Welcome Drinks Reception and Early Registration

Sunday 24th June 2018

5pm - 7pm

Join us for a welcome cocktail and light snack by the poolside in the sunny Gold Coast! Have a chance to register early for the conference, collect your programme and meet the conference team as we all gather in the Mantra on view Conference Venue Hotel.

This event is open to all conference delegates and included in your conference fee.

Gala Dinner and Awards

Monday 25th June 2018

Join us at the annual conference gala dinner at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where we will be having a fun evening celebrating all of our conferences and our award presentations after dinner.

The evening will start with a drinks reception in the home of the Koala's! Enjoy a drink and meet and greet these huggable beasts!

We then will be welcomed to dinner by a very special, traditional performance and then during dinner you will also have the chance to meet some very, interesting guests who reside at the sanctuary whilst you are treated to a 3 course meal Australian style!

The evening also encourages social interaction and networking with your colleagues from around the globe!

5.00pm Coaches will leave the Mantra on View Hotel
6.00pm Arrival at The Sanctuary
6.10pm Welcome drinks with the Koalas and other wildlife
6.45pm Guests are escorted to Village Green
7.00pm Guests seated and dinner commences
7.30pm Jellurgal Dancers display during dinner
8.45pm Thanks and Awards presentations
10.00pm Guests depart to return to Mantra on View Hotel

Evening Social Excursion and Networking

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Australian Outback Spectacular

Join us as we saddle up for a captivating journey to the high country where legendary yarns come alive with inspiring stories of the Australian characters. Be dazzled by amazing animals, death defying stunts, a stirring musical score and enchanting special effects.

Every visitor to the mountains must be well fed, so during the show their stockmen and women are on hand to serve up a three course gourmet Aussie feast with beer, wine or soft drink to every member of the audience.

With more drama, action, humour and excitement than ever before, Australia's favourite dinner and show is more than a night out - Witness the bravery, beauty and courage of the greatest Australian stories never told... The Return of High Country Legends!

We strongly advise you purchase your tickets when you register for the conference to avoid disappointment! This will be on a first come, first served basis.

€60.00 Euro per person including a 3 course dinner, drinks, show as well as return transport to the event and a special gift!!

6:00pm Pick up from Mantra on View Hotel
6:30pm Arrive at Australian Outback Spectacular to enjoy the entertainment in the Outback Bar
7:15pm Arena door opens for guests to be seated
7:30pm Dinner/Show with drinks commence
9:00pm Dinner/Show concludes
9:15pm Guests starts to board coach
9:30pm Coach leaves

Griffith University Nathan Campus Tour

Wednesday 27th June 2018

There will be an opportunity to visit Griffith University Nathan Campus on the 27th June 2018.

The transport will leave the Mantra On View hotel at 9am, for a 1 hour journey to Griffith University.

The visit will start at 10.00am and be completed by 12 noon, to return to the Mantra for 1pm.

Griffith University fosters a culture that is conducive to sustainability. The University's Strategic Plan includes a commitment that environmental sustainability be reflected in its building design, as well as its energy, water and waste management practices. In our 5 campuses, we have unique site and built environment features. Under Sustainable Initiatives, we have initiatives focusing on biodiversity, sustainable buildings, energy efficiencies, information technology, recycling, purchasing, transport and water conservation. As a part of Sustainability in Building, we would like to take our delegates to explore sustainable building features and Renewable Energy Systems installed at Nathan Campus.

  • Sir Samuel Griffith Centre - Nathan campus
  • EcoCentre - Nathan campus
  • Smart grid technology and EV technology

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Please note there will no charge for this visit, but will only go ahead of there is sufficient interest.

Please email if you wish to take part.