Team Brisbane out in force at AIME ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit

Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2014

aime-2014-logoBrisbane will roll out the welcome mat to some of the world’s leading conference and business event organisers at AIME 2014 in Melbourne this week.



Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau will be exhibiting with some of the city’s business events offerings to showcase what the city has to offer.



Brisbane Marketing Chief Executive John Aitken said Brisbane was going all out to become a world centre for national and international business events.



“As home to the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit, Brisbane is already recognised throughout the world for its capability to host significant events,” he said.



“The Summit will bring 7,000 delegates, including international media, to the city for the most important event Brisbane has held in a generation.



“It will give the world’s top economic decision makers a chance to see first-hand our exceptional conference facilities, hotels and leisure attractions.



“This week at AIME 2014, we’re we’ll be there with our 11 co-partners to show why Brisbane is the city on everyone’s lips.



“Team Brisbane will be out in force to show why Brisbane is a rising star of the Asia-Pacific and a destination of choice for business events.”



Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau Director Annabel Sullivan said Brisbane’s modern, professional meetings facilities included two major convention centres within minutes of the CBD.



“Brisbane is also home to an exceptional array of hotels, restaurants, shopping and leisure attractions which will enhance any delegate’s experience,” she said.



The Team Brisbane stand at AIME 2014 will  include information on the latest products on offer from 11 co-exhibitors:

•    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
•    Customs House
•    EPICURE at Brisbane City Hall
•    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
•    Novotel Brisbane
•    Pullman Brisbane King George Square
•    Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
•    Royal International Convention Centre
•    Rydges South Bank
•    Sofitel Brisbane Central
•    Tangalooma Island Resort




Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is Australia’s most flexible meetings and events venue. Located in Brisbane’s arts and entertainment precinct and the city’s newest riverside dining destination at South Bank, the Centre is a short 10 minute stroll to the CBD and can accommodate up to 8,000.



Customs House Brisbane


Customs House, one of Brisbane’s heritage icons, is located on the river in the CBD. Behind the grand Corinthian columns you will find exquisite boardrooms, a stunning ballroom, seminar rooms and a licensed restaurant.


Customs House is regarded as one of Brisbane’s premier function and restaurant venues, providing function areas in beautiful heritage surroundings or outside on the terrace overlooking the river and the Story Bridge.



EPICURE at Brisbane City Hall


With its sweeping marble staircases, vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and mosaic-tiled floors, unique heritage-listed Brisbane City Hall is the true home of elegance and grandeur. Conveniently located in Brisbane’s CBD and adjacent to the impressive King George Square, City Hall reopened in 2013 following a three year, $215m restoration program and is exclusively managed by EPICURE.


Boasting 12 newly restored function rooms with state-of-the-art technology, Brisbane City Hall will be capable of hosting events for up to 1600 guests. In addition to the function rooms, King George Square offers a unique outdoor space for events of up to 2500 guests.



Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is Brisbane’s premier tourist attraction, offering guests the opportunity to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s most unique wildlife. The sanctuary is home to 130 koalas, 100 kangaroos and wallabies, and 95 species of Australian native animals, and is one of the very few places where you can still cuddle a koala. Only 12km from Brisbane CBD, and easily accessible by public transport.



Novotel Brisbane


Conveniently located next to Central Station and the CBD, with Queen Street Mall, Treasury Casino, Southbank, and the Riverside boardwalk all within walking distance, Novotel Brisbane offers comprehensive conference and leisure facilities right in the heart of Brisbane. With our fantastic CBD location, whether it be a conference, meeting or event, Novotel Brisbane has all the right facilities to cater to your requirements.  Novotel Brisbane’s meetings and events facilities consist of eleven separate venues hosting up to 350 delegates. Each of the different conference venues have broadband, wireless and ISDN lines, most feature natural light and video conferencing capabilities with spacious pre-function areas.



Pullman King George Square


Boasting Brisbane’s largest hotel conferencing facilities, Pullman Brisbane King George Square recently unveiled a striking new vibrant look. The refurbishment has seen both guestrooms and meeting/exhibition facilities herald a major change, cementing the status of the hotel as one of Brisbane’s finest 5-star hotels as well as most desirable conferencing and event venues. With a great location in the heart of the city and picturesque views from many of the conference rooms, Pullman Brisbane King George Square is the ideal choice for any of your event needs. Value-add options including conference break time activities, free room upgrades for your VIPs and free ½ hour conference cocktail functions are now available to complement the new look hotel, ensuring your event will be a memorable one.



Queensland Art Gallery |Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)


QAGOMA offers a unique, cultural and impressive event experience boasting unrivalled river and city views and state of the art AV capabilities. With over ten world class event spaces, including two cinema theatres QAGOMA services elegant dining up to 350, cocktail parties for up to 1500 and auditorium seating for up to 330.The contemporary in-house catering features bespoke menus focusing on quality local Queensland produce. For business and conference guests, QAGOMA is within walking distance from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, situated in Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct, close to the Brisbane CBD, and well serviced by public transport.



Royal International Convention Centre


Since opening in March 2013, Brisbane’s newest convention centre has fast gained a reputation for offering a personalised, boutique event experience, with exceptional menus offered by an internationally experienced team of Chefs.



There’s a warmth and intimacy about the Royal ICC with its unique blend of original hardwood timbers, industrial heritage façade and contemporary architectural design. The configuration of the spaces lends itself to the possibility of exclusive hire providing an indulgent and memorable experience for clients and delegates. Royal ICC, located just 1.5km from Brisbane’s CBD and 10 minutes from the Brisbane International and Domestic Airport, has three flexible halls, seven meeting rooms and two boardrooms opening on to a 1,800 sqm open outdoor landscaped Plaza.



Rydges South Bank


Following an extravagant $12 million renovation of Rydges South Bank’s podium level in late 2012 the hotel’s function facilities have been in hot demand.



The Podium level function room, and the adjacent Bacchus restaurant and pool deck, offer a unique and opulent setting that is perfect for events that impress at the highest level. With a variety of flexible event spaces at your disposal the Podium and Bacchus teams can cater to everything from lavish sit down dinners for up to 400 guests, and glamorous poolside cocktail parties for up to 1,000 guests.



Sofitel Brisbane Central


Sofitel is located in the very heart of the Brisbane CBD with rooms boasting some of the city’s best views over Anzac Square, the central business district, the river and surrounding mountains. On Level 2 you will find Brisbane’s largest hotel and function centre; one floor dedicated to meeting space including Ballroom Le Grand with a seating capacity of 1100, Ann Street Lobby offering natural light and ideal for registration, tea breaks and exhibition booths to the sophisticated boardrooms offering state of the art technology for presentations and intimate dinners. We offer the largest hotel ballroom in the Brisbane CBD. Our Ballroom Le Grand is completely pillar less and offers direct vehicle access. Our pre function areas are bathed in natural light and provide a unique outlook over the city skyline.



Tangalooma Island Resort


Enjoy your very own private slice of absolute ocean frontage in Tangalooma’s newest premium conference venue – the Waterfront Pavilion. At 30m in length by 15m wide, the air-conditioned Pavilion comfortably seats up to 300 delegates plenary or 250 guests for dinner. Outdoors, enjoy light ocean breezes in the private garden gazebo, the perfect sanctuary to entertain up to 100 guests with cocktails and canapes.



Source:- AIME

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