Brisbane’s major events calendar to inject $150m into the local economy

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The World Science Festival is one of 30 major events heading to Brisbane in 2023.

Brisbane’s biggest line-up of major events in more than three years, including arts, music and cultural festivals, is forecast to see over one million people flock to the city in 2023.

Brisbane Economic Development Agency will support more than 30 new and returning events, which are expected to inject $150 million into the local economy including the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Australian PGA Championship and World Science Festival.

“This year’s jam-packed major events calendar is set to create some serious FOMO for travellers wanting to see the best events in Australia this year,” said Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.

“Of course, we are most proud to support our Brisbane born and bred events, which continue to grow in popularity with fans from across the country.

“We are seeing more and more mega events coming to Brisbane and expect that to continue growing in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Anthony Ryan, CEO of Brisbane Economic Development Agency, said the city saw sell-out crowds last year for many of the city’s major events and expected their popularity to peak again in 2023.

“Attracting a diverse calendar of stellar sporting and cultural major events to the city is a key priority as we prepare for Brisbane’s biggest and greatest global event in nine years,” he said.