About Us

Opened in 1995, BCEC is owned by South Bank Corporation on behalf of the Queensland Government and is proudly managed by leading international venue management specialists ASM Global.

With a focus on innovation and sustainability, BCEC brings over 29 years of industry knowledge to deliver exceptional, world class experiences with award-winning service, and a commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

BCEC has a global reputation for excellence as reflected by 197 awards including the AIPC APEX ‘Worlds Best’ Convention Centre Award for 2016 to 2018, and Runner Up in the AIPC APEX Award for 2020-2022.

BCEC is the major driver of Business Events into Queensland and to date has created more than $4.9 billion in economic benefit for the State.

Our corporate responsibility program allows BCEC to give back to the community in which we do business. We work tirelessly to minimise the impact our events have on our environment.

Read more about our Corporate Social Responsibility here


Meanjin (Brisbane) has a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and here at BCEC, we are committed to acknowledging, celebrating and showcasing First Nations cultures and peoples, and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and traditions throughout our operations

It is our aim to identify how we can make a genuine contribution to reconciliation and our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan is our first formal step on that journey.

Kym Guesdon | General Manager
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Culture & Art

Since opening in 1995, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has showcased the talent of Australia’s leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary artists.  Comprising more than 50 works including paintings, works on paper, sculptures and site-specific installations, the BCEC Art Collection tells the dynamic and diverse story of visual arts practice in Australia from the 1980s through to today.

BCEC is the only convention centre in Australia with a dedicated and permanent art gallery space.  The Plaza Gallery is home to one of the most significant collections of Central Desert Art, a legacy of Expo’88.

The Centre makes its Art Collection accessible to visitors and members of the public as part of its long term commitment to showcasing and supporting contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian Art.

PLEASE NOTE: A number of artworks are currently offsite for conservation purposes.

Read more here

Accreditation & Accolades

  •  Ranked Runner Up for World’s Best Convention Centre by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC) for Excellence in Convention Centre Management 2020-2022

  • Ranked World’s Best Convention Centre by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC) for Excellence in Convention Centre Management 2016-2018

  • Australia’s most awarded convention centre with 192 industry awards including 78 catering awards

  • Successful host venue for the ‘best ever’ 2014 G20 Leaders Summit

  • Green credentials demonstrated through our EarthCheck Platinum accreditation for operating at the highest level of environmental standards

  • Maintains certification to the applicable ISO standards for quality and food safety through Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Ltd

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About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. 

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ASM Global (Asia Pacific)

From its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes: 

  • Entertainment and Indoor Sports Arenas – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney; RAC Arena, Perth; Brisbane Entertainment Centre; Newcastle Entertainment Centre; ICC Sydney Theatre; Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Great Hall; Cairns Arena; Bangkok Arena (under construction) and UOB Live, Bangkok; Coca Cola Arena, Dubai; Kai Tak Sports Park Indoor Arena (under construction), Hong Kong; and Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur;
  • Live Performance Theatres – Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Bahrain;
  • Convention & Exhibition Centres – Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Christchurch, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bahrain and Riyadh;
  • Stadiums – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane; National Stadium at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur; Kai Tak Sports Park Main Stadium, Hong Kong (under construction); and a part ownership of VenuesLive, the operator of Optus Stadium, Perth
  • King Abdullah Financial District Conference Center, Riyadh
  • Boutique Meeting Facilities in Expo City, Dubai.

For more information, visit asmglobal.com

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