Sunset Sangria on the Runway, held on the 11th of November, saw 950 invited guests and VIP’s celebrating on the new runway at Brisbane Airport ahead of the official opening scheduled for mid to late 2020. Guests were shuttled in from the Convention Centre in an impressive fleet of buses before being greeted with a glass of sangria on arrival.

The event was held in association with the IATA Slot Conference held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sunset Sangria on the Runway

The festival-inspired oasis planned by EventX was framed with white picket fencing by Event Rentals and a “Welcome to Brisbane” arch with florals by Bouquet Boutique. Inside the fencing, three bohemian inspired tipis from Tipi Luxe helped create the relaxed atmosphere for the afternoon along with assorted furniture by Brandition. A runway viewing platform by Staging Creations allowed the guests to get a prime view of the new runway while the string quartet Angel Strings kept guests entertained throughout the afternoon.

Sunset Sangria on the Runway

While the sangria flowed, a custom designed canape selection was on offer to the guests. The menu was designed with the Sunset Sangria concept in mind, combining both brilliant orange hues with flavours created to compliment the sangria.


Sunrise carrot mousse, Mexican spiced grains, cilantro fine leaf

Slow cooked lamb, citrus crumb pearl rice, mint julip

Chipotle chicken empanada, sweet corn puff, herb refreshment

Warm bug burrito, green chili salsa, pimento sauce

Brandition Furniture
Sangria Bar
Staff and canapes

Congratulations to Brisbane Airport on the success of Sunset Sangria on the Runway.


Runway/client : Brisbane Airport corporation

Catering: Wine & Dine’m Catering

Tipis: Tipi Luxe

Event Infrastructure: Event Rentals

Florals and plants: Bouquet Boutique

Furniture: Brandition

Band: Angel Strings

VIP Toilet Blocks and Water tanks: Event Portables

Runway Viewing Platform: Staging Creations

Audio Visual and event management  EventX

Photographer: AJ Moller and Jen Dainer