Local business partnership to deliver GC2018 seating solution

Published on : Monday, November 14, 2016

unnamed-3The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) today welcomed GL events ExpoNet Pty Ltd as an Official Supplier delivering temporary grandstand seating for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).


Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe said GL events ExpoNet will deliver more than 60,000 temporary seats for use across 13 Games venues,complementing existing infrastructure and ensuring adequate seating for spectators to enjoy the sporting spectacular.


“With more than 1.5 million spectators expected at the Games, temporary seating will be critical to the successful staging of GC2018. “It’s another great example of how the Commonwealth Games are delivering economic benefits to Queensland by using local business expertise,” he said. GL events ExpoNet, General Manager, Shaun Rae, said the company was looking forward to delivering world class event solutions for the Games.


“ExpoNet is an Australian company based between the Gold Coast and Brisbane with support from other national facilities. ExpoNet is one of the largest, local suppliers in the Australian event industry and GL events is a worldwide leader of integrated solutions and management services, delivering high profile international major events such as the Sydney Olympics. Both companies jointly delivered the G20 in Brisbane.


“GC2018 is unique in terms of its size and scope but our professional team of project managers, designers and logistic experts from both parent organisations bring their experience from successfully delivering events such as the Rio and London Olympics and thousands of national events to deliver the seating requirements for GC2018,” Mr Rae said.GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC, said it was great to see local businesses and contractors benefitting from GC2018 opportunities.

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