North Queensland Regional Conference 2017

North Queensland Regional Conference 2017
This year the North Queensland Regional Conference will be held at Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, QLD.

This year's conference theme is “From Construction to Production, How to Improve Efficiencies” and will feature over 25 presentations across the two-day conference. There are also several networking opportunities for delegates and exhibitors including Meet the Trade Drinks, followed by the Conference Dinner on Thursday 20 July.

Highlights of the program include:
 - 2 day conference program including a range of presentations and topics
 - Disaster Recovery Panel featuring representatives from the affected local government areas following Cyclone Debbie
 - Conference Dinner on Thursday 20 July at Sorbello's Italian Restaurant
 - Trade Exhibition featuring 11 exhibitors 

               
 

Date:  Thursday, 20 July & Friday, 21 July
Venue: 
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC)

Address:  Alfred St, Mackay QLD 4740
Conference Dinner: Sorbello's Italian Restaurant, 166b Victoria Street Mackay (ticket included in Full Conference Registration)

 Registration type       Member      
 Non-member
 

Earlybird Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 20/7)
 $550 $800
Standard Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 20/7)  $600 $850
One-day Conference Registration
 $300
$425
Speaker - Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 20/7)  $495 $695
Speaker - One-day Conference Registration   $270  $380

Notes:
1. Earlybird closes midnight Friday, 30 June 2017.
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 ($60) in addition to your registration.
3. Members of qldwater can use the 'Employee of a Corporate Member' registration option. Please then specify your 'organisation' as qldwater.   


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
ALS
Bioaction
Detection Services
Evoqua Water Technologies
JP Piping Systems (Hygrade Water)
MiWater (Mackay Regional Council) 
Prominent Fluid Controls
Royce Water Technologies Pty Ltd
Steel Mains

qldwater Conference
The qldwater(Queensland Water Directorate) Conference is being held at the same venue, in Mackay on Wednesday 19 July. AWA members are invited to attend the qldwater Conference and take advantage of the member rate. The day conference will be followed by a joint casual AWA/qldwater dinner on Wednesday evening, including two courses and drinks to be held at the Austral Hotel, (additional cost applies). Please visit the qldwater event website for further information including draft program and registration for conference and dinner. 

Welcome to Mackay
The Mackay region is delighted to partner with the Australian Water Association North Queensland Conference, and warmly welcomes all delegates and speakers. The region offers diverse experiences and an enviable climate, with daily temperatures averaging just over 22oC in mid winter in July/August!  It’s the perfect weather to enjoy a dip at one of the region’s 31 beaches, some of which are just a stone’s throw from the City Centre. 
Be swept away in the culture of Mackay’s City Centre, which features one of the best collections of art deco buildings in Queensland. Relax and watch the sunset over the blue water Pioneer River, or enjoy a stroll along the 21km award-winning Bluewater Trail, which takes in the region’s natural beauty and features six original and eye-catching pieces of public art.  There’s also a vibrant seaside marina with alfresco dining, pristine rainforest hinterland and one of the only places in the world that offers a chance to scuba dive with platypus.  The region is fueled by a world class resource services sector, a resurgence in the Bowen Basin, a resurgence in agribusiness, growth in tourism, and an emerging marine sector.  It is the largest sugar-producing region in Australia and nearly a third of Queensland’s export goods originate from the Mackay region. 
While you are in Mackay for the conference, we do encourage you to explore the local region. We hope you enjoy your stay. 
Mackay Attractions & Drive Itineraries
If you have arrived in The Mackay Region and are wondering what to do, look no further than the large range of itineraries in the above links. Your stay can be as adventurous or relaxing as you like from bushwalks to sunrise on the beach, fishing and camping to swimming in freshwater holes… the options are endless!
Mackay City Centre Dining Guide
The flavours of the world is a culinary travel guide to the many delights found in the Mackay City Centre. No matter what type of food you enjoy, Mackay City Centre has it all 

Accommodation Options
Quest Mackay (38 MacAlister St)
Walk to MECC = 6 minutes

Mackay Grand Suites (9 Gregory St)
Walk to MECC = 7 minutes

Quest Mackay on Gordon (27 Gordon St)
Walk to MECC = 11 minutes

Oaks Rivermarque (55/63 River St)
Walk to MECC = 11 minutes

Lanai Riverside Apartments
 (20 River St)
Walk to MECC = 12 minutes

Rivera Mackay (5/7 Nelson St)
Walk to MECC = 12 minutes
 
 
If you have any questions please or to register your interest please contact: Katie Trevor on 02 9467 8419 or ktrevor@awa.asn.au 



Thank you to our sponsors 

                     
         
        Destination Partner                        Gold Sponsor



               
 
                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
       Silver Sponsor                     Bronze Sponsor                  Bronze Sponsor                    Bronze Sponsor




When:
20/07/2017 - 21/07/2017
Where:
Alfred Street
Mackay, QLD 4740 Australia

Program


Thursday, 20 July 2017

 
A dinner ticket is included with your registration. If you will not be attending the dinner, please remove this item from your itinerary.
Time:
6:30 PM
20/07/2017 6:30 PM
One day registration does not include a ticket to the conference dinner. To purchase a dinner ticket please add this item to your itinerary.
Time:
6:30 PM
20/07/2017 6:30 PM

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