The Brisbane Convention Bureau offers a range of value-added programs and services to support event planners thinking of bringing their next conference or incentive to Brisbane.
Brisbane Convention Bureau Acting General Manager Juliet Alabaster said the programs helped delegates and guests feel welcomed and have memorable experiences in Brisbane.
“From discounted public transport and pre and post-touring to specialised walking tours and discounted dining and entertainment packages, we can ensure that delegates are looked after and have rewarding experiences in our city,” she said.
Specialised support includes:
On-the-ground delegate support
The Convention Bureau can facilitate reduced Airtrain fares from the airport for delegates and discounted rates on public transport – including trains, buses and ferries – via TransLink’s go event card.
Brisbane Greeters program
The Brisbane Greeters program provides free city walking tours for delegates hosted by local guides who reveal the city’s hidden secrets, unique stories and special places – with tours available in more than 20 languages. In many instances, tours relating to conference content or themes can be organised.
Lighting of city assets
Highly visible iconic city assets such as the Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge and Brisbane City Hall can be lit up at night in your event colours. Please enquire in advance if you wish to request lighting of city assets and please note that there are costs involved.
South Bank Concierge Program
A complimentary service to business event organisers, the South Bank Concierge Program provides delegates with exclusive entertainment, dining and retail offers and packages in the South Bank Parklands – Brisbane’s premier dining, arts and lifestyle precinct.
Tailored leisure touring itineraries
Brisbane Convention Bureau, through the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre, can work with event planners to develop tailored local pre and post-leisure touring itineraries, social events and partner programs to take advantage of Brisbane’s unique attractions and iconic Australian experiences.
Brisbane Tourist Information Desk
For large international conferences, a complimentary onsite visitor information desk can be arranged at the conference venue to provide delegates with valuable city information and an instant booking service for tours, events and entertainment.
VIP retail experiences
Special VIP shopping tours can be organised in one of the city’s premier retail precincts, Queen Street Mall, where guests receive behind-the-scenes access to high-end stores including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Paspaley Pearls, Chanel and Burberry.
For more information on planning a business event in Brisbane, go to choosebrisbane.com.au/conventions or contact the Brisbane Convention Bureau.