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14 – 16 AUGUST 2023

Now in its 9th year, Destination Gold Coast Business Events' signature familiarisation, This is Gold Coast 2023 (TIGC23), will be held 14-16 August.

TIGC23 is designed for qualified conference and event organisers who plan, research and make decisions regarding business event destinations. It's an opportunity to experience the Gold Coast, be inspired by fresh ideas and make connections with local partners.

Why attend? 

The fast-paced program will showcase the Gold Coast’s breadth of accommodation, world-class conference facilities, unique offsite venues and remarkable experiences on offer for business events. TIGC23 will demonstrate why meeting planners should choose the Gold Coast for their next business event.

what is the event format?

This informative and all-inclusive three-day program includes a combination of social functions, site inspections and a one-day tradeshow with one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments. The tradeshow will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with a wide range of Gold Coast suppliers specialising in the business events sector. Suppliers include conference and accommodation providers, offsite event venues, tour and attraction operators, AV, theming & production.

Apply to attend

Conference and event organisers with a potential business event opportunity for the Gold Coast are invited to apply. Applications will be assessed by the Destination Gold Coast Business Events team.


"This is Gold Coast is an exceptional opportunity for event managers to explore the spoils of the Gold Coast. Destination Gold Coast execute a flawless 3 day program that allows you to extend your knowledge and experience of the Gold Coast to a much deeper level. As a result of this program, we are looking at bringing even more business to the Gold Coast." Gina Samuels, The Production House Events


"A phenomenal few days, expertly planned showcasing the very best of the Gold Coast events industry. I enjoyed every minute of it and left feeling excited and inspired by the possibilities of what the GC can offer my clients and attendees." Kate McKay, Deloitte


"Overall it was amazing to be able to attend This is Gold Coast and see and hear first hand just how much the destination has changed and grown. It can cater to all groups of any size and I can't wait to bring more business to the Gold Coast." Carla Offord, The Conference Shop