Meet the team: Kylie McKenzie
Meet Kylie McKenzie - Business Development Manager, Business Events. Kylie McKenzie joined the Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s Business Events team in 2008 as a Research Executive, bringing extensive experience in hotels, catering and event management both in Australia and overseas. Teaming her experience and passion for Brisbane, Kylie is now works as a Business Development Manager, working with clients to facilitate successful business events.
My role at Brisbane EDA involves: Persuading people to consider Brisbane as a future destination for a business event.
What I enjoy most about my job is: I always enjoy meeting amazing people who strive to achieve incredible things in their chosen industry or profession. It’s always fascinating to learn more about what people’s passions are and how this benefits our community.
It’s an exciting time to work in business events because: New technologies, science and research are rapidly changing our lives. This means there are new conference topics, new ways of presenting these topics and of course new outcomes and greater knowledge exchange.
When people ask why they should hold their event in Brisbane, I tell them: Brisbane is blooming! It’s the perfect time to come to Brisbane to explore a very beautiful part of the world, discover an incredible modern city with lots of amazing talent and so many new developments. There is absolutely something for everyone!
My idea of a fun weekend involves: Going to Davies Park Markets in West End, walking my dogs along the river at South Bank, paddling our canoe or sailing and having a dinner with friends.
My favourite restaurant in Brisbane is: My favourite restaurant is Chu the Phat South Brisbane. The food is delicious, there is a vibrant atmosphere and its in the great new Fish Lane precinct.
I would love to travel to: So much of our modern-day food comes from the Aztec’s. I would like to travel to Mexico to see Xochimilco, the floating gardens. It’s an UNESCO world heritage site and is famous for its waterways surrounding the ancient city of Tenochtitlan, which is now modern-day Mexico City.