Opened in 1995, BCEC is owned by South Bank Corporation on behalf of the Queensland Government and is proudly managed by leading international venue management specialists ASM Global.
With a focus on innovation and sustainability, BCEC brings over 26 years of industry knowledge to deliver exceptional, world class experiences with award-winning service, and a commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.
BCEC has a global reputation for excellence as reflected by 185 awards including the AIPC APEX ‘Worlds Best’ Convention Centre Award for 2016 to 2018, and Runner Up in the AIPC APEX Award for 2020-2022.
BCEC is the major driver of Business Events into Queensland and to date has created more than $4.9 billion in economic benefit for the State.
Our corporate responsibility program allows BCEC to give back to the community in which we do business. We work tirelessly to minimise the impact our events have on our environment.
ACCREDITATION & ACCOLADES
Ranked Runner Up for World’s Best Convention Centre by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC) for Excellence in Convention Centre Management 2020-2022
Ranked World’s Best Convention Centre by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC) for Excellence in Convention Centre Management 2016-2018
Current finalist for Meetings & Events Australia national awards for Banqueting & Catering; Audio Visual Services; Meeting, Exhibition or Event Venue capacity more than 1,500; Association Event of the Year; and Event Legacy
Australia’s most awarded convention centre with 185 industry awards including 76 catering awards
Successful host venue for the ‘best ever’ 2014 G20 Leaders Summit
Green credentials demonstrated through our EarthCheck Platinum accreditation and AEG 1Earth partnership
Maintains certification to the applicable ISO standards for quality and food safety through Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Ltd
CULTURE & ART
Since opening in 1995, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has showcased the talent of Australia’s leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary artists. Comprising more than 50 works including paintings, works on paper, sculptures and site-specific installations, the BCEC Art Collection tells the dynamic and diverse story of visual arts practice in Australia from the 1980s through to today.
BCEC is the only convention centre in Australia with a dedicated and permanent art gallery space. The Plaza Gallery is home to one of the most significant collections of Central Desert Art, a legacy of Expo’88.
The Centre makes its Art Collection accessible to visitors and members of the public as part of its long term commitment to showcasing and supporting contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian Art.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues.
ASM Global (Asia Pacific)
From its Asia Pacific headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes convention & exhibition centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Bahrain (opening in 2022), Christchurch (opening 2021) and Jeddah (under development), Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen; Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong (under construction) and interests in major stadia in Sydney, Parramatta and Perth; and entertainment arenas and performance theatres in Brisbane (4), Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney (4), Bangkok (Em Live Theatre and Bangkok Arena both opening in 2023), Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Jeddah (under development).
ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s tens of thousands of passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.