Business Events News
Gold Coast scores sports conferences
SPORTS related conferences are high on the agenda for Gold Coast Business Events (GCBE) as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games next year.
A succession of associations and corporate groups are keen to take advantage of the city’s sporting venues and facilities, GCBE says.
Twenty-nine sport related conferences, with more than 11,700 delegates attending, are already booked for the host city, providing a direct economic impact of over $28.4 million to the region.
With a transformation well underway in advance of the Commonwealth Games, the city is spending millions on enhanced parklands and recreational spaces including new pavilions and a new cultural precinct offering opportunities for conference and meetings activities.
Speaking at a media launch at AIME last week, Anna Case, director GCBE, said the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games would be the largest event that Australia would see this decade.
“We’re seeing an incredible injection of new infrastructure which will bring a lasting legacy to the business events industry with new event space, upgraded venues and unique, money-can’t-buy experiences for groups,” she said,
Pictured at the event in Melbourne are: Amanda Turner, Gold Coast Business Events; swimmer Mackenzie Horton with his 400m Freestyle Rio Olympic Gold Medal and Anna Case from Gold Coast Business Events.