At the recently concluded Queensland Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Awards the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) made a mini sweep winning no less than three of the awards. A number of parameters are considered for the MEA awards including excellence, best practices and professionalism in the highly competitive meetings industry. This is a showcase event for Queensland’s long standing excellence in the meetings and other business events segment.
BCEC’s long standing performance record has been bolstered with these recent awards that have recognized them the best in class for ‘Banqueting & Catering’, ‘In-house AV Services’ and Corporate Social Responsibility (for more than 30 employees). All these are considered to be extremely important parameters for success in this fiercely competitive industry.
Bob O’Keeffe, General Manager of BCEC mentioned on the occasion that the awards are recognition of the center’s excellent level of professionalism and the dedication towards a core policy to offer of highest quality personal service. It also recognizes the fact that the center puts a lot of importance towards caring for the community and the environment, giving back something to both from which it takes so much.
He took the opportunity to thank the staff of BCEC who has been at the front end of this award wining performance, whose dedication and commitment to the cause of customer satisfaction has bore fruit. He also thanked the employees who volunteers for the Social Responsibility Program. Winning the award has been somewhat of a perfect timing for BCEC as they are currently working as a partner for the world wide AEG 1EARTH program which inculcates an intense four week long event involving the environment and the local community.
He also used the occasion to reaffirm the commitment of BCEC for the future, stating that they are looking to continue investing and innovating to ensure that Brisbane’s global fame as a ‘first choice’ destination remains intact. BCEC will be representing Queensland in the MEA National awards to be held in Darwin in May for the three categories that it has won.