Brisbane has won the right to host the world’s preeminent global surveying conference, The International Federation of Surveyors’ (FIG’s) prestigious Working Week.
The conference, which will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in 2025, is expected to attract 1,700 of the world’s leading surveyors and spatial experts.
The city is in a prime position to host the 2025 conference, having been recently announced as the host city of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Paul Digney, president of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), led the successful bid with the BCEC team, supported by industry partners Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia and the Brisbane Economic Development Agency.
Digney said Brisbane was viewed very positively by the FIG selection committee, and that as the future Olympic 2032 city, there was an opportunity to raise the bar even higher for the major event of the world’s surveying industry.
“Brisbane has a rich and very long history of surveying,” he said.
“It is very accessible with a world-class conference venue in the heart of the city, close to hotels and a location where delegates can enjoy and share in the city’s culture and atmosphere. It is also a clean, green city with a strong commitment to the environment.”
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said securing a significant international event such as FIG would not only boost the city’s visitor economy, but also cement Brisbane’s reputation as a leading business events destination.
“As global attention turns to us ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we’re excited to capitalise on this momentum and put Brisbane on the international stage as a world-class destination for business events and their delegates,” he said.