A sun-kissed city by the sea, Australia’s Gold Coast is defined by an unmistakable energy.
Each year, over 13 million visitors flock to the city, eager to soak up the sun, feel the sand between their toes and take part in the near-limitless range of attractions and experiences.
With 57 kilometres of sand and surf, 100,000 hectares of World Heritage listed rainforests, award winning dining, active pursuits and an ever evolving calendar, along with more than 300 days of sunshine, the Gold Coast is the perfect destination to add a few extra days to your conference or meeting.
From pure adrenaline-packed fun to natural indulgence, the contrasts of the Gold Coast unite to deliver every holiday experience you could wish for in one place. Revitalise the mind in the lush rainforest of the hinterland, or enjoy landscapes unmatched anywhere in Australia.
You can choose a sleek ocean-side resort, a rustic bed-and-breakfast experience in the hinterland, or just about any accommodation option in between with venues to suit every budget and style.
Bask in the Gold Coast’s breezy beach culture and meet the friendly sun bathed locals and lifeguards, as you learn to surf, stand-up paddle board or watch a stunning sunset, the Gold Coast offers every type of on-water adventure imaginable. You can also take in local wineries, distilleries, see local produce and arts as well as sample the culinary temptations at an ever evolving array of restaurants, lounges and pop-up venues, so many options to create your own Gold Coast memory.
3 February - Call for proposals opens
9 March - Call for proposals closes
1 June - Registration opens (early bird)
31 July - Early bird registration closes
8 October - Registration closes
13-16 October - AIEC 2020