Collaborative focus helps secures scientific conference for Brisbane

Brisbane will welcome the world’s leading posture and gait clinicians and researchers following its successful bid to host the International Society of Posture & Gait Research (ISPGR) World Congress in 2021.

Brisbane’s economic development board, Brisbane Marketing, collaborated with Tourism and Events Queensland and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to secure the ISPGR Congress.

The congress is expected to attract more than 500 delegates from over 40 countries who will explore the latest research and clinical findings, issues and ideas in the field.

BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe said the Centre’s strong working partnerships and collaboration with Brisbane’s research and scientific communities continues to play a significant role in helping to secure these niche scientific conferences.

ISPGR President and Professor of Movement Neuroscience at Liverpool John Moores University, Mark Hollands, said a number of factors contributed to Brisbane being selected as the 2021 host destination.

“Brisbane is a warm and welcoming city with exceptional research institutions, award-winning conference facilities, and a range of new hotels and experiences for delegates,” Professor Hollands said.

“We expect our Asia-based members to take advantage of Brisbane’s close proximity to the region, while access from across the globe is easy with direct flights from more than 80 destinations.”