NEWS: Delegates flock to Brisbane

Brisbane is exceeding expectations as a conference destination, with two upcoming international business events reporting a surge in delegate numbers. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the two events – the RCOG World Congress 2015 and  40th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) – would attract thousands of business visitors to Brisbane this month. The RCOG World Congress 2015, a joint event co-hosted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians […]

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NEWS: Brisbane’s major sporting win

English Premier League giants, Liverpool FC, have announced they will tour Australia in July, kicking off their campaign in Queensland against the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. The club’s visit to Brisbane in July marks the first time Liverpool FC has toured Queensland in their 123-year history. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Liverpool FC fixture against Brisbane Roar again highlighted Brisbane’s ability to stage major sporting events. “Following world-class events such as the Brisbane International, AFC Asian Cup and ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures, […]

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NEWS: Accor’s latest MGallery hotel

The Accor network has added to its upscale MGallery Collection of hotels with the addition of The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites, the brand’s first MGallery for Brisbane, and its tenth address across Australia and New Zealand. Centrally located, the property has undergone an extensive $8 million refurbishment and restoration program and features 50 elegant room options, including one and two-bedroom suites. It also presents Brisbane’s first loft-style hotel suites and two new-look ‘wine and dine’ options in Thomson’s Reserve Restaurant and the Socialites Bar. For business events, […]

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NEWS: W hotel debuts in Brisbane

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide recently announced the debut of its iconic W Hotels brand in Brisbane. Scheduled to open in early 2018 as part of a mixed-use development, W Brisbane will bring a new interpretation of modern luxury to George Street at the western end of the central business district, overlooking the Brisbane River. The 305-room luxury hotel marks the re-entry of the W hotel brand to Australia. “W Brisbane marks a significant milestone for Starwood, bringing the dynamic and innovative W brand back to the Pacific […]

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NEWS: Biggest-ever ibis hits Brisbane

Brisbane will soon be home to the region’s largest ibis hotel, as announced today by Australian hotel group, Accor, and Middle Eastern hotel owner and developer, Action Hotels plc. Construction of the multi-million dollar hotel development will commence later this year at 40 Elizabeth Street, with a scheduled opening for early 2016. The 368-room ibis will be one of the most centrally located hotels in the CBD, adjoining the Myer Centre and Queen Street Mall. The hotel will build on Accor’s already substantial presence in Brisbane, becoming […]

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NEWS: BCEC keeps busy

In the lead-up to the G20 summit in November, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is as busy as ever, hosting back-to-back conferences worth $21 million to the local economy. The world’s leading language and linguistic specialists descended on the BCEC this week for the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2014). The six-day AILA congress, which brings some 1400 delegates from 80 countries to Brisbane,  is one of 11 consecutive conferences hosted by the centre this month alone. In total, these […]

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NEWS: Exhibitions on the rise in Brisbane

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) will host nine new exhibitions this year. The centre’s busy exhibition calendar this year covers a diverse range of interests, from food and lifestyle to travel and entertainment, demonstrating a vibrant and healthy industry sector. Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) chief executive, Joyce DiMascio said the association’s most recent ‘Market Monitor’ showed exhibitions are a strong dynamic within the business events sector. “With the spotlight on Brisbane for the G20, it comes as no surprise that the city […]

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