Conference, Stay and Play at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Seamless business events delivered with the warmest of regional hospitality and none of the stress? Welcome to the GECC - the complete solution for busy event organisers.
Whether your event guests are local or visitors to the region, our central location in the heart of the Gladstone CBD is ideal. With proximity to an exciting range of dining and accommodation options, discovering our wonderful city couldn’t be easier.
From small team meetings to bustling trade shows, our modern, dynamic, and functional spaces cleverly adapt to accommodate events of every size and scope. Industry-leading facilities and equipment and a roster of skilled technicians enable us to deliver truly exceptional corporate events and celebrations.
Our award-winning events team specialises in delivering unforgettable business events. We take a collaborative approach to event planning, working together to bring your vision to life. However, should time constraints be an issue for you, we can curate every element of your event for the ultimate stress-free experience. Our innovative team has the experience and flexibility to respond to any challenge – and we look forward to working with you!
Why choose GECC for your corporate event?
The GECC is the centre point of the city’s lively entertainment precinct and is a short walk from the Gladstone Marina. With handy proximity to a variety of dining and accommodation options, the GECC is ideally located for visitors to the Gladstone Region.
We’re the only fully integrated convention and entertainment facility in Central Queensland with modern facilities and multi-purpose spaces that can adapt to a range of purposes. Our event professionals have extensive experience in the planning and delivery of high-quality business events including meetings, workshops, seminars, corporate training sessions, product launches, tradeshows, networking events and gala celebrations.
“My experience of Gladstone has been one of warmth and generosity. From the friendly hotel service to the incredible team and volunteers that assisted us at the GECC, it has been a true delight to be a part of Conference in your beautiful little piece of the state.”
“Alumina was a great success. we were very keen to hold the event in Gladstone and the GECC location was perfect – the delegates had a great experience and the set up for the exhibitors worked very well. The AV/Technical support was very professional, volunteers very friendly and the GECC management were very willing to adopt for any of our requests.” - Dr Anthony Canfell
"Thank you for letting us take over the GECC and Gladstone. It has been the BEST conference to date. Thanks for your help, smiles, coffee, laughs and honest care for us all!"
Business event services and facilities
Planning a business event is a major undertaking and we understand the pressure that comes with doing it well. Our business event services aim to ease this pressure. Think innovative event solutions, seamless curation of all the moving parts, and just the right amount of support, depending on how collaborative you want the planning to be. We’re flexible and responsive to any and every challenge you can think of!
The GECC features an intelligent layout and multipurpose design that cleverly adapts to host a range of events – including multiple events at the same time under the same roof.
Our modern spaces have been designed to facilitate easy connection and networking, and feature connectivity and full business functionality. Stylish and versatile, each space can be configured to suit your event requirements and comfortably host staff, delegates, and guests.
Our spaces include:
- The Halls - up to 1000 people
- Conference rooms - up to 100 people
- Foyer & Bar - up to 430 people
- Theatre - up to 674 people
- Piazza – enquire with GECC
Tastes, scents and memories are intrinsically entwined. We want your guests to walk away with a lasting impression, that’s why we will work with you to choose the very best selection of food and beverage for your event. With a reputation for exceptional service and outstanding food, our in-house catering team at Light Group is sure to deliver a taste sensation for your guests.
We provide industry leading technology, including flexible lighting, concert-quality PA system and large projection theatre. Our goal is to provide everything you need for an integrated audio-visual experience that is second to none.
The best equipment is only as good as the technicians who use it. Our highly skilled team have the technical know-how to deliver an exceptional audio-visual experience. With relevant industry background and collaborative experience, the GECC technicians can work with additional suppliers, where required, to enhance your experience.
Need help marketing your business event at one of the best conference centres in Central Queensland? Our expert team can help with all your marketing requirements – from venue and outdoor signage to digital marketing. The GECC Marketing team bring their professionalism and local knowledge to the table and will work with you ensure a successful yet cost-effective campaign.
Here at the GECC we are committed to delivering a high quality, professional event for you and your guests. Our aim is to take the stress out of the decision to host an event. You should enjoy your event as much as your guests do.
Our contemporary facilities are only the beginning. We have a dedicated events team who will curate all aspects of your event – food, drinks, space and entertainment to ensure the perfect setting and leave a lasting impression.
- Carpark <click here - Plan Your Visit - for details>
- Mobility impaired access <click here - Plan Your Visit - for details>
- Service lift from loading dock directly to main hall
- Loading dock with direct access to backstage of Auditorium
- Full commercial kitchen
- Easy public transport and road access
- Free Wi-fi available throughout the venue