GCCEC resumes Linkage Grant Program to promote Gold Coast


The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has relaunched its Linkage Grant Program following a two-year hiatus.

The grant program helps promote the Gold Coast as a destination for international business events by providing grants of up to $8,000 to support attendance at international conferences.

Adrienne Readings, general manager at GCCEC and Chair of Destination Gold Coast, said since launching in 2011 the program has resulted in numerous high-profile conferences coming to the Gold Coast.

“The Linkage Grant program promotes collaboration with local academics and professionals to secure valuable international events and raise the profile of the Gold Coast on a global platform,” she said.

“The events we attract through our partners help build capacities of our city and provide opportunities for lasting legacies.

“These conferences have provided considerable opportunity for knowledge exchange, connection and economic advancement.”