Case Studies

Date: 2016 - July

International Organisation for Mycoplasmology (IOM) Congress

  • First time the congress has ever been to Queensland and only the second time held in Australia
  • 2016 congress will be the 40th anniversary of the IOM organisation
  • Brisbane congress will be the 21st international meeting of the IOM
  • QUT’s A$230 million Science and Engineering Centre to provide a cutting edge venue
  • World renowned Brisbane-based scientists add weight to city’s congress bid

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Date: 2015 - November

48th National Conference of Gerontology 2015

  • The successful event has set the bench-mark for all future conferences
  • The Indigenous “Welcome to County” and Smoking Ceremony set a unique tone for the event
  • Over 80 oral presentations were delivered during the three day conference by Australian and international speakers
  • 170 of the delegates were first-time conference attendees and it was believed that the destination appeal and the strong Indigenous content of the conference programme

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Date: 2015 - May

PeSA Internet Conference

  • Survey results from the 2015 conference highlighted the value of the event to the delegates’ bottom line, with attendees reporting an average increase in turnover of 19% attributed with attending the conference.
  • The conference has been held on the Gold Coast for five consecutive years and the 10th anniversary will be held on the Gold Coast in 2016
  • The program incorporated eight streams to meet the diverse industry sector including educational programs on eBay, Facebook, SEO, digital marketing and website development

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Date: 2015 - June

2015 National Horticulture Convention

  • AUSVEG, the industry representative body for vegetable and potato growers teamed up with Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) to host the biggest and most successful Convention in Australian horticultural history
  • The Convention received extensive media coverage of its program that covered emerging trends and technology impacting the industry
  • Featured the largest ever tradeshow with over 70 leading agricultural companies

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Date: 2015 - July

20th International AIDS Conference

  • Two key highlights were the Melbourne Declaration and the AIDS 2014 Legacy Statement signifying Australia’s health ministers to a commitment to see the virtual elimination of new HIV infections by 2020.
  • Delivered $80 million economic contribution to Victoria
  • More than 80% of the 11,742 delegates were international visitors representing 173 countries
  • Melbourne delivered the largest city-wide activation in the history of the International AIDS Conference

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Date: 2015 - August

21st ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

  • KDD15 opened new opportunities to significantly boost Australia’s data innovation, economy and education and raise the profile of local industry representatives from UTS and its Advanced Analytics Institute (AAi), and the International Institute of Data and Analytics (IDA).
  • Largest technical program ever, featuring 43 technical sessions, 228 paper presentations, four keynote speakers, 11 industry and government talks, 15 workshops and 12 tutorials 
  • Highest level of sponsorship ever achieved from 27 organisations such as Google and Facebook, and the greatest support ever received from local government
  • Largest number of student travel awards (89 students)
  • Over 50 organising committee members and 120 volunteers involved in the preparation and arrangements of KDD2015

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Date: 2015 - August

Annual ProBlogger Training Event

  • The biggest and longest running blogging conference in Australia
  • The 714 delegates, with excess of 26 million blog readers and over 22 million social followers, reached 6.3 million of their Twitter and Instagram audience with over 19,000 posts on the #pbevent hashtag alone resulting in 170,000 likes, comments and retweets
  • The conference venue staff were called on stage to receive a standing ovation by the delegates as they loved everything about the venue, food and service
 

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Date: 2014 - September

World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis (WIPCVH) and The 9th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference (AVHC)

  • The first time these conferences were staged consecutively in the same destination and also the first time the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis was held
  • The Indigenous “Welcome to County” and Smoking Ceremony set a unique tone for the event
  • The conferences jointly contributed over A$1.6 million to the Alice Springs regional community
  • An off-site dinner held at ‘The Quarry’, located at the foot of the East MacDonnell Ranges and just a short coach journey from the heart of town.

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Date: 2014 - June

105th Rotary International Convention

  • Eclipsed delegate targets by over 2,000 people with 19,653 attendees participating in the four-day program
  • Delegates helped raise $120,000 for the global eradication of polio
  • Customised welcome signage throughout the airport, Darling Harbour and Sydney Olympic Park and a dedicated light installation as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival
  • At the official opening The Australian Government pledged $100 million over five years to assist Rotary in its End Polio Now campaign

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Date: 2014 - June

World Aquaculture Conference

  • Delegates visited important South Australian industry hubs on the Eyre Peninsula including Oyster, Abalone, Yellowtail Kingfish and Tuna operations in Port Lincoln and surrounding areas
  • Strong emphasis on sessions relating to environmental and social responsibility demonstrating the industry’s commitment to long term sustainable growth
  • High quality presentations from experienced speakers, industry representatives, early career scientist and students
  • Extremely healthy level of networking amongst industry and research and between Australian and overseas delegates

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Date: 2014 - June

IEEE The International Conference on Communications

  • For five full days experts, representing nearly every industrial nation, convened to showcase theirnewest research, services and applications in an environment dedicated to learning and expanding global communications knowledge
  • Delegates came from over 80 countries, attracting large contingents from both North America and China
  • Over 2,600 technical and workshop papers submitted from 72 countries
  • The conference was held across two Sydney hotels providing the opportunity for Sydney’s venues and suppliers to showcase their flexibility and ability to collaborate

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Date: 2014 - December

World Cancer Congress

  • The World Cancer Congress resulted in two major announcements:  The World Health Organisation in partnership with the UICC utlised the event to launch a new guide to prevent and control cervical cancer, while Cancer Council Australia in partnership with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and UICC launched new draft guidelines for Prostate-Specific Antigen testing
  • Delivered $8.1 million economic contribution to Victoria
  • The 2,700 delegates were from 105 countries
  • Melbourne delivered the largest city-wide activation in the history of the International AIDS Conference
  • Delegates were able to visit Melbourne’s world-leading cancer research and treatment facilities including the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

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Date: 2014 - August

29th International Horticultural Congress

  • The Brisbane congress marked the 150th anniversary of the International Society for Horticultural Science
  • Only the second time that the IHC has been held in the southern hemisphere
  • Delegates from more than 91 different countries
  • Tailor-made “Brisbane Welcomes the World” training provided for congress volunteers
  • More than AUD$11 million economic benefit to Brisbane
  • Griffith University Professor appointed new IHS President during congress

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Date: 2013 - October

49th International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Congress

  • Delegates and speakers from 47 different countries in attendance
  • The first ISOCARP meeting ever held in Queensland
  • One of the world’s most important city and regional planning conferences

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Date: 2013 - December

22nd World Diabetes Congress

  • The IDF and the Fred Hollows Foundation announced a ten-year partnership to tackle diabetic retinopathy - one of the most common diabetes complications - seeking to strengthen advocacy, the workforce and technology development
  • Delivered $63 million economic contribution to Victoria
  • The 10,273 delegates were from 170 countries
  • Melbourne was able to showcase its acclaimed medical institutions and academic strengths in the field of diabetes
  • Members of more than 50 parliaments committed themselves to tackling the worldwide diabetes pandemic at the first-ever Parliamentary Champions For Diabetes Forum.

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Date: 2013 - August

Developing Unconventional Gas (DUG) Australia Conference

  • One of the world’s largest unconventional resources conferences
  • The first international DUG event ever held outside North America
  • Conference injected $1.5 million into the Brisbane economy
  • The first international conference held at the recently opened RICC

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Date: 2012 - September

International Inorganic-Bonded Fiber Composites Conference 2012

  • Conference Dinner held in the Members Dining Room at Old Parliament House
  • Delegates enjoyed an architectural tour of the city
  • The 140 International visitors represented over 95% of all IIBCC delegates
  • Networking opportunities for key decision makers in the manufacturing and marketing of inorganic-bonded fibre composites and potential customers.

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Date: 2012 - May

Joint 12th International Child Neurology Congress and 11th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology

  • The largest paediatric neurology conference ever held in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Very strong international attendance with delegates from more than 63 countries
  • The congress financial outcomes far exceeded any previous ICNA or AOCNA meeting
  • The congress offered an opportunity for Australian specialists to present their ground-breaking work and research to a global audience
  • The Brisbane City Conference and Accommodation Bid Fund provided invaluable support to enable attendance by delegates from developing countries
  • A strong Australiana theme ran through the six day congress, providing a memorable experience for international delegates

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Date: 2012 - June

Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (chci) Annual Conference on “Anthropocene Humanities”

  • The 2012 Congress marked the first time that this global consortium has met in the southern hemisphere in over ten years
  • The 2012 Congress incorporated a forum to discuss several initiatives related to environmental humanities, medical humanities, and religion, secularism and political belonging.
  • As these initiatives are of such a large scale and are of global relevance, each of the initiatives will be networked across at least three continents over the next three to four years, with major nodes being formed by clusters of Humanities Centres.

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Date: 2010 - September

The Mint Directors Conference

  • The mint has entered into a number of associated partnerships and joint ventures which will further expand sales
  • The conference helped reaffirm the Mint’s position as a world class producer of coins for both general circulation and for commemorative occasions
  • As a result of growth in export sales, the Mint won the 2013 and 2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Award for Government Services

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Date: 2010 - November

1st International Conference on Translational Medicine

  • The conference was the first of its type
  • Brought together scientists, researchers and professionals from around the world
  • Included the announcement of the Australian-German Institute for Translational Medicine
  • A cocktail reception and private viewing of the National Portrait Gallery

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