Brisbane conferences attract the best and brightest

Kurilpa Bridge Brisbane

16 June 2016

Innovation is the focus of these conferences to be staged in Brisbane over the next six months.

Bureau General Manager Rob Nelson said the lineup highlights the benefits of conferences well beyond the visitor economy. 

"While these business events provide immediate economic impact for Brisbane through venue bookings, hotel bookings, event services, using our taxis and dining in our restaurants and bars, they also provide the platform to ignite new ideas and stimulate the knowledge economy which is crucial to our city’s long term prosperity," he said.

Upcoming conferences

The International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference

21 - 23 June 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The conference program will continue to advance the International Federation on Ageing's agendas in age-friendly cities and communities, aged care, elder abuse and income protection as well as focusing on disasters in an ageing world. Find out more at

49th Annual AIFST Convention

27 - 28 June, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The 49th Annual Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology Convention is the must-attend annual event for food industry professionals. An impressive program will explore the latest trends, technologies, innovations, opportunities and challenges in the sector while a key attraction will be the co-location with Foodtech Queensland - the new food and beverage manufacturing industry trade event in Queensland. Discover more at

AHRI National Convention and Exhibition

August 3 - 5 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The AHRI National Convention and Exhibition, Australia's flagship event for human resource professionals and managers, attracts more than 3000 attendees each year. Attendees can tailor their experience by attending one, two or all three days of the main convention program and Australia's largest HR exhibition, as well as accompanying events including Public Sector HR Symposium and HR Tech Conference. Early bird registration closes on Monday 30 May. Member and organisation rates are available. For more info, visit

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

9-14 October 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the full water cycle. The event creates new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management. For more information, go to

4th International Conference on Medical Bionics

20 - 23 November 2016, University of Queensland, Engineering Auditorium

Eminent and early career researchers, engineers, clinicians and industry representatives working in the field of medical bionics will be brought together in this multi-disciplinary conference. Participants will bring expertise from disciplines such as medicine, ICT, neuroscience, nanotechnology and materials science to develop novel solutions to today’s health challenges. For more information, visit

Australian Engineering Conference 2016

23 - 25 November 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Infrastructure, energy and defence - all are areas of national interest that the engineering profession has a critical role in shaping as part of a better future for Australia. The Australian Engineering Conference will provide an opportunity for industry leaders and professionals to share knowledge, expertise, and innovations as well as develop long-term partnerships through exclusive networking. Find out more at

YOW! 2016 Conference

5 - 6 December 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The YOW! Conference showcases the current and future direction in software development and delivery, enabling Australian developers to stay up-to-date with best practices and to network with their peers, Early bird tickets close on June 30 with group rates available. For more information visit

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