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Do your bit for bushfire recovery

Do your bit for bushfire recovery

If you are wondering how to help with the bushfire recovery effort, the simplest thing you can do is book a conference in a regional area in 2020. Hotel and venue cancellations are at an all-time high which is causing absolute devastation to local economies that have...

Conference venues Sunshine Coast

Conference venues Sunshine Coast

Are you looking for conference venues at the Sunshine Coast? Well, firstly, congratulations. Great choice! The Sunshine Coast has so much to offer and has recently upgraded its airport. It has subsequently increased the number of flights – both domestic and international – that are flying in which means accessibility is at an all-time high.

Corporate event planner

Corporate event planner

Are you are corporate event planner? Or are you looking to hire one? The Conference Shop is a dedicated venue sourcing service that is FREE for our clients.

Event venues Sydney

Event venues Sydney

Are you looking for event venues in Sydney? Sometimes the sheer volume of venues can be overwhelming. From hotels to private event spaces, to outdoor VIP areas and rooftops, The Conference Shop is a dedicated venue finding service that will help you find the perfect venue for your next event. 

Spotlight on South East Asia

Spotlight on South East Asia

So much happens in South East Asia that we thought we would do a quick round up of five highlights to keep you up-to-date. Raffles Singapore refurb complete - more here. Raffles welcomes you as they write a new chapter after an extensive restoration, breathing new...

Five things to do this holidays

Five things to do this holidays

School holidays, Christmas, New Year and summer break are all just around the corner. Have you made plans for what you are going to do? 1. Food tour You don't have to go overseas to go on an exotic food tour. Taste Tours, a not-for-profit that employs and trains...

Meet Molly Carpenter from Oaks Metropole

Meet Molly Carpenter from Oaks Metropole

Molly Carpenter is the Hotel Functions Manager at Oaks Metropole Hotel in Townsville. Read on to find out more about Townsville.  Why should corporates conference in Townsville?  Townsville is in an excellent location that is also a hub for mining, port access,...

Meet Ruth Prideaux from Mercure Townsville

Meet Ruth Prideaux from Mercure Townsville

Ruth Prideaux is the Director of Sales at the Mercure Townsville. Here she shares her insider tips to this tropical paradise.  Why should corporates conference in Townsville?        Townsville is an excellent place to conference as it is an affordable option with...

Getting to know Sunshine Coast Convention Centre

Getting to know Sunshine Coast Convention Centre

Read on to find out more about Novotel Twin Waters with Resort Insider Sharon White. Why should corporates conference at Novotel Twin Waters? We have Queensland’s newest Convention Centre! From our complex biosphere in the north, to the lush Glasshouse Mountains in...

Getting to know Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour

Getting to know Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour

Read on to find out more about Opal Cove with Resort Insider Tanya Watts Why should corporates conference in Coffs Harbour? Your delegates will love Coffs Harbour, the only place in NSW where the Great Dividing Range meets the Pacific Ocean. Did you know that the...

Getting to know Sails Resort, Port Macquarie

Getting to know Sails Resort, Port Macquarie

Read on to find out more about Port Macquarie with Rachelle Dufty, Sails' Conference Event Coordinator. Why should corporates conference in Port Macquarie? Not only is Port Macquarie easily accessible by road and air, it offers a coastal escape where delegates can...

Getting to know Queenstown, New Zealand

Getting to know Queenstown, New Zealand

Luxe life: Matakauri Lodge TripAdvisor doesn't lie - this place is consistently rated excellent. It’s hard to think of a better place to meet than beside the shores of Lake Wakatipu with view across to The Remarkables. Matakauri Lodge is the ideal location for...

Getting to know Tasmania

Getting to know Tasmania

Why should you host an event or a conference in Tasmania?   Tasmania offers so much diversity in short timeframes. Where are the best places to host events?  Hobart and Launceston are the two best known places to hold conferences or events but there is also Cradle...

Distilleries and breweries you need to know about

Distilleries and breweries you need to know about

Gin Ironbark Distillery in the Hawkesbury Valley has created an award-winning gin that features wattleseed in the botanical blend. Tastings are available 12pm - 6pm six days a week, or by appointment and you can host private events on-site. Four Pillars Gin Distillery...