Lord Mayor's Trailblazer Grant

Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant

Do you want to be part of Brisbane’s unstoppable momentum? We are looking for intrepid Trailblazers to ignite Brisbane's future as a global knowledge and business events hub.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is pleased to open the 2023-2024 Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant program.

The grant, an initiative of the city’s official Convention Bureau, Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA), empowers the city’s talented, curious, and high-performing professionals and researchers to make their mark by attracting valuable industry conferences to Brisbane.

Applying for a Lord Mayor’s Convention Trailblazer Grant presents an opportunity to attend a leading international conference, make a positive impact on your industry, and cultivate valuable networks with the goal of positioning Brisbane as a world-class host city for future conventions and business events.

The Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant delivers up to $30,000 worth of grants per annum, each to a maximum value of $5,000 (excluding GST).

For further information download the prospectus.

Develop your passion and grow your industry. Become a Trailblazer.

Applications for the 2023 - 2024 Trailblazer Grant round have now closed.

Key Dates

  • Applications open Wednesday, 18 October 2023
  • Applications close Sunday, 25 February 2024
  • Shortlisted applicants notified Friday, 8 March 2024
  • Interviews and judging April 2024
  • Recipients announced Late April 2024
  • Recipient briefing session Late April 2024 

Contact BEDA’s Business Events team for more information [email protected]