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Immerse yourself in everything that the Gold Coast has to offer for your next business event. Develop new business relationships and network with your peers at This is Gold Coast Business Exchange. 

What is This Is Gold Coast Business Exchange?
This is Gold Coast Business Exchange is an annual showcase for conference decision makers considering the Gold Coast for a future event. The fully hosted program is designed to offer meeting planners the opportunity to experience a compelling demonstration of the Gold Coast's capabilities to host exceptional events, while at the same time connecting meeting planners with around 50 local meeting specialists in a one day trade exhibition. 

In 2017 we introduced a new initiative with the inclusion of a separate program designed exclusively for Professional Conference Organisers (PCO's).

Do I qualify to attend?

If you are an association or corporate meeting planner, association executive, EA or PA who assists in the planning and/or research of business events including corporate meetings, incentives, association conferences, board meetings or retreats and are considering the Gold Coast, you are eligible to apply to attend. Your application will be assessed by the Gold Coast Business Events team for final qualification to attend as a fully Hosted Buyer.

Why should I attend?
Seeing is believing. This Is Gold Coast Business Exchange is the most cost-effective and efficient way for you to experience everything that our city has to offer for your next event. You'll meet face-to-face with a wide range of Gold Coast companies including hotels, attractions, theming companies and more; indulge in spectacular local cuisine, site inspections and enjoy a variety of networking opportunities.

What is the event format?
The program includes a combination of networking events, site inspections and one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments. The pre-scheduled appointments take place on the exhibition floor and are approximately 12 minutes long. You can choose to meet with a wide range of Gold Coast suppliers, specialising in the business events sector and business event buyers.

How do I register my interest for This is Gold Coast 2018?
This is Gold Coast 2018 will be held from 31 May - 2 June 2018.  You can register your interest via our online form, and we'll send you a formal invitation to apply to attend once applications open in 2018. Register Your Interest

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