The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has hosted 113 events in the first quarter of 2021, after re-opening in 2020.
The venue has welcomed 71,571 visitors in the last four months, hosting five convention, four exhibitions and many more corporate functions such as lunches and dinners.
Major exhibitions included The Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo and The Home Show 2021.
The venue also hosted more than 400 guests in March for the launch of ‘Brisbane 2033: Our Olympics and Paralympics Legacies’. This policy paper follows on from Brisbane’s bid to host the 2033 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and makes suggestions for what the city’s ‘legacies’ should be one year afterwards.
The paper identifies challenges and opportunities for South East Queensland and how the community could benefit from the activity, attention and accelerated investment associated with the Games.
Robert O’Keeffe, general manager of the BCEC, commented: “Although still cautiously optimistic, we believe the events industry is entering a new phase of recovery. With events staging a comeback it is time to reset the industry and BCEC is one of the best placed venues in Australia to take advantage of an improving business environment.”