BCEC is preparing for a momentous year, the undoubted highlight of which is hosting the G20 World Leaders Summit in November.
Attended by some of the most powerful leaders of the modern world, the G20 Summit will be a once in a lifetime experience.
This event provides a unique opportunity to showcase to the world the Centre’s expertise in hosting major international events and Brisbane’s standing as a leading international business destination.
The event will benefit Brisbane and the business events industry for years into future providing significant opportunities for tourism, trade and investment.
Preparations are well advanced including the hosting of more than 40 site inspections, many from participating countries.
The Centre has a busy lead-up to the G20 with more than 600 events already on the calendar including 120 conferences.
Horticulturists, medical scientists, environmentalists, liver specialists, urologists, audiologists, speech therapists, physicians and technology, energy, finance and water experts will be among some 60,000 delegates who will visit Brisbane this year to attend conferences collaborating with colleagues and sharing their knowledge and expertise.
These conferences will include the 29th International Horticulture Congress 2014 for 2,000 delegates with some 17 additional symposia, XXXII World Congress of Audiology 2014 for 2,000 delegates, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver for 1500 delegates, 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) 2014 for 1,000 delegates and Oz Water 2014 for 1500 delegates – to name a few.
Also on the Centre’s 2014 calendar of events are nine new exhibitions across a broad spectrum of interest areas. These include AWISA (Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association) 2014, Supanova 2014, The Courier Mail Home Show 2014, Mind Body and Spirit Festival and ConveneQ – a new business events showcase for Queensland.
The Centre reported an impressive first six months of the 2013/14 Financial Year with 51 new convention wins bringing 41,270 delegates to Brisbane including some of the world’s leading medical and scientific experts.
The Centre partners with Brisbane Marketing and Tourism Events Queensland to bring key conferences to Brisbane.
Among those recently confirmed conferences set to deliver $83.3 million to Brisbane in economic benefit and 204,798 hotel room nights are:
Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO International Congress 2015, 2,500 delegates
9th World Congress of Melanoma 2017, 1,500 delegates
Conference of the International Bone & Mineral Society (IBMS) 2017, 1,000 delegates
Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research Asia Pacific Region 2019, 1,000 delegates
International Society of Nephrology Nexus Symposium 2014, 600 delegates
Congress of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN) 2016, 500 delegates
Annual Conference of Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia 2017, 600 delegates
Australian & New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ASM) Conference 2015, 500 delegates