How we can help


Business Events Sunshine Coast's role is to promote the Sunshine Coast as a viable destination for conferences, meetings and incentive programs. Our knowledgeable staff save event organisers hours of work by providing independent expert advice and support on every aspect of holding a business event on the Sunshine Coast. We are passionate about ensuring your event is memorable, for all the right reasons.

Who are we?

Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) is the convention bureau for the Sunshine Coast. It sits as a dedicated unit within Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC), the regional tourism organisation for the Sunshine Coast. BESC is a not-for-profit, membership based organisation.

Request for information or proposals

Our team knows the work that goes into planning for an upcoming event. As a convention bureau, we provide free and unbiased guidance to assist you with this mammoth task by sourcing information or full proposals from Sunshine Coast products and services. Whether it’s researching venues, transfer options, offsite dinner locations, event theming … you name it, we know it! So provide us all your event details, and let us do the rest.  Best of all, this is a free service for event planners. Click here to submit your RFP.

Site visits

For those who are seriously considering the Sunshine Coast for an upcoming event, we invite you to experience our destination first-hand! We can assist you with developing your site inspection itinerary to ensure your time in the region is as valuable as possible. We also have an annual familiarisation (famil) program, which showcases the regions conference facilities and services as well as incentive products and services. If you are interested in joining one of the scheduled famils, please email the team.

Delegate boosting  

Every event organiser wants a successful event, so why not utilise our free imagery and marketing tools to increase the appeal of your event to prospective delegates. Visit our Planning Toolkit for more details. 

Pre and post tours

We have a range of pre and post conference touring options that can be used in your marketing for prospective delegates to excite them about attending the Sunshine Coast. For more information, please contact the team or view our pre and post touring information. 

Delegate servicing

There are a range of services on offer which can enhance your delegates experience on-the-ground. One such service is a ‘pop-up visitor information centre’ which can be located in a conference venue lobby to encourage your delegates to see and do more while they are here for a conference.* 

Business Events Assistance Program

Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council offers support for eligible conferences, meetings or exhibitions that have the potential to be held on the Sunshine Coast.  Business events are recognised as making a significant contribution to the local economy and the Sunshine Coast presents a diverse and attractive events offering for event organisers. The Business Events Assistance Program seeks to support events which align with the region’s high value industries and raise the profile of the destination. To apply, please complete the Business Events Assistance Program application form.

Our team

Tiffany Bower
Business Events Manager
E: tiffany.bower@visitsunshinecoast.com

Michelle Burgum
Business Events Executive
E: businessevents@visitsunshinecoast.com

Testimonials

"I always use a convention bureau when I am not familiar with a location. Our clients often have very specifc requests which means that we need very detailed information. The girls at Business Events Sunshine Coast were absolutely outstanding, they couldn't do enough! They were very thorough and fast with their replies and provided a great deal of useful contacts. I highly recommend them."
Sydney Professional Conference Organiser

"Without the support of BESC, I don't believe we would have had such a highly successful conference. As we discovered working with the team, the Sunshine Coast really has so much to offer - we found a great venue, some outstanding offsite options for our evening events and some amazing activities for our partner program. BESC really did help us meet our conference needs."
Event planner, mining sector conference.

*Conditions apply, contact the team for full details.