Conventions

Official host venue for the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit, voted the ‘best ever’ in the Summit’s history, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is Australia’s most awarded meetings and events venue.

Leveraging 20 years’ experience, The Centre’s Conventions Team is one of the best performing and most experienced in Australia, with the Centre hosting an average of 120 conventions annually and working with clients to present a total event solution.

Free Conference APP

A free personalised conference app for clients is the latest new product offering from BCEC.

The free conference app comes with the same wayfinding technology used at the G20 Leaders Summit and is part of a range of initiatives currently in development, designed to enhance delegate experience at meetings and events.

 Guide to the FREE Conference APP

INTERNATIONAL BIDDING SUPPORT

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) plays a key role in attracting international conferences to Brisbane. BCEC is not just a venue – we are an active partner.

We lead and manage international convention bids for the city, working closely with Brisbane Marketing and offer a range of free services to local and national organisations wishing to bid for and host international and regional/Asia Pacific conferences in Brisbane including:

BID STRATEGIES

  •  Tailoring bid strategies to ensure Australia has an advantage over competing countries
  • Assisting with international decision makers
  • Accessing the services of BCEC’s international office

RESEARCH AND SUPPORT

  • Securing support from key political, tourism and industry leaders
  • Providing case studies to showcase the success of previous conferences held in Brisbane

BID PRESENTATION

  • Assist with preparation and presentation of bid document, materials and other activities
  • Lobbying and conference promotion
  • Assist with bid lobbying strategy and activities (cocktail receptions, gifts, etc)

SITE INSPECTIONS

  • Organise and host site visits for key national and international decision makers
  • Marketing activities to boost delegate attendance
  • A team approach to marketing on behalf of the city of Brisbane to assist the host organisation and individuals to ensure maximum delegate numbers

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • All bidding support provided by BCEC is at no cost to the partner organisation
  • Bids for conferences of 400 delegates or more are eligible for cash support to assist with speaker or marketing costs and/or travel scholarships for overseas delegates.

Contact Us

BCEC is not just a venue – we are an active partner.

For further information on bidding support please contact Alison Gardiner on 07 3308 3073 or email Alison alisong@bcec.com.au.

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BCEC Convention Advocates Partnership, has delivered untold value to the science and research sectors and the promotion and celebration of Brisbane as a centre of excellence and innovation.

Harnessing that science excellence and innovation together with business events was behind the formation of the BCEC Convention Advocates Partnership made up of an elite group of influencers who count among their members some of Australia’s top scientists, researchers, business leaders and innovators.

Brisbane Convention Partnership

The partnership comprises the BCEC and seven of Australia’s leading conference management companies who work together on assisting clients in the bid process and at the partnership’s cost.

All partners are recognised for their experience and success in international conventions and have offices in Brisbane.

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ARINEX

Phillipa Seeto
P: 02 9265 0700
E: pseeto@arinex.com.au

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CARILLON CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

Ashley Gordon
P: 07 3368 2644
E: ashley@ccm.com.au

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EXPERT EVENTS

Lidia Dalton
P: 07 3848 2100
E: lidia@expertevents.com.au

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ICMS AUSTRALASIA

Suellen Holland
P: 07 3255 1002
E: suellenh@icmsaust.com.au

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LOUD EVENTS

Marianne Edmonds
P: 07 3200 8299
E: marianne@loudevents.com.au

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MCI

Christie Manclark
P: 07 3858 5454
E: christie.manclark@mci-group.com

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Liza Watt
P: 07 3854 1611
E: liza@ozaccom.com.au

Contact Us

For further information on BCP and to find out how we can assist in bringing your conference to Brisbane please contact Alison Gardiner on 07 3308 3073 or alisong@bcec.com.au

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BCEC Case Studies

Learn about the success and challenges of past conferences held at BCEC