BOAT SHOW SETS NEW BENCHMARK

BOAT SHOW SETS NEW BENCHMARK

THE Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has wrapped up for another year, with 41,000 people walking through the gates of the four-day event on the Gold Coast. The boat show featured more than $150 million of the latest and most impressive boats across hundreds of displays on both water and land, including power and sail boats, superyac...

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED BY TOURISM EXCHANGE

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED BY TOURISM EXCHANGE

THE Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) is wrapping up on the Gold Coast, with tourism bosses lauding the success of the local industry. Visitors from across Australia and the world descended on the glitter strip for the highly anticipated event, which Tourism Australia head John O'Sullivan (pictured) says experienced record numbers. ...

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PERFORMANCE BOATS MAKE MARK AT COAST BOAT SHOWS

PERFORMANCE BOATS MAKE MARK AT COAST BOAT SHOWS

LEADING performance and recreational watersports brands are set to be as big a drawcard as luxury boats at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS). With watersports proving to be a fast-growing segment of the marine industry, SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser says it is important the show evolves to promote every f...

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ADVENTURE SPORT STARS TO CONVERGE ON COAST

ADVENTURE SPORT STARS TO CONVERGE ON COAST

SOME of the world's most famous adventure sport stars are heading to the Gold Coast with their GoPros to film a range of action footage expected to reach tens of millions of people around the world. Olympians, endurance and adventure athletes, skydivers, swimmers, surfers, snowboarders, wakeboarders, skateboarders, BMX riders, motorcy...

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THE WAY FORWARD FOR MINING IN AUSTRALIA

THE WAY FORWARD FOR MINING IN AUSTRALIA

INDUSTRY heavyweights are set to examine current mining and engineering trends, and provide rare commentary on what lies ahead for the coal mining industry, at the 2016 Queensland Mining and Engineering (QME) Exhibition. QME, to be held at the Mackay Showground, is set to bring nationwide industry innovators together from July 26-28, feat...

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NEXT STOP: CUSTOMS HOUSE FOR JAMIE PHEROUS

NEXT STOP: CUSTOMS HOUSE FOR JAMIE PHEROUS

JAMIE Pherous founded Corporate Travel Management in 1994. Ever since, the company has been on the up, taking flight from its Brisbane headquarters to become the largest privately-owned travel management company in Australia.

Corporate Travel Management floated on the ASX in December 2010 following an over-subscribed IPO. Today, the comp...

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MEET THE COMM GAMES FURRY NEW MASCOT

MEET THE COMM GAMES FURRY NEW MASCOT

A SURFING koala has been revealed as the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot, exactly two years to the day from of the opening ceremony of the 2018 sporting event. Borobi, the indigenous Yugambeh language word for koala, was inspired by a drawing by Brisbane school teacher Merrilyn Krohn, the winner of the GC2018 Mascot Design Competitio...

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HOLLYWOOD & STARTUP STARS TO SHINE AT VIVID SYDNEY

HOLLYWOOD & STARTUP STARS TO SHINE AT VIVID SYDNEY

VIVID Sydney will shine for 23 nights this year with a killer line-up of speakers including Atlassian, the Hollywood hit-makers behind House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, and Canva's Melanie Perkins.

The business savvy speakers will take the stage at the three-week long premier Sydney business event beginning in late May which enc...

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SHAGGY'S 'ZERO ATTITUDE' PATH TO SUCCESS

SHAGGY'S 'ZERO ATTITUDE' PATH TO SUCCESS

BOXER turned businessman Shannon 'Shaggy' King will share his journey at his first speaking gig in a major coup for the Agile Business Convention. The three-time Australian super welterweight champion has gone from strength to strength since opening Corporate Box Gym in Brisbane in 2008. The Lutwyche facility has become one of...

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BERNARD SALT'S VISION FOR ROBINA

BERNARD SALT'S VISION FOR ROBINA

FUTURIST Bernard Salt (pictured) is set to present the vision and opportunities for the central Gold Coast at a special event highlighting the potential of the Robina suburb.  The Robina/Varsity 2050 - A Future Vision for Gold Coast City event, will highlight the rapid population growth and billions of dollars of investment and innova...

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JUPITERS' FRESH NEW UNVEILING

JUPITERS' FRESH NEW UNVEILING

EXECUTIVES and politicians joined musicians and reality television stars at Jupiters Hotel and Casino last night to witness the latest unveiling of its $345 million upgrade. The official launch of Garden Kitchen & Bar follows the success of Jupiters' popular dining experiences Kiyomi and Cucina Vivo, launched in December 2014. ...

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FEDERER'S STAR POWER

FEDERER'S STAR POWER

WHILE its seaside neighbour may have Hollywood appeal, the world's most marketable sports stars are drawn to Brisbane.

Brisbane tourism continues to scale new heights every new year, with the lure of big stars and long-time visitors like Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova for Brisbane International this month proving a drawcard.

Rick Ha...

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL READY TO MAKE A RACKET

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL READY TO MAKE A RACKET

IF YOUR New Year's resolution is to keep good company, look no further than getting among the line-up at Brisbane International 2016.

It seems like a lot of people have made the resolution already, with limited stock left in corporate suites and boxes at the world-class January tournament that attracts 100,000 attendees each year. 
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SYDNEY BUSINESSES VYING FOR TOP GONG

SYDNEY BUSINESSES VYING FOR TOP GONG

LEADING Sydney businesses from Glebe, Newtown, Walsh Bay and the city centre will compete with businesses from across the state for the top gong at the 2015 NSW Business Chamber's Business Awards. A harbourside function venue, medical centre and a co-working space are among the 11 City of Sydney-based businesses competing for honours ...

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THE GOLD COAST 'STARTS UP' THIS WEEKEND

THE GOLD COAST 'STARTS UP' THIS WEEKEND

STARTUP Weekend will take place this weekend at Varsity Lakes, an event where participants have the opportunity to build a business in 54 hours.

This is the sixth time the Gold Coast has played host to Startup Weekend, which is designed to provide experiential education to technical and non-technical entrepreneurs of any age.

The event, he...

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GROWING THE CITY'S SPORTING CULTURE

GROWING THE CITY'S SPORTING CULTURE

SOME of the city's top business leaders are set to come together next month to discuss how the Gold Coast can ensure it is a serious player in staging and hosting sporting events. Mayor Tom Tate, CEO of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Mark Peters and CEO of PGA Australia Brian Thorburn (pictured) will address a special breakfas...

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2015 BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS REVEALED

2015 BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS REVEALED

THE battle of the young entrepreneurs has been fought and won, and in 2015 it was an innovative leader bucking the trend in a struggling mining recruitment sector that has won the day.

One Key Resources founder Grant Wechsel has been named Business News Australia's Brisbane Young Entrepreneur for 2015 and he was among 10 category win...

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GROWING SYDNEY'S ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE

GROWING SYDNEY'S ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE

SYDNEY'S burgeoning entrepreneur and startup community is set to welcome some of the tech sector's biggest national and international names to the city, as two festivals promoting and nurturing the tech industry collide.   Startup Week, a new week-long series of events for Sydney startups, includes guided tours of the city...

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EXTRACTING PEOPLE'S 'TRUE' QUALITIES THROUGH AN HOUR OF PLAY

EXTRACTING PEOPLE'S 'TRUE' QUALITIES THROUGH AN HOUR OF PLAY

IMAGINE going head to head against your colleagues in a true Survivor-style event - that is the reality created by one Australian company as it replicates the famous television program for the benefit of professional development. Through its Survivor team building event, Corporate Challenge Events says teams must work together, communicat...

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THE BEAT THAT DRIVES RAVE RADIO

THE BEAT THAT DRIVES RAVE RADIO

RAVE Radio is a business with a beat that is easily underestimated. The vibe created by interactive EDM performances has led to thousands of followers on social media as Rave Radio founders Brett Allen and James Todman (pictured L-R) have wowed the rave set for the past eight years. Performances at big-name events and nightclubs, with...

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