Brisbane secures 2019 global airline slot conference


Brisbane has won the hosting rights to the 145th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference from November 12-15, 2019.

More than 1,200 delegates from over 230 airlines across the world are expected to attend the biannual conference held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event brings airlines and airports together to negotiate slots that will give them the best possible schedule to offer their passengers.

Queensland lands major global aviation conference for Brisbane

A consortium of tourism advocates, including Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Brisbane Marketing, Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland, and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, combined forces to bring this conference to Queensland.

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones said that the conference would help pump more than A$2.3 million (US$1.6 million) into the Queensland economy.

Tourism Australia’s managing director, John O’Sullivan, said that the IATA Slot Conference had been secured with support from its Business Events Bid Fund and was another great opportunity to showcase Australia’s impressive capabilities in event delivery.

“Sustainable aviation capacity is crucial to Australia’s visitor economy and a key focus of Tourism Australia’s work. Securing next year’s IATA Slot Conference is part of a broader strategy for aviation development, alongside Routes Asia and World Routes,” he added.

Registration for the event will open in August next year.

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