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Awards & Accolades

Awards & Accolades

The team at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is committed to delivering service excellence in all facets of our business. Our philosophy is centred on delivering a professional and memorable experience for our clients, their guests and all our visitors. We believe that our ‘Love is in Details’ approach is reflective of the awards and accolades that we have amassed over a decade and is a true testament to what sets us apart as a venue.

Our recent award wins include:

 

 

2016

2016 Queensland Tourism Awards - Business Event Venues (Silver)

2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner (4.5 star rating)


2015

2015 Spice Hot 100 Hotels, Resorts and Venues Awards, Convention Centre with Best In-House Catering

2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner


2014

2014 EarthCheck Responsible Meetings & Events 2nd Party Verified (aligned to ISO 20121 'Event Sustainability Management System')


2013

2013 EarthCheck Gold Certification – A first for convention centres in Australia and Worldwide

2013 Meetings and Events Industry Awards  – QLD Corporate Social Responsibility Award (OVER 30 FT EMPLOYEES)

2013 Restaurant & Catering Savour Australia Awards for Excellence – South East Queensland Function / Convention Centre Caterer Finalist


2012

2012 Meetings and Events Industry Awards - National Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates

2012 Meetings and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates


2010

2010 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards – Winner of the Meetings and Business Tourism Category

2010 Queensland Tourism Awards - Meetings and Business Tourism Winner

2007-2010 Meeting and Events Industry Awards - HALL OF FAME, National Meeting Venue More than 500 Delegates

2010 EarthCheck Silver Certification


2009

2009 AIPC Quality Standards Bronze Benchmark Status

2009 Queensland Tourism Awards - Meetings and Business Tourism Winner

2009 Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast - Caterer of the Year

2009 EarthCheck Bronze Benchmark Status


2007 - 2008

2007/2008 Australian Human Resources Institute - HR Leader of the Year Queensland

2007 Gold Coast Magazine's People's Choice Award for Best Event Caterer of the Year

2007 Queensland Finalist Restaurant and Catering - Best Function/Convention Centre Catering

2007 Restaurant and Catering Queensland Finalist - Caterer of the Year

2007 Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast - Best Function/Convention Centre Catering

2007 Meeting and Events Industry Awards - National Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates

2007 Meeting and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates


2006

2006 Meetings and Events Industry Awards - National Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates

2006 Meetings and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates

2006 Meetings and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meetings and Events Person of the Year (Kathy Simmons)

2006 Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Best Function / Convention Centre Catering

2006 Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Caterer of the Year


2005

2005 Queensland Tourism Awards - Business Meeting Tourism Category Finalist

2005 Meetings and Events Industry Awards – National Operations Person of the Year (Debbie Martini)

2005 Meetings and Events Industry Awards - National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year (Donna Kessler)

2005 Meetings and Events Industry Awards - National Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates

2005 Meetings and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates

2005 APEX World’s Best Congress Centre – ranked 7th in the world, and the first convention centre to place in its first year of operation

2005 Restaurant and Catering Australia Best Function / Convention Centre Catering

2005 Restaurant and Catering Queensland Best Function / Convention Centre Catering

2005 Restaurant and Catering Queensland Caterer of the Year

2005 Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Professional Development Training

2005 Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Best Function / Convention Centre Catering

2005 Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Caterer of the Year


2004

2004 Meetings and Events Industry Awards, Queensland Event of the Year

2004 Meetings and Events Industry Awards, Australia Event of the Year


What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies