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Grants for trailblazers to attract conferences to Brisbane

Initiative a ’win-win’ for the city’s economy and talents, said its city mayor

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BRISBANE - Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has invited Brisbane's brightest minds to apply for a grant program to help attract lucrative international conferences to Brisbane.

The Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant offers a share of A$30,000 (US$20,620) to emerging professionals and researchers to attend an international conference in their field and help Brisbane bid to host the conference in future.

"The Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant program is a win-win for our city's economy and the talented people who are blazing a trail across a range of sectors," said Mr Schrinner.

"We want local trailblazers to benefit from attending an international conference where they can build valuable global networks, broaden their knowledge and skills and gain recognition of their work in Brisbane.

"At the same time, the recipients will work with the city's economic development board Brisbane Marketing and partners to bid for the conferences to be held in Brisbane.

"Business events are big business for Brisbane, generating an average A$250 million for the economy every year, bringing together word-leading experts and providing opportunities for research partnerships, investment and collaboration."

The Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant is run by the city's economic development board, Brisbane Marketing. Applications close on 12 January 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit choosebrisbane.com.au/trailblazer.

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