Flying start to 2013/14 for Brisbane

Flying start to 2013/14 for Brisbane
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The securing of seven new conferences for Brisbane since the start of the 2013/14 financial year is expected to inject more than $16 million into the city's economy.

The events, secured by the Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau, will attract 5,600 delegates and include the Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference, the Australian Lung Cancer Conference and the Zoonoses Meeting.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the wins confirm Brisbane's status as a "hotspot" for conventions in the Asia Pacific region.

"They're yet another sign of Brisbane's emergence as a new world city as we gear up for the G20 Leaders' Summit in November 2014," he said.

The latest International Congress and Convention Association city rankings also underline Brisbane's growing appeal, he continued.

"We jumped to 56th on the list with 40 meetings in 2012, up froma  ranking of 87 with 24 meetings in 2011."

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