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Queensland Conference 2022

Icon of a calendar 20 Oct, 2022 - 21 Oct, 2022 | Small clock icon 8.00am – 5.00pm AEDT | Icon of a map pin Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns

This year's Queensland Conference will be hosted in Cairns, with the overarching theme of "Surviving, Thriving and Inspiring".

This year, as we celebrate AWA’s 60th anniversary and as part of National Water Week, we’re excited to re-engage face to face and bring together the best of the regional and metro water industry to showcase our water stories at the Queensland Conference to be held in Cairns. The conference will focus on our operational and strategic challenges, sharing our successes and learning from our challenges.

We started this decade with pandemics and droughts. Whilst the start of 2022 saw an easing the COVID-19 pandemic, this was accompanied by widespread catastrophic floods during which our industry rose to the challenge, working around the clock to ensure ongoing water supply and treatment services. It is now evident that disruption has become the norm and resilience is an essential part of our toolkit. So, how does surviving becoming thriving and how can we look beyond today’s challenges and seek to inspire others?

The conference deliberately seeks to provide a forum where technical learnings are celebrated and personal growth is commended with papers and presentations targeted at enhancing our industry through SHARED experiences, CONNECTED membership, and INSPIRED individuals.

Event Details

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Conference & Exhibition

Date Thursday, 20 October - Friday, 21 October 2022
Time 8:00am - 5:00pm AEDT
Venue Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Address 35/41 Wharf St, Cairns QLD 4870

Welcome Networking Function proudly sponsored by GHD

Date Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm AEDT
Venue Hemingway's Brewery Cairns 
Address 4 Wharf St, Cairns QLD 4870
Cost  $60 [in addition to Conference Registration]

Conference Dinner proudly sponsored by Premise

Date Thursday, 20 October 2022
Time 6:30pm - 11:00pm AEDT
Venue Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park
Transport Coach transfers are included.
Departing from and returning to Pullman Reef Hotel Casino 
Cost  Included in conference registration 

Optional Site Tours 

SITE TOUR ONE: CONNECTION WITH WATER AND THE IMPORTANCE SPIRITUALLY AND FOR LIFE
Date Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Time 10:30am - 12:30pm AEDT
Details 

Walking Tour Guided by GudjuGudju - Botanic Gardens
Departing from the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino at 10:15am

Cost 

Member: $40 / Non-Member $60
OR combine both tours at a discounted rate: Member: $70 / Non-Member $100

SITE TOUR TWO: WASTE EDUCATION
Date Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Time 2:00pm - 3:30pm AEDT
Details 

Cairns Resource Recovery Precinct 
Departing from the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino at 1:15pm

Cost 

Member: $40 / Non-Member $60
OR combine both tours at a discounted rate: Member: $70 / Non-Member $100

Add a site tour to your registration at the time of purchase, or contact the team to add to your existing registration.

Registration

Early Bird Registrations are now open: 

Member  Registration       Non-Member  Registration

Registration Type  Member
Non-Member
Standard Rate Standard Rate 
Full Registration 
All day catering + conference dinner on Thursday 
$680.00 $950.00
One Day Registration 
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for one day only + conference dinner on Thursday 
$412.00 $577.00
Concession/Student Full Registration
All day catering + conference dinner on Thursday 
$335.00 $470.00
Concession/Student One Day Registration 
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for one day only + conference dinner on Thursday 
$206.00 $288.50

NOTE: Welcome Reception and Optional Site Tours are not included in Conference Registration. 
If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits, contact membership@awa.asn.au.

Accommodation
Discounted accommodation rates are available at the following locations: 

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino (Conference Venue)
3541 Wharf St, Cairns
To book, please call the hotel on 07 4030 8888, or email reservations@reefcasino.com.au with the code: #1019AWA

Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott St, Cairns
To book, use this unique link for 20% off the best available rate. 

Novotel Oasis 
122 Lake St, Cairns
To book, use this unique link for 20% off the best available rate.

Crystalbrook Bailey
163 Abbott St, Cairns
To book, use the promo code: THECROWD for 10% off the best available rate.

Hilton Cairns 
34 Esplanade, Cairns 
To book, use this unique link for 10% off the best available rate. 

Double Tree by Hilton Cairns 
121-123 Esplanade, Cairns
To book, use this unique link for 10% off the best available rate. 


COVIDSafe Event Guidelines
The Australian Water Association has closely followed Government recommendations to develop COVIDSafe Guidelines for AWA events going forward. These guidelines will be in place at this event and have been developed to ensure attendee health and safety. Your support is also essential to keep this event COVIDSafe. We ask that delegates observe good hygiene and physical distancing at the event, where possible. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the event. Please email events@awa.asn.au at least 24 hours prior to the event if you are unable to attend due to illness. Under these circumstances a transfer of your registration to a colleague will be accepted at no cost. If Government restrictions impact your ability to attend, or AWA's ability to hold the event, an AWA team member will be in touch to discuss your registration.

For more information please contact:
Conference:
Laura Steffan, Senior Events Manager | P: 02 9467 8408 | E: lsteffan@awa.asn.au

Sponsorship:
Carlie Sargent, QLD Member Engagement Manager | Ph:02 9467 8451 | E: csargent@awa.asn.au

Exhibition:
Steve Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager | P:02 9467 8406 | E: scomey@awa.asn.au

Thank you to our Queensland Conference 2022 Sponsors:
Host Sponsor
Cairns Regional Council
Principal Sponsors
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Conference Dinner Sponsor Welcome Reception Sponsor
Premise GHD
Coffee Cart Sponsor Best Paper Sponsor Conference Supporter
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