Brisbane recently announced that it will host the World Congress of Political Science (IPSA), the world's most prestigious international meeting for political science scholars. The meeting's Australia debut will take place in July 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
Brisbane's Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, said that the meeting will bring over 3,000 delegates to the city and give a significant financial boost to the city. "Luring this World Congress to our city will generate $10 million as well as demonstrate the success of our collaborative Team Brisbane approach to securing major business events and jobs for our hotels, venues and services.
"Major conferences of this nature also showcase our New World City as an important knowledge, innovation and research hub with world-class institutions."
A strong and collaborative Team Brisbane approach by Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) and Brisbane Marketing in partnership with local and national universities and conference organiser ICMS Australasia Pty Ltd secured the event for Brisbane.