Three business people talking and walking on South Bank Parklands bougainvillea arch

Networking hubs

Networking events allow attendees to engage likeminded constituents, build valuable connections and create new industry relationships. Networking events matter because they play a crucial role in your conference success.

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South Bank Networking Hubs

Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA) has established a partnership with a number of key venues to establish Networking Hubs for conferences held within the South Bank precinct.

Networking Hubs, or ‘Conference Watering Holes’, will establish a location for your attending delegates to gather, engage, connect and relax in a space that is dedicated to your conference. These offerings foster a feeling of owning the precinct, and enhance the delegate experience whilst enjoying the beautiful South Bank precinct.

These activated hubs can be branded with conference signage and present opportunities for product launches, offsite functions, sponsor engagement and social gatherings. Each hub can offer discounts or incentives to delegates, being endorsed as ‘the place to be’ which facilitates a strong sense of community.

To increase networking opportunities (specifically to the South Bank precinct), BEDA has engaged a number of local venues to:

  1. Develop deals/promotions for your delegates
  2. Encourage businesses to display signage to officially promote the business event
  3. Enhance the business event experience


The following venues have been included into the Networking Hub program:

The Charming Squire

Ideally located underneath the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane’s thriving cultural precinct South Bank, The Charming Squire is the perfect place for a fun night out, a special function or a casual catch up over lunch or dinner.

It’s also a working James Squire brewery where you can get acquainted with the brewing process as you explore the James Squire craft beer range, all the while enjoying delicious dishes designed to complement the flavours of the beers.

[email protected]
(617) 3077 7254 (ext. 1)
3/133 Grey Street, South Bank

The Plough Inn

Established in 1864, and placed on the world heritage list in 1992, The Plough Inn is the heart of Brisbane & the icon of Queensland hospitality, boasting both amazing views and a history beyond compare.

Upcoming conference or expo? Whether it’s a team dinner for 40, an after party for 600, or something in between -
The Plough Inn has a space for every occasion!

[email protected] or phone (617) 3844 7777
29 Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Inspired by a holiday beach shack, with a Brisbane City twist - dust off the sand and step into SouthBeach’s relaxed coastal atmosphere. Sip, savour and socialise while you take in views of the Brisbane River, the sparkling CBD skyline and the iconic Streets Beach; all while grooving to live music every Friday to Sunday.

Host your next event with up to 350 people against the backdrop of spectacular waterfront and city views at South Bank’s best function venue.

[email protected]
30aa, Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101

South Bank Beer Garden

A beautiful location, great food, delicious drinks, attentive service and awesome company are the perfect ingredients for a great function! South Bank Beer Garden is the perfect venue for any celebration, business meeting or occasion with family or friends.

Discover Brisbane's favourite waterfront function venue when we host our monthly events showcase - contact our events team today to find out our next showcase date!

[email protected]
30BA Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank QLD 4101