QWater Conference 2017

QWater Conference 2017
The QLD Branch's annual conference - this year’s exciting QWater Conference will focus on “The Water Industry of the Future”.

Returning to the picturesque Sunshine Coast, QWater 2017 will feature 30+ presentations, 20+ exhibitors and 150+ attendees. The program, developed by the industry, showcases a broad range of presentations focused on issues that are likely to influence the management of water utilities in the future. These presentations cover a range of perspectives, from engineering and science to legal and human resources, across customers and water utilities alike, with a focus on the challenges that are likely to be experienced as the water industry evolves moving forward. The ongoing challenge to increase the realisation of the value of water by customers in the face of economic and environmental change will require collaboration and innovation in our industry and can only be achieved when we share our experience and knowledge.

View Conference Program             View Abstracts  

New to the QWater 2017 Program is the QWater Hack, a new and exciting event, bringing together bright creative minds to tackle challenges facing the water industry. Entries to the Hack have now closed, we look forward to seeing you in a few short weeks where the successful teams will be judged on their pitch at QWater by leading water industry leaders. The QWater Hack will take place on Friday 3 November at 4pm.

We are pleased to announce the 2017 QWater Conference will be returning to the Sunshine Coast...
Delegates are invited to bring partners, friends and families. The conference venue and the surrounding Sunshine Coast offer many nearby attractions and activities that will make for a memorable stay. Discount accommodation rates are available for delegates and the resort offers Kids Club services, allowing delegates and partners to enjoy the evenings of entertainment and relationship building. 

Event Details:

Date: Friday, 3 November & Saturday, 4 November
Venue: Novotel Twin Waters Resort 
Address: 270 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast QLD 4564

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Conference Registration type       Member      

Earlybird Full Conference Registration (includes Friday dinner) 
 $640 $895
Standard Full Conference Registration (includes Friday dinner)  $745 $1,010
One-day Conference Registration
Speaker - Full Conference Registration (includes Friday dinner)  $575 $805
Student - Full Conference Registration   $485 $485
Student - One-day Conference Registration
 $255  $255

1. Earlybird closed midnight Friday, 6 October 2017.
2. A one-day conference registrations does not include a dinner ticket to the Conference Dinner (Friday). Should you wish to attend the dinner, you must purchase a dinner ticket ($110) in addition to your registration.
3. If you are not a professional member, but your employer is a corporate member of the Association, please contact Katie Trevor so that you can register at the member rate.

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If you are having troubles registering please contact us on 02 9436 0055.

Conference Social Program
Meet the Trade Drinks - Friday 3rd 5.30pm - Exhibition Hall
Mingle with the exhibitors over drinks, included in Full Registration and Friday Registration.  

Friday evening 3rd - Conference Dinner - Lily's on the Lagoon

The QWater'17 Dinner will be held at the resort's premium overwater venue with stunning lagoon views. The conference dinner is included with a full delegate registration, additional dinner tickets can be purchased. 
Dinner tickets (Adults only) - $110
Saturday evening 4th - BBQ Dinner - Lagoon Beach
As QWater'17 draws to a close, relax and celebrate with a BBQ buffet style dinner served down by the lagoon. Tickets are not included in any registration type. Partners, families and kids all welcome.
Tickets include BBQ buffet, dessert and three hour beverage package.
Dinner tickets - Adults - $110
Dinner tickets - Kids (2-12) - $40
Dinner tickets - Kids (12-17) - $65

Accommodation @ Twin Waters Resort
Click to download the booking form with discount accommodation rates (nightly rates from $149). Update as at 10/10 - Twin Towns are fully booked for the night of Saturday 4th November. They do still have availability on the 2nd and 3rd November. If you do wish to stay on the Saturday evening, they have recommended the following places to stay; The Ramada, Surfair Beach Hotel and Magnolia Lane Apartments.

Kids Club / Childminding 

The resort has kids club facilities and offers in-room babysitting - Download the Kidz Cove flyer. To arrange, please book through the resort directly on 07 5450 9545.

Meet the QWater Exhibitors
 - 360 Engineering
 - Akwa-Worx
 - Alliance Automation
 - Atmos Blue
 - Automation IT
 - Detection Services
 - DN Tanks, Inc.
 - Grenof Water Technologies
 - Innovyze
 - ISC Services
 - ProMinent Fluid Controls
 - Royce Water Technologies
 - Safegroup Automation
 - Steel Mains
 - Symbio Laboratories
 - Taggle Systems
 - Vinidex
 - Wilo Australia

Final Exhibitor Opportunities Remain
The Australian Water Association invites you to become an Exhibitor at QWater. To find out more and secure your space, please contact Steve Comey. Download the application form here.

View Current Exhibition Floorplan           Become an Exhibitor now

For more information on the conference or sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Katie Trevor on 02 9467 8419

For enquries regarding the trade exhibition, please contact: Steve Comey on 02 9467 8406

Thank you to our sponsors 

Platinum Sponsor


                                Gold Sponsor                   Gold Sponsor       Meet the Trade Drinks Sponsor                


                             Silver Sponsors                                                  Bronze Sponsors                           

Queensland Utility Sponsors




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3/11/2017 - 4/11/2017
Twin Waters


Friday, 03 November 2017

A dinner ticket to the Conference Dinner on Friday evening is included with your registration. If you will not be attending the dinner, please remove this item from your itinerary.
One day registration does not include a ticket to the conference dinner. To purchase a dinner ticket please add this item to your itinerary.
For any accompanying family and guests
Tickets to the BBQ Dinner on Saturday evening are not included in any registration type and must be purchased.
For any accompanying family and guests
For any accompanying family and guests

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