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  • This is Gold Coast Business Exchange 2019
  • Top BE stories
  • The business of events with Mantra Group on the Gold Coast 
  • What's new and improved for the Gold Coast 
  • Member update 
  • Pre and post conference hints 
  • Get social

THIS IS GOLD COAST OPENS FOR REGISTRATION


This is Gold Coast Business Exchange is the perfect way to discover some of the Gold Coast’s best venues and experiences on offer for business events. 

Hosted by Destination Gold Coast Business Events, the three day familiarisation program is designed to inspire new ideas and make connections with local partners over three days. See highlights from the 2018 program here

The event will be held from 26 – 28 May 2019 and will feature a trade exhibition with pre-scheduled appointments, as well innovative social events highlighting venues and delegate experiences.  View the invite and register here

 

voco GOLD COAST LAUNCHES

IHG has opened the first voco™ property globally on the Gold Coast together with owners, SB&G Group. Inspired by the meaning ‘to invite’ or to ‘come together’ in Latin, the property is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise and steps away from the beach.

Accommodation rooms have been refurbished, the hotel lobby has been transformed and conference rooms have received new carpet and audio video installation.

The hotel offers all the features that guests can expect from the upscale voco™ brand including two swimming pools, L’Aqua Day Spa and 800sqm of meeting space. The property has 389 rooms with expansive views of both the ocean and hinterland and three restaurants – Waves, Clifford’s Grill & Lounge and Social House. goldcoast.vocohotels.com

NEW APP FOR BROADBEACH

Broadbeach Alliance in partnership with Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has launched a new app as a way of engaging delegates with the Broadbeach precinct. The App includes a variety of discounts and offers throughout Broadbeach with participating businesses including restaurants, bars, cafés, retail and accommodation. Click here for further information.
THE BUSINESS OF EVENTS WITH MANTRA GROUP ON THE GOLD COAST 
MANTRA HELPS DELEGATES STAY SAFE IN THE SURF
 
Mantra Hotels has launched a surf safety presentation offer for conference delegates meeting at Mantra Legends Hotel and Mantra on View Hotel on the Gold Coast.
 
Each 15 minute session is conducted by Surf Life Saving Queensland’s (SLSQ) community awareness team and includes vital information on basic water safety tips, the various types of flags, how to spot a rip current and what to do if you’re caught in one, sun safety tips, information on marine stingers and dangerous creatures, and a brief introduction to lifesaving equipment.
 
The surf safety presentation is free of charge for conferences held before 31 December 2019, terms and conditions apply.
 
For further information email conference@mantragroup.com.au
L.I.M.E. FIRST CLASS ARRIVES AT MANTRA LEGENDS HOTEL

Mantra Legends have taken interactive conferencing to new heights with the introduction of its latest conference activation L.I.M.E. (Legends Interactive Meeting Experience) First Class.  The new day delegate package delivers the same features while introducing new activations and package inclusions unique to Mantra Legends Hotel.
 
Delegates are treated to VIP inclusions and experiences including:
  • Welcome cocktail on arrival, served at your door
  • All day interactive cold drip coffee and shake bar
  • Complimentary mini-bar first fill included
  • Complimentary parking and internet
  • An exclusive farmhouse breakfast on the paddock or delivered
 
For further details on these exclusive offers email conference@mantragroup.com.au
mantragroup.com.au
WHAT'S NEW AND ALSO IMPROVED

NEW GOLD COAST HINTERLAND EVENT VENUE LAUNCHED

 

Set in the beautiful Natural Bridge, amongst 120 acres of lush, subtropical landscape, is The Bower Estate. This family run property nestled in between Springbrook and Lamington National Park boasts a dining, styling and event experience like no other.

Newly launched on 8 December 2018, the venue celebrates the best South East Queensland hinterland has to offer, capturing distinctive flavours and flora in every event.

Styling is iconic, with installations foraged from the property. Honey from The Bower Bees feature either as delegate gifts, or in the bespoke menus created by partners, Ridgeway Group Catering.

Just a 45 minute bus ride from Broadbeach, The Bower is an all-inclusive, full service events venue, with a capacity for up to 500 delegates. Offering diversity of spaces; from sweeping lawns to intimate rainforest enclaves, The Bower can cater to any function. With breathtaking views of Springbrook and the sweeping valley below, the Ridge at the Bower is a location not to be missed. Stunning lighting accentuating the native forest makes this site an ideal location for dining under the stars or large marquee events. bowerestate.com.au

NEW STADIUM FOR WILD SKIES FREE FLIGHT BIRD SHOW


The new Wild Skies Free Flight Bird Show will take flight at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary from New Year’s Day, 1 January, 2019.

Wild Skies will introduce audiences to the majestic world of flight through innovative and engaging animal routines featuring native and exotic bird species.

National Trust Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (NTCWS) General Manager Michael Kelly said Wild Skies is another big investment in tourism on the Gold Coast and will be a bird show like nothing guests have experienced before.

“Wild Skies is set in a brand-new purpose-built stadium. It will be beautifully underscored with emotive music and take guests on a journey through the past, present and future of flight. The show will deliver a key conservation message and raise the bar for the local and international zoological industry,” he said.

Wild Skies will feature a cast of 45 birds consisting 18 species including - pelican, owls, parrots, macaws, parrots, as well as the majestic Wedge-tailed eagles with a mighty wingspan of 2.5m. cws.org.au

 

NEW ATTRACTIONS, SHOWS AND EXPERIENCES FOR VRTP

 

Village Roadshow Theme Parks has unveiled a host of exciting new attractions, experiences and shows opening across its premier Gold Coast locations.
 
Launching this December will be five new attractions, including a world-first across Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Paradise Country and Australian Outback Spectacular.  New attractions include:
 
Australian Outback Spectacular’s Heartland is a vivid, visually spectacular and emotional multi-million dollar show which will transport guests into the heart of the Australian bush, all while they enjoy a three course dinner and drinks.
 
Shaun the Sheep and his flock are set to spread their outrageous behaviour and sheepish shenanigans at Paradise Country with a host of attractions and a new show.

  • The Aquaman Exhibition at Warner Bros. Movie World
  • The Sky Flyer at Sea World
  • Scooby-Doo Coaster: Next Generation transformed and relaunched

Village Roadshow venues offer an exciting range of event spaces and themes for conference groups which can incorporate park rides and experiences. themeparks.com.au

 

HARBOUR TOWN EATS
21 eateries, a fresh dining experience
 

This December, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre’s highly anticipated, newly renovated and extended dining precinct will be unveiled.

Harbour Town Eats is a stimulating destination that evokes relaxation through outdoor dining and socialising not only for shoppers, but also for delegates in the area who are searching for a shared experience.

From quick bites and hawker-style “street” food stalls, to banquet menus, café fare and a sports bar setting new gastronomic trends, Harbour Town Eats has something to please all palates as well as the purse strings.
harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au

 

MEMBER UPDATE 
TEAM DEVELOPMENT WITH BE CHALLENGED

Through their globally proven experiential learning techniques, along with their highly experienced facilitators, the Be Challenged team guarantee to take your team performance, company culture and employee engagement to the next level. 
 
The team at Be Challenged design, develop and deliver a unique and interactive team-based program tailored towards specific objectives, outcomes and themes.
 
Services include:
  • Learning – leadership training, sales training, strategy facilitation and attitudinal training (growth mindset and preparing for success)
  • Team development – business simulations with a focus on communication, collaboration, achieving combined success
  • Team based conference activities – common purpose, buying into brand, vision, mission
  • Evening events – fun, engaging and rewarding programs to energise delegates and provide a shared experience for teams
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