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Sunshine Coast prepares for AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 World Conference

Sunshine Coast prepares for AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 World Conference
September 24, 2019

AUSTSWIM is preparing to host its Soak It Up 19 World Conference on the Sunshine Coast at the beginning of next month.

Being held at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre at Novotel Twin Waters Resort on 3rd and 4th October 2019, the AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 event is expected to attract more than 300 delegates to the region.

Australia’s national organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety will be hosting internationally acclaimed speakers in aquatics, health and wellness at its two-day conference, providing attendees with education on swimming, water safety and leadership.

In its 40-year history, AUSTSWIM has trained more than 350,000 Swim Teachers, and will utilise the Sunshine Coast’s impressive range of aquatic and conference facilities as part of their two-day event.

AUSTSWIM Chief Executive Carl Partridge advised “the Sunshine Coast was a standout location for the AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 World Conference, with both a national and international delegate list, it acted as an ideal draw card for delegates to bring their families and combine work with pleasure but also allow us access to a host of amazing and flexible meeting facilities.”

Noting that the conference was a great fit for the Sunshine Coast where the warm climate and stunning coastline meant the local lifestyle was centred around water sports and activities, Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) Chief Executive Simon Latchford stated “we are excited to host the AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 World Conference, which very much aligns with our region’s values on water safety, health and wellness.

“Business events are a vital part of our tourism offerings. Guests visiting the region to attend a meeting, conference or exhibition have a higher spend than holiday visitors, and it is crucial we provide them with an unforgettable experience.

“We are certainly starting to make inroads as business travel growth to the Sunshine Coast increased by 34.7% to a record 363,000 visitors to the year ending March 2019.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Business Events Sunshine Coast, a division of VSC, and Sunshine Coast Council to secure high-profile business events for the region with support via the Business Events Assistance Program.”

The newly opened Sunshine Coast Convention Centre is proving to be a welcome addition to the Sunshine Coast’s capabilities for hosting world conferences like AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19.

The Sunshine Coast is hosting a diverse range of business events in 2019, including the Queensland Tourism Awards, Destination Q, Destination IQ, ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference, the 37th Australasian Polymer Symposium, Infocus Wealth Management iCON Annual Conference, Performing Arts Connection Australia Conference and National Performing Arts Exchange.

AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 has received support funding through the Business Events Assistance Program, a joint initiative of Sunshine Coast Council and Business Events Sunshine Coast.

Click here for more information on the AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 conference in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Images: Learning to swim with an AUSTSWIM accredited teacher (top) and Laurie Lawrence, a keynote speaker at the AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 world conference (below).

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