7 gold-standard group experiences on the Gold Coast

Australia’s favourite host for meetings and incentives is high on every delegate’s wish list as the city’s business events recovery continues.

With its iconic beaches, wide open spaces and sun-kissed outdoor lifestyle, Queensland’s Gold Coast is the perfect destination to recover and reset.

As Australia’s leading regional destination, the Gold Coast has broad appeal, offering an unrivalled blend of world-class conferencing and down-to-earth hospitality.

As part of the boost to aid recovery, Destination Gold Coast Business Events recently hosted a group of key conference decision-makers for its annual showcase, This is Gold Coast.

Over three days, delegates experience the best of the region, with a jam-packed program of events, scheduled meetings and venue inspections, in collaboration with industry partners.

Here is a taste of what the group discovered and what delegates can experience themselves the next time they attend an event on the Gold Coast.


1. Warm welcome at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The perfect start to This is Gold Coast, the group embarked on a beachside walk ending at a serene sanctuary filled with wildlife, and a chance to meet some new furry friends. ‘This is Welcome’, hosted by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kicked off the program with an Indigenous cultural performance followed by a beautiful alfresco lunch set amidst the tranquil surrounds

Venue capacity: 600 cocktail | 300 banquet

A warm welcome at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

2. Sunset soiree on board YOT Club

The Gold Coast skyline from the waterways took a starring role in This is Gold Coast’s opening evening onboard the luxurious superyacht, YOT Club. Delegates connected over cocktails, delicious canapes and enjoyed live music from the multi-function stage before a spectacular fireworks display.

Venue capacity: 400 cocktail | 250 banquet

3. Alfresco breakfast at RACV Royal Pines Resort

Industry partners joined delegates for a stunning outdoor breakfast at RACV Royal Pines Resort, showcasing the diverse offering of the Gold Coast for staging memorable outdoor events. Delegates arrived by golf buggy to a setting of festoon lighting, an array of exquisite food stations, soothing massage chairs and live entertainment.

Venue capacity: 1800 delegates | 333 hotel rooms

4. Down to business at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

The award-winning Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre hosted delegates for a productive day of business meetings with local industry partners. The relaxed, light-filled upper foyers was the ideal environment for pre-scheduled meetings, before delegates made their way into the ballroom to enjoy the restaurant-quality catering the venue is renowned for. The business exchange was delivered with the expertise and support of Moreton Hire and ExpoNet.

Venue capacity: 6,020 delegates

Business meetings at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

5. Venue takeover at Warner Bros. Movie World

Warner Bros. Movie World showcased the vibrant energy of an after-dark theme park experience, hosting an 80s-themed gala dinner brimming with entertainment, fine food and thrill rides. Delegates were greeted by the park’s lively characters and had exclusive use of rides before Austin Powers led delegates to dinner, set beneath a sparkling canopy of lights. An all-star cast entertained throughout the evening with a grand finale appearance from the infamous Joker, stunt show cars and Batman.

Venue capacity: 3,000 cocktail | 1,200 banquet

Warner Bros. Movie World puts on a show

6. Friendly competition Topgolf Gold Coast

Just a five-minute walk from Warner Bros. Movie World, Topgolf Gold Coast was the perfect location to host a round or two of playful competition at the after party. The venue inspires delegates of all ages and skill levels (even non-golfers) to come together to hit microchipped golf balls into the vast outfield while enjoying full catering on site. Delegates honed their swing late into the evening over cocktails and snacks.

Venue capacity: 1,200 cocktail

7. A cultural experience at HOTA Gallery

The Gold Coast’s newest cultural attraction played centre stage at breakfast with delegates experiencing the HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gallery. Set in tropical parkland, a progressive breakfast incorporated rooftop views from the Exhibitionist Bar, a private gallery viewing and a seated breakfast event in the stunning foyer.

Venue capacity: 120 cocktail | 80 banquet

Contact the Destination Business Event team for free advice and support to host your next business event on the Gold Coast:
07 5592 2699


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