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Mice Net : October 2008
brisbane business in brisvegAs Johanna mckinnon recentLy caught up with urban Brisbane (previously terraces on wickham) general manager andrew wright to get an insight into the current status of business events from a venue perspective. Q: Brisbane is becoming a real contender for more business events against other major centres in Australia. What changes have you seen in an effort to entice event planners? A: Brisbane hotels are being more creative in the packages and promotions they are introducing into the marketplace and thinking “outside the box” in order to create unique and memorable conference and event concepts for the savvy event planner. Brisbane has taken a real leap forward with regard to offering event planners the highest level and quality of AV and technology and is now on par with its Sydney and Melbourne counterparts. The growing demand for Brisbane as a prime conference destination has encouraged hotels to both refurbish and refresh their existing accommodation and conference facilities to increase their competitive edge, and to satisfy the new-age discerning event planner. In addition to this, destination bureau such as Brisbane Marketing have been extremely pro-active and aggressive in promoting Brisbane as ‘the’ conference and event 70 mice.net city, and working closely with hotel and venue management in order to drive new business into Brisbane. Q: What does your hotel offer business delegates? A: Urban Brisbane offers business delegates a totally unique experience as opposed to “just another conference”. All conference rooms overlook sweeping, panoramic views of the city skyline, parklands, and mountain ranges with plenty of natural light. However, at the touch of a button this can all be blocked out. The suspended Sky Boardroom is an executive’s dream, offering the best views in Brisbane. Delegates can enjoy the highest quality of facilities and technology including a wall-mounted, 48 inch LCD screen, electronic blinds, superior technological capabilities and connectivity, and your very own Nespresso pod machine with gourmet coffee selections and fully stocked little fridge. Our focus is to ensure that our conference and event packages are tailored to accommodate our delegates’ needs and requirements which we achieve through our flexible approach.