Location! Location! Location! That’s the clichéd catch-cry for prime real estate and it is certainly true for the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. BCEC is located on the corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets in South Bank, handy to cultural, entertainment, dining and shopping attractions and right next door to Rydges South Bank for all your accommodation needs.
It is only a ten-minute walk to the CBD, a five-minute walk from the Cultural Centre Busway, adjacent to South Brisbane Train Station and a short walk to the South Bank Parklands, Wheel of Brisbane, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, Queensland Sciencentre, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, the Maritime Museum, State Library and more than 50 restaurants and cafés.
The Convention Centre prides itself on being Australia’s most flexible meetings and events venue with some 44 meeting rooms that can cater for 8 to 8000 people. A recent highlight was being chosen as the venue for the ‘best ever’ G20 Leaders Summit in 2014. The venue professionally and seamlessly arranges private business meetings to major conventions and exhibitions, social and charity functions to sporting and entertainment events. The BCEC has picked up a number of awards (over 150 major industry awards!) including:
- Worldwide Convention Centre Team of the Year – C&IT Excellence Award 2012
- Winner of MEA 2014 National awards for Meeting Venue – 500 Delegates or More, and
- 63 catering awards including being judged Australia’s Beat Function Centre Caterer on three occasions
- Green credentials are demonstrated through EarthCheck Gold accreditation, AIPC Gold certification and AEG 1Earth partnership
All public areas of the centre can be accessed by wheelchair and there are designated disability parking spaces in the car park (which can accommodate 1500 vehicles). If you need wheelchair-accessible seating or have special needs, phone +61 7 3308 3492. There are two ATMs in the complex and personal items can be stored in the cloakrooms at the information desks. There two restaurant options in the complex, Olio Café & Bar and Merivale Café & Bar. Here is a link to the official BCEC website for more info.