Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

Boulevard Level, Grey Street, Brisbane

BCEC External Grey St

Centrally located on the Southbank area of Brisbane, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is a one of Australia’s (and the world’s) most awarded conference centres – perfectly suited for the ARGANZ Meeting 2020 with a diverse selection of flexible spaces and 21 years’ experience of running events of all sizes. The Centre’s “Philosophy of Food” puts fresh Queensland produce first, offering guests a uniquely invigorated taste of the State’s local cuisine. Situated close to the rivers in Brisbane’s Southbank, there is a large choice of accommodation within a 5-minute walk, as well as a multitude of excellent dining and café venues.

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) ASM Global Venueshield

BCEC’s Management Company, ASM Global has introduced a new environmental hygiene protocol in response to evolving government regulation and guest expectations, stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

VenueShield, a comprehensive, best-in-class program, has been deployed at more than 325 global facilities around the world, including BCEC. The program provides the most advanced hygienic safeguards that serve ASM Global clients, guests, staff and other visitors. All policies are aligned with, and informed by, public health authorities, medical and industry experts.

ASM Global’s VenueShield advice on protocols and procedures for its facilities, includes food safety measures, air quality control, surface cleaning, social distancing, hand sanitisers, reduced touch points, contactless transactions and provides a safe environment for staff and customers.  CLICK HERE for further information.


Preferential rates have been secured at the following Conference Hotel within easy walking distance of the BCEC. You will be able to book accommodation via the online registration facility.  Terms and conditions vary for each hotel, and will be included on your registration confirmation.  Your credit card will be required to secure your booking, and the Hotel may charge a deposit at their discretion.  Full payment is required on either on arrival or check-out, depending on the provider.

Emporium Hotel Southbank Emporium 400 x 212

267 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane 

A spectacular new standard in boutique luxury accommodation and service. 143 luxuriously appointed suites feature all the comforts you could ask for, while an abundance of premium food and beverage options will leave you spoilt for choice.  ​On level 21 you will find a spectacular, 23m infinity edge pool and bar with magnificent views over South Bank Parklands, the Brisbane River, to the city and beyond. The coveted north easterly aspect will allow comfort and enjoyment morning to night, all year round. We look forward to welcoming you.

Vista King Suite: $305 per night, including WIFI and breakfast for one
River City King Suite: $355 per night, including WIFI and breakfast for one 

General Information 

Brisbane: As the capital of the sunshine state Brisbane is blessed with idyllic subtropical weather all year round. With award-winning food and wine, a jam-packed events calendar, adventurous activities, scenic weekend getaways and plenty to explore all over the city, there's always something to do.

Getting to and from Brisbane

Brisbane Airport operates a number of daily flights to and from major Australian, New Zealand and international destinations. Australia’s national carrier Qantas offers excellent fares on all the major routes throughout the Australian, Pacific, American, Asian and European regions. To obtain the best rates for international and domestic air travel, it is essential to book airfares as soon as possible. Visit for further information.

Con-x-ion Shuttle Service: If you’re looking for a door to door transfer to and from Brisbane Airport, consider using the Con-x-ion shuttle bus transfer service. Con-x-ion operates from both terminals with a pick and drop off service that goes door-to-door to dozens of locations around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Tickets can be purchased online or at the sales kiosk at each Terminal. To book visit the Con-X-ion website

The Airtrain: A quick and easy option for getting to and from the airport. Brisbane Airport is just 20 minutes by train from the city. Train services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods. Airtrain also offers express services to the Gold Coast and connects into the Queensland Rail suburban network. To use this service, you can purchase tickets at the Airtrain desks in each of the terminals, or at the Airtrain stations. Airtrain also offers great savings for booking online and in advance. Go Cards are also accepted on Airtrain services.  For more information including ticket pricing and travel planners, visit the Airtrain website.

From the International Terminal: take the travellator or lift to Level 3 of the terminal building and follow the signs to the station. From the Domestic Terminal: make your way out to the front of the building and take the Skywalk across to the station.

Public Transport – Ferry/Bus/Train: Visitors to Brisbane are able to travel across the city on one cashless ticket called a Go Card. Issued by Translink, the Go Card is a touch-on touch-off system that can be used on the city’s buses, trains, CityCats and ferry services. A Go Card can be purchased at the Translink office located in the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre, on Queen Street Mall or at most local news agencies. For more information on GoCards, visit the Translink website.

Key Dates

November 2020: 
Registration and Submissions Open
24 January 2021:
Abstract Submissions Close
8 February 2021:
Notice of Submission Acceptance
15 February 2021:
Standard Registration Fee Applies

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Key Contacts

ARGANZ 2021 – Conference Managers
Outshine Conferences Pty Ltd
Jo Kelk
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Phone: +64 7 823 1910