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Brisbane leads the charge as Australia's fastest-growing sustainable destination

Brisbane has made strides in its mission to become one of the world’s most sustainable destinations, as the most improved Australian city for 2022.

The only way is up: Southerners flock to Brisbane to visit runaway relatives

Brisbane’s migration boom has had ripple effects on interstate tourism, with visitors from Victoria breaking records to stay longer and spend more while visiting family and friends.

Christmas spectacular set to light up Brisbane this festive season

It’s time to deck the Queen Street Mall and light up Brisbane as the countdown to Christmas kicks off.

Brisbane business leaders hailed for vision in health and tech

Innovations that can save lives, improve health, and strengthen the workforce have been honoured at the 2022 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.

Lifesaving tech to go global through new Brisbane accelerator program

A rapid test for sepsis red flags, a bionic voice box, and a device to detect cognitive fatigue are some of the life-saving innovations that could be fast-tracked to the global market through a new Brisbane initiative.

Grant to attract lucrative business conferences to Brisbane returns

A grant to attract global business events to Brisbane and millions in economic benefits has opened today with the return of the Lord Mayor’s Convention Trailblazer Grant program.

Women in business grant returns for a second big year

Brisbane businesswomen can apply for a share of $250,000 to help grow their companies, with the return of the successful Lord Mayor’s Women in Business Grant in 2022. Submissions are now open for the grant program, with eligible business owners able to apply for up to $5,000 to invest in their company’s future growth and success.

Powderfinger legend behind Fortitude Music Hall John 'JC' Collins joins BEDA Board

Music legend and founder of award-winning venues The Triffid and The Fortitude Music Hall, John ‘JC’ Collins, has joined Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s (BEDA) Board of Directors.

Brisbane business finalists to be awarded for vision and innovation

Brisbane businesses shaping the city’s future are being recognised for their vision and leadership in the annual Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, with finalists improving lives, creating jobs and driving the city’s global reputation for innovation.

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’.