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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Venue Highlights

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has been named The World’s Best Convention Centre by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC).

Host venue for the 2014 G20 Summit, acknowledged as the ‘Best Ever’, BCEC is Australia’s most flexible meetings venue providing unprecedented choice for events of all sizes and delivering a Next Level experience for clients.

Located in the heart of the city at the epicentre of Brisbane’s riverside cultural and entertainment attractions, BCEC has the best of Australia at your fingertips – from day trips to the reef, a pristine coastline and lush, heritage listed rainforests.


Located in the unique riverside South Bank cultural and entertainment precinct, home to more than 50 cafes, bars and restaurants and Australia's most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art.


There are two major hotels located adjacent to the Centre. There are 27 hotels within two kilometres and easy walking distance of the Convention Centre.

Catering Information

Winner of 66 catering awards including being judged Australia's Best Function Centre Caterer on three occasions. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre enjoys an outstanding reputation for its highly acclaimed world class catering.

Technical Facilities

With 21 years venue experience, more than 18,000 events of all types and one of the biggest equipment inventories in Australia, there is no challenge that the Centre's expert Audio Visual and IT professionals have not tackled.

BCEC is the first convention centre in Australia to offer clients a new dimension in presentation vision - a new 27m x 4m curved projection screen for a fully immersive visual experience.

The innovative flexibility of the new screen offers clients the option of using the screen three ways – curved, straight or rear project.

The new screen is an addition to the Centre’s big screen inventory consisting of 20m x 5m and 12m x4m screens as well as the recently acquired 4 Christie 20k projectors to complement our existing projector range.


Current Accolades:
* Winner of AIPC Apex Award for 'World's Best Performing Convention Centre' (July 2016)
* 165 major industry awards
* 66 catering awards including being judged Australia's Best Function Centre Caterer on three occasions.
* Winner MEA 2015 National award -Banquet and Catering
* Winner of MEA 2015 State award – Banquet and Catering
* Winner of MEA 2015 State award – Best Meeting Venue Over 500 People
* Winner of MEA 2015 State award – In House Audio Visual Services
* Lord Mayor’s Business Awards 2015 – Energex Award for Sustainability in Business
* EarthCheck Gold accreditation, AIPC Gold certification and AEG 1Earth partnership

Additional Information

The Centre is a transport hub for trains, buses and the city's high speed CityCats and provides undercover parking for 1500 vehicles with direct access to the convention and exhibition facilities.

Room Details

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Room Size Room Height Theatre Style Classroom Boardroom Ushape Dinner/Banquet CockTail
Download Floorplan for ALL room capacities 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Boardroom 1 38 0 0 0 18 0 18 0
Boardroom 2 42 0 0 0 14 0 14 0
Plaza Terrace Room 883 0 1008 630 0 0 650 1100
Plaza Ballroom 1581 0 2000 1200 0 0 1380 2000
Plaza Gallery 350 0 0 0 0 0 200 200
Meeting Room P7 (example of other similar rooms) 113 0 130 75 0 0 80 110
Plaza Auditorium (tiered seating) 0 0 620 0 0 0 0 0
Sky Room and Terrace wtih city views 270 0 315 180 0 0 190 300
Concord Boardroom 70 0 0 0 20 0 20 0
Boulevard Auditorium (tiered seating) 0 0 430 0 0 0 0 0
Meeting Room A1 70 0 50 30 20 0 20 60
Meeting Room A2 120 0 120 70 0 0 80 120
Arbour Boardroom 38 0 0 0 16 0 16 0

News from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 16 March 2017

BCEC’s new menus a hit on International Women’s Day events

More than 3,000 staunch supporters of International Women’s Day descended on the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) to celebrate and spread the message of gender diversity at three separate events last week.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 27 February 2017

BCEC sets up Special Dietary Kitchen – an Australian first for Convention Centres

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is tackling the growing trend head on with the establishment of a dedicated Special Dietary Kitchen in a bid to streamline the process, improve the product offering and enhance the dining experience for clients.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 16 November 2016

World Mining Congress set to shine a light on Australian resources industry

A strong united Team Australia has secured one of the world’s biggest international mining events, helping to affirm Australia’s leadership within the global mining community.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 24 October 2016

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Green Credentials On Show

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has again demonstrated its strong and proven green credentials receiving back to back accolades for its environmental leadership. Both the AEG 1Earth and Lord Mayor’s Business Award submissions are based on the Centre’s organic waste dehydrator which reduces 200kg of food waste reducing the total volume of waste by 85% producing a dry, nutrient-rich biomass which is then used on city and South Bank Parklands.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 16 September 2016

BCEC performs strongly securing 140 new conventions for Brisbane

In an increasingly competitive environment, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre continues to perform strongly, securing 140 new conventions for Brisbane during the 2015/16 Financial Year.
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Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Queensland, Australia
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