Brisbane Insider June 2016 - Choose Brisbane


Brisbane Insider June 2016

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1 June 2016

Recent events

Brisbane Marketing worked with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Tourism Australia to host familiarisations before and after the recent Australian Tourism Exchange Gold Coast 2016, the country’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event. Buyers and media from all over the world experienced the delights of Brisbane and surrounds. The Convention Bureau received some fantastic feedback after hosting two famils in partnership with Business Events Australia, including the following:

“I would like to praise you for a superb program that was flawlessly executed. Bravo!”


If you missed Tristan Pollock’s public lectures while the Visiting Entrepreneur from Silicon Valley was in Brisbane last month, read all about his visit and insights here.

The San Francisco-based entrepreneur travelled to Brisbane to share his extensive knowledge of the startup industry and met with other local entrepreneurs, co-working space operators and representatives from local and state government over three days.

The Visiting Entrepreneur program is brought to you by Digital Brisbane and The Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation.

What’s On

The countdown is on to the eighth annual Regional Flavours presented by The Courier-Mail on July 16 and 17.

MasterChef Australia juggernauts Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan will all appear on the EAT-SHOW-TELL stage this year, plus you can expect demonstrations across the Parklands by Queensland chefs Alastair McLeod, Matt Golinski, Cameron Matthews, Jason Ford, Philip Johnson, and local coffee experts Dean Merlo and Frith La Vin Lloyd.

Mark the dates in your diary. Entry is free. Find out more at or by following @visitsouthbank on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.


Lang Lang is coming to Brisbane on Tuesday 7 June at QPAC Concert Hall to perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for the first time. Hailed by millions of fans worldwide as the most flamboyant, original, fashionable and daring virtuoso on the planet, the pianist is considered a true superstar with the profile of a rock star and over 40 million followers in China alone.


Cindy Sherman

‘Cindy Sherman’ is supported by Airline Partner Virgin Australia; Tourism and Media Partners Brisbane Marketing, JCDecaux, Sofitel Brisbane Central and Southern Cross Austereo through Hit 105; and Wine and Sparkling Partner Yering Station.

Tickets $15, Concession $12, QAGOMA Members $11. For tickets and further information visit


Sally Gabori

The Sally Gabori Retrospective has opened at Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and will run until 28 August. This exhibition celebrates the late Bentinck Island artist and senior Kaiadilt woman Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Gabori’s life and work, and strengthens QAGOMA’s commitment to visibly acknowledging Queensland’s indigenous artists.


The Premium Holden State of Origin 2016 Experience on 22 June offers the ultimate in corporate hospitality.  Experience the pre-match function with NRL ambassadors and rugby league legends sharing their insights into the game about to unfold. Let the Master of Ceremonies keep you entertained as you indulge in premium fine dining and beverages. Your guests will be impressed!


The annual Abbey Medieval Tournament is on 9 and 10 July but the Medieval Festival kicks off on 25 June with the first of two Medieval Banquets. These are ticketed events including a medieval feast, music, dance and theatre. Buy tickets here.


Australia’s flagship event for HR professionals and business leaders is coming to Brisbane in August. Speakers at the AHRI National Convention 2016 HR Tech Conference  on Wednesday 3 August will share their wisdom and experiences gleaned from across Australia and the globe. With topics ranging from current best practice use of technology in training and HR to how technology will shape the workplace of the future.

Check out the program online and register now or read on to discover more about Australia's premier HR event.


Paddington’s Darling & Co unveiled a fresh new look and autumn-inspired menu on Good Friday after closing its  doors for a month to completely redesign the space, linking the style and chic comfort of the restaurant with the glamorous feature bar. To add to the new look, Head Chef Guilano Melluso of London’s Michelin-starred Kitchen W8 pedigree has made heroes out of local producers and has a strong focus on new and unique food creations.


Mantra Richmont Hotel has opened its doors. Located in Kennigo St in Spring Hill, the new-build hotel embraces a fusion of the past and the present, with modern design and stylish finishes complemented by the historic charm of the Kennigo Social Restaurant & Bar, which will open later this year. The 110-room boutique hotel targets the corporate traveller market.

Brisbane Marketing Member updates

We’d like to formally welcome the following new Brisbane Marketing members and invite you to collaborate wherever possible!

Convention Members

Leisure Tourism

Business Networking


Epicure Master Classes at Brisbane City Hall Hamilton lounge are ideal for corporate team building, social club activities and high-profile client events. The Master Classes can cater for groups of 15-25 people delivered by the Executive Chef. Classes include all recipes and the chance to enjoy a glass of wine matched to the meal you cook. Find out more here.


Seven-time Grammy winner Coldplay is back! The band will perform live at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday 6 December 2016 as part of its A Head Full of Dreams Tour. Coldplay returns to the stadium following its hugely successful sold out Mylo Xyloto Tour in 2012. Suncorp Stadium will have a range of Corporate Hospitality Packages on offer for an unbeatable concert experience. Register your interest here.

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