Venue & Hospitality
Park Regis North Quay
293 North Quay
Brisbane, 4000 QLD
Conference Dates: July 14-15, 2016
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
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Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland and it is one of the third most famous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.3 million and the South East Queensland urban conurbation, centered on Brisbane; encircle a population of more than 3 million. Brisbane is named after the Brisbane River on which it is located, which was named after the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825, Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane. The city of Brisbane is hilly. Urban area, including the central business district, are partially elevated by spurs of the Herbert Taylor Range, such as the summit of Mount Coot-tha, reaching up to 300 metres and the smaller Enoggera Hill. Other prominent stacking ups in Brisbane are Mount Gravatt and Toohey Mountain. Mount Petrie at 170 m and the lower rises of Highgate Hill, Mount Ommaney, Stephens Mountain and Whites Hill are stippled across the city. Brisbane has hosted several large cultural, international and sporting events, including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88, the final Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 summits.
Brisbane has seen consistent economic growth in recent years as a result of the resources bang. White-collar industries include financial services, information technology, higher education and public sector administration generally concentrated in and around the central business district and recently established office areas in the inner suburbs. Blue-collar industries, including petroleum refining, paper milling, stevedoring, railway workshops and metalworking tend to be located on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and in new industrial zones on the urban fringe.
Most of the universities and research institutes located nearby Brisbane in Australia offer courses on plant genetics. University of Queensland is the one of the famous college offering courses and research on plant genomics, plant diversity, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnolgy.
Tourism plays a major role in Brisbane's economy, being the third-most popular destination for international tourists after Melbourne and Sydney. Prominent tourist and amusement areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary. The suburb of Mount Coot-tha is home to a popular state forest, and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.