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: Events boom for Cairns

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has experienced a 63 per cent increase in business event leads after hosting a G20 meeting and the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). Business Events director Rosie Douglas said the team had received leads worth $18.4 million and confirmed $4 million worth of corporate and associate meetings for the region since July, a 50 per cent from the same period last year. “While we were confident that the profile of the G20 and ATE14 would result in an increase in […]

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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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