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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.

Cancer specialists book appointment in Brisbane

Brisbane is set to host some of the world’s best specialty surgeons, respiratory researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals after securing the 15th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig).

New grants to help Brisbane win global conventions

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has invited Brisbane’s ambitious early career professionals and researchers to apply for a share of $30,000 to help the city attract leading international conventions and conferences to Brisbane.

Brisbane secures global airline slot conference

Aviation industry decision makers set to descend on Brisbane in 2019 to ensure passengers get the best possible airline schedules in 2020

Meet the team: Lisa Fernandez

As Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s marketing coordinator, Lisa Fernandez helps the Business Events team reach their business goals.

Brisbane hosts 10th annual Pop-Up

The Business Events team has hosted another successful Brisbane Pop-Up at Brisbane City Hall, with over 260 event planners getting a personal taste of Brisbane’s unique event products.

Brisbane alliance delivers trifecta of conference wins

The Brisbane Business Events team has partnered with The University of Queensland (UQ) to secure a trifecta of conferences worth over $2.1 million for the city’s economy.