Brisbane takes centre stage at Associations Forum National Conference

14 APRIL 2022

Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA)’s Business Events team attended the Associations Forum National Conference (AFNC) 2022 in Melbourne from 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. 





As Australia’s fastest-growing capital city*, Brisbane has much to offer the association industry with access to global talent, robust university partnerships, a $15 billion infrastructure pipeline for connectivity and a slew of premium new hotels and world class venues on the horizon. 

Brisbane has a strong track record, hosting major association conferences, with recent wins including the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects 2022 Festival of Landscape Architects and the Seafood Industry Australia’s Seafood Directions Conference 2022, with Team Brisbane’s collaborative approach and access to industry major drawcards. 

BEDA’s General Manager for Tourism, Business & Major Events Lorelle Chittick said Brisbane’s growth trajectory and economic momentum will continue to strengthen Brisbane’s position as a leading business events destination. 

“Brisbane seized the opportunity during the pandemic to ensure the Business Events industry was in a position to exceed expectations when face to face events returned, uniting as a city across government and industry to deliver impactful events and to create lasting legacies.”

Brisbane has adapted and evolved to become a contemporary, global city that is confident in its own identity, offering a unique mix of culture, lifestyle and business, from arts and dining precincts, its unrivalled natural experiences, to innovative start-ups and business hubs, plus a subtropical climate that promotes a welcoming location to host delegates beyond the conference. 

“Looking towards 2032, Brisbane will continue along the green and gold runway towards our turn in the global arena as an Olympic-level city and deliver an unparalleled offering for local, national and international associations.” Ms Chittick said. 

The Brisbane Business Events team will also take Brisbane to the world stage at IMEX Frankfurt global business events exhibition from 31 May to 3 June 2022. 

To learn more about how the Brisbane Business Events team can help you host your next event in Brisbane, contact the team here.

*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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