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BRISBANE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
Officially ranked among the world’s top three convention centres, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is centrally located in the heart of Brisbane’s thriving arts and cultural community in the unique urban South Bank riverside precinct.
The Centre caters for events of all sizes from eight to 8,000 and all to the same high standard of excellence. A fully integrated range of in-house services, from award-winning catering to world-class event production and presentation technology and personal event management, is delivered by a team of experienced professionals.
With the opening of Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Grey Street in mid 2011, a new five level boutique expansion, the Centre will become Australia’s most flexible meetings and events venue, housing three stand alone plenary halls catering for events from 400 to 8,000 and a total of 42 meeting rooms and event spaces.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Grey Street will change the architectural landscape of South Bank, adding to its vibrancy and enhancing its reputation as a world class urban lifestyle precinct.
SLQ: A WONDERFULLY WELCOMING AND UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PEOPLE
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) boasts a beautiful contemporary design which has received international recognition and a coveted swag of architectural accolades. The original 1988 building, designed by Robin Gibson and Partners was remodelled by architects Donovan Hill Peddle Thorp and re-opened in 2006. The redevelopment created a lively community meeting place with a remarkable array of galleries and striking indoor and outdoor spaces.
Long vistas and promenades and the building’s open, airy design provide a constant awareness of the outdoors and the vibrant surrounding vegetation and Brisbane River. The central Knowledge Walk opens to the landscape and offers 24 hour internet access. A large celebratory space, the Queensland Terrace, revisits ballrooms and reception lounges of old, giving a modern twist to graciousness. Treasures from the John Oxley Library, Queensland’s premier documentary heritage collection are displayed in a series of galleries.
The Edge, Australia’s first digital culture centre, opened for business in February 2010. This is a new place sitting alongside the library offering digital tools to young people for experimentation and creativity.