Construction of BCEC on Grey Street – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre’s expansion of its convention facilities – has passed the half way mark, already generating more than $40 million in economic benefit for Brisbane.
With 24 confirmed conventions booked for Grey Street and a further 9 conventions choosing the new facilities for some of their conference events, interest has exceeded expectation, with the niche nature of the development proving a popular and cost effective solution for meeting planners.
Opening mid 2011, BCEC on Grey Street has been specifically designed for smaller and medium sized meetings for up to 600 delegates.
With an additional 20 meeting rooms and event spaces including two dedicated tiered auditoria and 52% increase in convention space, the expanded facilities will establish the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre as Australia’s most flexible convention venue offering more choice than ever before.
BCEC is a member of the leading international venue management group, AEG Ogden.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre General Manager, Mr. Robert O’Keeffe said the unique feature of the expanded centre is the unprecedented flexibility offering a greater choice of facilities and higher levels of service for meetings of up to 600 as well as being able to accommodate larger events of up to 8,000.
“Brisbane’s emerging reputation as a world science hub and destination of choice as Australia’s new world city, is gathering force and with the added draw card of Australia’s newest and most flexible meetings venue, is a powerful proposition as demonstrated by the early bookings and high levels of interest,” Mr O’Keeffe said.
Among the very first conventions to take advantage of BCEC on Grey Street are:
- Oceania Tobacco Control Conference 2011
- 2011 Joint Conference for Learning Difficulties
- ICMAN 6 (Sixth International Conference on Mechanisms of Action Nutraceuticals)
- SSEE International Conference (Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering) 2011
- International Congress of Voice Teachers 2013
- International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety 2013
- Asia Pacific IAP Congress 2015