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SPLASH! returns for 2020 bringing together multiple strands of Australia’s aquatic industry

SPLASH! returns for 2020 bringing together multiple strands of Australia’s aquatic industry
March 2, 2020

The biennial SPLASH! Pool and Spa Trade Show will be returning to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in late July, bringing together multiple streams of the Australian aquatic industry.

Originally staged as an exhibition aimed at the domestic pool sector, over recent editions, the SPASA Australian-owned event has expanded to incorporate key management, swim school and training streams as well as award ceremonies and advocacy and social events.

2020 will see SPLASH! host:

Australian Swim Schools Conference
Monday 27th to Friday 31st July

The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) are collocating their annual Australian Swim Schools Conference on the Gold Coast, alongside the SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show. 

The conference will also encompass the World Everyday Safer Inclusive Swim Schools Conference and will feature leading local and overseas presenter with keynotes including:

• Angie Baker from SwimKids Swim Schools in the USA - presenting on staff leadership development, water safety practices and inclusion; and 
• Jai Leighton, Director of F&B at the Star Gold Coast - presenting on ‘Inspiring Teamwork to Drive Change’. 
• Plus David Gorman of SwimJim, USA; Theo Millward of SwimTime, UK, as well as presenters on Inclusion and water safety.

The conference will also include the 5th Annual ASSA Awards Gala as well as running a number of panels throughout the week.

The core conference will be held from 27th to 29th July, and will then flow into the inaugural World Everyday Safer Inclusive Swim Schools Conference on the 30th and 31st July.

ALFAQ Aquatic Manager’s Conference
Thursday 30th July 2020

Presentations on key management topics plus the Annual ALFAQ Awards - presented as part of the SPASA Awards evening.

Women in Aquatics Seminar
Following the outstanding support of the inaugural Women’s Leadership Seminar at SPLASH! in 2018, SPASA Australia is hosting successful female leaders this year to build on the momentum of the program.

This special session will kick off with a dedicated Breakfast and Workshop with one of Australia’s decorated female Olympians, who has furthered her career in business and leadership to become remarkable. 

Following this, there will be a number of presentations in the SPLASH! Seminar Theatre particularly designed to expand networks, hear success stories and share how these industry leaders have been able to accomplish their dreams. 

Next Generation Leadership Seminars 
This year at SPLASH! there will be a number of presentations at the Seminar Theatre geared towards the Next Generation of leaders within the industry as well as a special workshop on Thursday 30th July before the Expo kicks off for the day.

The time spent in the Next Gen program at SPLASH! this year will provide participants with invaluable insights to develop and hone skills across a range of topics such as marketing, business development, dispute resolution and news of new technology. 

There will also be the opportunity for youngers leaders to learn from successful business people in the industry who will share their knowledge and experience.

Commercial Pool Technician Program - Two Day Program
SPASA Training will host the new Commercial Pool Technician Program for the first time at SPLASH!.

This program is designed specifically for those that undertake servicing and maintenance of an aquatic facility or commercial operation such as hotels, caravan parks and public pools. This new program provides information regarding Commercial Pool Operations based on the following units of competency:

• Identify risk and apply risk management processes
• Assess and treat water problems in swimming pools and spas
• Inspect, service and repair aquatic facility plant and equipment
• Establish maintenance plans for swimming pools and spas

Attendees will have the opportunity of top-quality instruction in relation to identifying water quality issues, correct water testing procedures, maintenance requirements of plant and equipment and much more.

SPASA National Awards of Excellence
The SPASA National Awards of Excellence will be presented on the evening of Thursday 30th July 2020.

Available exclusively to members of SPASA Australia, the Awards of Excellence is the perfect platform to showcase industry achievements.

Entries are now open at

SPLASH! Andrew Simons Memorial Golf Day
Tuesday 28th July 2020

Join the LoChlor and SPLASH! teams to network at the Golf Day being held on Tuesday 28th July 2020 at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Click here for contact details for SPLASH! in the Australasian Leisure Management Calendar.

Click here for information on the Australian Swim Schools Conference in the Australasian Leisure Management Calendar.

Images: The SPLASH! Pool and Spa Trade Show (top) and RACV Royal Pines Resort (below).

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