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IN BROKEN HILL
When the Resources Investment
Symposium held its annual
symposium in Broken Hill, they
made the most of the outback
ith 300 delegates and 20+ exhibitors, organisers
chose a variety of venues for individual purposes
including: The Broken Hill Civic Centre for the
conference component; The Royal Flying Doctors
Service airport hangar for the Gala Dinner; The Curnamona Province
including Broken Hill Block and Mundi Mundi Plain for the technical day;
The Broken Hill Golf & Country Club for the Outback Golf Challenge and
BBQ Welcome Dinner; An exhibition marquee and the Palace Hotel for
Resources Investment Symposium organiser, Kerry Stevenson, said
the value of hosting a large business event in Broken Hill had benefits
that far outweighed any perceived challenges of distance.
“We held the event in Broken Hill for two reasons: firstly, because
once delegates arrived, they were there for the duration of the
conference. They couldn’t just slip back to their offices. That way,
deeper relationships developed that enabled deals to be done,”
“Secondly, Broken Hill was the town that started the industrialisation
of Australia. It was the birthplace of some iconic mining houses.” m
Going regional for meetings
provides delegates with memorable
experiences that all help to imprint
take-home conference messaging.
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has partnered with The University
of Queensland (UQ) to secure a
trifecta of conferences worth over
$2.1 million for the city’s economy that are
expected to attract more than 800 national and
international delegates across 11 event days.
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 in
“Every business event that flows into
Brisbane supports our tourism and hospitality
businesses including hotels, restaurants,
service providers and retailers,” Cr Quirk said.
“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
Brisbane’s top 10 major projects that have completion times from 2018 through to 2023
include the revitalisation of the 1880’s Howard Smith Wharves, the Brisbane Quarter that
encompasses a complete city block and includes the recently opened W Hotel (2018); the
Brisbane International Cruise Centre, the construction of a new runway at Brisbane Airport, and
the 10.2km Cross River Rail Line (2020); Brisbane Live to reinvigorate the Roma Street rail
yards, the Queen’s Wharf leisure and entertainment precinct in the heart of the CBD, and Neville
Bonner Bridge, connecting South Bank to the casino development (2022); and the Brisbane
Metro, designed to cut travel time and running more than 21kms (2023).
Minutes from the dynamic hub of the Brisbane CBD and just 200 metres’ walk from Queen
Street Mall, Eagle Street Pier and the picturesque Botanical Gardens, The Westin Brisbane is
opening on November 8 with a gala event slated for February 2019.
Delegates and guests will enjoy 930sqm of versatile, integrated conference and event space
with a cocktail function capacity in the ballroom for 400 guests, while the hotel’s extensive pool
deck extends function space beyond the ballroom to one of three designated poolside decks.
There will be 525 rooms, a 16 space private dining room and the first swim-up bar in
Brisbane. Surrounded by palm trees and lush foliage, the poolside area will be able to host up
to 250. There is even the technology to crane cars up onto the pool deck, if you so desire.
“An oasis in the city,” said The Westin Brisbane and Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane
complex director of sales and marketing, Michelle Scott.
And what’s a five-star hotel without a spa? The Westin has its signature Heavenly Spa by
One thing for sure, it’s an exciting time to be in Brisbane where
an impressive list of major infrastructure projects are currently
happening which will assist the city’s growth for years to come.
BRISBANE | JILL VARLEY
BUILD IT AND
THEY WILL COME
BCEC Sky Terrace.
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