NEWS: The Gold Coast soars in world rankings

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has ranked the Gold Coast 152nd out of 2246 cities from across 90 countries in terms of meetings held in 2014, jumping 113 spots from 265th in 2013. It now ranks higher than Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, Honolulu, Osaka and Houston. The Gold Coast secured 16 international conferences in 2014 doubling the number of events hosted from the previous year. Nationally it ranks equal 4th with Adelaide, ahead of Perth, Canberra and Cairns but placed behind Sydney, Melbourne […]

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NEWS: RACV Royal Pines appoints AVPartners

AVPartners has been awarded the audiovisual contract for RACV Royal Pines Resort, following a rigorous tender process. The partnership will see AVPartners stage business events at the Gold Coast venue, provide audio-visual support and coordinate technical assistance for event delegates. The AVPartners designated partner at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Jarum Rolfe, said: “RACV Royal Pines Resort is well-known for delivering exceptional event experiences and we are looking forward to delivering creative, outside-of-the-box audiovisual and event staging solutions.” Resort general manager, John Morris, said: “AVPartners employs a unique […]

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VENUE UPDATE: Jupiters launches outdoor space

Jupiters Hotel & Casino officially opened the doors to its first-ever outdoor dining venue, Cucina Vivo, a 240-seat restaurant with an outdoor terrace that overlooks the casino’s newly-renovated pool. Jupiters Hotel & Casino managing director, Geoff Hogg, said Cucina Vivo has already been hugely successful since opening the indoor restaurant component in December, with popularity expected to pique with the newly opened outdoor balcony. “Cucina Vivo draws on traditional Italian food culture which is all about celebrating good company, great food and beautiful surrounds. “The […]

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VENUE UPDATE: GC’s newest event space

The Gold Coast’s newest event space, The Gold Coast Event Centre, located on the southern lawn at Gold Coast Turf Club, opened last month. Minister Jann Stuckey officially opened the 2500 square-metre centre three days prior to its debut on at the Jeep Magic Millions Race Day on January 10, 2015. The directors of Gold Coast Turf Club stated they very excited about the new space and expect it will contribute to the ongoing improvement and growth of the club. Bookings have already been taken in the […]

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NEWS: AI experts meet on the Gold Coast

The 13th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence  recently took place on the Gold Coast in December, setting the stage for the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) which will take place in Melbourne in 2017. The biennial Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), held from December 1-5, 2014, focuses on AI theories, technologies and their social and economic impact in countries throughout the Pacific Rim region. Chair of the 13th PRICAI, University of NSW professor and National ICT Australia researcher, Toby Walsh, said Australia is a “significant […]

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NEWS: Jupiters redevelopment kicks off

The long-awaited $345 million transformation of Jupiters Hotel & Casino is now officially underway, with plans for a new six-star hotel tower, contemporary restaurants and bars, and the complete transformation of all existing facilities. Work began in August on a new poolside experience complete with private cabanas and an ultra-modern bar. Two of the property’s seven restaurants, Osteria Vivo and entwine, will be closed this month to make way for new dining concepts. The iconic Gold Coast institution will also take on a new look […]

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