North Queensland Regional Conference 2018

North Queensland Regional Conference 2018
Registrations for the North Queensland Regional Conference happening in Cairns (QLD) will close on Friday 20 July!

A Region of Extremes – Resilience and Innovation in the Face of Change 

Thursday 26th– Friday 27th July 2018
Hilton Cairns

The Committee of the Queensland Branch of AWA would like to invite you to this exciting conference which will focus on the “A Region of Extremes – Resilience and Innovation in the Face of Change”. The Conference will showcase a broad range of presentations relating to the unique environment of the regions including but not exclusively the reef. The region is subject to cycles of boom and bust in terms of the economy, development and climate. This, together with the region’s remoteness and diversity creates a unique background for managing the water cycle and the associated assets in northern Australia. We also hope to have input from Federal and State regulators to provide insight into the trends in environmental protection.  

The series of the Australian Water Assocation’s North Queensland Regional Conferences have been very successful and has enjoyed strong growth over the years, with over 120 people attending recent regional conferences.

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Conference details
Date:  Thursday, 26 July & Friday, 27 July
Venue:  Hilton Cairns
Address:  34 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870
Conference Dinner: Salt House, Marina Point, Cairns (ticket included in Full Conference Registration)

Special Event
Women of Water Network Evening
The Women of Water Network will be holding a special Cairns event on Friday 27th July following the conference.
This event is free to all. Register Here


 Registration type       Member      

Earlybird Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 26/7)
 $570 $795
Standard Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 26/7)  $625 $875
One-day Conference Registration
Speaker - Earlybird - Full Conference Registration (includes Dinner 26/7)   $510  $715
Speaker - Standard Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 26/7)  $560 $785

1. Earlybird closes midnight Friday, 22 June. (CLOSED)
2. A one-day conference registrations does not include a dinner ticket. Should you wish to attend the dinner, you must purchase a dinner ticket ($90) in addition to your registration.
3. If you are an employee of a corporate member of the Association you are entitled to the member rate, please contact the Association to receive the discounted rate if it is not showing below.

How to register
  1. Click the log in button on the top right hand corner or create account if you are not a member
  2. Once logged, click the “Register myself”  button
  3. Select the correct registration type
  4. Proceed to the checkout for payment

Who will be exhibiting this year at the North Queensland Regional Conference?
360 Engineering
Alliance Automation
WasteID / QR2id
DCM Process Control
Detection Services
Evoqua Water Technologies
ISC Services
JP Piping Systems 
Prominent Fluid Controls
Royce Water Technologies Pty Ltd
Steel Mains
NB: The trade exhibition is now sold out, however sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Accommodation Options
Discount rates at the Hilton Cairns and Mantra properties nearby have been organised for conference attendees. 
Click here for more information
NB: Accommodation in Cairns over the conference dates is selling out, please ensure you book your accommodation ASAP.

For more information please contact:

Conference: KATIE TREVOR, Senior Events Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8419 | E:
Trade Exhibition: STEPHEN COMEY, Senior Exhibition Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8406 | E:
Sponsorship: ELANA HUTHNANCE, Membership & Sponsorship Manager | Ph: 0401 807 221 | E:

Thank you to our sponsors 

       Host Sponsor           Meet the Trade’ Drinks Partner       Best Paper Sponsor        

   Silver Sponsor         Bronze Sponsor 
26/07/2018 - 27/07/2018


Thursday, 26 July 2018

One day registration does not include a ticket to the conference dinner. To purchase a dinner ticket please add this item to your itinerary.
A dinner ticket is included with your registration. If you will not be attending the dinner, please remove this item from your itinerary.

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