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Ninth Annual INBLF Asia-Pacific Summit

Gold Coast, Australia

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      It is with great pleasure that the Directors of INBLF’s Australian member FC Lawyers - Glenn Ferguson and Angelo Venardos - look forward to welcoming you to the Ninth Annual INBLF Asia-Pacific Summit weekend in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, March 28 to 31, 2019.

 

   The Gold Coast is an area of South East Queensland, Australia known for its tourist attractions, including beaches, rainforest, lookouts, and national parks.  It presents a remarkable diversity of fauna and flora and serves as a green backdrop to the coastal strip.  The nearby Scenic Rim – Brisbane's World Heritage-listed backyard inside an ancient volcanic caldera – is home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms.

 

 Brisbane has been voted by Travel + Leisure as one of "The 10 Best Places to Travel in 2019".

 

We look forward to seeing you in the Gold Coast!

HOTEL

Sofitel Hotel, Broadbeach

The conference will be centered at the five-star Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Hotel.

 

Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast in beautiful Broadbeach, the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach offers the ideal base for both business and leisure travelers. With its superb location just 200m from the beach, this spectacular Gold Coast hotel is within easy reach of Broadbeach's many restaurants, bars and shops, as well as Jupiter's Casino and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Broadbeach is just minutes from vibrant Surfers Paradise and is within driving distance of the Gold Coast Airport.

Our hosts for the summit, Australian member FC Lawyers, have negotiated an unbelievable nightly rate for our stay – approximately US$200 per night, including a full buffet breakfast.  To secure this great rate, just go to FC Lawyers - INBLF Summit, select your dates, and make your reservation.  You can also reserve on the hotel’s general website with the preferential code FCL319, or by contacting the hotel directly by phone at

+61 1800 074 465 or by email at h0454@sofitel.com and letting them know the preferential code.  The number of available rooms is limited, so book soon!

SCHEDULE

CONNECT WITH INBLF MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Day 1

Thursday, March 28

Day 2

Friday, March 29

Day 3

Saturday, March 30

Day 4

Sunday, March 31

  • Registration and Welcome Drinks - Sofitel Hotel (hosted by FC Lawyers)
  • 9:00-2:00 Conference Session #1 followed by lunch
  • 2:00-6:00 Free time
  • 6:00-10:00 Australian Outback Spectacular Show
  • 9:00-1:00 Conference Session #2 followed by lunch
  • 1:00-5:00 Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 7:00-11:00 Gala Dinner at "Nineteen" at The Star
  • 9:00-6:00 Guided tour of Brisbane and surrounds

Set minutes from the beaches of the Gold Coast, the “Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary” is world renowned and one of the best places in Queensland to see native Australian wildlife. Founded in 1947, this heritage-listed Sanctuary encompasses 66 acres of rainforest, with resident fauna including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils.

 

You will have the opportunity to cuddle a koala, feed a friendly kangaroo, experience the wild lorikeet feeding free-flight bird show and Australian sheep shearing, and witness Aboriginal presenters perform didgeridoo and dancing shows.  The Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organisation and reinvests all proceeds back into its amazing Australian native wildlife and conservation programs.

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The “Australian Outback Spectacular” is a show that will propel you into an extraordinary immersive experience of the Australian bush and Outback life. You will experience a transformative arena that can appear to spin, turn, shatter and transform - a world of fire, rain and dust, of stampeding cattle, deserts, stock and wildlife all from your seat in the arena as if you are in the midst of the Australian Outback.

 

Prepare to embark on a vivid, spectacular and emotional ride into the heart of the Australian bush with a delicious three-course dinner and drinks. The critics say it is one of the most spectacular shows ever staged in Australia!

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Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city, is now more than just a gateway to Queensland’s beautiful beaches (including the Gold Coast) and Australia’s natural wonders – it has recently been included as one of the Top 10 world-travel destinations in the January 2019 edition of Travel + Leisure.

 

It’s a city and region that Glenn, Angelo and their team at FC Lawyers are very proud of and are keen to show you.

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Introducing The Star Gold Coast’s new signature venue, Nineteen at The Star. Prepare for a sensory overload in our world class venue positioned 19 floors above the glittering Gold Coast, with a decadent rooftop restaurant and an uber-chic lounge bar that sweeps over the Pacific Ocean.

 

We’ve combined the fun and flair of the Gold Coast with an international spin to create an exciting, luxe rooftop location.

 

THINGS TO DO

There are many amazing adventures awaiting you.  Here are links to a few sites to get you excited about visiting Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Also happening while you'll be visiting-- Australian Surf Life Saving Championships | Gold Coast | 30 March – 7 April

 

Hosted by the Broadbeach and North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Clubs, the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships is an annual event in which members from Australia’s 314 Surf Clubs come together to compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events. It is the largest event of its kind, comparable to the likes of the Commonwealth Games.

 

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