About the Centre

Opened in 1995, BCEC is owned by South Bank Corporation on behalf of the Queensland Government and is proudly managed by AEG Ogden. BCEC is one of Australia’s premier venues for events, exhibitions and conferences.

Our corporate responsibility program allows BCEC to give back to the community in which we do business.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Coming to the Centre you will find an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary indigenous art, our collection of pieces makes the Centre a must see for art enthusiasts

The Art Collections

Current Accolades

178 awards and counting

AIPC Apex Award in recognition of the highest client rating received by any convention centre worldwide

72 catering awards including being judged Australia’s Best Function Centre Caterer on three occasions

  • Courier Mail Food Awards 2019 – Icon of the Year, Executive Chef David Pugh
  • Winner MEA 2018 National Award – Best Meeting Venue Over 500 People
  • Winner MEA 2018 State award – Best Meeting Venue Over 500 People
  • Winner MEA 2018 State award – Banquet and Catering
  • Winner Australian Restaurant Challenge 2018 – Gold Award
  • Winner MEA 2017 National award – Banquet and Catering
  • Winner MEA 2017 State award  – Banquet and Catering
  • Winner MEA 2017 State award  – Best Meeting Venue Over 500 People
  • Winner MEA 2017 State award – Audio Visual Services
  • Winner MEA 2016 National award -In House Audio Visual Services
  • Winner of MEA 2016 State award – Best Meeting Venue Over 500 People
  • Winner of MEA 2016 State award – Banquet and Catering
  • Winner of MEA 2016 State award – In House Audio Visual Services
  • Lord Mayor’s Business Awards 2016 – Energex Award for Sustainability in Business


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The Centre is certified to ISO9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems and ISO22000:2005 for Food Safety Management Systems (not Food Safety Quality Systems) from Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Ltd.

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Trust the world's best

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has been awarded the Apex Award by the AIPC association for receiving the highest client rated service out of any convention centre world wide.

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About AEG Ogden

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is owned by South Bank Corporation and proudly managed by leading international venue management specialists, AEG Ogden.

AEG Ogden is part of AEG Facilities of the United States, a division of AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company.

AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East, including Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cairns Convention Centre, Te Pae Christchurch (opening 2020), Darwin Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (Muscat), and ICC Sydney; Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane; and arenas in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, and Dubai. AEG Ogden is also progressing the new Brisbane Live arena and entertainment precinct. More information aegogden.com

For more information on BCEC venue policies and guidelines please visit our Event Resources page.

In addition, AEG Facilities operates the Los Angeles Convention Centre, Hawaii Convention Centre, and Puerto Rico Convention Centre.

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BCEC was a valued partner in the 34th International Geological Congress. They were a very important component of the bidding process, helped promote it internationally throughout and the Congress was an outstanding success, exceeding the most optimistic expectations – the number one and greatest reason for choosing Brisbane for this event was BCEC

Ashley Gordon – Director, Carillon Conference Management and Director, 34th International Geological Congress

Thank you to all your staff, these are items that we will be using for months and months with the children. They will provide much joy to the children (and staff!) and it was really such an unexpected and amazing effort by your whole team.

Xavier Children’s Support Network

Brisbane is very well laid out and very comfortable for the international traveller. The public transport system is easily accessible; the air train goes right from the International Airport to the convention centre. We found Brisbane as a city and the Centre very easy to do business with and the people we dealt with were incredibly responsive, meeting all our expectations and like all Americans we do have very high expectations. The management team at BCEC and particularly the Audio Visual and technology support could not be better as far as making it easy for planners working on opposite time zones, making it all work seamlessly. Another key factor in the success of our event was the marketing and city support, which really made a difference in optimising the delegate numbers for our event.

Elliott Graham – President of the Association Management Company, Custom Management Group in Charlottesville Virginia

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre’s gallery and important contemporary Australian Art Collection is another unique cultural resource within our city’s lively and diverse South Bank Precinct.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Australia contributes well above its weight in biomedical research activities and research is a team activity built on collaborations on a global basis. Opportunities for building research collaborations and for showcasing and developing research activities in Brisbane are greatly enhanced by bringing together researchers from around the worlds for meetings and conferences. These activities help to deliver solutions to the known and future challenges to global health, to the benefit of the economy and of people across the globe.

Professor Ian Frazer – Developer of the world’s first cancer vaccine, director Diamantina Institute for Cancer Immunology and Metabolic Medicine University of Queensland.