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Brisbane records highest visitor spend as it kicks off summer tourism campaign

Brisbane has recorded its highest domestic visitor spending since the start of the pandemic, up 26.5 per cent over the year to $4.1 billion, as the city launches its latest destination campaign ‘See you for summer’.

Brisbane’s brightest back global investment pitch

Brisbane A-listers and business leaders have backed a new weapon to sell the city on a global stage in a bid to attract multi-million-dollar investment, business opportunities and major events for the future. The Brisbane Brief has been developed by Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA), in consultation with over 150 local industry leaders, highlighting the city’s unique strengths, to support local businesses, industry and global partners on international trade missions and investment pitches.

New program to fast-track MedTech innovation, investment, and jobs for Brisbane

Life-saving health technology developed in Brisbane is set to be fast-tracked to the global stage under a new Brisbane Economic Development Agency initiative. The search is now on for ten Brisbane-based MedTech companies to partner with international investors under the new accelerator program.

Multibillion dollar CBD investment heralds bright future for Queen Street Mall as it marks 40 years

Queen Street Mall’s reputation as Australia’s best outdoor malls is set to soar thanks to massive investment into new hotel, restaurant, office and transport developments occurring in Brisbane’s CBD. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said 40 years on from being converted from a road, Queen Street Mall continued to attract more than one million pedestrian movements a week.

Final countdown for Lord Mayor’s Business Award nominations

International expansions, lucrative mergers and multi-million-dollar funding rounds are just a few achievements that have followed last year’s Lord Mayor’s Business Awards. Now, Brisbane businesses have just one week left to nominate for this year’s awards, for the chance to join the innovators and positive change-makers driving the city’s economic future. Nominations for the 2022 awards close on Friday, 15 July.

Lord Mayor welcomes return of international students at King George Square celebration

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has hosted a celebration for international students as thousands return to Brisbane after the two year COVID-19-induced hiatus. Cr Schrinner said Brisbane was home to more than 97,000 international students prior to the pandemic and an estimated 40-60 per cent had now returned.

Brisbane in the spotlight as major events entice visitors

There’s no time to hibernate this winter with Brisbane playing host to a jam-packed calendar of major events. As the temperature drops in southern states, Brisbane turns up the heat with international sporting showdowns, major festivals and world-class cultural events driving visitation to the city throughout the second half of 2022.

Brisbane's biggest ever tourism representation set to shine at ATE22

Brisbane’s biggest-ever contingent of 18 tourism operators is heading to the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) Live event in Sydney this week to represent Team Brisbane.

New cultural and ecotourism experiences on Minjerribah

Visitors are invited to meet the locals, unearth fascinating stories and immerse themselves in authentic arts, cultural and eco-tourism experiences as we launch eight new Minjerribah SeaLink Day Passes.

Lord Mayor Business Awards Nominations Open 2022

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has called on Brisbane’s business community to submit their nomination for this year’s prestigious Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.