Gold Coast business goes global
Gold Coast companies continue to shine on the world stage.
The most recent company to take the spotlight is gcd Exhibitions, a display and exhibition company, which has been representing clients in and around the Gold Coast, and across Australia, for over 35 years.
gcd Exhibitions have recently installed award-winning trade and exhibition stands for Swisse Wellness across America and have been awarded the prestigious honour of being one of the preferred suppliers to the Australian Department of Defence for their domestic and international display requirem
Managing Director of gcd Exhibitions Craig Billett said it was an exciting time to be a company on the Gold Coast.
“The Gold Coast is really coming into its own, business-wise,” Mr Billett said. “No longer are we considered the poor cousin of the capital cities. Australia, and indeed the world, is looking more and more at the Gold Coast to provide excellent quality workmanship, business concepts and world-class skills.”
This has been proven with the partnering of gcd Exhibitions and Swisse Wellness, another Australian success story that has been taking centre stage worldwide.
Swisse Wellness have entrusted their domestic and international trade exhibition presence to gcd Exhibitions for the past three years with great success. The company has designed, built, shipped and installed a purpose-built display for Swisse Wellness for trade events in Anaheim, Baltimore, London, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. This year’s exhibition circuit in North America was kicked up a notch with all eyes on the brand.
“The first time Swisse exhibited in the US with our help, they were put on the “ones to watch” list, and this year, with the announcement of Nicole Kidman as their brand ambassador, they were the talk of the town,” Mr Billett said.
International Business Manager for Swisse Wellness, Lauren Armstrong, has high praise for gcd. “Our company has partnered with gcd Exhibitions for many years for both local and international trade shows and events,” Ms Armstrong said.
“Their ability to bring our brand to life at an event or exhibition has led to Swisse winning awards for our trade stand design and experience,” she said. “Without their professional expertise in event management, our international events would not have had the success they did.”
gcd’s success continued with their design, build and install of the Australian Team Defence stand at the IDEF’13 – The 11th International Defence Industry Fair in Turkey.
“This event is described as the most comprehensive and important marketing platform of the defence industry, and we were supremely proud to be an integral part of the process,” Mr Billett said.
The expansion of gcd Exhibitions into the world market is one of the great success stories to come out of the Gold Coast, and with all eyes on the city with the upcoming Commonwealth Games, this is a trend that seems set to continue.