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Why Brisbane?

The climate is right to meet in Brisbane. Warm and welcoming, with globally-acclaimed business event facilities and natural wonders on our doorstep, it’s the place to access leading minds, cuddle a koala, meet friendly locals and bask in endless sunshine. This safe, walkable and connected city, with a 24/7 airport and a sizeable selection of new luxury hotels, is where opportunity and lifestyle meet in one perfect location.


Brisbane is home to multiple state-of-the-art large conference venues, including the acclaimed Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre – consistently rated among the world’s top three convention centres – and the Royal International Convention Centre, as well as a variety of inspiring mid-range and smaller venue options.

An Australian Experience

Brisbane is the perfect destination for delegates wanting to sample quintessential Australian culture. Cuddle a koala, explore Brisbane’s Indigenous heritage, walk along golden beaches, stroll through a plethora of parks and botanic gardens, watch whales, sample local produce and more.


Known as Australia’s gateway to Asia, Brisbane is a compact and easily accessible city with a walkable city centre and convenient cost-effective public transport network, making navigating the city effortless for conference organisers and delegates.


Brisbane’s aptitude for attracting and encouraging innovation, industry leadership and emerging talent presents a unique chance to access world-class thought leaders and keynote speakers who can bring expert knowledge and global networks to your conference.

Climate and Location

A subtropical city, Brisbane boasts a holiday-like climate with sunshine-filled days and an enviable outdoor lifestyle. Delegates will enjoy Brisbane’s many green spaces and proximity to lush rainforests, awe-inspiring reefs and world-famous beaches.



Brisbane’s accommodation options range from new and luxurious five-star hotels to more cost-conscious choices. You’ll find international hotel brands like Hyatt, Sofitel, Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Novotel, Four Points by Sheraton and Stamford Plaza here, as well as award-winning boutique properties including Emporium, Gambaro’s and Spicers Balfour.

Major Events

Brisbane’s packed events calendar provides delegates with an all-encompassing range of entertainment and team-building opportunities, from major live sporting events to musical theatre, modern art exhibitions, comedy, festivals, opera, ballet and more.

Brisbane Airport

The internationally renowned Brisbane Airport, a curfew-free facility which operates at the same capacity as Singapore and Hong Kong, is located less than 20 minutes’ drive from the heart of the city. With first-class facilities and the highest standards of customer service, it offers delegates the ultimate in ease and efficiency.


Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s Business Events team are committed to making your job easier and providing you with expert support to ensure your conference is a success. Our Business Events Support Toolkit provides promotional collateral, pre- and post-touring ideas and more, and our Brisbane Event Planner will help you find recommended venues, accommodation and services.