A thriving melting pot of diverse cultures, Brisbane is one of the largest cities in Western Australia. Home to a vibrant mix of ethnic groups, Brisbane is often the venue for many cultural festivals. One of the Brisbane’s finest exhibition centres, the Brisbane Convention Centre is the venue of choice for many of the city’s most popular festivals and exhibitions and more recently played host to the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit.
Situated in the city’s South Bank Arts and Entertainment district, Brisbane Convention Centre is one of Australia’s finest exhibition and convention centres winning a commendable 148 industry awards since its opening in 1996. Ranked among the world’s best three convention centres by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC) on three occasions, Brisbane Convention Centre hosts as many as 1300 events each year ranging from exhibitions and tradeshows to gala banquets and international conventions. Following an extensive expansion project in 2012, Brisbane Convention Centre today boasts 20,000 square metres of exhibition space on each floor with each hall accessible by drive-in loading trucks. Apart from the Great Hall, there are four exhibition halls and 44 meeting rooms that can accommodate 8 to 8000 people including three separate tiered auditoriums that often host concerts. Reserve the Sky Room & Terrace for a memorable wedding overlooking the breathtaking Brisbane skyline and the nearby Brisbane CBD accommodation. Easily accessible by ferry from Oaks Felix, if you are travelling by train you will be pleased to note that the South Bank railway travels through the Convention Centre’s car park.
A state-of-the-art facility, Brisbane Convention Centre is one of two Australian convention centres which have a Star Green Star (Design) rating with the Green Building Council of Australia. Constructed using sustainably sourced materials, the building’s iconic modern design uses glass-panels to filter ample natural light, solar energy for heating and has tailor-made air-conditioning systems for each banquet hall (which is adjusted for occupancy) all of which has helped it earn the EarthCheck Silver Certification for efforts to conserve the environment.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+