The capital of the beautiful Sunshine State, Brisbane, is Australia's third largest city. This buzzing riverside capital city is wedged between the ocean and national parks and is a cosmopolitan hub.
Why exhibit there?
For businesses looking to expand into the Australian market, Brisbane’s more progressive business and economic environment gives investors confidence they will optimise their investment return.
The main industry sector in Brisbane are energy and resources injecting $25bn annually into the local economy, however the city has a keen interest in innovation and technology.
Brisbane Airport is just 20 minutes by Airtrain from the city. Airtrain services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There is a significant list of what you are not allowed to bring into Australia, it is worth having a read through it before you travel.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Cuddling a koala is a quintessential Aussie experience.
- Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha. Highlights include the beautiful Japanese gardens and the largest collection of Australian rainforest trees in the world.
- River cruises. The most scenic and exciting way to travel around Brisbane is by CityCat.
- Moreton Island Day Trip. Easily accessible via a 75-minute ferry ride from downtown Brisbane, Moreton Island is the world's third largest sand island, and the perfect day trip.
- Aria. Brisbane's premier riverfront fine-diner doesn’t fail to impress: try the double-cheese stracciatella di bufala entrée, rich, but its parmesan oil dressing is balanced by sweet peas and shaved fennel.
- Urbane. Expect precisely cooked scampi wrapped in crisp angel hair pastry, atop a rich bisque brightened by lemon and ponzu, while lamb tagine is presented as a pastry-encased square with fruity couscous.
- Local currency is Australian dollar.
- Language is English
- Visa - the visa you will require to enter Australia will depend on the type of visit you wish to conduct, the length of visit and where you are travelling from. It is best if you check the visa requirements list to find the one for you.
- Australia uses two flat pins in a v-shape plug socket.
- There are no obvious cultural sensitivities, however you may want to take note for business meetings:
- Despite historic links to the UK, Australian business culture is more akin to the way things are done in the US.
- Australians will judge your competence and abilities through your actions, not your words.
- Australians take punctuality seriously. Arrive ten to fifteen minutes early for a business meeting.
- In this culture, there is greater respect for the "underdog."