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Mice Net : August 2008
gold coast gold coast glorious STORY BY Johanna Mc Kinnon The Gold CoasT is synonymous with the sun, sea and sand, providing the perfect backdrop for corporate events. where delegates can make the most of the glorious surrounds. And there is plenty happening on the Gold Coast which is abuzz with refurbishments, property awards, and new concepts to keep event planners enticed. I News at GCCEC The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre was recently awarded the ‘Best Venue for over 500 delegates’ award by Meetings and Events Australia for the third consecutive year. Subsequently the GCCEC has been accepted into the prestigious MEA Hall of Fame and is now the only convention centre in Australia to be currently initiated. GCCEC’s general manager, Adrienne Readings, said it is a great honour to win this award for the third year running. “Our centre continues to work well as a team and deliver excellence beyond expectations. We have certainly worked hard towards earning the spot in the MEA Hall of Fame,” she said. As further proof of its dedication to being the best, delegates who attend conferences or meetings at the award-winning GCCEC can now be connected with high speed wireless broadband internet. GCCEC technical services manager, Nathan Wright, says users can walk around the venue without noticing any chance in connectivity. “We will basically have the fastest, most expansive wireless network of any convention centre in the country,” he said. Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. Image courtesy of Murray Waite & Associates. Tourism Queensland. mice.net 81 magine lying on a deckchair with a cocktail in hand, relaxing by the pool after a day of conferencing. Sounds like a pipe-dream right? Well it’s the norm for business events on the Gold Coast