Convention Membership

From $2090*

Business events can be a huge boost to the local economy, contributing more than $258 million in economic impact to Brisbane in 2016-17. That's why the Brisbane Convention Bureau does everything it can to position Brisbane as a world-leading business events destination, attracting conventions of all sizes to our city. We'd love for you to be involved.

A Convention Membership is suited to event venues, accommodation providers and service suppliers who are looking to target business event planners. As a Convention Member, you will be part of a team that helps secure business events for Brisbane - in fact, our success is driven by the strong partnerships we form with industry stakeholders. Our Convention Membership is designed to increase exposure within the meetings market. The proposition is simple - our core business is finding, winning and, in partnership with our Members, delivering new business events for Brisbane. Referrals and sales leads, enhanced website exposure, increased access to our exclusive Brisbane Convention Calendar and more are included to drive convention attendees and planners to your business.

A Convention Membership provides all the benefits of Business and Tourism Memberships (if applicable) plus the following additional benefits.

Industry Engagement

  • Two complimentary invitations to the Brisbane Marketing Member Networking Events (two per calendar year)
  • Two complimentary invitations to Brisbane Marketing's annual members and partners event - Brisbane Now. Brisbane Next.
  • Invitations to Convention Member workshops
  • Access to the Brisbane Convention Support Toolkit
  • Dedicated consultation with the Brisbane Convention Bureau team to help support your business

Marketing, Promotional & Business-Building Opportunities

  • Brisbane Event Planner online directory silver listing valued at $1040
  • Additional business building opportunities
  • Inclusion in bid documents and notifications on bid progress

Familiarisations and Site Inspections

  • Opportunity to partner with Brisbane Marketing to host business event planners and media on familiarisations and site inspections. Itineraries based on client and media requirements.

Learn more about Convention Member opportunities.

Convention Bureau Membership Levels

Accomodation 75 or more accomodation rooms: $540(base fee) PLUS $17.15 per room PLUS $4.35 per square metre of the largest function room E.g. ABC hotel with 110 accomodation rooms and largest function room 300sqm $540 + (110 x $17.15) + (300 x $4.35) = $3731.50*
  Fewer than 75 accomodation rooms $2140*
Venue Capacity for 500 or more pax theatre style — $540 (base fee) PLUS theatre style capacity of the largest function room x $8.60 E.g. Venue with capacity for 600 pax theatre style: $540.00 + (600 x $8.60) = $5700*
  Capacity for fewer than 500 pax theatre style $2140*
Service Professional Conference Organiser $3540*
  Service Supplier $2090*

For more information, please email membership@brisbanemarketing.com.au or download the full range of benefits below.

NB: Convention Member venues are required to provide information in relation to business events held on site for the Queensland Business Events Survey (QBES). The results of QBES are used to allocate State Government funding via Tourism and Events Queensland for ongoing marketing of Brisbane’s business events industry. *All $ GST inclusive. Membership fees are tax deductible.

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Brisbane Event Planner - Prospectus

The Brisbane Event Planner sets a benchmark in venue, accommodation and services directories, revolutionising the way event planners and event products interact. Advertising opportunities from $1040 for a Silver listing, $2090 for Gold, $3135 for Platinum as well as an Unique add on for $205. Click here to access the prospectus.

Calendar of Opportunity

Brisbane Convention Bureau membership provides a number of promotional opportunities especially designed to benefit convention members. Click here to access the calendar of opportunity.

Membership Team

Patricia Cuppaidge
Membership
Phone: 07 3006 6262
Email: pcuppaidge@brisbanemarketing.com.au