About Brisbane

South Bank Beach

An Asia Pacific economic powerhouse, Brisbane is fortified by robust industry and expert business and thought leaders, creating the ultimate setting for learning and business development opportunities.

World-class facilities, a subtropical climate and practical infrastructure make Brisbane the perfect host city for conferences, business meetings and major events.

As the closest Australian eastern seaboard capital city to Asia, Brisbane has unparalleled airport and port infrastructure and a range of conference venues, accommodation facilities and support services that can be tailored to suit conference delegations of all sizes.

Warm and Friendly

A relaxed casual river city, Brisbane is unpretentious and has an easy-going attitude. Its sub-tropical climate presents a warm and welcoming destination throughout the year with an extensive range of pre and post-touring opportunities that will enhance strong conference attendance.


With wi-fi access already available in 22 outdoor locations across Brisbane City including the Queen Street Mall, Victoria Bridge, South Bank, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, King George Square and New Farm Park, conference delegates can remain globally connected while in Brisbane.


From getting here to getting around, Brisbane’s airport welcomes more than 21 million passengers per year and the city’s extensive network of public transport of buses, trains and ferries makes it easy for delegates to explore all the city has to offer.

Things To Do

Brisbane’s vibrant entertainment scene and calendar of major and cultural events provides delegates with a great range of team building experiences and pre and post-touring activities. Delegates can also spend their down time in Brisbane sampling a diverse array of entertainment options with contemporary arts, theatre and sporting events on offer across a broad range of venues. 


Brisbane has an ancient indigenous culture and elements can be woven throughout your conference program, from branding of collateral through to special welcome ceremonies, performances and social activities such as visiting the city’s impressive Aboriginal art collections.  


A quarter of Brisbane’s residents were born overseas, with more than 17 per cent of households speaking a language other than English at home. 


Brisbane is one of the largest city councils in the Asia Pacific region, and with an asset base of $21.6 billion and recognised as one of the top 150 corporations in Australia in terms of size of turnover and asset base. Brisbane’s Lord Mayor is Graham Quirk.


Brisbane is a thriving and progressive multicultural city, steadily building its reputation as Australia’s New World City. It is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia with an economy of $146 billion accounting for 48% of Queensland’s economic output and 9% of Australia as a whole. Brisbane has been tipped to overtake Hong Kong and Singapore as the fastest-growing mature city in the world over the next 10 years by Jones Lang LaSalle.