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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre reports record performance

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has revealed a record-breaking performance for the months of October and November, attracting 18,000 delegates in an eight-week period.

October saw the centre achieving its highest ever revenue in a single month with November coming in a very close second. The Centre hosted 29 conventions during the eight weeks.

Overall, 112 conventions and 60,000 international and national delegates were hosted at the venue this year, a huge achievement considering the serious floods that affected the centre and city in January.

The venue also revealed it has won a series of international conferences that will bring 9,000 leading medical, science and allied health experts from around the world to Australia and deliver an estimated $29 million to the Brisbane economy.

These include world’s largest meeting for water practitioners and researchers, the International Water Association’s World Water Congress in 2016, which is expected to attract 3,000 international water experts to the river city of Brisbane.

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