Destination Gold Coast recently published the QBES (Queensland Business Events Survey) results – and it’s wonderful news for Gold Coast event planners!
According to the survey, just under half (49%) of all QLD corporate events (i.e., conferences, networking, meetings) were held in the beautiful Gold Coast this past year.
The good news: this influx boosted the tourism economy in the area.
The even better news: demand for event management has increased!
Businesses have found this sunny city to be a hotspot for tourism that offers easy transportation, with growing interest specifically from Asia. The collective party planning budget went up 6% from last year to total $570 million – that’s a lot of dough to divide amongst us event go-ers!
Unfortunately, the celebration has been somewhat hindered due to the recent Australian bushfires and fear of coronavirus, as international visitors started to decline early this new year. However, the Destination Gold Coast press release concludes that regardless of the international market, the city is still having booking success with local businesses.
Here at Event Society, we are thriled to see the Gold Coast get recognised for its hosting abilities. We love styling and organising events in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and interstate, but the Gold Coast has always been our home and holds a special place in our heart as one of the most beautiful event destinations the world has to offer =)
There is an overwhelming amount of event agencies in Queensland, especially here on the Gold Coast… so why choose us? What sets Event Society apart from other event planners is our intention behind each and every conference or networking event. Every event company promotes their passion, but our team truly thrives in delivering out-of-the box solutions that break the script of traditional services. We have coordinated, created, and styled over 1,800 corporate events, and every client receives personalised attention. After 10 years of operating on the Gold Coast, we have the best and most reliable venues, caterers, and entertainers on speed dial. So, whether your business is from the Gold Coast, or is headquartered in Sydney or Melbourne, we can provide expert advice for every element of your event.
Last year’s results are great to see, but we are ready for 2020 action. Contact us today to make unforgettable memories for your company this year!
To read the full media release, please click here