24.01.2012 21:36:22

Incentive trips organised by companies often feature teambuilding activities and dinner events to foster positive exchanges and build teamwork between employees of various departments. These trips are also used to develop a sense of company loyalty among employees and to reward their hard work. However, there is a migrating trend among companies to combine both meetings and incentive trips together, otherwise known as a corporate conference incentive trip.

The key to a well-organised corporate conference incentive trip is balance. While companies may want to make use of the rare opportunity to address all their top performers that hail from various departments and to reinforce messages among their employees, they must not unconsciously plan it to be a business-focused trip.

A successful corporate conference incentive trip is largely dependent on the venue and resources the company has access to. These needs can be well taken care of corporate conference management companies that will arrange for accommodation and food. The management company will also plan the itinerary that includes presentation by speakers and other programs. Employees can take advantage of the opportunity to exchange ideas with one another and carry out semi formal networking.

While many companies fly their employees across the globe to enjoy a resort like experience, it would be a waste not to get them exposed to the local culture and environment. It doesn't always make sense to spend big bucks travelling to another country to relax by the beach and stay in hotels. Companies can do that at a much lower cost by arranging for a vacation in a resort back home. It would be more meaningful to take the opportunity to arrange for a trip into a country the company is considering expanding its market in. Employees can take the opportunity to observe the local trends and way of life.

The opportunities that come along with a trip to a foreign country should be utilized effectively. This is a chance where the company can develop a better sense of the local market there and better strategize their business decisions. There may be a market for a certain product in the country and this knowledge can affect the company's marketing efforts too. The company may also bring the employees to pay visits to the local suppliers and forge a relationship with them. All these are good ways for employees to broaden their horizons and return with new insight from a corporate conference incentive trip.

Comments 61      

22.10.2011 17:42:22

Infrastructure: Investment & Regulation 2011

The inaugural Infrastructure: Investment & Regulation Conference was held at the Sheraton on the Park Sydney on Friday 21st October 2011.

The conference focused on regulation from the perspective of infrastructure investors and regulated businesses and featureed key note presentations from industry leaders. In addition delegates had the opportunity to participate in panel discussions between investors, asset operators and regulators.

“A refreshing chance to discuss the real-world issues of regulation and move from the academic debate to the practical realities. Count me in for next year.”  Charlotte Littlewood, Regulatory Manager, Powerco (New Zealand).

“The topics and level of discussion were highly relevant for regulation practitioners and gave those attending practical insights that will be very useful at an operational level. The speakers were all local experts who are familiar with the way regulation works in Australia and who have extensive on the ground experience here.” Denis Lawrence, Director, Economic Insights

“The conference provided a useful forum for discussing regulatory issues between both regulators and industry.” Deborah Evans, General Manager Regulatory and Risk, ATCO Gas Australia.

“The conference was great!  The focus on investment and regulation fills a significant niche which was evidenced by the attendance. Choice of speakers was very good. I would commend you on getting senior regulators, utility executives. and financiers.”  Dr Stephen Labson, Managing Director, SL Economics

The Investment Landscape – Richard Hoskins, Hastings Fund Management
The Regulatory Response – Jeff Balchin, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Panel Discussion – Catherine Dermody
Energy Session – Hugh Gleeson, United Energy and Multinet Gas
Transport Session – Brendan Lyon, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

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Comments 214      

20.03.2011 18:25:13

Next Event is currently compiling a comprehensive conference & event planning guide aimed at assisting conference organisers to identify all areas of your conference & event planning including budgeting to ensure a successful outcome for their delegates and organisations.

This invaluable FREE conference planning document will outline how responsibilities are divided into key areas such as venue selection, accommodation requiremnets, conference room & trade show layouts, transportation, offsite dinners and team building activities.

Additionally it will contain a detailed check list taking planning from a year out to the day before the event commences.

To reserve an advance copy email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Comments 47      

28.08.2010 23:30:17

Co-ordinate your best ever conference, stress free and under budget

Next Event knows conferencing. Thats why many leading companies trust us to manage their annual conference.

Achieve 100% delegate attendance

Our bulk buying power allows us to negotiate extremely affordable conference packages. Because of our commitment to the Events industry we’ll even finance the conference for your delegates and allow them to make periodic payments.

Maintain complete control over your conference

We work with you and your team to achieve your conference objectives. Our aim is to add value – not take over.

You take all the credit – we do all the leg work

Dealing with multiple delegates can be an administrative nightmare. We have proven systems to ensure all delegate correspondence is recorded and passed on the relevant parties so registration is smooth and incident free. Our goal is to have your members thanking you for an exceptionally well organised event.


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We are passionate and committed to assisting businesses plan the best possible annual conferences. Ring or reply to this email and provide us with just 4 pieces of information - your organisations name, your intended conference destination (eg Gold Coast), the intended month and the estimated number of delegates. We'll prepare a free report outlining the most suitable properties, conference packages and indicative pricing.

Still not convinced? Check out the following case study to see how we can help even the largest organisation...

Event:  National Regulatory Conference for 435 delegates

Brief: Prepare and manage a professional, cost effective annual conference for 435 delegates from Australia and New Zealand, including VIP's, dignatories and Government officials.

Solution: Next Event managed the bookings, rooming requirements, airport transfers and payments for 435 delegates through our Conference Management System. We coordinated all aspects of the 2 day conference including management of all accommodation bookings and airport transfers, organising a gala dinner for 450 and arranging additional executive dinners and meetings all within the clients budget and requiring minimal time on the clients behalf.

Result: Next Event staff were on site a day prior and a day after the event to ensure a successful and hassle free conference. Despite the enormous administrative requirements of managing a conference of this size all delegates were greeted warmly with shuttle buses and private cars ready to transfer them to and from the event. The client required an extremely professional and cost effective event manager and Next Event delivered.

We'd love to be of assistance and can meet in your offices for a no obligation briefing on your conference needs. Call us on 1300 881 860 today.

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Comments 31      

27.06.2010 11:34:29

Next Event provides a comprehensive no charge conference management service saving you time and money by sourcing the right venue and managing your conference. We will provide you with a solution that best suits your organisations objectives.

Currently working with clients such as Melbourne University, Zimmer Australia, the ACCC, and Dexion we can assist in providing solutions for your next conference at no cost to you. Click here to view a sample of our case studies.

We will also assist in organising your gala and welcome dinners, team building, offsite activities, rooming lists and airport transfers. Our Conference Management System allows delegates to book and pay direct through our secure payment platform removing any administrative burden from you and your team.

There are no hidden costs and we can also assist with financing your conference.

Among the benefits to our clients is the time & money they save . Leave it to the professionals at Next Event and our understanding of the industry & conferencing will achieve the right result for you quickly and hassle free.

Call us today on 1300 881 860 to arrange a no obligation initial consultation, we look forward to your call.

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Comments 37      

23.06.2010 21:12:38

Are you planning your next conference and looking for the ideal location? Consider Fiji. Offering the perfect mix of relaxation and professional, world class conference facilities these resorts are highly recommended. Next Event has long term relationships with each property having utilised their facilities on many occassions to meet the specific needs of our clients.

All conference  packages will be completely tailored to your organisations needs and desired outcome. Next Events professional management team offers you a complete end to end service from sourcing the best venue for your needs to delegate registration, team building, sourcing speakers and co-ordinating gala dinners.

Most importantly Next Event operates on a no cost to you, the client, basis providing our service at no charge and freeing your cash flow. We can even underwrite or help fund your next conference.

Call our professional team today on 1300 881 860 for more information on how we can help you or visit us at www.nextevent.com.au 

Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is located on the beautiful and picturesque Natadola Beach on Fiji's main island of Viti Levu. Experience real Fijian ambiance on palm-fringed white sand beach or swim and snorkel in rolling surf. The Resort offers breathtaking 360-degree views of Natadola Bay and exotic gardens and features a sugar cane train that runs through the property.

A variety of cultural and recreational venues are within easy reach. InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is a 40 minute drive from Nadi International Airport.

Extensive air-conditioned conference and meeting facilities include a pillar-less ballroom catering to 450 guests as well as 3 separate 125 delegate theatre style meeting rooms which offer flexibility in set-up and layout of rooms.



The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa

Welcome to Denarau Island, where The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa unfolds over 30 acres of pristine beachfront property. Reflecting Fiji’s rich culture and the local island aesthetic, the alluring ambience offers the ideal setting for rejuvenation and exotic retreats.

Whether it's the private beach, the award winning Heavenly Spa by Westin™, the 18 hole championship golf course or the seemingly unending selection of dining choices–this resort promises to accommodate dreams and anticipate desires.

Greeted with the sounds of the Lali beats upon arrival, your delegates will be welcomed to a truly unforgettable Fijian experience on the "Isle of Smiles." Enter the resort’s open-air lobby where water-courts with floating tea lights soothe away travel blues and a refreshing white tea scent decorates the air. The Fijian culture is further shared at The Westin Unwind Ritual during sunset with an array of engaging traditional shows.

Designed with a distinct Fijian influence, the Westin’s ballroom inspires every event with an inviting local ambiance. It is complimented by two smaller meetings rooms and an open air Fijian amphitheatre. Together with the adjacent Sheraton Fiji Resort, the resort can cater up to 1100 people and offers 728 guestrooms, suites and villas to suit groups of all sizes. A full service business center with high speed and wireless internet is also available.





Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Subtle sophistication and laidback luxury awaits you at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Infusing Sofitel’s French influences with exotic Fijian customs, the resort blends tradition with the most modern technologies for a tropical retreat that really does offer it all.

A private waterfront location and the Pacific’s largest lagoon-style pool are a prelude to the sanctuary that is Sofitel Fiji’s stylish range of rooms and suites, each with a private balcony or terrace.

World class dining, a sublime International Day Spa, and an unsurpassed range of adrenalin pumping activities make for an unforgettable experience. The resort’s premier event and conference facilities, including a stunning ballroom and beachfront chapel, set Sofitel apart in a league of its own.

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa boasts the largest conference facilities in Fiji with amenities flexible enough to suit up to 794 guests. With the stunning Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, the Grand Ballroom can host dinners of up to 640 guests banquet style. Meeting options are endless with private gardens and verandahs to complement eight meeting rooms available to host events and functions.


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Radisson Resort, Denarau Island Fiji

Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island is a 5 star luxury beachfront Resort offering a myriad of resort facilities nestled around lagoon swimming pools and lush tropical gardens combined with warm genuine Fijian hospitality makes Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island is the perfect choice for pure relaxation, a family getaway or your next event.

In its traditional setting, Radisson Resort Fiji features 270 luxuriously appointed & spacious guest rooms & suites combined with contemporary unique Fijian blend. With 5 lagoon swimming pools (one exclusively for Adults), Outdoor Jacuzzi, Harmony Spa Retreat and workout facilities.  Guests also enjoy such conveniences as 3 dining options, a 24-hour reception & business centre, concierge & valet, conference facilities and the ultimate indulgence – 24-hour in-room dining.  Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island is home to Fiji’s only White Water Tunnel water slide unleashing the inner child in all our guests. Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island also offers guests complimentary use of the Denarau Shuttle to and from Port Denarau.

For intimate and stylish events, Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island provides it all.  From flexible, state of the art, pillar less meeting rooms and banquet space for up to 200 people.  Featuring natural lighting, cable Broadband and Wireless Internet Access along with the latest in Audio Visual equipment and a dedicated team anticipating your every need, Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island is an excellent choice for your next event.

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Comments 122      

15.06.2010 23:32:07

Preparing your budgets for the next Financial Year?

Looking for cost effective conference solutions?

Need an Events Manager who understands conferencing?

Like to minimise the impact on your cashflow or even let us underwrite your conference?

There is good news;

1. Due to low capacities many hotels are offering exceptional delegate packages and conferencing is now more cost effective than ever.

2. With over 25 years industry experience Next Event is able to leverage the best possible conference package for your organisation. Whether its 50 or 500 delegates we'll ensure the best possible outcome for your business. Hear what our current clients have to say click here.

3. We offer our services at absolutely no cost to you. In many cases we'll even underwrite your conference meaning there is little to no impact on your cash flow.

4. Our focus on every detail means you are free to concentrate on what you do best - run your business. We can source the perfect venue, manage your delegate list, organise team building activities and keynote speakers, arrange airport transfers and gala dinners to ensure the complete success of your next event.
View case studies from our client base.

Visit our website at www.nextevent.com.au for more information and to arrange your no obligation absolutely free initial consultation.

Next Events professional team specialise in solutions. We work closely with our clients to ensure desired outcomes on time and in budget.

Our goal is to ensure your next conference is;
Cost Effective
Expertly Managed
Outcome Focused
Well Attended

Call us today to see if we can help you.

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Comments 29      

28.05.2010 18:34:17

Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport

Perfectly located just 400 metres from the terminals, the new look Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is a convenient stopover prior to catching that early morning flight. Relax with in-room real-time flight information, modern rooms and pillow menu for a rejuvenating nights sleep.

Residential conference day packages from $154.50 per delegate*

Residential conference package based on twin share accommodation, full buffet breakfast, delegate day package including plenary room hire, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.




Holiday Inn on Flinders

This friendly, boutique hotel is a haven of comfort, just a short walk from Southbank the Melbourne Aquarium, Rialto Observation Tower and Melbourne's best shopping.

Each room has floor to ceiling windows and a pillow menu for that perfect nights sleep.

Dine in the newly refurbished Sirocco restaurant with a Mediterranean influenced menu where kids eat free from the kids menu when dining with an adult or relax in the bar with a well deserved drink.

Residential conference day packages from $172.50 per delegate*


Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, in the heart of the entertainment precinct, just minutes from Docklands and Southbank. Jump on a nearby City Circle Tram to explore the best the city has to offer.

The recently refurbished rooms offer a choice in pillow menu for that perfect nights sleep. Take a dip in the outdoor heated pool or workout in the newly refurbished gym.

Relax in Lobby bar or dine in Clarendon Street Grill, just some of the reason why Crowne Plaza Melbourne is the place to meet.

Residential conference day packages from $180 per delegate*


Crowne Plaza Torquay

Crowne Plaza Torquay, on Victoria's surf coast, blends modern comfort with the area's natural beauty. Set amongst lush gardens, this beachfront 164 room resort-style hotel offers a range of quality accommodation.

Enjoy Tea Tree Spa, fitness centre, large indoor and outdoor pool, cafe, cocktail lounge and stunning top floor Seasalt restaurant with contemporary cuisine and panoramic ocean views.

Residential conference day packages from $157.50 per delegate*


Intercontinental Adelaide

InterContinental Adelaide is situated in the heart of Adelaide, which is known for its food and wine, festivals, shopping and the Adelaide Casino. Our Mediterranean climate makes it the perfect locale for year-round adventure. Located on the picturesque River Torrens, our hotel forms an integral part of Adelaide's spectacular new Riverbank promenade and is adjacent to the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Casino and the Festival Centre.

Visit the Botanical Gardens of Adelaide for an exceptional cultural, recreational and educational experience. The Art Gallery of South Australia is a must-see and the Adelaide Central Market features more than 80 stores and traders offering everything from baked goods to fresh produce and seafood to gourmet cheeses and confectionery treats. The hotel is just a 15-minute drive from Adelaide Airport.

Residential conference day packages from $210 per delegate*



Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Adelaide's newest hotel Crowne Plaza Adelaide offers the ideal event space.  Located on the top floor, this versatile space features a large pre-function area with bar, balcony and floor to ceiling windows offering picturesque views of the Adelaide hills.  With 308 accommodation rooms available and conference facilities for 250 banquet style, Crowne Plaza Adelaide truly is The Place to Meet.

Residential conference day packages from $182 per delegate*



Burswood Entertainment Complex Perth

Discover Perth's ultimate conventions and events destination at Burswood Entertainment Complex.  Our flexible approach means we can cater for a select few or a function for thousands with five-star service, premium catering, in-house technical specialists and breathtaking facilities.

With a picturesque riverside setting, a 24-hour casino, a superb range of award-winning restaurants and bars, a nightclub, two international hotels, a golf course and live entertainment, no other facility offers as much to the meetings, conventions and events planner.

Choose from our two onsite Hotels - the comfortable surrounds of Holiday Inn Perth Burswood offering modern, spacious guest rooms, or the luxury InterContinental Perth Burswood boasting Perth's largest guest rooms for the perfect mix between business and leisure.

Located a short distance from the airport and just minutes from the CBD, Burswood Entertainment Complex is the perfect choice for whatever event is on your agenda. 

Residential conference day packages from;
$202 per delegate* at the InterContinental Burswood
$182 per delegate at the Holiday Inn Burswood

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Comments 158      

26.05.2010 13:02:36

With many clients again conferencing after a GFC affected 2009 Next Event is pleased to offer ten sensational New South Wales/ACT residential conference packages from city based properties to Coogee, Parramatta, Newcastle, The Hunter Valley, Terrigal and Canberra.

All conference  packages will be completely tailored to your organisations needs and desired outcome. Next Events professional management team offers you a complete end to end service from sourcing the best venue for your needs to delegate registration, team building, sourcing speakers and co-ordinating gala dinners.

Most importantly Next Event operates on a no cost to you, the client, basis providing our service at no charge and freeing your cash flow. We can even underwrite or help fund your next conference.

Holiday Inn Sydney Airport

The Holiday Inn Sydney Airport offers versatile meeting facilities from small group boardrooms to conferences for up to 200 people. The 4 main meeting rooms are located in a refurbished private wing on the ground floor and the stylish pre-function foyer can open to the larger rooms providing maximum space.

**Next Event special offer - Choose one of the following; Free parking for 10 delegates or Wireless internet for the meeting room or complimentary 1 hour cocktail party.

Residential conference day packages from $128 per delegate*

Residential conference package based on twin share accommodation, full buffet breakfast, delegate day package including plenary room hire, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Intercontinental Sydney

Positioned on the edge of Sydney Harbour, InterContinental Sydney is framed by the famous Opera House, vibrant Circular Quay and Royal Botanic Gardens. Meetings and special events at InterContinental Sydney take place in 13 unique rooms, most of which sit within the beautifully restored Treasury Building. All with natural light and high ceilings, these character filled rooms afford event planners wireless internet access, expert on-site Audio visual team, video conferencing facilities and a dedicated group arrivals lounge.

Residential conference day packages from $225 per delegate*

Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour

Located at the foreshore of Darling Harbour, with easy access from all areas of Sydney and only 15 minutes from Sydney airport. 345 superb guest rooms, 8 meeting rooms, signature restaurant and 2 bars, private driveway and valet parking, business centre, and exclusive Club Lounge truly make it The Place to Meet.

Residential conference day packages from $158.50 per delegate*

Holiday Inn Potts Point

With 4 meeting rooms and a boardroom, Holiday Inn Potts Point specializes in small to medium sized event from 5 to 120 people. All rooms offer natural light and high speed internet access and a superb outdoor courtyard provides a flexible option for BBQ lunches and breakouts.

Residential conference day packages from $135 per delegate*

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach 

Located opposite the beach with panoramic views and just a few kilometers from the centre of Sydney, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach offers modern, up-to-date rooms in a beautiful beachside location. Experience what coastal Sydney living is all about without sacrificing the convenience to Sydney CBD or Sydney Airport.

Residential conference day packages from $145 per delegate*

Crowne Plaza Parramatta

Nestled on the banks of the Parramatta River, boasting an enviable city centre location with easy access from all areas of Sydney. 196 superb guest rooms, 8 meeting rooms, signature restaurant and bar, grand driveway and valet parking, and 24-hour business centre truly make it The Place to Meet

Residential conference day packages from $148 per delegate*

Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Overlooking the serene waters of Terrigal Beach on the Central Coast, Crowne Plaza Terrigal has recently renovated all its guest rooms. This is the perfect location to achieve your meetings goals, whilst allowing you a superb location to relax, unwind and recharge.

Residential conference day packages from $145per delegate*

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Located directly on the Newcastle foreshore promenade is an all suite Crowne Plaza Newcastle, offering 6 meeting rooms for up to 220 delegates, on-site audio-visual technical support, a comprehensive "Meeting Success" program, 25 metre harbour fitness pool and video-conferencing capabilities truly make it The Place To Meet.

Residential conference day packages from $150 per delegate*

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is an award winning hotel that offers a range of deluxe hotel and self-contained villa style accommodation. With easy access, the famous Hunter Valley Vineyards at the doorstep, extensive leisure facilities to keep everyone entertained and an outstanding reputation for excellent service, you'll agree that The Place To Meet is Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

Residential conference day packages from $145 per delegate*

Crowne Plaza Canberra

Experience the newly refurbished Crowne Plaza Canberra. Ideally located within minutes walk to the Central Business District the hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy all Canberra has to offer. With easy access, friendly service and a superior hotel with extensive facilities, be confident in your next decision to stay Crowne Plaza Canberra.  

Residential conference day packages from $179 per delegate*




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Comments 184      

23.11.2009 00:58:08

1. It won't cost you anything.

Unlike many conference organisers Next Event does not charge our clients any fees, our earnings are completely generated via the hotel or property. But that must mean the hotel charges more than if I was dealing directly? Wrong. Because of the volume of work we provide to the hospitality industry and our bulk buying power we are actually able to negotiate far better rates than if you approached a property directly. Furthermore because we are dealing with hotels and resorts on a daily basis we not only save you money on your accommodation rates but we also negotiate a range of value adds such as free room nights, complimentary upgrades, discount meal vouchers and reduced room rates pre and post your event for delegates who wish to extend their stay.

We manage your entire event at absolutely no charge to you the client.

2. We make you look good.

Our goal is to ensure the success of your event. We understand that in every organisation the responsibility of conference management usually falls on one individual. Our goal is to make you look good. We meticulously take care of every detail so you can focus on the big picture. Whether its the rooming list, the AV requirements, seating arrangements for the gala dinner or that troublesome delegate who attends every conference - we will manage it personally and professionally. Our team are experienced specialists who know what to look for and will usually have resolved any issues before you even realise they existed. We are onsite working closely with the hotel staff to ensure every delegate enjoys every moment and that your business outcomes are achieved. To hear what our current customers have to say click here.

3. Our systems save you time and money

With 25 years industry experience we have developed a range of automated systems designed to make conference management more efficient and effective. Our online registration system means you are not managing endless spreadsheets. Our automated payment gateway means your cash flow is not impacted and invoicing and tax receipts are generated immediately.  Our customer service line means you are not dealing with individual requests from 200 delegates.

These systems and services are available at no cost to you and will ensure the success of your next event. For more information on how Next Event can save you money, save you time and make you look good contact us today or call 1300 881 860.

Comments 39      

10.10.2009 20:47:11

Holiday Inn Brisbane

Holiday Inn Brisbane is located only a 5 minute walk to the CBD and adjacent to the Brisbane Transit Centre with popular theatres and major shopping malls nearby. The hotel offers 191 large, well appointed rooms ranging from Superior to King Studios with views of the city skyline or the Roma Street Parklands. Executive Rooms boast upgraded amenities, financial magazines, welcome gift and plunger tea and coffee.

 Crowne Plaza Pelican Waters

Only minutes from the beach Crowne Plaza Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa is located on the Sunshine Coast and a 90 minute drive from Brisbane. The resort sets the perfect event stage with breathtaking views of the heritage listed Glasshouse Mountains to the west and across the region’s number one golf course, Club Pelican Golf to the ocean on the east. More than 1,000 square metres of dedicated and shared meeting and event space and 10 modern accommodation rooms are complemented with a range of leisure and recreation facilities, including an 18-hole Greg Norman designed championship golf course, Endota Day Spa, Vida Health & Fitness Centre, two swimming pools, tennis courts, in-house restaurant and lounge bar.

 At Crowne Plaza Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa, we prefer not to leave anything to chance; including the success of your meeting. Whether it’s a crucial client meeting, a regional conference or an incentive, we are well prepared to make your event a rewarding success. So while your reasons to meet may vary, one thing is for sure - The Place To Meet is Crowne Plaza Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa.

 Holiday Inn Townsville

Holiday Inn Townsville is located in the heart of Townsville’s business and shopping district. Award winning restaurants and cafes, nightlife, entertainment, major tourist attractions and the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre are all within walking distance from the hotel. Townsville’s airport is only 7km from the hotel and is serviced by all domestic airlines.  Holiday Inn Townsville boasts 5 versatile function rooms catering for up to 180 people theatre style. All function rooms have broadband access and natural light.

 Holiday Inn Cairns

Superbly located on the Cairns Esplanade between the Coral Sea and World Heritage rainforest, Holiday Inn Cairns is within walking distance to the Cairns city centre, shops, dining, tours and the wharf, the step off point to the Great Barrier Reef. As soon as you arrive at the hotel you will realise you are in a tropical haven of relaxation, with the hotels unique rainforest atrium complete with tropical plants, rock pools and resident Barramundi in the centre of the hotel and an inspiring vista of the Cairns foreshore and mountains from guest rooms.

Click on the property to enquire about the cost effective confernce packages available.

Comments 17      

09.10.2009 21:55:16

When selecting a conference organiser its important to ensure they offer an end to end service. There are lots of venue finders out there who can simply connect you with a property but whats critical is that the time is taken to understand your objectives and ensure that all aspects of your conference are catered for. What is it you are trying to achieve? What is the key message you want your delegates to leave with? Would you like quality networking opportunities? Are suppliers attending and if so would they like time with your delegates?

The venue itself is a key consideration however there is much more to a successful conference than just the property. With 25 years industry experience the Next Event team ensure your conference achieves its objectives via 3 steps.

 1.Site selection

Based on our initial brief we contact all suitable venues and prepare a proposal including the most appropriate properties for your consideration. We work closely with you to ensure the best possible pricing and to deliver a package entirely tailored to your requirements.

 2.Event co-ordination

Once a site has been selected and the requested dates secured we offer an extensive range of services, the majority at no cost to you. From complete conference underwriting and financial management to airport transfers, gala dinners and guest speakers – Next Event provides a complete end to end service. We can even manage your delegate bookings via our online Conference Management System.

 3.On site representation

To ensure your event is a success one of our team can be onsite for the duration of your conference. We work closely with the property and your team to manage the transfers, check-ins, registrations, agenda, audio visual and all onsite catering. We double check every detail so you don’t have to.

 It is the complete conference solution that keeps our clients returning year after year.

Comments 16      

08.10.2009 18:01:23

The Gold Coast is an extremely popular and cost effective conference location with several outstanding properties available. Two of the premier properties are;

Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise

Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, surrounded by restaurants, cafes, shops, attractions, nightlife and only 100 metres to the beach. The hotel recently completed a $15 million dollar revitalisation of all guest areas including, lobby, meeting rooms, restaurant and guest rooms. Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise’s bold new look coupled with it’s fun and fresh service, makes the hotel the ideal choice for your next event. Relax. It’s Holiday Inn.

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise is centrally located between the famous Surfers Paradise strip and the trendy suburb of Broadbeach. Award winning restaurants, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, major shopping centres, entertainment and the beach are all located within walking distance from the hotel. Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise gives you the flexibility to choose between spacious hotel rooms, suites and self contained apartments, all with private balconies and the majority with ocean views. The hotel features twelve flexible meeting rooms which vary in size, colour and outlooks, some boasting natural light and balconies. The Crowne Meetings Team will exceed all of your expectations; which is why The Place to Meet is Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise.

Due to a strong strategic alliance with the IHG group Next Event is able to offer extremely competitive conference pacakages with either property. We are confident a conference at Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise or Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise will achieve your outcomes and be a success.

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