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GCCEC Razzle Dazzles PCOs

GCCEC Razzle Dazzles PCOs

Posted on 22 April, 2014

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) recently hosted a familiarisation for a group of NSW conference and event organisers who got to experience a sensory journey that left them excited about the magic of the Gold Coast.

Guests enjoyed a relaxing two days in the glorious sunshine that the Coast is famous for including plenty of exhilarating actives specifically chosen to highlight the theme of ‘Razzle and Dazzle’ which started off with an unforgettable scenic ride on the back of a Harley-Davidson.

Upon arrival at Gold Coast Airport, guests got a taste of what it was like embrace their wild side as they literally headed out on the highway for a memorable adventure. Handed helmets and leather jackets, the joy ride on the back of an impressive machine affectionately referred to as ‘hog’ took in breathtaking views of the coastline and Burleigh Beach.

Famil guests received V.I.P treatment taking in a personalised tour of the convention centre before taking part in Tapas Masterclass hosted by GCCEC’s Executive Chef, Garry Kindred and Chef de Partie, Todd Hyde.

Guests thoroughly relished creating a selection cold entrées including a sand crab avocado tower with Roma tomatoes and apple brioche before sitting down to a well deserved lunch complete with champagne from GCCEC’s award-winning kitchen. In the evening, the group got a bird’s eye view of the 1950s tribute stage show spectacular “Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll”. True to form, this highly enthusiastic group took to the dance floor; all dressed the part in their neck scarf’s, white t-shirts and jeans.

On the final day guests briefly toured nearby Broadbeach accommodation properties Sofitel, Meriton and Peppers before dipping their toes into the surf and sand for fun and games on the beach. Throughout the day, PCOs were treated to local culinary gems and popular hot spots that are dotted within walking distance of the Centre.

The event allowed guests to experience why the award-winning GCCEC and the Gold Coast remain a perfect destination for mixing business and leisure.

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