Australia is known internationally as an excellent business events destination, where they prepare with the use of decoration such as table and chair covers to make these events more professional. Not only do the venues go out of their way to cater to all the needs of those putting on the conferences, but they themselves offer many luxurious amenities to make the stay of the attendees delightful.

Successful business events provide speakers who give high-quality information to take back to the workplaces as well as an opportunity to network with peers and international buyers from around the world that will promote the individual enterprises. Delegates also learn the latest developments in products and services from the industry exhibitors.

In addition, when those delegates have free hours from convention programs, the cities have beautiful and historic attractions to enjoy, gorgeous scenery, and tempting activities.

What are several of the cities that are major conference preferences with examples of upcoming conferences together with places with memorable experiences to explore on time off?


Aged Care Performance Survey Briefing

Monday, October 24, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Pullman Hotel, Norfolk Room, Brisbane

This FREE briefing on the results of the full-year survey is a powerful tool as more than 180 participating providers identify industry trends, assist in improving financial performance as well as discuss accommodation pricing and the effects of consumer directed care. It will contribute and demonstrate helpful data for managers of approximately 800 residential care facilities and 400 home care programs. Light refreshments, coffee, and tea will be provided. Everyone is welcome, but register early because seats are limited.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

What could be more fun than viewing, petting, and feeding koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies? Add to that seeing other unique well-cared-for Australian animals, a koala show, a bird show, a sheep dog round-up demonstration, informative talks, and activities for visitors of all ages. This is only a short drive into the western suburbs and is an oasis from the city.


With multiple daily flights directly from Brisbane and Sydney, Port Macquarie is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales amid spectacular beaches, winding rivers, and mountains. It has Australia's most temperate climate and is home to luxurious resort facilities, new conference venue and organisers that makes it the ideal destination for business conferences.

Bago Vineyards and Maze

Only a short drive from Port Macquarie in Wauchope, Bago Vineyards’ Cellar Door and Bago Maze are open seven days a week from 9.30 AM to 5:00 PM. Sample a range of sparkling fortified and varietal wines with a plate of local cheeses. Lose yourself in the pathways of the Maze as you seek out the treasures hidden deep inside. Browse the selection of locally-produced sauces, jams, and honeys. If you happen to be there on the second Sunday of the month, experience Jazz Day, which has been a fixture for more than 13 years.


Sunshine Coast to celebrate 50th anniversary of official naming

On the weekend of August 18-20, 2017, the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) will help to commemorate this momentous occasion of the milestone 50th anniversary year. They will hold their gala annual national convention and awards event at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort. It will involve programs that will showcase the richness and diversity of the region’s attractions. A multitude of festivals and community events will also be held to commemorate the anniversary.

Approximately 100 of Australia’s leading travel writers, broadcasters, photographers and bloggers are expected to attend along with 50 to 80 representatives of the travel industry who are expected to then promote the area to their audiences of millions of readers and customers.

Caloundra Lighthouses
For the donation of a $2 gold coin, you can tour both the 1896 lighthouse which was once the tallest building in Caloundra and the newer lighthouse. There is the climb to the top, some wonderful old enlarged photos of the early days, interesting charts, a tour by knowledgeable guides, informative signs, The views include the Glasshouse mountains, the fantastic beaches, cruise ships and cargo vessels, and also as far as Moreton Island across the ocean.

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