This year's social program offers delegates fantastic networking opportunities with industry contacts.

Welcome reception
Tuesday 31 July 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ticket inclusive with registration

Kick off your conference experience at the welcome reception!

This will give you the perfect chance absorb your first day, meet, and catch up with peers as you enjoy some refreshments and get access to the exhibitors you've been waiting to meet.

After the reception ends at 7:00pm, why not attend a ‘Taste of Gold Coast dinner’? Find more details below.


Taste of Gold Coast dinners
Tuesday 31 July 2018, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Tickets $55 per person (beverages not included) 


This year we're bringing you an extended social event that offers the perfect opportunity to feast on the culinary delights of the Gold Coast, whilst networking with fellow industry members and colleagues.

Register to dine at a the below premium restaurants all within walking distance of the conference venue.

Garden Kitchen and Bar
3 course meal (beverages not included)
View menu details*

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar
Sharing menu (beverages not included)
View menu details*
Nero Dining
Sharing menu (beverages not included)
View menu details*

Please note that as the venues require full pre-payment no refund will be made if you cancel your registration or are unable to attend. 
*Menu subject to availability and change.


Conference dinner 
Wednesday 1 August 2018, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Ticket inclusive with registration | additonal tickets $150 per person

This evening is made just for you; this is the moment to relax, let your hair down and have fun! But remember it's a highly important aspect of your professional development to be able to familiarise yourself with the key influencers of our industry. The conference dinner is the perfect opportunity to make new connections, and re-connect with colleagues. Surrounded by fellow conference attendees you can get to know your industry in a low key, relaxed environment.

Please note: the conference dinner is not an allocated seating function.​ This function is included in full conference registrations but you must indicate your attendance during the registration process and be in possession of a ticket to attend.

This function is limited in capacity so please register early to attend.


Members reception
Thursday 2 August 2018, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ticket inclusive with member registrations only


Bid farewell to the Gold Coast and celebrate all the great experiences shared in the week past.

This ALIA Members only event gives the program committee the opportunity to thank you for attending and gives you the time to take in everything you’ve seen and learnt, to discuss with fellow members and new friends.


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