MAKE CHRISTMAS A PIECE OF CAKE WITH WATERMARK

MAKE CHRISTMAS A PIECE OF CAKE WITH WATERMARK

TRANSFORM your Christmas event and step inside our eclectic array of event spaces at Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast.  Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, with the G:link on our doorstep, there's no reason why you shouldn't celebrate with us. Add a modern twist to this silly season with our upbeat, industrially...

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY FLY

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY FLY

WORK Christmas Parties don't have to be boring! Escape the annual bad secret-Santa presents and take the office to iFLY Gold Coast, a state-of-the-art indoor skydiving facility located at the heart of Surfers Paradise.

iFly's futuristic wind tunnels allow participants to master the art of skydiving in a safe and secure environmen...

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10 TOP SPOTS TO CELEBRATE THE 2016 MELBOURNE CUP

10 TOP SPOTS TO CELEBRATE THE 2016 MELBOURNE CUP

Melbourne Cup may be the race that stops the nation, but it's definitely not the race that stops the celebration! Whether you fancy trying your luck in the sweeps, enjoying a high class luncheon with colleagues and friends or you are simply looking for a great excuse to put on your best dresses, suits and fascinators, the events and v...

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THE NEW AGE OF WORK CHRISTMAS PARTIES

THE NEW AGE OF WORK CHRISTMAS PARTIES

As the traditional workplace has changed so too has any notion of a traditional work Christmas party.

Companies are looking for fun experiences, events that acknowledge the contribution of families and events that give to a cause.

As a result, Corporate Challenge Events has seen inquiries for its events such as Hunt for Santa's ...

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16 TOP SPOTS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN CORPORATE STYLE

16 TOP SPOTS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN CORPORATE STYLE

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CELEBRATE THE END OF 2016 IN STYLE

CELEBRATE THE END OF 2016 IN STYLE

Christmas parties are great for socialising with colleagues, and picking the right venue is the key. August marks the best time of the year to lock in a sensational venue for your end of year celebrations and to find a venue that suits your unique culture. Whether it's a casual setting or an extravagant g...

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NEW CHRISTMAS PARTY STYLING IDEAS FOR QUEENSLAND EVENTS

NEW CHRISTMAS PARTY STYLING IDEAS FOR QUEENSLAND EVENTS

WE'RE just over halfway through the year and it'll be Christmas party season before we know it. To help you get into the holiday party-planning mindset, we caught up with Susan Hamilton (pictured), from Staging Connections, to check out their new Christmas party styling themes for 2016. This year, we're offering planners ...

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BUSINESS LEADERS LOOK TO THE BIG BLUE SKY

BUSINESS LEADERS LOOK TO THE BIG BLUE SKY

BIG Blue Sky will return to the Gold Coast this year with a shining line-up of speakers.

First held in November last year, the event has bigger aspirations this year.

It will be held on the October 7 and 8 at the Sofitel Resort in Broadbeach, and is themed around build a better city by providing a catalyst for action and collaborati...

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GRAB BITE-SIZED TIPS FROM DOUGHNUT TIME'S SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

GRAB BITE-SIZED TIPS FROM DOUGHNUT TIME'S SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

HEAR from serial entrepreneur Damian Griffiths, founder of Alfred & Constance, Alfredo's Pizzeria, Kwan Brothers, Chester Street Bakery, Les Bubbles Steak & Frites Restaurant, Mister Fitz and Doughnut Time.

For a good time, join Business News Australia and Doughnut Time entrepreneur Damian Griffiths as we launch the 2016 Gold...

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GOODBYE FINANCIAL YEAR, HELLO CHRISTMAS!

GOODBYE FINANCIAL YEAR, HELLO CHRISTMAS!

We know that everyone needs a fabulous end-of-year venue to help celebrate their equally fantastic staff and clients.

With so many venues to choose from, the perfect one can be tricky to find, so we have made things simple and featured only the best! Whether you fancy tradition, come alive in a casual setting or want a venue that's a...

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SUPERCARS SPEED INTO QUEENSLAND

SUPERCARS SPEED INTO QUEENSLAND

SUPERCARS CEO James Warburton has expressed his delight with securing the Castrol Gold Coast 600 and the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 for the next three years. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Warburton confirmed an agreement to continue the Gold Coast and Townsville events until 2019. "As well as delivering significant tourism a...

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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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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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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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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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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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SHIFTING THE PERCEPTION OF THE GOLD COAST

SHIFTING THE PERCEPTION OF THE GOLD COAST

A NEW event set to launch at Surfers Paradise next month is promising to disrupt the way the city goes about its business. The Big Blue Sky festival will kick off at the Q1 on Thursday 5 November, with a number of local and international innovators focused on giving the Gold Coast a new lease on life as a capital of intelligence, sustaina...

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SWEET AS, BRICKWORKS MAKES A BUZZ

SWEET AS, BRICKWORKS MAKES A BUZZ

THE Brickworks Centre will officially launch a buzzing new concept to the Gold Coast this weekend as it introduces more than 300,000 flying insects to the city.  The centre is undertaking the city's largest rooftop beehives project, in an attempt to fight the declining bee population while producing a signature Brickworks-flavour...

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GUESTS GIVE BIG AT RAY WHITE BALL

GUESTS GIVE BIG AT RAY WHITE BALL

JUST shy of $100,000 was raised by Gold Coasters at the Ray White Surfers Paradise Muscular Dystrophy Ball. The Ball, over its 22 years, has raised $3 million for Muscular Dystrophy Queensland. "Gold Coasters have demonstrated year on year that they're some of the most generous Australians and it's a credit to our communi...

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PROVIDING TLC FOR SICK KIDS IN HOSPITAL

PROVIDING TLC FOR SICK KIDS IN HOSPITAL

BUSINESS News Australia has joined forces with national charity TLC for Kids to help the organisation launch its services on the Gold Coast, and care for local children in hospital. TLC for Kids, an organisation that has raised more than $10 million for support services for sick kids in hospitals around Australia, will officially launch i...

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SIX INSIDER TIPS EVERY CHRISTMAS PARTY PLANNER NEEDS TO KNOW

SIX INSIDER TIPS EVERY CHRISTMAS PARTY PLANNER NEEDS TO KNOW

PLANNING the company Christmas party can feel extremely overwhelming. There are often time and budget constraints, and expectations for it to be bigger and better than last year.

Here are six insider tips every party planner needs to know. Create a 'hype plan' How will you get the word out there and make sure everyone is ...

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"MOST SIGNIFICANT" GAMES PROJECT UNDERWAY

"MOST SIGNIFICANT" GAMES PROJECT UNDERWAY

GOLD Coast mayor Tom Tate has described the $122 million Carrara Sports Precinct as "the most significant venue infrastructure project" for the Commonwealth Games, as construction begins today. Tate says the Precinct will be "the centrepiece for the Commonwealth Games" when they begin in 2018. "While Carrara h...

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SUCCESS 'ALWAYS LEAVES A GAP TO FILL'

SUCCESS 'ALWAYS LEAVES A GAP TO FILL'

NO MATTER how successful, lucrative or innovative a business might be, there is always an identifiable gap to fill, says corporate strategist Daniel Want. “The most powerful things in the world are usually the most simple,” says Want, whose talent lies in finding modern solutions for age-old business problems including exit st...

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ROYAL PINES SWEEPS AWARDS

ROYAL PINES SWEEPS AWARDS

RACV Royal Pines Resort has taken home a swag of awards at the Queensland Hotel Association Awards for Excellence in Brisbane last week. The tourism operator was awarded best redeveloped accommodation, best functions/operations facility, best environmental practice and best restaurant for Videre. The 2014 awards received more than 300 ...

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