Date and time

Wednesday, 6 September 2023
12pm to 2:30pm (AEST)


Boulevard room | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
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As Brisbane begins preparations for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games while becoming the fastest growing city in the nation, join us to hear from Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner at our next Brisbane Industry lunch on Wednesday 6 September.

With Brisbane Metro set to start delivering services in 2024, this event provides an opportunity to receive an update on the project’s status and its fleet of battery electric vehicles that will ease congestion across the city.

As the Brisbane City Council continues its strong commitment to climate action, hear from Adrian on how transport decarbonisation and plans for new methods of mobility are being developed as the future of transport evolves leading into the 2032 Games.

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Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

Adrian Schrinner became the 17th Lord Mayor of Brisbane in 2019, with many years of experience as Councillor and former Deputy Mayor of Australia’s largest local government.

Adrian was born in Brisbane and grew-up on the Southside. He learnt the foundations of hard work from his parents as they ran their small suburban cleaning business. His first job was working in the family business, and he spent his school holidays earning money for flying lessons. He flew solo for the first time at the age of 16.

After serving for a short period in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Adrian wanted to give back to the community he grew-up in.  He completed his university studies while working as a cleaner and delivery driver. Following university, he worked in a range of roles in both Federal and Local Government. He was particularly drawn to the unique community building and city-shaping role that Brisbane City Council played and jumped at the opportunity to serve the residents as a local Councillor.

He was first elected as the Councillor for Chandler Ward in 2005 and within three years was asked by the Lord Mayor to join Civic Cabinet. Chairing several different committees - Finance, Transport and Infrastructure - over many years, provided Adrian with extensive experience across key areas of Council responsibility. In 2011 he was elected by his colleagues as Deputy Mayor, and served in this role for 8 years.

Adrian has a clear vision for the future and his simple goal is to ensure the Brisbane of tomorrow is better than the Brisbane of today.

By delivering new infrastructure for a growing city and record investment in parkland and greenspace, Adrian is leading his team to transform Brisbane for the better.

City-shaping projects are underway and include: the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro; green bridge construction and the Victoria Park vision that will create Brisbane’s biggest new park in 50 years. Meanwhile, Adrian is firmly focused on improving the areas where most residents live, and his “suburbs first” guarantee is ensuring that at least 80 percent of all Council expenditure is invested in the suburbs.

As Chair of the Council of Mayors (South East Queensland), Adrian played a vital role in helping to finally secure the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games for the region. He is now a Vice President and board member of the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee.

Adrian and his wife Nina’s proudest achievements are their four young children who they are raising together in Carindale. As a father and Lord Mayor, he is determined to ensure Brisbane just keeps getting better.

Dress code: Business attire

Dietaries: Please inform of any dietary requirements 2 weeks prior to the event

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Refund policy

Cancellations should be notified in writing by email. Cancellations received prior to one week before the event will receive a full refund less 25%. No refund will be applicable for cancellations received after one week prior to the event although substitute delegates are welcomed