Meet The Sponsors
Great Expectation Speakers and Trainers is committed to assisting you in choosing the most suitable Speaker, Trainer or Entertainer for your Conference, Training Seminar or Special Event. Did you know that Marg Booth the Managing Director, is also the creator and founder of OPB? Each speaker, MC and Entertainer has been sourced from Marg and the team at Great Expectation. They're a highly respected bureau, engaging some of the world's best speakers, trainers and thought leaders. Whatever you’re looking for, they’ll advise and support you to deliver an outstanding presenter for your event every time. If you would like to learn more, click on the Great Expectation logo.
The Prop House is Brisbane’s BEST event theming and prop hire company. From humble beginnings in 1995, the team has continuously set the bar for Brisbane events over the last 20 years. In order to remain the BEST. Whether it’s basking in the endless sunsets with an Aperol Spritz in hand on a beach in Italy or charging the powdery slopes in New Zealand, social media is awash with friends and strangers enjoying dreamy exotic locations. A place where styling, creativity and imagination come together to be a visual reflection of who we are and what we do here at The Prop House. Read online now! The Prop House has Brisbane’s BEST and largest range of props for hire. Our online gallery has been designed to make your life easier. A visual representation of categorised props enables you to pick and choose the props you like.
We’re passionate about changing the lives of our candidates and our clients. Indeed, our networks include many candidates who we have placed, candidates who have thrived in the roles we found for them. You can turn to us for career advice and we’ll do everything we can to help you get where you want to go. We’d love to meet you and help you on your journey. That’s why we want to get to know you and where you want to go. Why do we do it? By working closely with clients, we’re able to deliver innovative solutions and the right candidates with precision. And, when we back this approach with the specialist knowledge of our highly experienced team members and Our commitment to you is to improve efficiency in time to fill positions, build your employment brand, reduce your recruitment costs and reduce your staff turnover levels.
Opening in late 2018, Howard Smith Wharves is conveniently located within a 10 minute walk of Brisbane’s CBD, The property is set to be Brisbane’s most exciting riverfront event spaces, catering for corporate meetings, events, conferences, gala dinners, incentives and exhibitions. Celebrating the site’s unique position beneath the Story Bridge, its city and river views set the scene and provide the perfect atmosphere for delegates. If you are looking for a riverfront event space for your next corporate function, contact the team at Howard Smith Wharves. Simply click on the logo.
OPB welcomes Suited to Success as the official charity partner. It is a not-for-profit community organisation that helps people overcome the barriers to employment. Established in 2008, Suited to Success has supported thousands of people on their journey to secure lasting employment. Click their logo to learn more about the charity or to get involved.
The Brisbane Airport Conference Centre is located adjacent to the Brisbane Domestic Terminal making it ideal for interstate or international delegates. The venue features 1,800 square metres of architecturally-designed event space and state-of-the-art facilities. The purpose-built space can accommodate approximately 330 guests across its fully-flexible floor plan with a pillar-less ballroom. Extending beyond the conference centre is the 3.5 Star ibis Brisbane Airport (243 rooms) and 5 star Pullman Brisbane Airport (132 rooms). In addition, located only a short 5 minute drive is the 4.5 star Novotel Brisbane Airport (157 rooms). There are a myriad of spaces available within the adjoining hotels including the Sky Lounge Rooftop Venue. The Sky Lounge Rooftop Venue features stunning views over the Brisbane Airport and extending to Moreton Bay and Brisbane CBD. The venue is perfect for cocktail events and has an open-air large balcony space.
At Little Birdy Cakes we take care of the small details that make a big impact. Forget running to your local bakery or cake shop for your staff birthdays. Why not have them delivered direct to your office? Our free reminder service will keep you up to date on your birthdays and deliver a freshly made cake to your office on the day. We remember all your details so the only thing you have to do is choose a cake flavour. It’s the new simple, hassle free way to manage your staff birthdays. Try Brisbane’s only bakehouse specialising in corporate cakes and branded treats today.
Business Events Sunshine Coast's role is to promote the Sunshine Coast as a viable destination for conferences, meetings and incentive programs. Our knowledgeable staff save event organisers hours of work by providing independent expert advice and support on every aspect of holding a business event on the Sunshine Coast. We are passionate about ensuring your event is memorable, for all the right reasons. Our team knows the work that goes into planning for an upcoming event. As the business events team, we provide free and unbiased guidance to assist you with this mammoth task by sourcing information or full proposals from Sunshine Coast products and services. Whether it’s researching venues, transfer options, offsite dinner locations, event theming … you name it, we know it! So provide us all your event details, and let us do the rest. Best of all, this is a free service for event planners.
Nestled amongst the beautiful coastal bush of the Noosa North Shore, only 1.5 km from the most pristine secluded beach is Noosa’s best kept secret Beach Road Holiday Homes. A resort has been designed to capture the essence of Noosa’s natural beauty. The homes offer the luxury of stunning, individual architecture in the midst of nature. The three and four-bedroom holiday homes are beautifully appointed and spacious enough for extended families, groups, or executive retreats. Each home has a screened outdoor deck and shower, full kitchen, lounge, air conditioning in every room as well as fans, large bedrooms and several bathrooms. The resort includes an exclusive leisure centre, complete with tennis court, exotic leisure pool, heated spa, poolside bbq’s and entertainment area, a pool room and a reading room.
With world class bars and dining, state-of-the-art function rooms and exciting gaming machines, Mon Komo Hotel at Redcliffe is one of Queensland’s iconic destinations. Immaculately designed, taking inspiration from Caribbean resorts, come and experience the luxurious, relaxed, fun, seaside atmosphere at Mon Komo Hotel.
Redefine what corporate events can be with Directors of the Extraordinary! Make a serious impression with your next corporate event. With the right corporate activity, you’ll have your people engaged, laughing and interacting in no time. Make your next corporate event one to be remembered with a Directors of the Extraordinary experience.
Did you know that Scene Change is Australia’s most awarded AV hire and production company? They work with professional event organisers who run amazing events each and every week. They have offices right across Australia, and are the preferred AV supplier at Howard Smith Wharves, Australia’s most sought-after new venue. If you are planning an event of any size, Scene Change delivers technology to make it as memorable and risk-free as possible - just like you'd hoped.
Australia Zoo on the beautiful Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 105 acres of natural Australian bushland with unique locations on offer to host your special events, business incentives, team building or conferences. Whether you’re looking to escape the concrete jungle with your next conference or host a group event with a twist, we’ve got over 1200 animals to encounter and stacks of wildlife shows daily! Australia Zoo is your ultimate wildlife destination so come on, go WILD with us for your next special event or business function!
Centrally located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Surfair Beach Hotel, boasts five in-house function rooms, with onsite 4-star accommodation. Catering for events up to 240 guests, the venue offers many options for room configuration and menu selection. Surfair Beach Hotel is also superbly positioned with direct access to a popular patrolled beach. Plus, only 5 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport, and 90 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, it’s ideally located for the travelling delegate. Each newly renovated function room offers built-in HD AV systems, dedicated wireless internet, adjustable lighting and other multi audio visual equipment. The menu options are varied, with additional attention given for any special dietary requirements. With great food and relaxed settings, coupled with Surfair’s friendly and efficient team, you can be assured the preparation of your event will be seamless resulting in a great success.
Want to know how to become the Office Super Star? Easy! Become everyone’s favourite person by booking your next conference and event at Village Roadshow Theme Parks, where Serious Business meets Serious Fun. Imagine dining with the dolphins or daring to conquer the steepest drop in the Southern Hemisphere at your next conference! With a choice of six exciting venues famous for their exhilarating rides, exciting shows, amazing animals, spectacular theming, magical venues, including a new world class conference centre which caters for up to 950 delegates and 400 rooms and suites, let us transform your next conference into a truly amazing & unique experience. With day delegate packages as low at $59 pp, there hasn’t be a better time to discover Sea World Resort! For more information, and to discover a world of difference, call the Conference and Events team on (07) 5519 0020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawaiian Airlines flies daily from Sydney and three times weekly from Brisbane to Honolulu with onward connections to Hawaii’s neighbour islands. Fares from Australia include a free checked baggage allowance of 64kg per person (2 x 32 kilo bags), complimentary meals, drinks and entertainment. Now in its 89th year, Hawaiian is Hawai'i’s longest-serving airline. From the moment you step on board, experience the airlines' signature mea ho'okipa (translation: I am host) hospitality with its warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. From Australia, Hawaiian Airlines also offers one-stop services via Honolulu to 13 US mainland cities.
ADZ Impact Promotional Products has over 17 years’ industry experience, they have built their business through referrals and long term working relationships with clients through respect and trust and offer a service that goes well beyond providing a branded product! They are a business that truly cares about the end result for their clients - their goal is to make their clients’ lives stress free when it comes to branded solutions that work. The ADZ Impact team is committed to high level of service and attention to detail for all clients. Whether planning a conference, special event or staff gifts they will guide you through the ‘latest’ innovative products and work strategically to provide the best possible outcomes to suit your specific needs and engage the end user. ADZ Impact believe in a collaborative marketing approach that will ensure your brand is professionally displayed, leaving a positive and lasting impression in the marketplace.
Corporate Travel Management (CTM) is an award-winning provider of innovative and cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Their proven business strategy combines personalised service excellence with client-facing technology solutions to deliver a return on investment to clients. Founded in Brisbane, with its global headquarters in Australia, the CTM network today provides travel services to customers around the world.
The traditional owners of the land call the island, K’Gari, which means paradise, and the diverse range of breath-taking scenery and landscapes certainly feel that way when you arrive. Fraser Island is an untapped, events destination unlike any other. Here, rainforest surrounds freshwater lakes and sand dunes, beaches and sunsets stretch for miles. With outdoor adventures to remember forever, memories forged together, and an immersive experience where the busyness of the world fades away, Fraser Island is the perfect place for people to feel present and connected at your event. We have a range of special deals on offer for conference and incentive groups – please contact our Sales Manager Sarah Smith for more details.
The Landmark Resort, Mooloolaba, is a 4.5* resort located opposite the beautiful beach of Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast. Just one hour’s drive North of Brisbane. The Resort consists of 126 fully air-conditioned self-contained apartments and suites. The resort features a large and very versatile conference room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment allowing for all your conferencing and accommodation needs to be catered for onsite including complimentary parking for conferencing guests. The conference room caters for up to 80 delegates and can be divided into two meeting rooms with a sound proof wall and our professional catering team can cater for all your food and beverage requirements. Landmark Resort offers an array of guest facilities to complement your stay. Relax in the heated tropical lagoon pool, enjoy the rooftop spa and barbecue facilities and more. Conference guests will enjoy the ambience of the beachfront location, wonderful cafes, trendy shops and feel automatically relaxed upon arrival.
Victoria Park Golf Complex is an award winning Brisbane precinct featuring an 18 hole golf course, 61 bay driving range, 18 hole putt putt course and an alfresco Bistro. The precinct also boasts eight stunning function spaces featuring panoramic views of Brisbane’s city skyline. With free parking and Wi-Fi for all guests, it’s no wonder Victoria Park has been twice named Australia’s best specialty events venue for 30-800 delegates. For more information click on the logo.
A modern business needs the space to connect, collaborate and grow. Dexus Place has been created in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane CBD as an extension to your work environment, offering quality, custom-built spaces designed with your business in mind, available by the hour, day and even longer. Choose from a range of flexible contemporary meeting room, training room, conference and market research facilities to hire for your next corporate meeting or event. Dexus is a leader in Australian office and we understand what our customers need. Dexus Place has been designed to help you extend your workspace, to offer the highest technology solutions and to provide premium spaces and unrivalled service.
If you are planning a conference, a strategic planning weekend or an intimate boardroom meeting, the Pacific Hotel Brisbane will ensure the planning of your next corporate event is as hassle-free as possible. Their fantastic location and contemporary facilities, together with an incomparable level of service, sets the stage for gatherings of all sizes and styles. With a choice of 4 different spaces to choose from, the Pacific Hotel Brisbane can cater for up to 200 guests and offers a wide range of flexible add-ons including AV, parking, accommodation options and catering. Their Panorama Room and Parklands room are located on the 10th floor with panoramic views and infused with abundant light and Wireless Internet and easily accessible from the ground floor. For further information click the logo above.
Located right on Pumicestone passage, Rumba Beach Resort offers a range of elegant, relaxed absolute beachfront accommodation in Caloundra. All the apartments are cleverly designed to cater for couples, groups and families featuring a private balcony with spa bath with the choice of resort or beachfront views. The resort also offers a number or pools as well as direct access to the patrolled beach and the esplanade from the resort. Only offering fresh & seasonal menu 26 degrees restaurant & bar highlights the regions produce combined with a relaxed yet sophisticated venue that enables diners to soak up the glamorous atmosphere and natural beauty of Caloundra making this beachside restaurant an essential Caloundra icon to experience.
Choose Spicers Retreats for your luxury Sunshine Coast Hinterland Accommodation. Hidden amongst the surrounding hills are quaint villages nestled inside a lush, tropical rainforest. There is so much to see and do in the hinterland, a feast of food and drink offerings or browsing through the eclectic range of shops in Montville. After a long day of exploring the region Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny is the perfect place to come and unwind. This Asian influenced oasis in the forest is home to Spa Anise day spa, the Tamarind Cooking School and the one chef hatted restaurant, The Tamarind. Not far down the road in Montville is Spicers Clovelly Estate. This European inspired retreat exudes luxury with a warm relaxed atmosphere. Set on rolling grass hills surrounded by natural rainforest, this tranquil escape provides luxury accommodation along with a unique dining experience from The Long Apron restaurant.