Overview Of Events At GECC
OVERVIEW OF EVENTS
At the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre we understand that attention to detail and going the extra mile is what makes an event memorable and successful.
Our team of experienced professionals pride ourselves on our high standards of service and commitment to delivering events beyond expectation. Collectively, our GECC staff members have years of experience in planning, developing and managing successful events both locally, nationally and internationally. We can assist with all aspects of event hosting and management; through to technical and operational needs. We can even help with preparing a budget for your event through to booking accommodation for your guests if they need it.
We do the little things well. The big things wow! Organise your event with us and we will make sure it runs smoothly and successfully.
Our in house award-winning caterer has been servicing Central Queensland for over 14 years and will work with you every step of the way to ensure the very best outcome.
Whether you have an intimate meeting for 10, a conference for 900 delegates or an elegant gala dinner, our unique spaces within the Centre allow us to showcase your event in the best possible setting.
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre has the space, catering and services to host your next event!
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CONFERENCES, FUNCTIONS & EVENTS
A booking is confirmed once a non-refundable deposit has been received with a signed Venue Hire Contract.
The GECC cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of goods and personal belongings brought into the Centre prior to, during, or after an event. Any costs associated with property or equipment damage will be incurred by the client.
The GECC actively promotes the responsible service of alcohol. Licensing laws prohibit guests to bring liquor onto, or remove from, the premises.
The whole venue is a smoke-free environment.
Clients using the Centre’s technical equipment are required to use the services of at least one of the in-house qualified technicians.
Loading docks are located at the rear of the GECC with access via Oaka Lane.
Four floors of parking are directly adjacent to the centre and access to the second floor Lobby is via lifts to all car park levels.
The GECC accommodates delegates and patrons with disabilities whenever possible. The main auditorium is equipped with a hearing loop and audio description services.
- The venue policy does not allow food and beverages to be brought onto the premises or removed.
- All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.
- Catered events require approximate numbers two weeks prior to the event and final numbers are to be confirmed 5 working days prior to the event.
The Centre’s in-house technical team is well equipped to design and implement imaginative solutions for lighting, sound and imaging. With an in-depth knowledge of the venue and its constantly developing technical infrastructure, the team is in the best position to offer complete flexibility and confidence.
From the requirements of a simple presentation to a spectacular production, the team will provide the perfect level of support and advice. The GECC maintains top of the line equipment tailored to the needs of today’s event professionals – from sound systems and video and data projection to comprehensive lighting packages.
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre is equipped for interactive multi-media technology, wireless internet and networking with technology specialists on hand to ensure all communications needs are met. ADSL/ ISDN/STD telephone, facsimile and data lines can be accessed from any meeting room.
The Centre has a complete fibre optic backbone linking all meeting rooms. All venue spaces have available wireless connectivity, video conferencing and high speed data processing.
The GECC offers conference organisers a wide choice of exhibition space. An area of 850 square metres of fully air-conditioned, column-free interiors provides flexible accommodation. Three conference rooms can be divided into multiple configurations. The GECC Marquee also provides an additional 600 square metres of air-conditioned, carpeted space.
LCD display screens throughout the Centre provide a facility for daily program information, special announcements, PowerPoint presentations, promotional footage and sponsor advertising.
Electronic signage at the registration desk can be used for information or promotion opportunities or simply to welcome delegates. For exhibitions and trade functions, service pits installed in the floor of the Event Hall provide power, data and telephone lines.
The GECC aims to be a venue where all feel welcome – from parents with prams to the elderly, and the disabled.
There is lift and ramp access to all areas of the Centre, automatic doors, designated drop-off points and parking bays for people with disabilities. The width of external and internal doors has been designed for easy wheelchair access. There are rest rooms designed for the physically challenged, as well as for parents with baby-change facilities.