Top honours for BCEC at National Industry Awards

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has been recognised by the industry at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards in three of the major award categories: Event Venue – capacity more than 1500, Banqueting & Catering, and the Event Legacy Award for World of Drones & Robotic Congress 2020.

This is the second year in succession that BCEC has taken out the national title of Australia’s best for Banqueting & Catering.

The Centre was also named State winner for its three national award categories and for the Association Event of the Year Award for World of Drones & Robotic Congress 2020.

The awards, which recognise outstanding achievements and expertise of individuals and organisations in the events sector were streamed live to a national audience.

BCEC General Manager Bob O’Keeffe AM said the Centre was honoured and humbled to receive the awards. “I congratulate MEA on their determination and resilience in presenting the awards during the current environment. I also wish to pay tribute to all those who participated in the awards process and commend their efforts.”

“I congratulate and thank our amazing BCEC Team for their ongoing commitment and professionalism in a challenging environment. To be recognised nationally by our peers is a credit to the team.”

Co-Founder of the World of Drones & Robotics Congress, Carillon Conference Management Director, Ashley Gordon said: “From the launch of the World of Drones Congress in 2017 the intent was to foster international trade opportunities for Queensland based industries in drone technology and development, and this has been accomplished and recognised by this Event Legacy award.”

Bob O’Keeffe said the Centre was tracking well on the road to recovery, but lockdowns and restrictions were disrupters. “I believe expediating the vaccine rollout is the pathway back to business and I am confident we will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever, doing what we do best, delivering great conference and event experiences.

“We would like to acknowledge and thank our many loyal clients and colleagues who continue to support us as we navigate an ever-changing landscape on our road to recovery.”

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