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19 September 2018

Brisbane is set to roll out the red carpet to more than 1200 delegates from over 230 airlines across the world when it plays host to the 145th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference from 12-15 November 2019. 

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the IATA conference would bring more than 1,200 aviation professionals from 230 airlines to Brisbane next year. 

“An aviation event of this size is great for local businesses and the local economy but also provides Queensland with the chance to show off to the world’s airlines,” Minister Birmingham said.

A consortium of tourism advocates, including Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Brisbane Marketing, Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland, and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, combined forces to bring this fiercely sought after conference to Queensland. 

Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan said that the IATA Slot Conference had been secured with support from its Business Events Bid Fund and was another great opportunity to showcase Australia’s impressive capabilities in event delivery.