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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Preferential rates have been secured at a variety of accommodation providers 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.

Rydges Hotel SouthbankRydges 400 x 212

9 Glenelg Street, Southbank, Brisbane

Rydges South Bank Brisbane is located in the heart of Brisbane’s arts and entertainment precinct with plenty of things to do and only minutes away from South Bank Parklands and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Our friendly staff at our Brisbane Hotel will make you feel right at home the moment you check in. Rydges South Bank Brisbane features a variety of rooms and suites with state-of-the-art features and amenities. Full buffet breakfast is available for the reduced rate of $32 per person per day.

Queen or Twin bedroom: $269 per night, including WIFI 

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: $315 per night, including WIFI and breakfast for one
River City King Suite: $365 per night, including WIFI and breakfast for one 

Mantra South Bank Brisbane Mantra 400 x 212

161 Grey Street, Southbank, Brisbane

Mantra South Bank offers a variety of Hotel Rooms, Studios, and self-contained One and Two Bedroom Apartments. Then there's the heated lap pool and fully equipped gym, not to mention the onsite restaurant and bar with a menu Brisbane raves about! Mantra South Bank, Brisbane is approximately 30 mins from Brisbane Airport with train and bus stations on your doorstep. Full buffet breakfast is available for $22 per person, per day.

Hotel Room: $219 per night, including WIFI
Studio Apartment: $249 per night, including WIFI
One Bedroom Apartment: $289 per night, including WIFI
Two Bedroom Apartment: $355 per night, including WIFI 

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

1 September 2019: 
Registration and Submissions Open
26 January 2020:
Abstract Submissions Close
10 February 2020:
Notice of Submission Acceptance
17 February 2020:
Standard Registration Fee Applies
21 March 2020:
Late Registration Fee Applies


Key Contacts

ARGANZ 2020 – Conference Managers
Outshine Conferences Pty Ltd
Jo Kelk
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Phone: +64 7 823 1910