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Brisbane  –  11 & 12 June 2022

About

The Gluten Free Expo will make its long awaited return to Brisbane on the 11 - 12 June 2022! The event will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre over one fantastic weekend not to be missed.


The Gluten Free Expo is proudly brought to you by the experts in gluten free at Coeliac Australia and is the only dedicated gluten free event of its kind in QLD. Like other Coeliac Australia’s Gluten Free Expos, the Brisbane event will offer a great opportunity to discover, taste and shop everything new in gluten free food as well as grab a bargain, with many show specials from exhibitors set to be on offer!

Coeliac Australia also welcomes Woolworths as Principal Sponsor. Exhibiting for the first time, the Woolworths stand will showcase their fantastic Free From Gluten range and brings a new exhibitor experience for visitors.

 
Look forward to visiting the Gluten Free Expo’s dedicated Education Stage where visitors can listen to expert dietitians and medical practitioners sharing the latest developments on coeliac disease management, research and diet. The Expo will also feature a range of gluten free street food, a gluten free foodie’s heaven! Don’t forget to visit our team at the Coeliac Australia stand.

To see the fantastic line up of exhibitors confirmed for this event, please click the button below.

Bringing you a COVID-Safe Event

The Gluten Free Expo will be run in line with the current state and venue requirements.  These requirements are subject to change; however, the current operating environment at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is as follows:

 

Visitors to BCEC are no longer required to check in or have proof of vaccination status to access the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).

BCEC continues its venue safe practices, providing a safe environment for events, with visitor welfare a priority.

The Centre’s health and hygiene protocols remain including:
 

  • Sanitisation stations strategically placed throughout the Centre

  • Strict cleaning regimes and practices

  • Signage promoting hand hygiene and crowd etiquette

  • The Centre’s health and hygiene operating protocols are supported by VenueShield, a world class, best practice environmental hygiene program of the most advanced hygienic safeguards, informed by public health and medical experts and used by ASM Global’s 350 venues worldwide.

 

Visit Qld Health website for more information.

Please note the event is a cashless event and no cash will be accepted at the Expo. 


Session times

This year, due to the recently relaxed Covid restrictions, we will not be scheduling session times. For your convenience you can attend the event on either Saturday or Sunday, at any time between 9am-4pm. It’s up to you! 

Please Note: To help us manage attendance, ticket holders will be permitted to attend the Expo on one day only, Saturday or Sunday. 


Tickets

Tickets are pre-purchased, online only and are available until sold out. ​Tickets will go on sale closer to the event date in 2022.


Coeliac Australia Members and Affiliates

As the event dates draw closer you will receive an email link from Coeliac Australia to book your tickets during the member-exclusive pre-sale period! Please book early to avoid disappointment.

 
All other attendees

Tickets will be available to purchase online. We encourage booking your online tickets early to avoid disappointment. At this stage, tickets will not be sold at the venue door as they have been in prior years. Tickets will go on sale closer to the event dates. Follow the Gluten Free Expo on social media for announcements! 

Tickets

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions we are pleased to offer non sessional tickets.  Tickets can be purchased as a single day ticket, valid for either Saturday or Sunday.

Cost

Adult: $17  (plus Humanitix booking fee)

Full time student/concession: $14  (plus Humanitix booking fee)

Concession applies to holder of current Health Care Card and Pensioner Concession Cards upon presentation.

Student relates to full time students upon presentation of I.D.

12 years and under: Free of charge

 

Location

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

 

Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland Australia 4001

Parking

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) operates a Southbank parking facility for visitors, guests and the general public.

The car park is conveniently located undercover with direct lift access to the Centre’s convention and exhibition facilities and event spaces. Fees apply.

Public Transport

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has two entrances, one on Grey Street and one main entrance on the corner of Merivale & Glenelg Streets.

Getting to BCEC via public transport is easy and efficient with bus, train and ferry options available.

More information about planning your journey via public transport can be found on the TransLink website.

Bus

The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC.

Train

South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

CityCat & Ferries

The public transport ferries CityCats operate everyday and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

Speakers schedule

Look forward to visiting the Gluten Free Expo’s dedicated Education Stage where visitors can view cooking demonstrations and listen to expert dietitians and medical practitioners sharing the latest developments on coeliac disease management, research and diet. There is sure to be a session which sparks your interest!

 

Saturday

Morning session

​​9.30am - 10.15am   

TBC  


10.30am - 11.15am
Desi Carlos - Principal and Senior Dietician APD Tree of Life Nutrition

Topic 1: Balancing the gluten free diet - feel good, look great!

Topic 2: Increase energy, immunity: gluten free Mediterranean diet


11.30am - 12.15pm   

Kim McCosker – Author of Coeliac Australia Endorsed cookbook, 4 Ingredients - Meals in minutes

   
Afternoon session:

1.30pm - 2.15pm

Dorothea Vallianos, Psychologist​, Circle of Life Therapy - Managing the impact of gastrointestinal disorders on mental health

 

2.30pm - 3.15pm  
TBC

Sunday

Morning session

​​9.30am - 10.15am   

Dr Richard Muir - Paediatric coeliac disease


10.30am - 11.15am

Desi Carlos - Principal and Senior Dietician APD Tree of Life Nutrition

Topic 1: Balancing the gluten free diet - feel good, look great! 

Topic 2: Increase energy, immunity: gluten free Mediterranean diet 


11.30am - 12.15pm   

Kim McCosker – Author of Coeliac Australia Endorsed cookbook, 4 Ingredients - Meals in minutes

   
Afternoon session:

1.30pm - 2.15pm

Dorothea Vallianos, Psychologist​, Ciricle of Life Therapy - Managing the impact of gastrointestinal disorders on mental health

 

2.30pm - 3.15pm  

TBC 

Speaker and session details may be subject to change. Follow our facebook page for regular updates.