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Hotel & Travel

SYMPOSIUM/ ITXPO VENUE

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

Phone: +61 7 5504 4000
Email: sales@gccec.com.au

HOTEL & ACCOMMODATION

Gartner has reserved room blocks at hotels in close proximity to the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. Attendees will need to register for Symposium/ ITxpo before booking their hotel. Once you have registered online the full hotel details, room types and pricing will be available in order for you to select and book your hotel. A credit card will be required to secure your booking.

The Gartner discounted rates can only be booked via the website or through the Gartner Hotel Team on +61 2 8908 5633 or symposium.hotels@veritas.com.au

Demand for rooms is high and hotels sold out 3 weeks in advance of the event in 2013. Please ensure you book your hotel as soon as possible. Gartner expects an increased demand for hotels in the Gold Coast area in 2014, due to the G20 summit taking place in Brisbane the week-end prior to Symposium/ITxpo, which attracts a large number of international delegates.

The deadline for booking your hotel at the Gartner discounted rates is 20 October 2014.

Jupiters

From $204 per room per night
3 minute walk to Convention Centre

Crowne Plaza

From $170 per room per night
15 minute walk to Convention Centre or 5 minutes by car

Sofitel – limited availability

From $260 per room per night
5 minute walk to Convention Centre

For queries please contact the Gartner Hotel Team by email symposium.hotels@veritas.com.au or on +61 2 8908 5633.

TRAVEL

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
Taxi’s 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 www.surfside.com.au and Queensland Rail www.qr.com.au

Car Park & Driving

For driving and car parking information please click here for the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre's website — www.gccec.com.au/about-the-centre/parking/ A $10 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for parking at the centre.

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