Convention Membership

From $2040*

Business events can be a huge boost to the local economy, contributing more than $391 million in economic impact to Brisbane in 2014-15. That's why the Brisbane Convention Bureau does everything it can to position Brisbane as a world-leading business events destination, attracting conventions of all sizes to our city. We'd love for you to be involved.

A Convention Membership is suited to event venues, accommodation providers and service suppliers who are looking to target business event planners. As a Convention Member, you will be part of a team that helps secure business events for Brisbane - in fact, our success is driven by the strong partnerships we form with industry stakeholders. Our Convention Membership is designed to increase exposure within the meetings market. The proposition is simple - our core business is finding, winning and, in partnership with our Members, delivering new business events for Brisbane. Referrals and sales leads, enhanced website exposure, increased access to our exclusive Brisbane Convention Calendar and more are included to drive convention attendees and planners to your business.

Brisbane Marketing will help you to:

Make New Connections

  • Tap into the Convention Bureau’s global network of partners and suppliers.

  • Access Brisbane Marketing networking events. Increase Your Market Presence

  • Advertising in the Brisbane Event Planner’s Guide — the city’s official business events industry directory.

  • Marketing and PR. Get a Competitive Edge

  • Take advantage of expert knowledge to develop products and services that meet client requirements, comply with regulations and align with market conditions.

  • Connect to the Convention Member partner portal. Empower Your Sales Team Our Team Brisbane approach helps you connect with new customers around the country and the world.

Boost Business Intelligence

  • Stay in touch with local and international business news, issues and trends.

  • Access market updates and other information that can help with business planning. The more business events we can attract to Brisbane, the more opportunity you have to grow your business through our collaborative 'Team Brisbane' partnership. In short, our success is your success.

What are the benefits?

A Convention Membership provides all the benefits of Brisbane Marketing and Tourism Memberships (if applicable) plus:

Lead Generation

  • Enjoy a silver listing on the Brisbane Event Planner valued at $1040*. This niche event planning site attracts 25,000 visitors annually. Listing upgrade available (fees apply).

  • Secure business by receiving business event leads via:
  1. Direct email enquiry from Brisbane Event Planner.
  2. Referrals and sales leads to connect your business to business event planners. This includes Request for Proposal (RFPs) and Request for Information (RFIs — direct client referral to Member).
  3. Exclusive access to the online Brisbane Convention Calendar, including specific event and venue information, projected attendance and contact information (where available).
  • Be invited for inclusion in bid documents (where applicable).

  • Receive bid progress notifications.

Industry Engagement

  • Receive one extra ticket to each Brisbane Marketing Member networking event. These occur three times per calendar year.

  • Site inspection by key Convention Bureau staff. This will help to enhance and maintain their product knowledge.

  • Receive invitations to Convention Member events. These include Lead Generation Workshop and Queensland Business Event Survey Workshop.

  • Opportunity for a dedicated consultation with the Brisbane Convention Bureau team. Receive the Brisbane Convention Bureau ‘Bureau Broadcast’ e-newsletter.

  • Be invited to a new member orientation. This is designed to introduce you to our team and discuss ways in which we can help you maximise your benefits.

  • Be considered for inclusion in press releases, content articles and media referrals. This will be based on the specific media requirements.

  • Receive top-line access to industry research. This includes access to overviews of available research reports.

  • Get access to the Brisbane Convention Support Toolkit. This includes Brisbane maps, promotional collateral, image and copy libraries, and destination video.

Familiarisation Tours and Site Inspections

  • Opportunity to host business event planners and media on familiarisations and site inspections. Invitees will be interested in selecting Brisbane as a destination for their meeting, convention or tradeshow. (NB: Itineraries based on client and media requirements).

Additional Exclusive Convention Member Opportunities

  • Participate in Convention Bureau cooperative campaigns (fees apply). E.g. AIME, Brisbane Pop Up and Brisbane Event Planner upgrade.

  • Partner with the Convention Bureau at national and international trade shows (fees apply). E.g. Dreamtime, Business Events Greater China Showcase, IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX America, MICE Asia, and PAICE New Zealand.

Convention Bureau Membership Levels

Accomodation 75 or more accomodation rooms: 525(base fee) PLUS $16.75 per room PLUS $4.25 per square metre of the largest function room E.g. ABC hotel with 110 accomodation rooms and largest function room 300sqm $525 + (110 x16.75) + (300 x $4.25) = $3642.50*
  Fewer than 75 accomodation rooms $2090*
Venue Capacity for 500 or more pax theatre style — $525 (base fee) PLUS theatre style capacity of the largest function room x $8.40 per pax E.g. Venue with capacity for 600 pax theatre style: $525.00 + (600 x $8.40) = $5565*
  Capacity for fewer than 500 pax theatre style $2090*
Service Professional Conference Organiser $3455*
  Service Supplier $2040*

For more information, please email or download the full range of benefits below.

NB: Convention Member venues are required to provide information in relation to business events held on site for the Queensland Business Events Survey (QBES). The results of QBES are used to allocate State Government funding via Tourism and Events Queensland for ongoing marketing of Brisbane’s business events industry. *All $ GST inclusive. Membership fees are tax deductible.

Already a member?

To log in to the Convention Member portal and access the Convention Calendar & RFP’s click on the log in button below.

Convention Membership


Brisbane Event Planner - Prospectus

The Brisbane Event Planner sets a benchmark in venue, accommodation and services directories, revolutionising the way event planners and event products interact. Advertising opportunities from $1040 for a Silver listing, $2090 for Gold, $3135 for Platinum as well as an Unique add on for $205. Click here to access the prospectus.

Calendar of Opportunity

Brisbane Convention Bureau membership provides a number of promotional opportunities especially designed to benefit convention members. Click here to access the calendar of opportunity.

Membership Team

Patricia Cuppaidge
Phone: 07 3006 6262