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Brisbane Marketing launches Future Food Initiative 

Brisbane is getting behind its food and beverage innovators with the launch of Future Food Brisbane – an initiative of the city’s economic development board Brisbane Marketing. It will assist the food community to expand their capabilities, develop their products and reach new markets. Applications are now open for a range of workshops and programs such as the eight-week Global Readiness Accelerator and Product Development and Market Readiness Incubator.

Learn more here

Routes Asia 2018 flies into Brisbane

Brisbane played host to almost 1000 leaders from airlines, airports, and tourism authorities this week for Routes Asia 2018 – the region’s leading air route development conference. The three-day event saw industry experts explore the major challenges and opportunities for Asia Pacific’s aviation sector. Brisbane Marketing secured and hosted this important event in partnership with the Brisbane Airport Corporation, Tourism Australia and Tourism Events Queensland as it supports a collective focus on attracting more visitors, investment and business opportunities from the Asia Pacific.

Vietjet selects Brisbane as its first Australian destination

Vietnam's Vietjet Air plans to fly to Brisbane from Ho Chi Minh City from 2019, the carrier has confirmed. The announcement was made on the eve of Routes Asia 2018 in Brisbane and followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Madam Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Vietjet vice president at the Australia – ASEAN Summit.

More here via routesonline.com

Eagle Street Pier eyed for revitalisation

Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier may be revitalised as a mixed-use waterside precinct under a $1.4 billion proposal that has moved closer to approval. The State Government has given the nod for Dexus’s Market Led Proposal to enter the feasibility stage, marking an important step forward for a potential transformation of the popular dining hub.

Dexus Chief Executive Officer Darren Steinberg said plans were still being developed but the opportunity was for a revitalised business and leisure destination which prioritises access to the river and the precinct from the city. Dexus will now work with Brisbane City Council and TransLink to consider the feasibility of the proposal.

More here via abc.net.au

Seadeck sails back into Brisbane

Following its extremely successful sold out first season in 2017, Seadeck is excited to announce its return to the Brisbane River this winter! Operating from Saturday 12 May until mid-September, the floating oasis will be providing divine food, beverages and an epic line-up of Australian artists and entertainers.

More here via mycitylife.com.au

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