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Brisbane set for a cool Yule as massive Christmas program launched

Brisbane residents and visitors alike are set for a cracker of a ‘Brismas’ after Lord Mayor Graham Quirk launched the city’s massive festive program.

New collaboration to drive southern Brisbane precinct

Stakeholders from Upper Mt Gravatt and Eight Mile Plains have begun collaborating with the City of Brisbane to set out ambitions for the area to be one of the city’s Global Precincts.

New Seafood Festival to make a splash in Brisbane's CBD

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today launched Sea to the City, a new seafood event that will take over Eagle Street’s dining precinct on 7 October.

Nominations closing for Lord Mayor’s Business Awards

Brisbane businesses are being encouraged to put themselves forward for the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards before nominations close on 20 July.

Brisbane domestic visitor spending growth beats the nation

New figures from the National Visitor Survey show the growth in the amount domestic visitors spend in Brisbane is eclipsing that of Australia and Queensland.

Games walking tours have a British flavour

The Brisbane Greeters are getting into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games by launching special British-themed walking tours.

Blockbuster sporting events lure NZ visitors to Brisbane

Brisbane’s strong suite of summer sporting events has provided a hook for New Zealand holiday visitors, contributing to a record influx of international visitors to the city.

Free festive events saw visitors flock to Brisbane

Brisbane’s cracker of a Christmas program saw hundreds of thousands of visitors flocking to the CBD, to witness a suite of nearly 150 free festive events.

Funding to help Brisbane startups compete globally

The Lord Mayor’s Global Entrepreneur Program, run by Brisbane Marketing’s Digital Brisbane team, offers businesses up to $5000 towards accessing professional programs aimed to help them enter new markets and scale their business.

2017 Lord Mayor's Business Awards finalists announced

An acclaimed jeweller, a podiatrist who named her footwear line after her dog, a leading roboticist, the co-founder of a bedding and homewares chain and an insurance industry entrepreneur are contenders for the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Business Award for Business Person of the Year.