Achievements

Over the past 15 years, GCCEC team has been firmly committed to service excellence across all facets of the business.

Our philosophy is centred on delivering a professional and memorable experience for our clients, their guests and all our visitors. Since opening the doors at GCCEC in 2004, we have amassed an impressive tally of 48 prestigious awards and accolades. We’re super proud of our performance, and you will be too.

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2020

  • Quality Tourism Accredited Business
    • Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business
      • TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Winner (4.5 star rating)

      2019

      • Australian Tourism Awards, Business Event Venue (Gold)
        • Queensland Tourism Awards, Business Event Venue (Gold)
          • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame (4.5 star rating)

          2018

          • Queensland Tourism Awards, Business Event Venue (Bronze)
          • EarthCheck Platinum Certification, GCCEC was the first Convention Centre in the world to achieve the accolade
          • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner (4.5 star rating)

          2017

          • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner (4.5 star rating)

          2016

          • Queensland Tourism Awards, Business Event Venue (Silver)
          • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner (4.5 star rating)

          2015

          • Spice Hot 100 Hotels, Resorts and Venues Awards, Convention Centre with Best In-House Catering
          • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner

          2014

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

          2013

          • EarthCheck Gold Certification – A first for convention centres in Australia and Worldwide
          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards  – QLD Corporate Social Responsibility Award (OVER 30 FT EMPLOYEES)
          • Restaurant & Catering Savour Australia Awards for Excellence – South East Queensland Function / Convention Centre Caterer Finalist

          2012

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

          2010

          • Qantas Australian Tourism Awards – Winner of the Meetings and Business Tourism Category
          • Queensland Tourism Awards - Meetings and Business Tourism Winner
          • Meeting and Events Industry Awards - HALL OF FAME, National Meeting Venue More than 500 Delegates
          • EarthCheck Silver Certification

          2009

          • AIPC Quality Standards Bronze Benchmark Status
          • Queensland Tourism Awards - Meetings and Business Tourism Winner
          • Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast - Caterer of the Year
          • EarthCheck Bronze Benchmark Status

          2007-2008

          • Australian Human Resources Institute - HR Leader of the Year Queensland
          • Gold Coast Magazine's People's Choice Award for Best Event Caterer of the Year
          • Queensland Finalist Restaurant and Catering - Best Function/Convention Centre Catering
          • Restaurant and Catering Queensland Finalist - Caterer of the Year
          • Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast - Best Function/Convention Centre Catering
          • Meeting and Events Industry Awards - National Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates
          • Meeting and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates

          2006

          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards - National Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates
          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegate
          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meetings and Events Person of the Year (Kathy Simmons)
          • Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Best Function / Convention Centre Catering
          • Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Caterer of the Year

          2005

          • Queensland Tourism Awards - Business Meeting Tourism Category Finalist
          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards – National Operations Person of the Year (Debbie Martini)
          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards - National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year (Donna Kessler)
          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards - National Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates
          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards - Queensland Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates
          • APEX World’s Best Congress Centre – ranked 7th in the world, and the first convention centre to place in its first year of operation
          • Restaurant and Catering Australia Best Function / Convention Centre Catering
          • Restaurant and Catering Queensland Best Function / Convention Centre Catering
          • Restaurant and Catering Queensland Caterer of the Year
          • Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Professional Development Training
          • Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Best Function / Convention Centre Catering
          • Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Caterer of the Year

          2004

          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards, Queensland Event of the Year
          • Meetings and Events Industry Awards, Australia Event of the Year

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