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AALARA Conference to showcase Sunshine Coast’s attractions

AALARA Conference to showcase Sunshine Coast’s attractions
April 12, 2018

The Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) annual Conference is heading to the Sunshine Coast next month, bringing 250 delegates to the region.

Being held at Novotel Twin Waters Resort from 8th to 10th May, approximately 250 attendees including global speakers will be part of the conference with the agenda of the event to discuss the most important trends affecting the amusement, leisure and recreation industry, with safety and global harmonisation at the forefront.

Looking forward to the event, AALARA President Dax Eddy explains “AALARA has an incredibly proud history of providing the best and most up-to-date conference content for our delegates, and this year is no exception, in fact, it will be the biggest and best line up we have seen in our 24-year history.

“With our industry going through a variety of shifts, currently and on the horizon, it is more important than ever that AALARA, as the peak industry body, provides its members relevant and cutting-edge information to ensure together, we are consistently moving forward.

“I’m very much looking forward to seeing the incredible calibre of speakers we have at this year’s Conference and hosting the 10 international speakers we have the pleasure of welcoming to Australia.

“AALARA is going from strength to strength and it is testament to the quality of our members.

“AALARA has an incredibly proud history of providing the best and most up-to-date conference content for our delegates, and this year is no exception, in fact, it will be the biggest and best line up we have seen in our 24 year history.

“With our industry going through a variety of shifts - currently and on the horizon - it is more important than ever that AALARA, as the peak industry body, provides its members relevant and cutting edge information to ensure together, we are consistently moving forward.”

Site tours during the program will include the opportunity to see the new Downunder Drive development, with a dedicated function hosted by Aussie World. There will also be the opportunity to undertake site visits of local attractions including Australia Zoo, The Ginger Factory and Big Kart Track.

Facilitated by Business Events Sunshine Coast in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Council; the AALARA conference has been attracted to the Sunshine Coast with support from the Business Events Assistance Program.

Visit Sunshine Coast Chief Executive Simon Latchford explains “attractions and recreation is the cornerstone of our tourism industry and to have the best in the country choose the Sunshine Coast for their conference is a testament to the improvement and standard of our offerings as well as our future plans.

“It is not just about simply winning the business but selecting the most appropriate events to raise the region’s profile; both as a place to do business but also as a leisure destination with 40 percent of corporate visitors returning for a holiday.”

Click here to view event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

Images: Aussie World's WASP ride (top), Australia Zoo's Terri Irwin (middle) Novotel Twin Waters Resort (below).

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