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Brisbane's Trailblazers: Five minutes with Christina Schroeder and Johan Rosengren

Christina Schroeder and Johan Rosengren were two of the seven winners of the inaugural Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant. Learn a little more about Christina and Johan, the ground-breaking research they are doing and why they encourage professionals and researchers to apply for the grant.

Meet the team: Carmel Akhavari

Meet the newest member of the Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s Business Events team, Carmel Akhavari.

Freshwater science meeting flows to Brisbane

More than 1,000 respected freshwater scientists from across the globe will be heading to Brisbane for the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Annual Meeting in 2021.

Major events to align with in 2019

Whether it’s a highlight of your incentive program or an opportunity to access keynote speakers and thought leaders, aligning with a major event in Brisbane can leave a lasting impression. See the highlights of Brisbane’s 2019 event calendar.

Chinese incentive planners see what’s new in Brisbane

Our photographer captured a group of Chinese incentive planners as they experienced Brisbane’s new hotel, venue and incentive offerings on a recent famil.

Brisbane lands global pharmaceutical congress

The world’s premier pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences congress is heading to Brisbane for the very first time.

Happy holidays from Brisbane Economic Development Agency

It’s been a big year for business events in Brisbane, and before we start all over again in 2019, we wish you a happy and safe festive season.

40 years on: A new era for business events in Brisbane

40 years on from the establishment of Brisbane’s first visitors and convention bureau, Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s General Manager of Business Events, Juliet Alabaster, looks back on some key milestones and discusses where to now.

A guide to private dining rooms in Brisbane

Many of Brisbane’s favourite restaurants offer dedicated private dining rooms and spaces that will take impressing your corporate lunch or dinner guests to the next level.

The Calile and Westin open in Brisbane

Brisbane has welcomed another two additions to its thriving accommodation sector with the opening of luxury hotels The Calile and The Westin Brisbane.