9th – 13th October 2020
Brisbane Conference and Entertainment Centre
World Class Conference Centre:
Internationally recognised and current title holder of the world’s best convention centre, BCEC is Australia’s most awarded meetings and events venue. The Centre hosts a collection of local and international conventions, working with clients and delegates to present a total event solution. They constantly deliver world class events, and their goal is to give clients a seamless experience of the highest standard, taking the event to the next level. All located in the beautiful and well appointed South Bank area of Brisbane.
The Conference Venues:
The Welcome Reception will be in the beautiful Sky Terrace room; the plenary sessions are to be held in the magnificent Boulevard Auditorium; the Gala Dinner will be dined and danced away in the amazing Plaza Terrace Room and the three workshops which will be held on the Monday and Tuesday post conference are to be held in the well appointed Mezzanine rooms. All in all first class!
It’s Also About The Food!:
We know how the most talked about and and no less important part of any conference is the food. BCEC Food Philosophy – Bringing brighter, bolder, healthier food to your event.
With 20% – 30% of all meals today the subject of dietary requests (medical, cultural and lifestyle choice), it is an increasing challenge for catering venues. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is tackling the growing trend head on with the establishment of a dedicated Special Dietary Kitchen in a bid to streamline the process, improve the product offering and enhance the dining experience for clients.
Former Queensland Ambassador Chef, David Pugh whose much acclaimed Restaurant Two was the recipient of multiple chefs hats and remained at the top of Brisbane’s fine dining scene for almost two decades, will operate the Dietary Kitchen as part of his new role as Executive Sous Chef, Development for BCEC. David will work alongside the Centre’s consultant Nutritionist, Kerry Leech, who is also Nutritionist to the Queensland Firebirds. David will also have the support of the other BCEC Executive and senior chefs, considered one of strongest and most experienced senior kitchen management teams in the country under the leadership of long term Executive Chef, Martin Latter.
The Dietary Kitchen is part of the most significant agenda of changes and enhancements relating to the Food & Beverage operation since the Centre opened in 1995. The strategy around catering for the increasing demand for special dietaries includes new on-line ordering – also believed to be a first for Australian convention centres. The Centre has been trialling online ordering to streamline the dietary process for both the Centre and clients. The new Fill up on Life Menus cater to special dietaries in that 75% of the entrees and mains have been deliberately structured to be Gluten Free to address increased demand.
Their food philosophy certainly impressed us!
So this is just a taster of what we will experience in October 2020 – this may seem like an awful long time away but we all know how time flies. Save those dates – 9th – 13th October 2020