Association Expertise

Brisbane has great standing as a destination for association events. As a growth city with a competitive business base, Brisbane has a diverse and prosperous economy built on an easy balance of traditional industries and emerging knowledge-based sectors including clean technologies, digital industries, food and beverage, infrastructure, innovative manufacturing, life sciences, logistics and distribution and mining technology and services.

Brisbane held 24 association meetings in 2010 (ICCA), ranking 19 in the Asia Pacific/Middle East region and 74 worldwide. Successful conferences included the 2010 Congress of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association, Icograda Design Week 2010, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing World Computer Congress 2010, World Lottery Association Convention and Trade Show 2010, the 34th International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress 2011 and the 6th World Environmental Education Congress 2011.

Brisbane has growing global appeal when it comes to accessing thought leaders and all things new and interesting in traditional and emerging knowledge sectors. Home to a new generation of innovators and industry makers, Brisbane is a fresh alternative that can offer on-the-ground industry support and first-class keynote speakers.

Host city for the 2011 and 2012 Associations Forum National Conferences, Brisbane benefits from the support of Brisbane Marketing who worked closely with the Associations Forum to help promote the event and sponsored eight international speakers. Brisbane will also host the 34th International Geological Congress in August 2012, the International Urogynaelogical Association Annual Conference in October 2012,the XXIXth International Horticulture Congress in 2014 and the World Congress of International Water Association 2016

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