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BCEC staff step out in style for expansion opening

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre staff have been parading their new uniform apparel introduced before the anticipated opening of BCEC on Grey Street, the Centre’s $150 million expansion of its convention facilities.

The 7,600 piece wardrobe will outfit the Centre’s 690 permanent and casual staff across all departments and operational areas

Sophisticated and stylish, the uniforms have been designed to reflect the Centre’s international standing and reputation as one of the world’s leading convention centres. BCEC has been officially ranked among the world’s top three convention centres on three separate occasions.

Australian designed and Australian made they have been developed with comfort, efficiency, functionality, style and presentation as the major considerations.

There is a distinctly Queensland influence in the look and feel, both in the use of tropical colour combinations of jacaranda and avocado and in the relaxed sophistication of the styling. The centrepiece of the collection is a black banquet dinner suit with satin trimmed jacket.

Bob O’Keeffe, general manager of the Centre, operated by leading international venue management Group, AEG Ogden, said presentation and high service standards were all important in the very competitive business and hospitality industries.

“As a leading international convention venue hosting major events and delegates from around the world, our staff are our front line ambassadors. We might have the best facilities and services, but it is essential we present the highest five star standards to our delegates and customers.”

As a customer focused organisation the new look is designed to stand out to clients and customers as a point of recognition, enhancing the Centre’s acknowledged service reputation.

The Centre launched the new look at the recent Queensland Tourism Awards gala presentation dinner.