Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) will host a total of 16 conventions during May – the highest number held over a four-week period since 2019.
The majority of conventions are related to key scientific, medical and healthcare sectors including leukaemia research, critical care, cardiovascular genetics and nuclear medicine.
These include the Preventive Health Conference, Australian Water Association’s OzWater’22, celebrating its 60th anniversary and APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association) Conference & Exhibition 2022, the largest gathering of the oil & gas industry in the Southern Hemisphere
Throughout May, BCEC will play host to 100 events during the month and expects to welcome 43,000 patrons through the doors.
This upwards trajectory is set to continue in June with 14 conferences, five exhibitions, and a host of corporate meetings and functions such as the Lifeline Bookfest and Business Chicks Breakfast, CEDA State Budget Address, and Ultimate Origin Lunch 2022.
BCEC’s general manager Bob O’Keeffe AM said: “As the very first convention centre in Australia to reopen during Covid we have had time to adapt and integrate efficiency measures into our operations, but there are still challenges and we need to remain flexible. Staffing across the industry remains a concern, but a major recruitment drive delivered very positive results and we are pleased to see many new staff members join our ASM Global family.”