AEG Ogden Reappointed For BCEC

The Queensland government has reappointed AEG Ogden as manager of the award-winning  (BCEC) in Australia.  


Announced Dec. 5, it is for a five-year period effective July 1, 2017, with a five-year option. AEG Ogden has managed BCEC since its opening in 1995. Since then, it has hosted 8,000 events and 14 million guests delivering A$3.87 billion ($2.8 billion) in economic benefit to Queensland.

A regular on Pollstar’s mid-year and annual attendance lists, the BCEC was voted The World’s Best Convention Centre by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), in July 2016. According to the venue, the first four months of its financial year have been its best ever, with October 2016 its strongest October yet. It has secured 140 new conventions during the 2015-16 financial year.

It also has 1,400 future bookings to the year 2029, translating to 900,000 attendees and an added economic benefit of A$1 billion ($743.7 million).

AEG Ogden chairman and CEO Harvey Lister said, “(BCEC GM) Bob O’Keeffe and his team have been committed to providing world-class and innovative service over many years, culminating in winning the most prestigious award possible in the highly competitive business events industry earlier this year.”