Brisbane Insider: May 2017 - Choose Brisbane

Brisbane Insider: May 2017

Brisbane Racing Carnival jumps out

Brisbane Racing Carnival

The 2017 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival is off and racing. Witness history at Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses with seven Group 1 races, including some exciting changes to the racing schedule. Enter the Fashions on the Field, mingle with Australia’s well-known celebrities, and do it all in style with a decadent winter menu curated by the BRC Executive Chefs. Visit Brisbane Racing Carnival for more information on dates and ticket packages. 


Queensland Cricketer’s Club have hit it for six

Queensland Cricketers’ Club (QC Club) has launched its beautiful state-of-the-art refurbishment. Executed by Intermain, the new design makes the most of the Club’s space and its iconic location overlooking the Gabba stadium. With a doubled indoor capacity of 550 and the option to separate the space into three rooms, the Club is also the perfect venue for both large high-profile events and corporate and private functions. For event enquiries in the new venue space, contact the team at QC Club


Holiday Inn opens its doors in Brisbane

The new Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central has officially opened its doors in Brisbane. Showing off its 226 rooms and expansive public spaces, the world’s fastest-growing hotel brand officially opened in Brisbane’s Spring Hill. According to renowned architect, Joseph Pang, the carefree Brisbane lifestyle played a significant influence in the design of the hotel - stylish without being pretentious, making use of bright colours.


Abbey Medieval Festival: a knight to remember

The Abbey Medieval Festival is just around the corner. Held in South East Queensland’s Moreton Bay, the festival will be held on 8 and 9 July, with a number of other events over two weeks throughout July. Take the family along for the authentic re-enactment camps and cheer the jousting and falconry, or partake of the sizzling meats and fine mead, and leave with the taste of history on your lips and your appetite for an authentic historical and personal experience satisfied. The attractions at the Abbey Medieval Festival beguile young and old, and won’t cost a king’s ransom.


BCEC wins award for in-house AV services

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre’s In-House AV Services were judged the ‘best of the best’ at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards in Sydney. Taking out the major category at the industry’s most prestigious awards demonstrates BCEC’s ongoing commitment to innovation and investment in event technology and customer experience. This brings the Centre’s award tally to an impressive 165 national and major industry awards.


Queensland Tourism Awards nominations open

Following on from a record-breaking year for Queensland tourism at the 2016 Australian Tourism Awards, tourism operators are urged to put their hats in the ring for the highly-anticipated 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards, hosted by QTIC. Last year, close to 200 top Queensland tourism businesses entered the state awards, with 13 outstanding operators going on to take out Gold, Silver and Bronze at the national awards. Nominations are now open and close 1 June. Entries can be made online, with nominations closing Thursday 1 June.