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Mapping the Future of Events

Mapping the Future of Events

Posted on 04 February, 2016

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), part of The Star Entertainment Group continues to ensure event organisers receive seamless end-to-end experiences with the cornerstone of modern conferencing proudly on display.

It’s more than just light and sound, as GCCEC’s in-house Audio Visual specialists continue to orchestrate some of the most technically complex events in Australia. Investing in the latest innovative technology, four Christie Digital Projectors have been added to the Centres’ arsenal of state-of-the-art equipment.

GCCEC’s newly acquired digital projectors are being utilised for large format screens and pixel mapping throughout the venue. The video display technique is extremely versatile in crafting mind-blowing visual displays including the largest ever created by the team spanning 50 metres wide and over 8 metres high, projecting over 8 million pixels.

The projection technique uses specialised software to warp and blend projected images in 2D or 3D onto surfaces such as buildings, interior spaces and natural landscapes acting as unorthodox screens.

When combined with bespoke content, GCCEC’s AV specialists are able to set dynamic backdrops and visual masterpieces for events, conferences and meetings.

Vision is the fastest moving element of audio visual technology according to GCCEC Audio Visual manager Ben Morris, making it a compelling drawcard for event organisers seeking the “wow-factor”.

“Projection mapping transcends ordinary video projection because we can alter the perception of reality against any surface or space and create focal points for conference proceedings or set 3D scenes for sophisticated gala events.

“Clients expect flawless imagery, and this equipment ensures GCCEC is well placed to stay at the forefront of available technology,” Morris added.

The latest investment in infrastructure and technology is a further testament to GCCEC’s ongoing commitment to remain one of Australia’s leading conference and event destinations.

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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