Major Event Business Forum and Showcase


13 Apr

11:00 AM -

03:00 PM


Commonwealth House
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
Gold Coast, Queensland

Getting to Commonwealth House

Event Details

It has never been more important for major event hosts, local suppliers and international organisations to work together in a rapidly changing global event market.

Major event planning is becoming more complex, event services more specialised and host organisations are looking for new ways to capture more benefits at lower cost.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) has shown how the right network of businesses is key, and reinforced Queensland, Australia, as an important hub for major event capability in the Asia Pacific.

This forum will explore change in the global event market over the decade of preparations for the GC2018, implications for event attraction, planning and delivery, and the opportunities this presents for business.

At this event, hear from the leaders of the Commonwealth Games Federation and GC2018 and learn how your organisation can take advantage through panel analysis, discussion and Q&As with major event hosts, industry experts and sector leaders.

The event will be comprised of the following sessions:

Drivers of Market Change: Host Opportunities and Strategies

Panel discussion exploring key drivers behind the new major event paradigm. Topics may include: event complexity and risk; event host organisation strategies for building economic cost-benefit; implications for markets.

Keynote address

Vision for the Future – A New Games Delivery Model

Keynote address

Realising the Vision – Trade, Investment and Legacy from Gold Coast to Birmingham

Implications for Business – Commercial Opportunities and Strategies

Panel discussion drawing on the perspectives of four major organisations in the major event industry covering ICT, professional services, venue design and media. Topics may include international partnerships; collaboration and local capability building; role of sponsors and corporates.


Who should attend?

• International major event rights holders and host organisation representatives
• Government representatives seeking to attract and hold successful major events
• International major event sponsors and corporate partners
• Internationally-focused event suppliers and service providers
• Governing bodies of international and domestic sporting bodies


Speakers will be revealed soon.

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