Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane

The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Center (GCCEC) is a state of the art conference and exhibition center. In February 2012 they upgraded their information systems to include free Wi Fi throughout the facility. This is a courtesy service designed to give everyone access to email and web surfing, it is not the recommended solution for presentations, audio, or video. For more information intensive applications there are cabled LAN lines going to every room in the facility.

Let the center know what your technology needs are and they will accommodate you. Services include video conferencing, Multifunction Copier hire, and VoIP/Analogue telephone rental. If you need something more specific let your event coordinator know and IT will make every attempt to provide you with an appropriate solution.

General Facilities

The centre is custom built with the end user in mind. The GCCEC can be adapted to suit all needs. It is the largest regional events centre in Australia in the resort capital of the nation. The GCCEC has set the bar for todays conferencing needs.

Some key features you will find at the Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre are custom Arena seating that can accommodate up to 6,000 guests, or be broken down into three separate spaces. One grand hall gives 6,345 square metres of space and can be divided into four different halls. Meeting rooms of varying sizes. Outdoor parks with lush greens and seascapes in the background. State of the art wireless technology, on-site audio and visual experts, and 1400 covered car parks. Shuttle services and private coach hire can be arranged for all size groups.

Additional facilities for parents and disabled persons are on-site. Parents are provided basic facilities for changing and nursing. Person’s with disabilities have access to the centres facilities with wheelchair access throughout, signs in Braille, and a mobile hearing augmentation system clears reception all over the venue.


The flexibility of the GCCEC is great. Small meetings of 10 people or conventions with 6,000 delegates attending can be accommodated with ease. With state of the art facilities, and multiple spaces that can be separated or merged to house the most complicated corporate events the Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Center draws 50% more delegates to events held there than any other convention center in Australia.

The types of events held at the GCCEC are:
Exhibitions and Trade Shows
Meetings and Seminars
Sporting Events
Concerts and Special Events
Banquets and Gala Dinners
Gold Coast Business Events

If you have questions about hosting an event you can enquire directly with the GCCEC, simply fill out their online information form and they will respond.


Australia is well known for fabulous organic produce, grass fed beef, free range chicken, and over recent years has been gaining a sound reputation as a culinary powerhouse. The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre has capitalized on this trend to the fullest extent. The kitchen team is lead by Executive Chef, Garry Kindred, who focuses on the client to create innovative menus and deliver a superb style of service. The ingredients used are 85% organic or locally grown, supporting the belief of sustainability that so many Australian’s hold dear.

Earthcheck Gold Certified

The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Center is the first convention center in the world to earn the Earth Check Gold Certificate. This aligns the GCCEC with world standards for “Event Sustainability Management”


The GCCEC is conveniently located in the heart of Broadbeach on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive.


Transportation Network Authority can provide comprehensive transportation solutions for any size group. Private coach hire, shuttle bus service, airport transfers and more. Our logistics team, and friendly coach drivers will get you and your group to and from all your events politely and on time.


What’s On?

There are plenty of events already scheduled at the The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Center for 2015. Two events are happening 30 January to 1 February. The Gold Coast Health Harmony Soul Festival $18 admission, and the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo $20 admission, or see both shows for a discount rate of only $23 for access to both. The health festival will have psychic readers, seminars, performances, workshops, and classes on meditation and yoga. The food & wine expo will have 150 vendors including, Wine Makers, Distributors, Gourmet Restaurants, Coffee, Chocolate, and Candy & Tea.

Sunday 1 February for one day only will be the Travel Expo 2015. Hundreds of travel suppliers will be available at this event. This is the perfect opportunity to find the hottest holiday destinations for 2015 and get all your questions answered by the experts.

Learn to cook the Paleo way with Pete Evans + special guests. Earth Events is on the road through Australia and New Zealand with 26 stops on the tour. Bringing actionable solutions to the Paleo way of eating. Learn to make bone broth, prepare family meals, kids lunches, and start fermenting.

Legendary comedian Billy Connolly is finally bringing his High Horse comedy show to Australia. Billy Connolly has been touring for over 50 years and has performed for over 10,000,000 audience members over his career. He will perform two shows on the evening of 2 March, 2015.

International music sensation Celtic Woman are celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a world tour. The Irish group will be in Sydney and perform two shows on Friday 11 September, 2015. Ticket packages to meet the band are available for purchase. Whether you are a long time fan or have just learned about Celtic Woman these talented ladies are sure to entertain.

The Year in Events

The event calendar at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre will be updated throughout the year as new events are added. Check back for updates often for the latest expos, seminars, concerts, and classes.

Plan your own event and allow Transportation Network Authority to handle all of your transportation needs, from airport transfers, shuttle services, or private coach hire.

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