Australia – A Truly Unique Experience
There’s nowhere else on Earth like Australia. Rich in spirit, diversity, and dramatic landscapes, it’s the world’s smallest continent and the largest island, its shores bathed by three oceans stretching from the tropics to cooler climates.
With a 60,000-year history steeped in Indigenous culture and a modern forward-looking population of 23 million, Australia is a country of contrasts, with a dynamic and exciting future. Ranked first in the OECD Better Life Index, Australians enjoy the highest quality of life in the world.
A sophisticated country of world-class cities, groundbreaking medical and scientific research, strong business credentials, vast natural resources and unique attractions, Australia is the natural choice for both business and leisure.
Australia is home to some of the world’s most iconic natural attractions including 16 World Heritage sites: the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s most extensive coral system; Kakadu National Park and its
20,000sq km of wilderness; Australia’s most recognisable icon, Uluru, rising out of the vast Red Centre; and 30,000km of spectacular coastline.
Brisbane – Olympic Host City 2023
Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland, one of Australia’s favourite tourist regions.
Brisbane is a vibrant and friendly city. It is home to four universities, Australia’s largest medical research centre, and boasts a worldwide reputation as a leader in science and technology. It’s also a major industry hub in energy and resources, food, and agribusiness, ICT and construction.
With its idyllic subtropical climate, compact layout, and location in the heart of Australia’s premier tourist region, Brisbane presents the ideal setting for delegates to enjoy a microcosm of Australia’s iconic experiences. World Heritage-listed rainforests, amazing beaches, islands, wineries, and the internationally famous Australia Zoo – home of the Crocodile Hunter – are all accessible within an hour of the city. You can even do daytrips to the Great Barrier Reef from Brisbane.
Howard Smith Wharves
Opened in 2018, Howard Smith Wharves is Brisbane’s newest riverfront destination, on the site of historic wharves in the city centre. Located under the iconic Story Bridge, the precinct features unique indoor and outdoor event spaces, restaurants and breweries, and a boutique five-star hotel.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane
Brisbane’s western riverfront area of the city centre is set to be transformed in 2024. The Queen’s Wharf integrated resort will convert a largely under-utilised waterfront area of the city into a world-class precinct featuring four premium hotels including the Ritz-Carlton and the Rosewood, 50 new restaurants and bars, and extensive riverfront public park areas. The development includes a pedestrian bridge over the river to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Cross River Rail
Cross River Rail is a new 10.2km rail line, designed to augment the city’s existing north-south rail infrastructure. The development includes four new inner-city stations and 5.9km of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River.
Registrations open soon
Registration options will be available soon.