The Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant

The Lord Mayor of Brisbane is proud to introduce the Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant. The grant aims to enlist the city’s early-career professionals and researchers to make their mark by attracting valuable industry conferences to Brisbane.

Under the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan, we have committed to winning more conventions and business events. Luring major conferences to Brisbane puts a spotlight on our industries and areas of expertise while attracting the world’s brightest minds and creating significant economic impact.

What is a Trailblazer?

Trailblazer Grant recipients can make a significant contribution to their industry and to our city by attending an international association conference in their field and paving the way for Brisbane as an ideal future host destination. We want to continue to grow this reputation while supporting and developing our city’s talent and skills.

Do you want to make a real change in our city? Ignite your passion and grow your industry. 

Become a Trailblazer.

Applications for 2017-2018 have now closed. Contact Kylie McKenzie for further information about the grant.

Find out why you should apply to become a Brisbane Trailblazer.

Learn more about key dates and the application and selection process.

Find out more information about applying for the Trailblazer Grant.

Download the Trailblazer Grant guide for more detailed information about the program.