Queensland Treasurer, the Hon. Cameron Dick has formally announced that the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) will reopen in August 2020 following the approval by Queensland Health of its Site Specific COVID Safe Plan.

The Treasurer stated that the reopening of BCEC is a significant milestone for Queensland.

“As we unite and recover from the pandemic, it’s cause for celebration that we can welcome staff and visitors back to this outstanding venue,” the Treasurer said.

The Plan, developed in consultation with government and health authorities, covers all areas of the Centre’s operation and is underpinned by hygiene, health and safety protocols of the highest standards.

The BCEC Plan is integrated with VenueShield, a new environmental hygiene protocol developed by BCEC’s parent group, ASM Global and rolled out at ASM Global’s 325 venues worldwide. VenueShield provides the most advanced hygiene safeguards and exceeds current regulations.

A newly developed BCEC Safe Event Guideline has been prepared specifically to assist in the planning of events at the Centre and this document encompasses all the necessary health and hygiene safeguards, food safety measures and social distancing required under the current opening conditions.

Our team is happy to discuss your event or any other event enquiries at your convenience. We look forward to reopening and hosting our first events in August 2020. If you have a requirement prior to that date, please contact us so that we can assist you.


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Events currently listed on our website’s What’s On page are being updated as information is confirmed.

Olio is expected to reopen in October.


For further information on COVID-19:

Queensland Government Advice


Australian Government Resources

Australian Government Department of Health

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