Brisbane is set to welcome over 13,300 delegates for conferences worth $28.7 million to the local economy this spring.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the city’s economic development board Brisbane Marketing worked with partners including the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) and Tourism and Events Queensland to secure 27 business events through to end-November.
“Spring is the season of growth so it is fitting that Brisbane will host discussions on new developments and ideas in areas including tissue engineering, paleontology, education, youth mental health, design, science, interactive technology and more,” Schrinner said.
“These national and international business events will attract thousands of experts, researchers, professionals and educators at the forefront of global research and practice.”
Among the business events to be hosted in Brisbane are:
- Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – AP Chapter and the 7th Asian Biomaterials Congress – 800 delegates (BCEC)
- TAFE Directors Australia Annual Convention – 450 delegates, Hilton Brisbane
- Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors Conference – 500 delegates (Hilton Brisbane)
- Guangzhou Jiadai Biotechnology Co Ltd – 1,700 delegates (BCEC)
- Australian Association of Practice Managers National Conference – 600 delegates (BCEC)
- The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting – 800 delegates (BCEC)
- International Association for Youth Mental Health Conference – 800 delegates (BCEC)
- ANZCA Perioperative Medicine SIG Meeting – 500 delegates, Sofitel Brisbane
- International Air Transport Association Slot Conference, 1000 delegates (BCEC)
- SIGGRAPH Conference & Exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques in Asia – 1500 delegates (BCEC)