As we are gearing up for a busy 2023, we'd like to wish you a very happy new year and thank you for being part of our community.
Over the past six months there’s been a significant increase in enquiries fuelled by renewed confidence and a strong desire to meet in person, further stimulated by a generous business event support program offered by Queensland government.
We are confident that this trend will continue throughout the year as pent-up demand keeps us all engaged. Date flexibility will be key to securing the venue and destination of choice over the next 12-18 months.
Wellness and sustainability are high on the agenda for clients incorporating outdoor areas, healthy menus and green initiatives into programs.
Sustainability has been important to GCCEC since opening over 18 years ago. We were the first convention centre to achieve platinum status through EarthCheck and we will continue to champion green initiatives throughout 2023.
Adrienne Readings, GM
The Gold Coast is ever evolving, redefining as a world class city that attracts investment across many industries including space, research, technology, film and education. With a Ritz Carlton and St Regis set to open on the coast, the city continues to build its portfolio of accommodation options. Aviation routes are healthy with domestic flight connections at 98% of pre-COVID levels, and international is at 68%. Stakeholders are continuing to work together to further increase routes.
Insights from industry experts offer thought leadership in our newly launched Spotlight Series. To date, we’ve shared interviews with Destination Gold Coast, SBMAQ, COBA and The Conference Company. More to come…
Event funding available
The Queensland Government is serious about attracting business events to the Sunshine State with the launch of a multi-million dollar fund. Eligible events may secure up to $120,000.
Video case studies
Our 2022 video case study series is now complete and offers a behind the scenes look at six successful and memorable events held at the Centre.
Grants closing soon
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Linkage Grant Program helps promote the Gold Coast as a destination for international business events by providing grants to support individuals’ attendance at international conferences. Recipients are offered an opportunity to advance their own professional development and profile of their research centre/institute, whilst acting as a global ambassador for our city. Applications close next month.