GCD Exhibitions features in the Local Gold Coast News paper
Although this long standing family owned local exhibition display company has featured before in the papers, for securing National Government’s support by designing and building the Australian Defence exhibition custom display stand internationally.
Former Queensland Premier, now Chairman of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, Peter Beattie AC was impressed with set-up and ethos of GCD Exhibitions, a family-owned business operating for close to 40 years at Burleigh Heads.
Mr Beattie toured the GCD manufacturing headquarters and met the three generations involved in the business – Barrie, Craig and now Luke Billett – as well as inspecting their latest commission, an information and resource centre for Volunteers at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
A Gold Coast company has had a major hand in securing the coveted Gold Ribbon of Excellence for exhibition design at this year’s Royal Easter Show in Sydney.
Burleigh Heads’ display and exhibition company gcd Exhibitions designed, built and installed the winning pavilion stand for showbag exhibitor, Extended Sampling.
Extended Sampling have utilised gcd Exhibitions’ services for over 10 years. And it’s proved to be a winning partnership – literally.
gcd Exhibitions have built Extended Sampling’s pavilion stands at Royal Agricultural shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, and have been key in the company winning the coveted Gold Ribbon for Excellence seven out of 10 years.
“This type of professional collaboration continues to prove that Gold Coast businesses have the ability to provide outstanding customer service and excellent quality trade stands to clients all over the country,” gcd Exhibition Managing Director Craig Billett said.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time for our company, and for the Gold Coast.”
Mr Billett attributed his company’s success to the Gold Coast’s world-class infrastructure and the continued rise of social media which is making markets easier to access.
“With efficient and effective use of the internet and online collaboration tools such as social media, Skype and Dropbox, reasonable and regular flights in and out of Coolangatta, gcd Exhibitions are proving that you can live and run a successful business on the Gold Coast and compete on the national and international stage,” Mr Billett said.
Managing Director of Extended Sampling Daryl Sursok had nothing but high praise for the family-owned Gold Coast company.
“gcd Exhibitions has the ability to create artistic and attractive exhibition stands that really stand out and draw customers,” he said.
“Their input into our stand at the Royal Sydney Show has enabled out company to be awarded the Royal Show Society’s first prize Gold Ribbon for Excellence seven out of 10 years.”
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.