The latest industry news to your inbox.


I'd like to hear about marketing opportunities


I accept IQ Magazine's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy


AEG Ogden to manage BCEC for further five years

AEG, which also operates the Brisbane Entertainment Centre arena, will take over a new five-year lease next July

By IQ on 07 Dec 2016


image © BCEC

The government of Queensland has reappointed AEG Ogden, AEG’s Asia-Pacific venue-management operation, as the operator of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in eastern Australia.

AEG Odgen will extend its management of the publicly owned venue by a five-year term, with an option for a further five years, on 1 July 2017.

In addition conventions and exhibitions, the 8,000-capacity BCEC (pictured) regularly hosts sporting events and concerts (upcoming shows include Puscifer, an experimental collective led by Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, and Australian harmony-pop group Human Nature).

AEG Ogden also operates the nearby Brisbane Entertainment Centre (14,500-cap.) arena.

“The reappointment of AEG Ogden as managers heralds an exciting new era for the centre,” says AEG Ogden chairman and CEO Harvey Lister, “shaping a future BCEC and building on 21 years of experience, excellence and culture of innovation with a strategic plan for growth to enhance our industry leadership.”

Ogden was recently appointed manager of the 20,000-capacity Dubai Arena, set to open in 2018.

More news

Qld greenlights another new AEG entertainment dist... AEG Ogden has added to its Australian arena portfolio with the $2bn Brisbane Live development, an entertainment complex centring on a 17,000-cap....arena
Mark Gibbons joins Brisbane’s Fortitude as head bo... The team at the Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane welcomes Mark Gibbons as head of booking as the venue prepares to open soon
Frontier resurrects touring festival success with ... The 2018 edition of the Australian festival scaled up to stadiums, selling 200,000+ tickets nationally
Brisbane’s Fortitude to ‘fill void lef... The new Fortitude Music Hall, backed by Live Nation and Secret Sounds, aims to attract the "highest calibre of performers" to the Queensland capital
Hefty fine for man who flew drone over Sheeran sho... A man who flew his drone over Ed Sheeran's 21 March concert at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium has been slapped with a $1,050 fine by the Civil Aviation...Safety Authority