Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has joined forces with Rydges Hotel South Bank to create the South Bank Conferences initiative.
The initiative means that smaller- and medium-sized conferences wanting a convention centre experience will have the convenience of having a single point of contact for both accommodation and conference facilities.
The recently-refurbished Rydges South Bank is connected by private entry to the BCEC. All 304 rooms including 64 suites have been refurbished as part of a A$30 million (US$23.6 million) upgrade including the creation of new spaces and experiences.
BCEC general manager, Bob Oâ€™Keeffe opined that South Bank Conferences is a game changer for the industry.
â€śFor us itâ€™s about providing value and choice for clients. Reflective of BCECâ€™s previous successful partnership model collaborating with business, the arts, education and research, this initiative is pivotal to developing innovative solutions targeting the specific conference needs of clients,” he said.
General manager of Rydges South Bank, Callum Kennedy, added: â€śTogether with the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, we have listened to what conference clients want and what they need looking to the future and we have created a partnership that meets this need.â€ť