Global health and science conferences heading to Brisbane this year


Brisbane is set to host key global health and science conferences in 2024, as part of a packed events calendar that includes industries such as technology, energy, education and transport.

Conferences secured by Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA) include the Health Services Research Conference and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) 2024 National Conference.

BEDA has also supported Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to secure events including the World Down Syndrome Congress, the Health Informatics Conference, the Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting, and the Convention of Zonta International to Down Syndrome, Health Informatics and Neurobiology.

BEDA CEO Anthony Ryan said Brisbane’s recent raft of new international airline routes was a crucial factor in the resurgence in international visitors to the city.

“As one of the largest hospital and healthcare clusters in the southern hemisphere, and home to more than 100 health and biotech facilities, Brisbane’s world-leading health and life sciences industry and expertise is driving interest from global events in this sector,” he said. 


Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane’s reputation as a leading location to host events is continuing to grow across the globe.

“Last year we saw the return of international conferences across industries such as science, health, technology, transport, and agriculture, along with strong expressions of interest from new events to secure Brisbane as a conference destination,” Schrinner said. 

“We are also supporting our conference and incentives markets through new and expanded aviation routes to Brisbane from key markets, including China and North America.” 

Key business events in 2024 include:

  • Marinas24 Conference (May 2024)
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Summit (June 2024)
  • International Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts June 2024)
  • International Symposium on Electronic Art (June 2024)
  • Convention of Zonta International (June 2024)
  • World Down Syndrome Congress (July 2024)
  • Health Informatics Conference (August 2024)
  • CAPA Airline Leader Summit Australia Pacific (September 2024)
  • Options XII for the Control of Influenza (September-October 2024)
  • The Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting (October 2024)
  • International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (November 2024)
  • Professional Conference Organisers Association Conference (December 2024)