Some of the world‚Äôs top brains in engineering, science and mathematics are slated to meet in Brisbane for the Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM) come 2025.
Taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), the Australian city trumped amid strong competition from Hong Kong and South Korea.
The team at BCEC collaborated with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and was supported by Tourism & Events Queensland and Brisbane Economic Development Agency (Brisbane EDA) to secure the event for Brisbane.
Congress chair, YuanTong Gu, head of school, mechanical, medical & process engineering at QUT, added that Brisbane‚Äôs worldwide reputation as a leader in science and technology was a key factor in the city‚Äôs selection to host the event.
BCEC and Brisbane have secured 17 international meetings in the past 12 months across health, science, technology, agriculture, mining and social welfare, which are expected to deliver 20,000 delegates to Brisbane with an estimated A$52.5 million (US$41.3 million) in direct expenditure for the Queensland economy.
BCEC general manager, Bob O‚ÄôKeeffe, said the recent bid win activity was encouraging and an expression of guarded confidence about Australia from the international market.
‚Äė‚ÄėOn the home front, we are also witnessing an upswing in general enquiries and bookings. We are cautiously optimistic that the industry is in the early stages of a post-Covid recovery…‚ÄĚ he said.