By Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 11 April, 2018


There’s a buzz around the Gold Coast. And nowhere is it more obvious that at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. We are proud to have been specially chosen to host the netball competition and the basketball finals in our Arena space. GCCEC’s facilities are on show to a potential global live television audience of more than 1.5 billion people.

We also have the very important task of being the base for the world’s media who are covering every aspect of the Games at various other venues.

As a major contributor to the economy of the Broadbeach precinct, GCCEC is delighted that neighbouring businesses are sharing in the benefits, with nearly 55,000 spectators attending the 11 days of competition and spending money on nearby restaurants, shops and leisure pursuits.

Visitor numbers to the precinct are being boosted even further with Broadbeach’s Kurrawa Park nominated as a designated Festival 2018 family zone with mazes, climbing structures and interactive art, including one specifically for babies and toddlers. The Commonwealth Games Mega Store has been sited at the precinct’s Victoria Park for several weeks, attracting tourists and curious locals and further raising the precinct’s profile.

The legacy from the Games is expected to be significant for all businesses, and we have no doubt that our amazing city with all that it has to offer businesses in the future, will absolutely shine on the world stage.

Adrienne Readings

General Manager, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Helping our Planet

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is living up to its reputation as a world-leading sustainable venue by offsetting 16 tons of carbon emissions through the use of environmentally-friendly BioPak cups and cutlery in 2017.

The 16 tons is equivalent to almost 6,800 litres of fuel saved, over 64,000km travelled in a vehicle and the removal of four cars from our roads.

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Don’t Get Hung up on Size

Don’t let our size fool you. GCCEC is not just a venue for large-scale events, we excel at intimate functions and meetings with a personal touch from as few as 10 people. We have meeting rooms that are intimate enough for a small gathering as well as for single-day workshops and conferences.

For only $82 per person our Day Delegate Package includes:

  • Meeting room hire• Registration desk• Complimentary tea and coffee on arrival

    • Morning and afternoon tea

    • Cold buffet lunch with chef’s selection of wraps and baguettes

    • Complimentary bottled water, mints and stationary

    • Audio visual including data projector and screen

    • Complimentary WiFi access

    • Event Manager to plan and deliver

Getting here is a breeze. We’re on the G:Link or if you want to drive, we have undercover parking available.

As a venue we pride ourselves on reimagining experiences and creating a memorable event. Call our sales team today on (07) 5504 4000 or via [email protected] to secure your next meeting or workshop.

Meet the Face of our Food

Passion. It oozes out of Garry Kindred and you can’t help but get swept up by his enthusiasm … for food.

GCCEC’s Executive Chef gets visibly excited when he talks about his job running the main kitchen and 12 satellite kitchens at Broadbeach.

“Being a chef is more than liking food,” he said.

“It’s creating something out of nothing. Working with your hands and mind – thinking outside the box and thinking more creatively.”

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Innovative and Engaging

Recently, GCCEC welcomed the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) 10th annual conference. It was a test of our abilities to impress our industry peers who were gathered for a conference with the theme of MEETING Beyond Tomorrow. Read the Case Study




Source: GCCEC