Brisbane to welcome top talent


Brisbane is off to a flying start in 2017, having already hosted a number of leading national and international business events such as the Association Forum’s 12th Annual CEO & Chair Symposium, ARVO Asia (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) 2017, the World Congress of Clinical Lipidology, and the 41st National Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Conferences.

While major incentive events Dreamtime 2017 and the Herbalife Future Presidents Team Retreat are set to headline in the second half of 2017, the coming months will see another bumper line-up of high-calibre conferences and meetings held in Brisbane. They will attract to the city some of the world’s greatest minds and top talent across a range of sectors.

Office Professionals Breakfast
5 May, Brisbane City Hall

The Office Professionals Breakfast is an annual gala event that celebrates the work of all office professionals: the EA, the PA, office manager, administration and support staff within any organisation. The keynote speaker for the event is Zelda la Grange, former Presidential aide to Nelson Mandela.

10-12 May, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

This conference will focus on the translation of basic research on immunotherapy to the clinic. In addition to a number of sessions to be held on clinical application and development of research, there will be a public session held discussing emerging immunotherapy technologies. Professor Shimon Sakaguchi from the Immunology Frontier Research Centre of Osaka University is the key speaker at the conference.

Power of People Conference
13 May, The Capital

The Power of People conference will challenge the traditional methods of development in both life and work, with Big-Hearted Business founder Clare Bowditch as keynote speaker. The aim of this conference is to teach leaders of today and tomorrow why people matter and to provide the practical tools and strategies to equip people for success.

Museums Galleries Australia National Conference
14-17 May, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

The conference will bring together current and future leaders and decision-makers in museums, galleries and governments from Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region. The three-day program features speakers, workshops, masterclasses, social activities and tours.

Australasian Sonographers Association Conference
2-4 June, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Now in its 24th year, ASA2017 will bring together both national and international experts in the field of sonography. The conference will deliver an advanced education program, high-end clinical practice and networking opportunities.

Joint meeting of the Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society & the International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies
17-21 June, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Held in conjunction with the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research, this inaugural meeting will highlight the shared mission of all three societies – to raise global awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal research, foster integration of clinical and basic science, and facilitate the translation of science to health care and clinical practice.

Metabolomics 2017
26-29 June, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

A key focus of the 13th annual conference of the Metabolomics Society – themed Building Bridges – is to foster deeper engagement between researcher within the Asia Pacific region, and to promote metabolomics research.

2017 XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 2017 (ISB 2017) / Asia Pacific Society of Biomechanics Conference
23-27 July, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

ISB 2017 and the Asia Pacific Society of Biomechanics Conference are being brought together in Brisbane this year to deliver a unique program. Brisbane’s three major universities (University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University) have come together to host this event that hopes to encourage collaboration among industry professionals from every corner of the world.

12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management
2-4 August, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

WCEAM 2017 will bring together recognised researchers who will present their state-of-the-art achievements and findings, as well as leading industries and service providers to showcase applications and innovative technologies.

2017 World Congress of the International Federation of Translators
3-5 August, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) Congress will hold its three-day Disruption and Diversification program for language service professionals. The program will feature keynotes, workshops, panels and abstracts debating latest industry developments, new technology and the future of the profession.

2017 International Conference on Adolescent Success
24-26 August, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

This year’s International Conference on Adolescent Success will bring together Australia’s premier educators for their Discover, Design, Drive 2017 program, covering current best practice and research within the field and providing networking opportunities for professionals.

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