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Planning an Event

Planning an Event

Why plan your event with us?

Whether you're hosting an intimate meeting for 10, a conference for 6,000 delegates or an elegant gala dinner, the award-winning team at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre know it's in the seamless delivery of each and every detail that leads to the ultimate event success for our clients.

Australia's favourite holiday destination has become the perfect place to do business, with delegates spending an average 3.8 days in the region – more than any other Queensland destination. Ideally located just 500 metres from the white sands of Broadbeach, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has a 300 metre-wide Gold Coast Highway frontage and is the perfect location for your next event.

We're changing the thinking of conventions and exhibitions alike – offering a personalised approach to events of every size and nature, expertly tailored to ensure we create the ultimate experience for each and every one of our clients.

Gold Coast Convention Venue & Conference Centre

Conferences and Conventions

Conferences and conventions held on the Gold Coast attract twice as many delegates than anywhere else in Queensland.. Read More

Gold Coast Exhibition Venue & Trade Show Facilities

Exhibitions and Trade Shows

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre provides maximum flexibility to stage a range of trade and consumer exhibitions.. Read More

Gold Coast Meeting Venue & Seminar Rooms

Meetings and Seminars

Our adaptable spaces provide the ultimate backdrop for meetings and seminars of every size and nature.. Read More

Gold Coast Sporting Venue for Queensland Events

Sporting Events

The Arena is capable of seating 6000 people and is ideally suited to host major sporting events.. Read More

Gold Coast Concert Venue, Queensland Australia

Concerts and Special Events

For a proven venue in the heart of Australia’s entertainment capital, with an estimated catchment of million.. Read More

Gold Coast Banquets & Gala Dinner Venue, Queensland

Banquets and Gala Dinners

Banquets and gala dinners are a specialty for the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.. Read More

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