by Meetings & Conventions Asia | January 23, 2018
Juliet Alabaster (left) and Rob Nelson (right)

Juliet Alabaster has been appointed general manager of the Brisbane Convention Bureau-a position which sits within the leadership team of the city's economic development board.

As general manager, Alabaster will lead research, business development, bidding, convention promotion and membership of the Convention Bureau. 

She was most recently the senior manager, bidding & business development prior to stepping up to the role of acting general manager, Convention Bureau.

"[Alabaster's] knowledge of the conventions and business events industry is second to none, leading major bid wins and new strategic programs, such as the recently launched Lord Mayor's Convention Trailblazer Grant," said Brett Fraser, Brisbane Marketing's CEO.

Bureau's former general manager, Rob Nelson has been appointed chief operating officer of Brisbane Marketing.

In his new role, Nelson will be responsible for driving the performance of the business development business units: Investment Attraction; Industry Development; Conventions & Business Events; Precinct Development; and Tourism & Major Events.

"Having laid the foundation for the Bureau's new direction, including its foray into the incentives market, Rob demonstrated his outstanding leadership and became a pivotal member of the organisation's senior leadership team," said Fraser.