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Exhibitions and Trade Shows

Exhibitions and Trade Shows

Exhibitions and Trade Shows

Boasting more than 10,000 square metres of exhibition space across the ground floor, large spacious foyers showcasing 180 degree views of the Broadbeach skyline, over 1,400 undercover car parks, cutting edge user technology and a team who are passionate about exceeding our clients’ expectations in each and everything they do – the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre provides the flexibility to stage a range of trade and consumer exhibitions, with all the essential facilities and services housed under one roof.

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Planning a car launch and dreaming of suspending your vehicles from rigging in the ceiling? How about constructing a 40 metre replica ship stage set, fit for up to 300 guests? Need us to source 7,000 lobsters for your next gala dinner? Perhaps you require 10,000 robots for your idyllic event. We're all about the details and we'd love to help.

Gone are the days of basic exhibition stands and catering. Our venue offers dedicated event managers to bring your creative ideas and desires to life. From coffee machines to lively juice stations, interactive cooking shows and more – the list of possibilities are endless. Elevate your next cocktail party pre, during or post event through exclusive partnerships with Moet and Chandon, Veuve and other prominent brands, or speak to our experienced team about out of the box options.

We know it's in the seamless delivery of each and every detail that leads to the ultimate event success for our clients. With a proven track record for executing high profile dinners, displaying unique themeing and cutting edge technology for anywhere between 10 and 6,000 guests, we'll work with you and your team to ensure your next exhibition is the most successful yet, whether as a component of your conference or a stand-alone trade show.

Let our experienced team show you why we're passionate about changing the thinking of conventions and exhibitions alike and you'll soon see the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is the perfect choice for your next exhibition or tradeshow event. Contact us to talk about your next event.


Online Payments

Organising your exhibition needs is incredibly time consuming and to allow for a more seamless experience with us, the GCCEC has an online payment portal for you to pre pay for exhibitor services items before you visit our venue.Through our payment gateway customers, stand contractors and suppliers are able to pre-pay invoices for a wide range of exhibitor services including stand catering orders, upgraded Wi-Fi, cleaning and other services.

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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