Having taken this conference from some stock-standard venues to Crown Promenade in Melbourne and then to Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, the challenge was to find a venue in Sydney which not only provided a wow factor for delegates but which would make them feel special and very 5 star! Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park ticked all of these boxes and with some serious negotiations, the price was right for this not-for-profit association’s 2018 conference.
To create a sensational international congress in Melbourne for over 1000 delegates with a very Australian flavour. We assisted DOHaD ANZ to pitch and win the bid for the DOHaD International 2019 Congress and we are excited to work with the Melbourne Convention Centre to put together an amazing event. We have already secured a large amount of funding and sponsorship which will afford a lot of WOW factors for our overseas and local delegates.
Now in our 22nd year with AUSCRS (my how time flies when you’re having fun!), the continual challenge to find ‘outside the square’ venues for this client has been met again. We have had ‘sole use’ of many amazing places for this event (including Hayman Island twice) and the take-over of Peppers in Noosa in 2018 will again create a very ‘AUSCRS family’ atmosphere. What better way to network with your peers than to share an entire resort for four days.
Having been involved with DOHaD ANZ since its inception four years ago, we know the importance of choosing interesting venues for this very important annual event. The brief once again was to take the delegates away from their university campuses, hospital lecture rooms, standard venues to somewhere that is memorable and very Sydney! And what better place than a ‘venue with a view’ of Sydney Harbour Bridge!
Having been run in-house for the last event, this association’s brief was for a re-invention of their look and feel and to take their conferences to a new level. Take away your ‘expected look’ for their conference theme, add a special venue and a few interesting program ideas and the 2018 ASTLiT Conference is headed for a great success!
With this being our 5th year with PSANZ, we were charged with the challenge of finding a venue in Auckland that would house up to 1000 delegates, 40 exhibition booths, 6 concurrent sessions, a welcome reception and a gala event in one! And not be in your stock-standard convention centre. The 2018 PSANZ Congress was also to be inclusive of the Maori tradition and what better way than to have a 20 foot waka boat as part of our stage theming!