20 years of events

QUEENSLAND Events has been the driving force behind many major events all over Queensland over the past 20 years and will feature in an exhibition in the University of Queensland Gallery at the Ipswich Art Gallery until Sunday, August 9.

Ipswich Mayor, Paul Pisasale said Queensland Events was established in the wake of the highly successful World Expo '88 with a charter to build on that success.

“Queensland Events today has 33 staff across three offices in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Townsville and helps to manage a large proportion of the major events to occur in Queensland.

“It has been estimated the organisation has so far generated more than $2 billion in revenue for Queensland and there is a lot more to come.

“It is truly fantastic to think about the highly successful portfolio of major event attractions this organisation has put together for Queensland including the succession of major events which have occurred in regional Queensland with their assistance.

“I find it amazing to walk through the exhibition at Ipswich Art Gallery where the images evoke so many memories of events so many people have shared as a result of the Queensland Events involvement.”

Cr Pisasale said Queensland Events maintained a calendar of major annual drawcard events for the State.

“Rarely a weekend passes without a festival, sporting event, music event, art exhibition or a convention is held without input from Queensland Events.”

Vice President of Willowbank Raceway, Paul Casos, said a major drag racing event at Willowbank Raceway assisted by Queensland Events was featured in the exhibition.

“Willowbank Raceway has become the premier drag racing venue in northern Australia which attracts people from all over Australia.

“There is no doubt the state's events attract tourists, are beamed into households around the globe and generate invaluable employment, publicity, and community spirit.”


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