The Office Professionals Breakfast (OPB) is proudly brought to you by the highly respected and trusted bureau,
Great Expectation Speakers and Trainers. Put simply, they really do make magic events happen.
Great Expectation only represents presenters with a proven track record for making a lasting impact on every audience (and that includes the team at Great Expectation!). They regularly attend events to discover exciting new talent, and it is all about finding you the right speaker, trainer or entertainer for your event.
Book your tickets to OPB 2018, and experience what Great Expectation Speakers and Trainers can do for you and your events!
DPMA specialises in providing innovative design, print, mail, clothing and promotional solutions to customers around Australia. They are problem solvers who pride themselves on their ability to act quickly and think creatively to deliver high quality and value to their clients.
Founded in 1995, their team can manage your projects from design through to delivery, keeping you involved and informed along the way. They have an established network of exceptional national and international suppliers; each one has been hand-picked for their experience, reliability and capability. They also share DPMA’s aim which is to provide total customer satisfaction.
DPMA have met the needs of thousands of customers from a diverse variety of market segments. They are certain we can meet your needs too. Contact them to discuss your next design, print, mail, clothing or promotional project. Whether you know exactly what you want or are seeking assistance to find the right solution, DPMA can help.
THE PROP HOUSE is Brisbane’s BEST event theming and prop Hire Company. From humble beginnings in 1995, the team has continuously set the bar for Brisbane events over the last 20 years.
Originally established in South Brisbane by Jano Dawes, The Prop House primarily provided a source of quality visual merchandising (VM) product and custom-built props to support Jano’s own VM and event styling business. In 1998, Jano merged her businesses and The Prop House became Brisbane’s one-stop provider of event styling, theming and prop hire.
Always aiming to exceed expectations, the scope of events styled by the talented team reaches beyond imagination. The Prop House has continuously set the bar for Brisbane events over the last twenty years and more.
From humble beginnings in 1995, The Prop House has grown to be Brisbane’s favourite event theming company.
Brisbane City Hall is one of Queensland’s most significant heritage and cultural icons. Since its opening in 1930, Brisbane City Hall has been a symbol of civic pride and over the years it has become one of Brisbane’s greatest icons and the home of elegance and grandeur.
As you enter the magnificent King George Square foyer the grandness of the marble staircases and the vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, and mosaic tiled floors are sure to impress your guests.
Select one of our many function rooms to suit your event. Whether it’s an extravagant event for hundreds of guests or a smaller gathering, EPICURE will ensure your function is seamless, professional and memorable.
u&u want to get to know you and your organisation because that’s how we form real partnerships: partnerships that change lives. They are not your usual recruiters. Their founding Directors chose to break away from the mainstream recruitment industry to offer you a different, better way of doing things.
It’s a modern way that brings candidates with “Oomph!” to your business. It’s a savvy way that brings you the skills, cutting-edge thinking, technology and talent that you’ve been looking for. u&u get a kick out of what they do – it’s why they love going to the office each day. Their enthusiasm means they can offer fresh ideas to clients every single day.
And, when you combine their team’s passion with precision, you can be confident that you’ll get the talent and advice you need, right when you need it.
Staging Connections provide award-winning audio visual solutions for corporate events. As the largest event services provider across the Asia Pacific they are your one-stop-shop for all your AV event needs. Sit back relax and let their dedicated technical teams do the rest. With the latest technology and over 35 years of experience combined with their creative minds, they will deliver your message in exciting ways you didn’t think possible. Successful events start with great AV. After all, it’s not just the story; it’s how you tell it.
The award-winning Mon Komo Hotel combines breathtaking views with resort-inspired facilities in the heart of Redcliffe. With views of the ocean, Mon Komo Hotel offers an array of entertainment and food and beverage outlets for guests to enjoy including Cabana Bar & Terrace, Restaurant Caribbee, Treasure Lounge, Seabrae Bar and a state of the art functions and events area with five functions rooms.
Victoria Park Golf Complex is an award-winning Brisbane precinct featuring an 18 hole golf course, 61 bay driving range, 18 hole putt putt course, and an alfresco Bistro. The precinct also boasts eight stunning function spaces featuring panoramic views of Brisbane’s city skyline. With free parking and Wi-Fi for all guests, it’s no wonder Victoria Park has been twice named Australia’s best speciality events venue for 30-800 delegates.
Village Roadshow theme parks are truly where serious business meets serious fun! Imagine dining with the dolphins or daring to conquer the steepest drop in the Southern Hemisphere at your next conference! Village Roadshow Theme Parks has a new world-class conference centre which caters for up to 1000 delegates and 400 rooms and suites. With a choice of six exciting venues famous for their exhilarating rides, exciting shows, amazing animals, and spectacular theming, Village Roadshow Theme Parks will transform your next conference into a truly amazing experience.
Opening in late 2018, Howard Smith Wharves will be Brisbane’s newest and most exciting riverfront event space. With remarkable views of the Story Bridge and city skyline, and an impressive portfolio of event spaces, Howard Smith Wharves is Brisbane’s ultimate venue for every kind of special event. The precinct features two large riverfront event spaces and unrivalled options for outdoor events, from rooftop terraces, pop up marquees and intimate private venues amongst the cliffs.
Howard Smith Wharves can cater for as little as 10 or as many as 1000 people at each event, with the core philosophy of showcasing the best of Queensland’s food and drink. With onsite parking and accommodation, the cutting edge event spaces are suitable for conferences, trade shows, meetings, gala dinners, Christmas parties, intimate corporate dinners, team-building events, weddings, social events and private celebrations.
Royal on the Park Hotel & Suites is one of Brisbane’s most iconic hotels. Enjoy the heart of the bustling CBD or the quiet, lustrous City Botanic Gardens. Their location also allows easy access to The Gabba, Suncorp Stadium, QPAC, Treasury Casino, and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. They have 153 rooms, including four spa suites, one junior suite, three executive suites. All rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows, desks, in-room tablet (KEYPR), espresso capsule coffee machines, minibars, free unlimited high-speed WIFI, access to our outdoor pool, spa and gym, 24-hour in-room dining, concierge and reception.
Located within the hotel is The Walnut Restaurant and an elegant lounge bar. On-site car parking. Easy access to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast gateways make all of our 11 function rooms ideal when planning conferences or events. Royal on the Park has a range of amenities on offer, they’re sure to fit any corporate travellers’ needs.
The Brisbane Convention Bureau offers a range of free, independent services to help event organisers plan, promote and stage successful events acting as a one-stop shop of practical advice, helpful support and local insider knowledge. The Bureau delivers a seamless business events experience, providing direction and support to event organisers from the early stages of bidding for a conference to the final stages of organising post-conference tours.
The Bureau is part of Brisbane Marketing, the economic development board for the Greater Brisbane Region. Our purpose is to promote Brisbane and its surrounds as Australia’s new world city to local, national and international markets to create a more prosperous Brisbane. We bring together government and industry to create and leverage business opportunities, we share information and knowledge as a catalyst for innovation and we persuade customers to invest, visit, meet, study, work, live and play in Brisbane.
Ovolo Inchcolm draws inspiration from its rich architectural heritage and fuses it with modern rock n roll style with an eclectic ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ in the Salon de Co bar & restaurant. Distinctive styling, contemporary meetings spaces and exquisite cuisine are sure to impress and help make any meeting a memorable occasion, with event spaces for 10-100 guests available. Inchcolm’s 50 rooms and suites have been refurbished and your stay now includes Ovolo freebies including free minibar, free breakfast, free social happy hour and more. Discover the eclectic, sophisticated and curious Ovolo Inchcolm.
Clear Mountain Lodge is located 35 minutes North West of Brisbane’s CBD in the Moreton Bay Hinterland, offering peace & tranquility to guests and conference delegates. The hotel offers extensive conference facilities, on-site restaurants, Stephanies Day Spa and stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains and beyond. Unique features of the hotel include Chef’s Herb & Market Garden, beehives and vineyard providing a welcome retreat from the city.
The Brisbane Airport Hotels Group encompasses the ibis and Pullman Brisbane Airport, the Novotel Brisbane Airport & the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre. The architecturally designed Pullman Brisbane offers guests a 5 star luxury escape, all from within the heart of the airport precinct. Understated elegance are the hallmarks of the property with 132 perfectly appointed rooms. Next door to the hotel, is the 3.5 star, 243 room ibis Brisbane Airport. This hotel caters for the economy traveller and offers all the comforts of home. Adjacent to the hotels, the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre features 1,800 sqm of architecturally designed space. This state of the art meetings and conference space has been designed to be entirely flexible to meet the dynamic needs of any business or group. In addition, located a short drive from the airport terminals, is the 4.5 star, 157 room Novotel Brisbane Airport.
The Pullman and Mercure Brisbane King George Square is a contemporary 5-star hotel in Brisbane, located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, offering guests a wide range of luxury accommodation options. Guests may select between 210 Pullman 5-star luxury guestrooms and a Mercure tower with 228 4-star hotel rooms. Boasting the largest hotel conference facilities in Brisbane, the Pullman King George Square offers an impressive setting for hosting up to 1,000 delegates. The luxury concept of our hotel translates into amazing meeting rooms and conference venues, perfectly adequate for any type of event: corporate meetings, celebrations, social events.
Dining options include a sophisticated restaurant, a sleek and vibrant bar and café and Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar which overlooks King George Square and City Hall.
More fun, more pioneering, more professional, more empowered, more connected.
Engaging high-performance teams is both a science and an art. Whether you are looking for a social encounter or focused team building, Directors of the Extraordinary experiences are crafted to deliver the right outcome for your team. Designed and facilitated to guarantee engagement and test key problem solving, communication and leadership skills, all our simulations bring a twist of the extraordinary to events and learning days. Experiences can be designed to deliver different levels of intensity and complexity for everything from light social events through to hard and soft skills training.
What we do works because it’s different. Unlike traditional simulations, we push the boundaries through intriguing scenarios, technology and intricate puzzles that are individually interesting and collectively extraordinary.
Hawaiian Airlines is proudly Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Now in its 89th year of continuous service, no airline knows Hawaii like Hawaiian Airlines. From the moment you step on board, you will experience the airlines’ signature hospitality with its warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines operates new 278-seat, Airbus A330-200 aircraft and flies daily from Sydney and three times weekly from Brisbane to Honolulu and onto 12 U.S. Mainland cities. Hawaiian Airlines is also the only international airline operating flights between Hawaii’s Neighbour Islands. International guests travelling on Neighbour Island flights booked on the same journey as their international sectors enjoy the international 64kg free checked baggage allowance (2 x bags at 32kg per piece).
All fares to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines include Hawaiian inspired meals and beverages, on demand inflight entertainment and a generous 64kg free checked baggage allowance (2 x bags at 32kg per piece).
As the convention bureau for the Sunshine Coast, Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) offer a range of services to event planners to ensure every event-planning journey on the Sunshine Coast is seamless.
Business Events Sunshine Coast’s role is to promote the Sunshine Coast as a viable destination for conferences, meetings and incentive programs. Our knowledgeable staff save event organisers hours of work by providing independent expert advice and support on every aspect of holding a business event on the Sunshine Coast. We are passionate about ensuring your event is memorable, for all the right reasons.
BESC knows the work that goes into planning for an upcoming event. We provide free and unbiased guidance to assist you with this mammoth task by sourcing information or full proposals from Sunshine Coast products and services. Whether it’s researching venues, transfer options, offsite dinner locations, event theming . you name it, we know it. All support is free-of-charge.
Australia Zoo, 1 hour north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, was made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. The 105 acre zoo is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet, where you can get up close to animals, including koalas, wombats and kangaroos! Check out giraffes, rhinos, zebras, cheetahs and our new meerkats at the African Savannah, and majestic tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. See free-roaming ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabra tortoises, colourful macaws and more on Bindi’s Island! Watch a saltwater crocodile strike from the water’s edge in the daily Wildlife Warriors show, and explore the world’s busiest Wildlife Hospital, where you can watch vets saving endangered Australian animals.
The traditional owners of the land call the island, K’Gari, which means paradise, and the diverse range of breath-taking scenery and landscapes certainly feel that way when you arrive. Kingfisher Bay Resort and Fraser Island is are untapped, events destinations unlike any other. Here, rainforest surrounds freshwater lakes and sand dunes, beaches and sunsets stretch for miles. With outdoor adventures to remember forever, memories forged together, and an immersive experience where the busyness of the world fades away, Fraser Island is the perfect place for people to feel present and connected at your event. We have a range of special deals on offer for conference and incentive groups – please contact our Sales Manager Sarah Smith for more details.
Landmark Resort is the perfect choice for Mooloolaba accommodation offering a choice of studio suites and fully self contained one, two and three bedroom apartments with all the creature comforts of a home away from home. Ideally situated right on Mooloolaba Esplanade which provides many great restaurants, cafes, juice bars and takeaway shops to enjoy. The Esplanade is now home to many great boutiques, day spas and beauty salons and we are also just a short stroll away from The Wharf and Underwater World SeaLife. Landmark has a reputation for delivering high quality self-catering accommodation, great guest facilities as well as value for money. Landmark Resort guest facilities include the heated tropical lagoon pool, poolside spa, shaded poolside area, rooftop spa and barbeque facilities, free Wi-F internet access, free secure undercover parking, fully equipped gymnasium, conference facilities and plenty more.
Nestled amongst the bush only 1.5km away from the beach is Noosa’s best kept secret “Beach Road Holiday Homes”. 49 Architecturally designed houses and magical leisure centre with 4 swimming pools including a lap pool, heated spa, games room, lounge and childrens playroom are superbly located to be just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa’s thriving tourist spot but close enough if you want to let them have a taste of it.
Our houses are all three or four bedrooms with three or four bathrooms. They are large enough to have small executive retreats of up to 25 comfortably. We can set up one house as the base and accommodate your groups in our other houses. We have private chefs come in to do the catering and we can theme according to your wishes. So come up and have a look you will be glad you did.
The Events Centre, Caloundra is the Sunshine Coast’s premier performing arts and conference centre which excels in sole-use conferences and special events and will soon be undergoing a $6 million redevelopment due to be completed by May 2019. Located in picturesque Caloundra, which offers delegates easy access to Sunshine Coast Airport only 30 mins away and Brisbane Airport one hour south, delegates will be greeting by a beautiful relaxed seaside town boasting accommodation options galore, restaurants, vibrant cafes, markets and authentic hospitality.
The Events Centre offers multiple conference/plenary areas, meeting rooms and versatile open spaces to accommodate small meetings through to large gala dining events for 700. The redevelopment will include a Porte Cochere, upgrades to foyer areas, function spaces and acoustics. Hosting national and international performing artists and high-profile events such as the Australian Event Awards, The Events Centres’ experienced professional team are waiting to assist you.
Centrally located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Surfair Conference & Events Centre, is superbly positioned with direct access to one of the Coast’s most popular patrolled beaches. The Conference Centre is only 5 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport, and 90 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.
Boasting five in-house function rooms, with onsite 4-star accommodation, Surfair’s team of professional organisers provide a balance of creativity and detailed planning for events from 10 – 240 guests. Whether it is a conference, exhibition, meeting, dinner, or training seminar, Surfair Conference and Events Centre, offers the perfect mix of business and pleasure to make your occasion an event to remember.
Each newly renovated function room offers built-in AV systems, dedicated wireless internet, adjustable lighting and multi audio visual equipment. The menu options are varied, with additional attention given for any special dietary requirements. With great food and relaxed settings, coupled with Surfair’s friendly and efficient team, you can be assured the preparation of your event will be seamless resulting in a great success.
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Iceberg Events was established in 1996 by Professional Conference Organiser and Managing Director, Jodie Parker. Since then this Brisbane-based events company has grown into a dynamic team comprising of Event Managers, Event Coordinators, Event Assistants and a full-time Graphic Designer. In that time, Iceberg Events has put together conferences, conventions, symposia, trade shows and exhibitions, meetings and seminars across Australia and overseas. You can be assured of working with professional and experienced staff who can meet any challenge you care to throw at them. Iceberg Travel is also a travel agency whereby we can organise your next group travel requirements including accommodation, flights and transfers and travel insurance. They believe that organising events should be fun – and they’d like to keep it that way!
Custom Printed Bags & Boxes specialises in supplying tailor made bags and boxes to your unique style, size and printing requirements for corporate, event, promotional or product packaging needs. Short runs are available which is perfect for the times you require small quantities of bespoke branded gift boxes for VIPs or branded gift bags at a small event.
Utterly delicious, cool climate wine: Balancing Rock Wines is owned and operated by David and Lori Broadbent. Lori is an Honorary Life Member of AIOP. The wines are all Estate born on balancing rock earth – a 22 acre vineyard of sun-splashed grapes on Queensland’s stunning Granite Belt – a 230km drive south-west of Brisbane. You won’t see a Balancing Rock wine in any liquor store. The limited production, award-winning Vintages can be purchased through a visit to the cellar door which sits at the bottom of the mountains and vines; through the online shop. or call 0407 127 903.
Consider escaping to Stanthorpe for an Autumn/Winter weekend of luxurious, clean country air and take-in all the region has to offer, including a visit to our Cellar Door. Special deals are on offer for OPB attendees. David and Lori would love to talk with you about their wines for you to enjoy with family and friends, and also for your corporate/boardroom needs.
Black & White Cabs aims to continually improve and exceed our customers’ expectations across all levels of service. Black & White Cabs prides itself on its passion for innovation and as a result, we offer three easy ways to book a taxi – app, online or through 133 222. We are honoured to be the only locally owned and operated taxi company in Brisbane.