Meeting Newz July / August 2021

THIS IS GOLD COAST SHOWCASE EVENT As part of the boost to aid recovery, Destination Gold Coast Business Events hosted conference decision-makers for This is Gold Coast recently, showcasing the city over three days with a programme of events, scheduled meetings and venue inspections, in collaboration with industry partners. Here are the highlights from the programme. connected over cocktails and enjoyed live music from the multi-function stage before a spectacular fireworks display. Venue capacity: 400 cocktails I 250 banquet Breakfast at RACV Royal Pines Resort Destination Gold Coast industry partners joined delegates attending This is Gold Coast for a stunning outdoor breakfast at RACV Royal Pines Resort, showcasing the diverse offering of the Gold Coast for staging memorable outdoor events. Delegates arrived by golf buggy to a setting of festoon lighting, an array of exquisite food stations, soothing massage chairs and live entertainment. Venue capacity: 1800 delegates I 333 hotel rooms THIS IS Business – Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Award winning Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition centre hosted This is Gold Coast delegates for a productive day of business meetings with local industry partners. The relaxed, casual style of the business exchange hosted 33 Gold Coast partners for pre-scheduled meetings in the light-filled upper foyers where delegates enjoyed the restaurant quality catering the venue is renowned for delivering. The business exchange was delivered with the L E T ’ S ME E T AGA I N ~ GOLD COAS T GOLD COAST ] expertise and support of Moreton Hire and ExpoNet. Venue capacity: 6020 delegates Warner Bros Movie World Gala Warner Bros Movie World showcased the vibrant energy of an after-dark theme park experience with a fun-loving 80’s theme bringing the much-loved venue to life, hosting a gala dinner brimming with entertainment, fine food and thrill rides. Delegates arrived to be greeted by the park’s lively characters and had exclusive use of rides before Austin Powers led delegates to dinner, set beneath a sparkling canopy of lights and creative theme. An all-star cast entertained throughout the evening with a grand finale appearance from the infamous Joker, stunt show cars and Batman. Venue capacity: 3000 cocktails I 1200 banquet Welcome at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary The perfect start to This is Gold Coast – a beachside walk to a serene sanctuary filled with wildlife, and a chance to meet some new furry friends. ‘This is Welcome’, hosted by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary kicked off the programme with a beautiful alfresco lunch set amidst the tranquil surrounds and featured an Indigenous cultural performance. Venue capacity: 600 cocktails I 300 banquet Sunset soiree The Gold Coast skyline from the waterways took a starring role in This is Gold Coast’s opening evening onboard the luxurious superyacht, YOT Club. Delegates Topgolf Gold Coast After Party Just a five-minute walk from Warner Bros Movie World, Topgolf Gold Coast was the perfect location to host a round or two of playful competition at the After Party. The venue inspires delegates of all ages and skill levels (even non-golfers) to come together to hit microchipped golf balls into the vast outfield while enjoying full catering on-site. Delegates honed their swing late into the evening over cocktails and snacks. Venue capacity: 1200 cocktails THIS IS Culture The Gold Coast’s newest cultural attraction played centre stage at breakfast with delegates experiencing HOTA, Home of the Arts Gallery. Set in tropical parklands against the striking backdrop of the skyline, a progressive breakfast incorporated rooftop views from the Exhibitionist Bar, private gallery viewing and a seated breakfast event in the stunning foyer. Venue capacity: 120 cocktails I 80 banquet Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Warner Brothers Movie World Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary meeting newz [jul aug] 2021 [47]