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Brisbane Marketing appoints new convention bureau chief

Juliet Alabaster takes GM role as Rob Nelson takes c-suite job at parent body

Pictured: Juliet Alabaster (centre) with the convention bureau team

Juliet Alabaster has been appointed general manager of the Brisbane Convention Bureau.

She replaces Rob Nelson who has been appointing chief operating officer  (COO) at the bureau’s parent organisation Brisbane Marketing, the city’s economic development agency.

Alabaster joined Brisbane Marketing in 2008 and rose quickly to the position of senior manager, bidding & business development, before assuming the role of acting general manager, convention bureau.

Brisbane Marketing CEO Brett Fraser said: “Juliet has become an integral figure at Brisbane Marketing and within the broader conventions industry, and this role will enable her to contribute even further in this space. 

"As general manager of the convention bureau, Juliet will lead research, business development, bidding, convention promotion and membership of the convention bureau.

About Nelson’s new role he added: “Having laid the foundation for the bureau’s new direction, including its foray into the incentives market, Rob demonstrated his outstanding leadership and became a pivotal member of the organisation’s senior leadership team.

“As chief operating officer, Rob will be responsible for driving the performance of the business development business units: investment attraction; industry development; conventions & business events; precinct development; and tourism & major events.”

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