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AALARA unveils 2017 Conference and Trade Show details

AALARA unveils 2017 Conference and Trade Show details
March 15, 2017

Aiming to equip delegates with the necessary tools, resources and knowledge to be prepared for any event; to have an effective crisis management plan in place and help defend the industry’s great safety record, Australia’s only attractions industry conference and trade show is being held on the Gold Coast from 15th to 18th May.

The Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) 2017 Conference and Trade Show will bring together a group of talented and dynamic international and Australian industry leaders and speakers to present inspiring and informative leadership key notes, educational industry breakout forums and conduct behind the scenes site tours that are relevant to the safe and profitable management of attractions and amusement industry businesses.

The AALARA 2017 Conference & Trade Show will feature:

Industry Breakout Forums: Network with business owners from within your industry sector
• Transportable Amusements
• Go Karting
• Aquatics
• Laser Tag & Indoor Play
• Trampolining

Evening Networking Social Program:
Welcome Networking Drinks, Monday 15th May at Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mid Function Event, Tuesday 16th May at Ripley’s Believe It, Or Not
Gala Dinner, Wednesday 17th May at Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Site Tours:Thursday 18th May:
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (pictured below), Slideways Go Karting Gold Coast or Warner Bros. Movie World

Introducing the event, an AALARA spokesperson stated “as you know, the industry has experienced some challenging times of late and what better platform to band together than the AALARA 2017 Conference & Trade Show?”

AALARA AGM  
Active Financial and Life Members of AALARA Inc. are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to discuss the business and future direction of the Association at 12pm on Tuesday 16th May.

AALARA Gold Service Award Nominations 
The AALARA Gold Service Award is awarded to a financial Member of the Association to recognise outstanding/long term service to the industry in the form of:

a) The development of professional and operational standards within the industry, or
b) The creation of employment and successful amusement, leisure and recreational attractions that have assisted the economic development of the industry, or
c) Any outstanding service to the industry that the AALARA board may recognise

If the Gold Service Award is agreed upon by the Board, it will be presented at the AALARA 2017 Gala Dinner being held at Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wednesday, 17th May 2017.

Gold Service Award nominations close 5pm (AEST) Monday 3rd April, 2017.

Call for AALARA Board Nominations
The AALARA Board of Directors requests nominations for three AALARA Board of Directors positions which will commence May 2017.

To be eligible as a candidate for a Board of Director position the following criteria apply:

• Be a financial Member of AALARA in good standing for a minimum of 12 months at the time of nomination
• Be committed to attend all Board Meetings and conference calls (four in-person meetings per year)
• Actively participate throughout the year
• Support the mission, vision, values, and goals of AALARA.

Board member responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Attend all in-person Board meetings and participate in all conference calls each year as specified in the bylaws
• Attend activities, special events, Board retreats, and general membership meetings
• Fairly consider other points of view, make constructive suggestions, reach consensus, and help the Board make decisions that AALARA, AALARA members, or others served by the AALARA mission
• Assume Board leadership roles
• Represent and promote AALARA to individuals, the public, Industry and other organisations

Any member of AALARA may nominate an individual, including themselves.

AALARA Board nominations close at midnight (AEST) on Monday 24th April 2017.

Click here to view event details for the AALARA 2017 Conference and Trade Show in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

For more information on the AALARA AGM,  Award and Board Nominations go to www.aalara.com.au/resources/

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