HGSA2017 - Destination & Venue

HGSA2017 - Destination & Venue

DESTINATION & VENUE

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane QLD
www.bcec.com.au

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is a world-class purpose-built venue renowned for its operational and service excellence. The Centre is located in a unique urban cultural and entertainment precinct in the heart of Brisbane.

Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane is Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming city. Constantly evolving with new offerings and experiences, the city has received glowing acclaim for its unique charms. We encourage you to arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer to discover what Brisbane and its spectacular surrounds offer you.

Blessed with an enviable climate, Brisbane is renowned for its relaxed outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals and warm welcome.

The city’s burgeoning cultural and events scene has a reputation for blockbuster shows, international sporting matches, unique performances and exclusive exhibits.

For more information on where to eat, drink, shop, play and stay in Brisbane, go to www.visitbrisbane.com.au

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South Bank, Brisbane

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in South Bank.

South Bank is a unique riverside cultural, entertainment and dining precinct in the heart of the city of Brisbane. Set in lush subtropical riverfront parkland, it is a dynamic urban lifestyle and retail precinct that showcases Queensland's art and culture and is home to Brisbane's newest dining destination.

Located on a one kilometre stretch of the Brisbane River, South Bank is home to the only sand and swimming beach in the heart of an Australian city. There is a diversity of attractions, with rainforest walks, more than 50 restaurants, cafes and bars, stylish shops, symphony orchestras, state opera companies, performing arts theatres and art culture including Australia's most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art.

For more information on South Bank , go to www.visitbrisbane.com.au
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The HGSA 2017 Conference is working closely with the South Bank Concierge Program – a new initiative where the sole focus is to ensure delegates have a wonderful time whilst in Brisbane.

There is nothing better than getting out to experience the local surrounds of a new city and South Bank, only a short stroll away from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, is brimming with incredible conference exclusives awaiting HGSA 2017 Conference delegate.

By using the South Bank Concierge website, delegates can unlock incredible conference exclusives throughout the South Bank precinct. Not only will they receive 10% off at participating retailers, they can also book event tickets, plan their itinerary and access special offers, plus so much more.

Visit www.southbankconcierge.com.au now to unlock incredible conference exclusives as an HGSA 2017 Conference delegate.

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane International and Domestic Airport is located approximately 18kms from the venue and can be reached via Airtrain, taxi, bus or hire car. For more information about getting to/from the Airport to the Convention Centre, please visit the Brisbane Airport Website.

Brisbane is easily accessed by air from all Australian capital cities and international destinations. Discounted fares can be purchased online through a number of operators and internet sites, including:

Airport Transfers

BY TAXI
the venue is a 20 minute ride. Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre, at Mantra South Bank in Grey Street, and there is a taxi drop off located at the Grey Street main entrance.

  • Black & White Cabs - Phone: 133222
  • Yellow Cab - Phone: 131924

BY AIRTRAIN - www.airtrain.com.au
Alternatively, catch the city’s shuttle service – Airtrain, which takes 22 minutes from Brisbane’s international and domestic airports to South Brisbane station. The Convention Centre is then an 8 minute walk away. Airtrain operates seven days a week. Trains depart every 15 minutes in peak periods and depart every 30 minutes in non-peak, Monday to Friday. All services on Saturday & Sunday operate every 30 minutes.

BY BUS - Con-X-ion Airport Transfers - www.con-x-ion.com
Operating seven days a week, Con-X-ion Airport Transfers offers airport travellers a door-to-door bus shuttle service from the airport covering all major city-based accommodation. Con-X-ion services both the international and domestic terminals to meet all flights. Services should be pre-booked. Tickets can be purchased online or through the customer service counters located onsite at the international and domestic terminals. For further information visit the Con-X-ion website.

For more information about getting to/from the Airport to the Convention Centre, please visit the Brisbane Airport Website.

Getting around Brisbane

GO CARD
Want to know the easiest way to get around town? Pick up a TRANSLink Go Card and travel seamlessly on all TRANSLink bus, ferry and rail services across South-East Queensland. The perfect travel companion, go cards are available from Queensland Rail stations, online, over the phone or selected retailers. Top up the card balance like a prepaid mobile phone whenever it suits.

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BUSES
Explore Brisbane’s neighbourhoods through a comprehensive bus service that runs throughout the city, connecting the outer and inner suburbs to the CBD, major shopping centres, entertainment and dining precincts, railway stations and ferry terminals. Take advantage of special NightLink bus services running after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays for late-night travellers. Or get around the inner city with the free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop. Plan your trip now on TRANSLink’s journey planner.

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TRAINS
Brisbane’s speedy network of electric trains has the Greater Brisbane region covered and provides direct access to the city, quirky neighbourhood precincts and outer suburbs. The Airtrain service is completely integrated into the Queensland Rail suburban network, with regular trains running from Brisbane Airport directly to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Travel on a single ticket from any station in South-East Queensland to Brisbane Airport.

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FREE TRANSPORT
Hail a bus for free in the inner city. The CityLoop and Spring Hill Loop bus services circle the city every 10 minutes and stop at destinations in the CBD and Spring Hill precincts between 7am - 6pm weekdays. Glide between Brisbane’s inner-city precincts by hopping on the free CityHopper ferry service, which travels along the river from North Quay to Sydney St, New Farm.

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FERRIES
Let the river be your guide. Brisbane’s ferries, affectionately known as CityCats, are one of the most enjoyable ways to explore Brisbane. Glide along the river with CityCat and CityFerry services, perfect for sight-seeing and accessing key city spots. Tickets can be bought on board the services, at most newsagents and selected retail outlets, or make use of a Go Card. Hop on board the free CityHopper ferry service to get around inner-city precincts for free.

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TAXIS
Take a taxi and be there in a flash. Taxi ranks are available at the Brisbane international and domestic airports, as well as throughout The City and inner-city precincts. Jump in a taxi to be assured of a quick and efficient way of getting around. A standard taxi will cater for four passengers or less. For wheel-chair access or to transport five to 10 passengers, it’s best to order a Multi Passenger taxi.

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