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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.

Dine BNE takes over The City this May

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Dine BNE will return to the city this May, luring people back to one of Brisbane’s best dining destinations with more than 100 unmissable deals.

Brisbane takes centre stage at Associations Forum National Conference

The BEDA Business Events team attended the Associations Forum National Conference (AFNC)) 2022 in Melbourne, 11 – 12 April, showcasing Brisbane as a desirable destination for events, conferences and exhibitions among key leaders of associations, charities and the not-for-profit sector in Australia.

Local faces share their love of Brisbane in new business recovery campaign

The faces behind some of Brisbane's most iconic retail, tourism and hospitality businesses are behind an economic recovery campaign designed to attract people back to the city and boost local spending.