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Brisbane alliance delivers trio of conference wins

Trio of conferences set to be worth more than $2.1 million (£1.2m) to the city’s economy
17/08/2018

Pictured: Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk

The Brisbane Convention Bureau has partnered with The University of Queensland (UQ) to secure a trifecta of conferences worth more than $2.1 million (£1.2m) for the city’s economy.

Taken together, the three conferences, which were won with the help of UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures, are expected to attract more than 800 national and international delegates across 11 event days.

Brisbane will host the 9th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) in June 2020, the 6th Biennial Colloquium of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) in November 2021 and the 6th International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA) in July 2022.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said business events delivered many benefits for Brisbane, with those won by the bureau and partners last financial year worth more than $96m (£55m) in economic impact.

“Every business event that flows into Brisbane supports our tourism and hospitality businesses including hotels, restaurants, service providers and retailers,” said Quirk. 

“These conferences will bring together scholars and researchers from around the world, boosting our local academic and research capabilities, and raising Brisbane’s profile as a destination of choice for business and leisure.”


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