SPECIAL FORCES PERSONNEL REVEAL HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN TRAVELLING

SPECIAL FORCES PERSONNEL REVEAL HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN TRAVELLING

YOU'VE seen it in the movies: the lone wanderer mugged in the alleyway, the family member taken hostage for ransom or the business person extorted for money at gunpoint. While it's easy to adopt the mentality that 'it will never happen to me', statistically speaking, this is far from the truth when it comes to not just hig...

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THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

The Arts Centre provides unique and elegant event spaces with exceptional state-of-the-art technology surrounded by picturesque landscapes and city skyline views. Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast, the Arts Centre caters for a wide range of events from gala dinners, conferences, business meetings, product launches, show performances, t...

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THE HILTON SURFERS PARADISE

THE HILTON SURFERS PARADISE

HILTON Surfers Paradise offers a sophisticated destination in the heart of Surfers Paradise. With boutique indoor meeting rooms and a range of spectacular outdoor spaces, the venue is a popular option for those hosting a destination event, meeting or business incentive. The hotel's ballroom caters for up to 220 banquet style, or 350 for ...

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THE LINKS HOPE ISLAND

THE LINKS HOPE ISLAND

A TRUE gem in the crown of south-east Queensland's lifestyle offering, Links Hope Island provides the ultimate setting for both corporate and social functions and events. Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast-Brisbane corridor and boasting stunning views of the golf course and nearby waterways, Links Hope Island provides an elegant twi...

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QT GOLD COAST

QT GOLD COAST

QT Hotels & Resorts first put its stamp on the Australian tourism sector with the launch of QT Gold Coast in 2011. The unique and exciting property delivered the first injection of QT's signature designer spaces with bold entertainment and intriguing yet relaxing guest experience. Now one of Australia's most loved and dynamic hot...

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BOND UNIVERSITY

BOND UNIVERSITY

WITH sandstone arches, lakeside settings and landscaped grounds, Bond University's Events Centre is the ideal venue for your next event. Located in Robina on the Gold Coast, the Bond University Events Centre is easily accessible and offers free parking for all event attendees. Bond University's function facilities are flexible and a...

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GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

GOLD Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), located in heart of Broadbeach, caters to 10 to 6,000 people. One of the most flexible meetings and events venues, GCCEC is equipped with a 6,000 seat arena, four exhibition halls and 22 meeting rooms. With a personable and bespoke approach to business that challenges convention, GCCEC ser...

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IFLY DELIVERS THE UNFORGETTABLE, SOARS TO SILVER AT TOURISM AWARDS

IFLY DELIVERS THE UNFORGETTABLE, SOARS TO SILVER AT TOURISM AWARDS

THE Gold Coast has certainly earned its reputation as one of Australia's, if not the southern hemisphere's, most exciting tourism hotspots. Living up to the status is one of the city's newest Surfers Paradise attractions, iFLY Indoor Skydiving Gold Coast, which was recently awarded silver in the New Tourism Business category a...

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GOLD COAST ROTARY BALL TO END POLIO NOW

GOLD COAST ROTARY BALL TO END POLIO NOW

BURLEIGH Heads Rotary Club will hold a star studded black tie charity dinner on Saturday, 18 March at the Surfers Paradise Marriott to raise funds to end polio globally as part of Rotary's 100-year anniversary celebrations. Keynote speaker will be Australian Olympic gold medallist Steve Bradbury who won the 2002 Winter Olympics 100m shor...

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QUEENSLAND CITIES CEMENT TOURISM HOTSPOT STATUS

QUEENSLAND CITIES CEMENT TOURISM HOTSPOT STATUS

THE tourism industry in Queensland has shone in the past year, with Brisbane and the Gold Coast remaining two of the country's hotspots for Aussies seeking a local getaway. Tourism Australia's national visitor survey revealed that Brisbane's overall domestic visitor numbers climbed 5.3 per cent to a record 5.8 million, while G...

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SIMON SINEK TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN MARCH

SIMON SINEK TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN MARCH

LEADERSHIP guru Simon Sinek (pictured) will be the headline speaker at the Start With Why Leadership Forum in March 2017.

Business News Australia readers have the chance to take up a special ticket offer for the forum, hosted by the Growth Faculty, which has a run of dates across Australia and New Zealand.

Sinek's book is a cont...

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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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