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Hotel & Travel


Gold Coast Convention Centre
2684 – 2690 Gold Coast Highway
QLD 4218

Phone: +61 7 5504 4000


The Gartner room blocks at the Sofitel, Jupiters and Crowne Plaza are now sold out. Please contact the Gartner Hotel Team on +61 2 8908 5633 or and they will do their best to assist you to find alternative accommodation in the Gold Coast area.


Important Note

The G20 Leaders Summit is taking place in Brisbane the weekend prior to Symposium/ITxpo, which is expected to attract 7000 delegates and media. You may experience delays in Brisbane airport with the high volumes of people coming through at the same time. Friday 14 November is a public holiday in Brisbane city. There may also be delays traveling around the Brisbane area on public transport due to restricted areas being in place. More information can be found on the Queensland Police website

By Air

The Gold Coast has its own domestic airport at Coolangatta, just 20 minutes south of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with regular flights from all capital cities. Services are provided domestically by three airlines, Virgin Blue, Tiger and Jetstar, and internationally through multiple Airlines. Brisbane International Airport is located just a one hour drive from Broadbeach.

Due to the G20 summit taking place in Brisbane on the week-end prior to Symposium/ ITxpo, we recommend booking your flights as soon as possible. Please also expect delays if you are coming through Brisbane airport.

Airport Shuttle Buses

Airport shuttles can be pre-booked by contacting the Gold Coast reservations team on +61 (0) 7 5574 5111 or 1300 655 655.

Taxi Service (no pre-booking required)

Gold Coast Cabs – 131 008
Taxis are available throughout the Gold Coast and operate on a metered system. The approximate cost from the Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport to the Gold Coast Convention Centre is AUD$60, the approximate cost from the Brisbane Airport to the Gold Coast Convention Centre is AUD$290.

Airport Transfers (required to pre-book service)
  • Point to Point Airport Transfers +61 7 5554 5552
  • Shuttle service Gold Coast Convention Centre to Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport $85
  • Shuttle service Gold Coast Convention Centre to Brisbane Airport $155

*Please contact Point to Point Transfers if you would like to organise a shared private service.

By Public Transport

To get to and from the Brisbane Airport, the closest train station is called Nerang. It is about 15 minutes by taxi or you can also catch a Surfside bus. There is a bus stop directly in front of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway. There are also taxi and limousine ranks at the main entrance.You can also access the rail line to Brisbane via a bus from Jupiters Hotel and Casino. For more information contact: Surfside Buslines and Queensland Rail

Car Park & Driving

For driving and car parking information please click here for the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre’s website - A $10 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for parking at the centre.

Agenda at a Glance

See what is on the agenda at Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2014.

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