Brisbane Insider: February 2018

Save the date: Tourism & Convention Member Networking Night

Next Hotel

Join us at one of Brisbane’s premium rooftop venues, The Pool Terrace and Bar at Next Hotel for the Brisbane Marketing Tourism & Convention Member Networking event on 13 March from 5.30 – 7.30pm. Be one of the first to try the Executive Chef’s new canape menu accompanied with refreshing beverages while you watch the sun go down over beautiful Brisbane city.

Brisbane Airport Corporation appoints new CEO

Brisbane Airport Corporation has appointed Gert-Jan De Graaff, CEO of JFKIAT LLC, the operator of Terminal 4 at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport, to lead the company from June, 2018. Mr De Graaff will replace BAC’s current CEO and MD Julieanne Alroe, who will retire from the company at the end of the financial year. Read more.

Follow your curiosity to World Science Festival Brisbane 2018

WSFB Street Science

Brisbane will come alive for five days and four nights with an epic program of science and art when the third annual World Science Festival Brisbane returns on 21- 25 March. The 2018 festival will focus on ‘humanity’ as scientists from across the globe delve into what makes us human, how humanity has advanced, and how science is working to ensure we live better for longer. Visit worldsciencefestival.com.au for the full program.

Australia takes on Germany in the Davis Cup

Australia has the home soil advantage as they take on Germany in the first round of the Davis Cup from 2-4 February at Pat Rafter Arena. Don your green and gold and head to Queensland Tennis Centre to see Aussies including Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson take on the German challengers, including young tennis superstar Alexander Zverev. Tickets are available now.

Laugh out loud at Brisbane Comedy Fest

Brisbane will be plunged into hysterics from 23 February to 25 March when the city’s largest ever line-up of the best Aussie and international acts lay comical siege to three venues – Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and new venue SunPAC – as part of Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018. Tickets are available now.

Festival of Contemporary Dance returns to Powerhouse

The Brisbane Powerhouse will once again present Supercell, an annual contemporary dance festival, from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February. The Festival showcases the highest-calibre contemporary dance to develop and connect choreographers, dancers, and audiences alike in a celebration of city, culture and community.

Giddy-up for 2018 Brisbane Racing Carnival

Brisbane Racing Carnival

The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival is back from 12 May to 9 June with Queensland’s swankiest food, fashion, racing and entertainment. This is one sporting event you want to mark in your calendar, with heart-stopping races, ritzy glamour of Fashions on the Field and decadent food and drinks. View packages and tickets online.

Save the date for Brisbane Festival 2018

The Brisbane Festival, featuring a program of music, theatre, dance comedy, opera and circus performances will run from 8 – 29 September. The festival will once again wrap up with the ultimate Sunsuper Riverfire fireworks display on Saturday, 29 September.

Brisbane Beer Fest turns five

Brisbane beer lovers rejoice – Beer Fest on the Grass is on again at the Eatons Hill Hotel for its fifth year on Saturday, 24 February. Enjoy a day out with other beer enthusiasts wanting to experience the ultimate day of beer, live entertainment and food trucks at Queensland’s largest beer fest.