World champion cyclists, international HIV, AIDS and immunotherapy experts, tropical agricultural scientists and nursing and education professionals are among those heading to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) during the coming weeks as the Centre moves into its peak conference season.

BCEC is scheduled to host 60 conferences through to mid-December with some 30,000 delegates descending on Brisbane delivering 94,000 room nights to city hotels.

The medical research and healthcare sectors headline the agenda reflecting Brisbane’s continuing strength and dominance in those disciplines.

The conferences cover a broad cross section of interests from science and research to energy, agriculture, education, technology, the environment, government and social services. The 60 conferences are part of a total 400 events scheduled between now and the end of the year attracting some 250,000 visitors to the Centre.

This significant line-up of conferences secured for Brisbane by BCEC, many of which were in conjunction with convention partners, Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, will deliver a number of the world’s leading academics, scientists, medical professionals and researchers who will share their knowledge and expertise with the local scientific and business communities.

The 2015 busy conference season is further indication of the increasing popularity of BCEC as a major events venue following the successful hosting of the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit and affirmation of Brisbane’s reputation and track record for hosting world class events and its appeal to the international scientific and research sectors.

Among the conferences to feature at the Centre:

  • Gastro 15 – AGW and WGO International Congress (1,000 delegates)
  • Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2015 (1,300 delegates)
  • World STI & HIV Conference 2015 (500 delegates)
  • Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference 2015 (1,000 delegates)
  • FPA Professionals Congress (1,000 delegates)
  • ASFA National Conference & Super Expo (1,300 delegates)