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GCCEC Awarded As One of Queensland’s Finest


By Lizz Summerell

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has been recognised as Queensland’s best location for Meetings and Business Tourism at the 2009 Queensland Tourism Awards.

Presented by Queensland Airports Limited and judged against a selection of first-rate venues, GCCEC took out the award announced last friday (13 Nov) .


The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre was awarded last week as as Queensland’s best location for Meetings and Business Tourism

“The Queensland Tourism Awards are about acknowledging and rewarding businesses in Queensland’s tourism industry for their innovation, achievements and ongoing hard work,” said Tourism Queensland’s CEO Anthony Hayes.
Winning the award was a great testament to the hard work of the team, according to General Manager of GCCEC, Adrienne Readings.

“To win the state award for Meetings and Business Tourism is an honor and highlights GCCEC’s exceptional performance in the events and incentives industry, cementing its reputation as the premier conference and events destination,” said Readings.

“As a local, I’m excited the Gold Coast region has been honoured in such a range of categories,” said Peter Lawlor, Gold Coast Tourism manager, calling it a massive boost for the Gold Coast tourism industry.

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards are next on the GCCEC’s list, held in Hobart on February 26.