Brisbane Marketing appoints new Convention Bureau GM

Brisbane Marketing has appointed Rob Nelson as Chief Operating Officer and Juliet Alabaster as General Manager, Convention Bureau.

Brisbane Marketing CEO Brett Fraser said he was delighted to appoint internal candidates to the pivotal roles, given the wealth of experience they bring with them.

Rob Nelson

“Rob led the Convention Bureau to attract an increased number of conventions and business events that has delivered significant economic impact for Brisbane,” Mr Fraser said.

“Having laid the foundation for the Bureau’s new direction, including its foray into the incentives market, Rob demonstrated his outstanding leadership and became a pivotal member of the organisation’s senior leadership team.

“As Chief Operating Officer, Rob will be responsible for driving the performance of the business development business units: Investment Attraction; Industry Development; Conventions & Business Events; Precinct Development; and Tourism & Major Events.”

Mr Fraser said that in the role of General Manager, Convention Bureau, Juliet would lead research, business development, bidding, convention promotion and membership of the Convention Bureau.

“Juliet has become an integral figure at Brisbane Marketing and within the broader conventions industry, and this role will enable her to contribute even further in this space,” he said.

Juliet Alabaster

“This is a very deserving appointment – Juliet has been applying her extensive experience in the conventions and business events industry since she joined Brisbane Marketing in 2008.

“Juliet progressed rapidly to her most recent role of Senior Manager, Bidding & Business Development prior to stepping up to the role of Acting General Manager, Convention Bureau.

“Her knowledge of the conventions and business events industry is second to none, leading major bid wins and new strategic programs, such as the recently launched Lord Mayor’s Convention Trailblazer Grant.”

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