Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre’s Plaza Gallery, the first permanent art gallery in an Australian Convention Centre and home to the Centre’s museum quality collection of Indigenous art, served as the Leaders Lounge during the G20 Leaders Summit providing a place of retreat and private networking for the leaders.
The Gallery is one of a kind – a unique and intimate event space in a private art gallery environment and surrounded by a priceless collection of Central Desert Art – which proved extremely popular with world leaders.
The Centre has recreated a ‘Leaders Lounge’ experience where clients and their guests can follow in their footsteps using the same distinctive grand dining chairs and fine Churchill china designed and made exclusively for BCEC and G20.
Executive Chef Martin Latter heads up a team of internationally and locally experienced Chefs, a statement endorsed by the Centre’s 62 catering awards including being judged Australia’s Best on three occasions, who will prepare the very same leaders menu showcasing Queensland’s great produce.
Executive Chef Martin Latter’s lifelong ‘fresh is best’ philosophy is the inspiration behind the Centre’s award winning catering. The Centre makes a priority of sourcing only the highest quality of seasonal produce, working personally with local farmers and produce specialists to deliver the ultimate dining experience.
The Official Leaders Lunch and other private dinners catered for during the G20 received outstanding feedback and much acclamation by the world leaders and their advisors.
“The BCEC was hugely successful in catering to diverse groups with specific menus and dietary requirements in separate locations during the G20. The Taskforce received much positive feedback from these groups and the Australian Prime Minister and G20 Host. Tony Abbott was extremely pleased with the high standards of meals provided to the leaders during the Summit describing them as being ‘outstanding’.” Helen Bourke, Director of Venues, G20 Taskforce, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Ask us about our exclusivedining experience surrounded by some of Australia’s most celebrated works of Indigenous art. Special lunch and dinner packages available.