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Monday 22 – Thursday 25 July 2024


This is Gold Coast 2024 (TIGC24) is Experience Gold Coast Business Events’ signature familiarisation, designed to showcase the Gold Coast as an outstanding business event destination for conferences, incentive travel programs and media.


The fully hosted program is designed for qualified event planners & professional conference organisers to discover and experience the Gold Coast, be inspired by fresh ideas, and make connections with local business event suppliers.


This year TIGC24 will be celebrating 10 years of the highly successful program that has connected hundreds of conference and event key decision makers with the city's most inspiring venues, extensive range of accommodation providers and unique once in a lifetime experiences.


If it can be imagined, it can happen on the Gold Coast.

Why attend? 

The fast-paced program will showcase the Gold Coast’s array of accommodation options, world-class conference facilities, unique offsite venues, and extraordinary experiences on offer for business events. TIGC24 will highlight why meeting planners should choose the Gold Coast for their next business event.

what is the event format?

TIGC24 will be held from 22-25 July 2024 and attendees will have the option of a joining for either a 3-day or 4-day program. Key program inclusions are outlined below.



Join us for three nights of hosted accommodation and a deep dive into the Gold Coast's business events offerings. Participating in the 4-day program offers all the benefits of the 3-day program, with the added opportunity to scratch beneath the surface and discover a variety of accommodation venues, unique offsite event locations, and local experiences.



The 3-day program includes two nights of hosted accommodation, a variety of Showcase Events and a full-day tradeshow.


The Showcase Events are designed to highlight the breadth of the Gold Coast's event offerings. Attendees will immerse themselves in a variety of diverse social event offerings, while enjoying the opportunity to network, cultivate relationships, and delve deeper into discussions with local suppliers.


The TIGC24 tradeshow will provide attendees a full day of face-to-face pre-scheduled appointments with the opportunity to connect and engage with Gold Coast's business event suppliers

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 Experience Gold Coast Business Events team.


“I would highly recommend attending This is Gold Coast if you are looking to host your next Business Event in this fantastic city. You'll leave with some amazing memories and be spoilt for choice with the number of fantastic venues, accommodation options and suppliers to choose from. Thank you to the incredible Gold Coast team for a familiarisation I won't forget that has inspired me for my next event, and beyond!”  Emily Eckert, Rowing Australia

“The event had WOW factor from the moment we were greeted at the airport. A seamless transition from one activity to another made for a really impressive overall experience of the Gold Coast. The This is Gold Coast team were professional, welcoming and a pleasure to be involved with. The Gold Coast has grown up a lot over the years and is a true destination spot for business and pleasure." Lea McBride, Council for Ambulance Authorities


“TIGC23 has delivered an inspiring program that has allowed me to go home with new ideas to inject into our Gold Coast events. In three short days we managed to experience and see multiple venues, engage with innovative suppliers and meet the leaders who support our events in the Gold Coast market. This is a great experience for anyone planning events, from PCOs, corporates and associations. What would take hours and hours in research, this can be achieved at This is Gold Coast.” Gina Samuels, The Production House Events