Friday, February 03, 2012

BCEC expansion officially opens

News this week: The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has officially opened its latest US$149 million expansion. Managed by international venue management group, AEG Ogden, the venue was expanded by 25,000 m2 and will now provide 50% more convention space. Management are expecting 300 additional events will be held annually, in addition to the 1,000 existing events held at BCEC each year.

Located in the central business district, the expanded BCEC now consists of 44 meeting rooms, which includes three stand-alone tiered auditoriums. BCEC expects the expansion will generate around 100 additional full-time equivalent employees at the venue. BCEC will hold its first event in the expanded venue in mid-February and reportedly has holding bookings for a further 292 events.

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