Gold Coast wins Best Business Event Venue at 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards

13th Nov, 2019

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has been recognised as the State’s leading Business Event Venue, winning gold at the 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards on Friday night.

Queensland tourism professionals gathered on the Sunshine Coast to celebrate best in class for the sector at an awards gala that recognises outstanding Queensland achievers.

General Manager, GCCEC, Adrienne Readings said she is extremely proud to see GCCEC win this coveted award and is looking forward to the Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra early next year.

“This accolade amongst tough competition is testament to the hard work of the entire staff across all areas of business,” Ms Readings said. “Our mission is to offer an exceptional experience for our clients and their attendees, through 5-star service, innovation and commitment to best practices.”

The centre, opened in 2004, is celebrating 15 years of success in delivering world-class events and contribution to the region’s tourism sector.

In the 2019 financial year alone, the centre contributed more than $325,000,000 in economic benefit.

The centre is managed by The Star Entertainment Group which has worked with the State Government on a business case for the proposed expansion of the Centre.

“Big conventions play a significant part in building the reputation and appeal of the Gold Coast, so any future expansion would enable the Centre to compete with larger venues to host some of the world’s biggest technology conventions, performances and events,” Ms Readings said.

“The Gold Coast is a highly desired destination for conventions due to the beach, climate and direct flights.”

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