Association Expertise

Always an industry leader for tourism, food and beverage and sport, the Gold Coast is now also leading in film and creative industries, as well as education, environment, health and medical, ICT and marine industries.

The Gold Coast Convention Bureau harnesses this local knowledge when its dedicated team works with international and national association conferences to create bid documents. Understanding that each bid is different, the team researches the association and the history of the event, forms a local organising committee, hosts city site inspections and makes final presentations, then helps the association to develop the event and, if required, introduces the association to a professional conference organiser.

The Gold Coast held 13 association meetings in 2010 (ICCA), ranking 31 in the Asia Pacific/Middle East region’s rankings. Some of the large events hosted in 2010 included 16th International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists World Congress, the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE), the Nutrimetics National Convention and the Financial Planning Association of Australia Annual Convention.

For assistance with your event or more information about the Gold Coast, contact the Gold Coast Convention Bureau at