Brisbane’s reputation as a world-class destination for business events was internationally recognised this week with the announcement the Brisbane Convention Bureau had received an international award for the quality of two of its guides.
The Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau’s Meeting Planners Guide and Unique Venues Guide were awarded the silver medal in the Best Brochure category at the prestigious international Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA).
The Meeting Planners Guide 2011-13 is a definitive source of information on Brisbane venue and accommodation options, professional support services and leisure activities and the Unique Venues Guide offers an insight into the unique, unusual and intriguing venues in Brisbane and the service suppliers who can make an event come to life.
With a vision to be Australia’s most sustainable city and carbon neutral by 2026, the Guides and packaging are made from recycled, FSC certified materials.
Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau director Annabel Sullivan said the award, which was presented at a banquet dinner in London, was great recognition of the world-class venues and business events products and services on offer in Brisbane.
“As Brisbane continues to grow, the Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau has met this growth, consistently producing new and innovative ways to showcase all that is on offer in Australia’s new world city,” she said.
“This award, coming on the heels of the announcement Brisbane would hosting the G20 Summit in 2014, is a ringing endorsement of the forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative business events offerings in Brisbane.
“The Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau is committed to ensuring it continues to build on what we offer event planners.
“In fact this is the last year we will provide printed guides, as we have just combined our award-winning Meeting Planners and Unique Venues Guides and produced the online Brisbane Event Planning Directory,” she said.
“This dedicated online city directory is the first of its kind in Australia and was driven by the demand for online business tools.”
The Brisbane Event Planning Directory has become the go-to-tool for meeting planners organising events and conferences in Brisbane.
The directory incorporates venues, accommodation and services and users can compare venues, create and share a shortlist and learn more about what Brisbane has to offer.
The new Brisbane Event Planning Directory will complement the Convention Bureau’s website.
Planners can view the new directory on smartphones and tablets making this essential information easier to access anywhere, anytime.
Site visitors also have the option to subscribe to monthly directory updates to always keep apprised of the latest developments, openings and renovations occurring throughout different venues and services around Brisbane.