TOP TEN REASONS TO CHOOSE THE GOLD COAST
1. IMPRESSIVE ACCOMMODATION
With over 40,000 bed spaces on offer, the Gold Coast has accommodation options to suit every budget and style. International hotels, beachfront resorts, self-contained apartments, motels, mountain cabins, bed and breakfasts, rainforest hideaways, health retreats and farm-stays; accommodation in our coastal city could easily be one of the most impressive elements of your event.
The Gold Coast offers a capital city experience without the price tag. While we’re Australia’s sixth largest city, on the Gold Coast we don’t suffer from the inflated costs of the capitals. We pride ourselves on offering highly competitive rates for accommodation, dining, venues and attractions.
3. STATE-OF-THE-ART VENUES
The Gold Coast is home to a diverse range of state-of-the-art conference venues. With purpose-built meeting space around every corner, delegates have the choice of meeting in our world-class Convention Centre, inside our city’s international hotels and resorts or even venturing outside to our spectacular offsite event spaces.
4. HIGH DELEGATE ATTENDANCE
The Gold Coast enjoys some of Australia’s most impressive delegate statistics with each event attracting twice as many delegates than anywhere else in Queensland. Delegates visiting the Gold Coast spend an average of 4.2 days in the region, which is more than any other destination in Queensland. There’s no doubt that delegates love coming to the Gold Coast, and it’s where serious business is done.
5. SUBTROPICAL CLIMATE
With more than 300 days of sunshine every year and an average temperature of 25 degrees celsius, delegates enjoy wonderfully mild winters, warm autumns and springs and sun-drenched summers. By its very nature, our climate is a source of pure energy and inspiration for delegates.
6. ONE-OF-A-KIND PROGRAMS
The Gold Coast is famous for an unrivalled range of entertainment and attractions. With the likes of seven of Australia’s best theme parks, over 40 international standard or championship golf courses, 600 restaurants and cafés and an abundance of natural and cultural wonders, we boast an almost limitless range of possibilities for creating spectacularly unique events.
7. EASY ACCESS
Getting to the Gold Coast couldn’t be easier, with two impressive international airports close by that service all major Australian cities, as well as effortless road access from Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. The Gold Coast Airport is just 30 minutes drive from the centre of Surfers Paradise and the Brisbane Domestic and International Airport is less than one hour’s drive
8. BUSINESS COMMUNITY
The Gold Coast is synonymous with fun, but we also have a serious side. Our region is home to a thriving business community and influential industry sectors such as health and medical, environmental science, as well as creative industries. The Gold Coast’s diverse business community is where some of the country’s most influential experts call home.
9. PROVEN EXPERIENCE
With one in four jobs on the Gold Coast in hospitality, we know how to put on a show. Award winning chefs, wildlife warriors, motivational experts, musicians, dancers, actors, passionate performers and marketing magnates grace the many events held across our city with their expertise and talent. Experience is why the Gold Coast has been listed in the top three Asia Pacific resort destinations for meetings and incentives for more than five consecutive years. It’s also the reason why we are the home of leading Australian and International business events.
10. GOLDEN SUPPORT
A passion for realising the unimaginable drives our team of business event experts at Gold Coast Business Events (GCBE). From bidding to planning, promoting your event to welcoming your delegates, we provide you with an infinite source of local knowledge and a range of complimentary services to ensure that all of your event objectives are exceeded.
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