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RPI Sponsors Property Council QLD Main Event Lunch 2024

“Do global events make a global city?”


On March 13th at the Property Council of Australia Queensland Main Event lunch, sponsored by RP Infrastructure, looked at how Brisbane can benefit from hosting major sporting, cultural, and business events.


During the lunch, keynote speaker Rikesh Rajakulasingham from The Star Entertainment Group discussed the enormous scale of the new Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane. The project is being compared to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore and is expected to become a major tourism attraction for the city.


A panel of industry leaders including Anthony Ryan from Brisbane Economic Development Agency, Harvey Lister from ASM Global (APAC), and Kate Jones from Tech Council of Australia discussed the opportunities and challenges that major events will bring to Brisbane’s economy and property industry.


Brisbane’s selection as the host city for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games has instilled confidence in driving major events, tourism, and infrastructure investment in the region. This will provide the competitive advantage needed to establish Brisbane as a global city.


At RPI, our interest has always been to ensure our projects successfully support the needs of our clients’ communities. But we’re also focused on how our projects integrate with the wider community’s needs, in the same way that major event planners consider how the development of infrastructure will service the event itself and the broader, longer-term requirements of our city.


We would like to thank all attendees for joining us at the event, as well as co-sponsor Buchan, and the Property Council of Australia Queensland.