Next up in the calendar of IACC member events, it is the turn of the Australia Asia Pacific chapter and members will be heading to the vibrant city of Brisbane and stunning Gold Coast. The conference takes place on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March 2020 and This event will be held across three of Brisbane’s finest conference facilities: Cliftons, Karstens, and Saxons. Engaging speakers, hands-on workshops and plenty of networking opportunities await you in Brissie!
– Brisbane is geographically the third largest capital city in the world, occupying approx. 1140 km2It lives up to being the capital of the sunshine state with over 300 days of sunshine per year.– Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the indigenous Turrbal and Jagera peoples, who knew the current CBD as Mian-jin, meaning “place shaped as a spike”.– European settlers established Brisbane in 1824 as a penal colony for recidivist convicts from Sydney.– Although born on the Isle of Man in the UK, The Bee Gees were raised in Brisbane (Redcliffe and Cribb Island)– There are 103 koalas to cuddle at Lone Pine Sanctuary– Brisbane was the busiest submarine port in the world during World War II– North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island (50 mins and 75 mins ferry ride from Brisbane respectively) are the 2nd and 3rd largest sand islands in the world– Brisbane has an underground opera venue
– The state of Queensland has five of Australia’s eleven World Natural Heritage sites
– A number of Hollywood movies were (partly) filmed in Brisbane including Thor: Ragnarok, Pacific Rim Uprising and San Andreas