Australia’s newest convention centre, the Royal International Convention Centre (RICC), has opened and proudly welcomed its first guests this month.
Offering a distinctive and uniquely Australian event and convention experience, RICC has been under construction at the iconic RNA Showgrounds since April 2011.
RNA General Manager of Venue Sales and Marketing Sue Hocking said the world-class centre is ideally located just 1.6km from Brisbane’s central business district and 15 minutes from the city’s international airport.
“RICC is characterised by sophisticated, multi-functional and flexible spaces which can accommodate up to 3,000 people and sits alongside a range of available indoor and outdoor venues located at the showgrounds,” she said.
“The 10,000m2 two-level building accommodates conferences, seminars, banquets, weddings, concerts and exhibitions, and features three halls, seven adaptable meeting rooms, two boardrooms, an open foyer, 140 car parks, and state-of-the-art rigging and catering facilities.
“It will also front a landscaped 7,000m2 Plaza which will be completed in June 2013, providing an additional 1,800m2 of event space.”
Unlike any other convention centre in Australia, RICC’s facilities are complemented by a range of available indoor and outdoor venues including a 20,000 seat Main Arena, large scale festival and amusement areas, and stables and accommodation for large animals.
Mrs Hocking said with RICC’s versatile array of distinctive spaces and commitment to exceptional client service, the centre has attracted significant interest locally, nationally and internationally.
“RICC’s unique Queensland character has already attracted three international conferences for its first nine months of operation – a huge feat for RICC and Brisbane.