Robotics conference highlights this week in Brisbane.

the International Conference on Robotics and Automation opened at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones officially welcome more than 2500 delegates from around the globe at the opening ceremony.

“It is the first time this conference has been held in Australia and having Brisbane host this cutting edge event enhances our growing reputation as an innovation powerhouse.

“It follows last week’s successful Myriad Festival, Australia’s leading tech and innovation festival which attracted more than 5000 entrepreneurs and investors.

$518 million Advance Queensland initiative backing innovators to ensure Queensland is front and centre of the innovation sphere.

“We’re investing strategically to take advantage of opportunities in the robotics and automation sector to promote sustainable jobs growth in Queensland.”

Ms Jones said Queensland was the perfect host for business events like ICRA 2018, where delegates can take advantage of the state’s great tourism offering while engaging while collaborating with local innovators and entrepreneurs.

“Being the first city in Australia to host the world’s peak robotics and automation conference is recognition of the fact that we’re leading the way when it comes to innovation. This is thanks to our record investment and the great work being done by local innovators and academics.

“The event also engages with the general public through a series of sessions designed to inspire Queenslanders and help them appreciate what robotics and automation advancements can do for their lives.

“The Queensland Government was supporter of ICRA 2018 through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Business Events Acquisition and Leveraging Fund.”

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