Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre was today awarded the title of ‘Worldwide Convention Centre Team of the Year’ at a glittering awards ceremony in London by the leading international publication Conference & Incentive Travel (C&IT).
The C&IT Excellence Awards are presented annually to celebrate excellence in the international meetings industry encompassing all areas of operational performance.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, which is operated by leading international venue management group, AEG Ogden, was shortlisted for the awards alongside two of the world’s leading convention centres – ExCel London and SCEC Glasgow.
BCEC’s award submission was based on the launch to the market of the Centre’s $140 million expansion – Australia’s newest convention centre.
The Centre’s European based international representative Mary-Jane Wiedemann received the award on behalf of the BCEC team. Mary-Jane is an extension of the Centre’s very experienced International Sales Team.
BCEC General Manager, Bob O’Keeffe said the highly sought after award was an honour and ultimate recognition of the Centre’s team for its experience, expertise, professionalism and high levels of personal service.
“We have always placed the highest priority on delivering superior standards of professionalism and service excellence and our team takes tremendous pride in all they do. This international award endorses this strategy and the dedication and commitment of all members of our team,” he said.
2012 has been a momentous year for the Centre with the opening of BCEC on Grey Street, the Centre’s $140 million boutique expansion and the announcement by the Australian Government of BCEC as the official venue for the G20 Leaders Summit in 2014.
This year the Centre was also named Best Meeting Venue for 500 delegates or more in the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards.