AusRail attracts thousands to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) welcomed more than 3,000 attendees at this week’s AusRail 2022 event, which was focused on the future of the $30 billion rail industry.

“The industry response to the event surpassed our expectations, with more than 3,000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors attending,” said Caroline Wilkie, CEO of the Australasian Railway Association.

“We were thrilled to be able to showcase the latest innovations, projects and advances in rail at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this week to cap off a busy year for the industry.”

Stephanie Bee, operations director at MCI Australia, said AusRAIL 2022 marked a triumphant return to face-to-face business events.


“With an abundance of visitor interactivity and exhibition activations, networking and collaboration has been a true highlight of the event,” she said.

“We utilised the BCEC in every way possible, with 6,000sqm of exhibition space, plenary sessions in the Great Hall as well as multiple sold out delegate functions.

“As this is the first time MCI has supported the delivery of AusRAIL, the overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates, sponsors and exhibitors alike has been cause for both celebration and reflection on the great contributions that events such as this can deliver for all involved.”

Kym Guesdon, BCEC’s general manager, congratulated the organisers on achieving such high levels of participation.

“The Centre is committed to delivering the best possible outcome for business events and the subject of transport is of paramount importance to us all,” she said.

“Sustainable, efficient and safe rail networks are essential for a strong economy and shaping our communities.”