“Staffing across the industry remains a concern, but a major recruitment drive delivered very positive results and we are pleased to see many new staff members join our ASM Global family.”