Australia’s Brisbane Convention Centre Named World’s Best

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has recently been voted in Nantes France as the ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’ at the Annual General Assembly of the International Associations of Congress Centres (AIPC)

General Manager Bob O’Keefe at the BCEC said that, “It is a great honour for the dedicated and passionate AEG Ogden team that has operated the venue for the past 21 years. These awards are an international benchmark for industry excellence.”

The award came on the back of the successful hosting of the G20 Leader’s Summit in 2014 at the venue. The BCEC is operated by AEG Ogden and has been open for over 21 years. It is stated to have successfully run 18,000+ events and brought in over $3.8 billion AUD to the local economy with 14,000+visitors coming to Brisbane as a result.

Harvey Lister, Chairman and CEO of AEG Ogden added that.

“As a Queensland-based venue management company, AEG Ogden is particularly proud that our flagship venue has been recognised as the world’s best. We are gratified as the internationally recognised AIPC APEX Award is based solely on client evaluations by major convention and exhibition organisers around the world, and independently assessed by the global market research organisation, Ipsos. This award will further increase opportunities for Brisbane and Queensland in bidding for major conventions in the future.”