Meet the team: Gary Pearce - Choose Brisbane


Meet the team: Gary Pearce

Gary Pearce joined the Brisbane Business Events in September 2015 as Business Development Manager, and has been based in Melbourne since May 2017. Gary works with Business Event organisers to promote Brisbane as the perfect conference destination.


My role with Brisbane Economic Development Agency involves:
Working with business event organisers to promote Brisbane as the perfect conference destination. I have a national and international focus and am currently based in Melbourne to work closer with business event organisers in Victoria.

The most enjoyable aspect of my role is:
Meeting new people! There is a conference for anything you can think of, so you definitely meet people from all walks of life.

To be successful in the conventions services field you must be able to:
Work hard and enjoy the fun times.

What excites me most about the business events scene in Brisbane is:
The new hotels and venues coming soon to Brisbane! To name a few - Howard Smith Wharves, W Brisbane, Westin Brisbane, Emporium South Bank, Novotel South Bank… The list really does go on and on.

One place I like to show off to new visitors to Brisbane is:
New Farm Park and Watt Bar at Brisbane Powerhouse, for a wine or two of course...

My favourite time of year in Brisbane is:
Winter – you can’t beat that balmy Brisbane winter.

When I’m not at work you’ll find me:
Catching up with friends and planning holidays.

One country I would like to visit but have never been to is:
Mauritius – but I will finally get there in four weeks!

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