GC GLOBAL SPORTING SUMMIT
QUEENSLAND’S Gold Coast has won the rights to host the SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit from 05-10 May 2019 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The summit will welcome more than 1,500 international travellers from up to 100 countries, with delegates representing 500 different international businesses and injecting more than $6 million into the economy.
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the Commonwealth Games demonstrated Queensland’s ability to host large scale, international sporting events and left a lasting legacy of new and upgraded venues and infrastructure.
SportAccord was secured through a partnership between Tourism and Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Gold Coast City Council and Destination Gold Coast.
Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said the bid win had been secured with the support of TA’s new Business Events Bid Fund.
“It’s great to see all levels of government providing such strong support for our business events industry, a sector which delivers such strong economic return for our visitor economy,” said O’Sullivan.