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    Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    AEG Ogden wins new term as operator of ‘world’s best convention centre’

    Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Saturday, December 03, 2016

    AEG Ogden wins new term as operator of ‘world’s best convention centre’

    The Palaszaczuk Government has announced AEG Ogden as operator of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) for a further five years.

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad hailed the work of the international venue management company in its 21 years to date at the helm of the South Bank Corporation-owned convention centre.

    “We can now look forward to at least a further five years of this highly successful partnership,” Ms Trad said.

    “The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and AEG Ogden and its predecessor companies have been kicking goals together since BCEC opened in 1995.”

    Chairman and CEO Harvey Lister said AEG Ogden was proud of its Brisbane roots and looked forward to further advancing the city’s image on the world stage.

    “BCEC is our flagship venue in a network that includes arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centres and theatres through Australia, Asia, and the Middle East,” Mr Lister said.

    “We’ve worked hard over the past 21 years to establish and grow its fine reputation, and look forward to building on this success in the next period of our partnership.”

    AEG Ogden won the management rights for the centre for a further five years with a five-year option in an open tender process conducted by South Bank Corporation.

    “It’s wonderful news that BCEC will again be in these capable hands,” Ms Trad said.

    “In July this year the venue added ‘Best Convention Centre in the World’ to a string of prestigious awards it has received over the years.

    “Since it was built on part of the former World Expo site, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre has been a centrepiece venue for the people of Brisbane, Queensland – and in a very real sense, the world.

    “In 2014 it hosted the G20 meeting of world leaders, and it is a regular destination for state, national and international conferences and conventions.”

    Ms Trad said BCEC’s 1200 events a year attracted investment and visitors to Brisbane.

    “BCEC continues to be a major contributor to boosting Queensland’s economy. In 21 years of operation the centre has contributed almost $4 billion to our economy and has brought 14 million guests through its doors.”

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