Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC), were joined by 22 Sunshine Coast business event operators to showcase their conference and incentive products and services to a record 55 Brisbane conference and event organisers last week.
An annual event and now in its seventh year, ‘Sunshine Soiree’ was held at Otto Ristorante and provided a forum for local operators to meet with event planners who work for Brisbane-based corporations including, Rio Tinto, Deloitte, Coopers, Event Associates, Q Super, GHD, Holcim Australia; all of which hold numerous annual events.
Manager of BESC, Ms Tiffany Bower said: “We are finding more than ever that conference groups are excited by the region’s unique event and incentive capabilities, which can be incorporated pre, post or part of a conference program.
“Staging ‘Sunshine Soiree’ provides a great opportunity to showcase the Sunshine Coast and connect with influential Brisbane professional conference organisers, in-house conference organisers, senior EAs and PAs in the very important drive conference and incentive market.”
Sunshine Coast business events members included, Australia Zoo, Avcom Staging, Be Challenged, ConXion, Corporate Challenge Events, Best Western Lake Kawana, Corporate and Group Xperiences, Experientia Sunshine Coast, Kangaroo Bus Lines, Kingfisher Bay Resort, Landmark Resort Mooloolaba, Mantra Hotels, Maroochy Surf Club, Oaks Oasis Resort, Rivershore Resort, Rumba Beach Resort, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Spicers Retreats, and The Events Centre Caloundra, The Sebel Maroochydore, Noosa and Pelican Waters.
Overnight accommodation and a range of experience packages were given away along with gift packs. In addition, each delegate was given a new ‘Signature Experiences Guide’. The guide is designed as a motivational tool featuring itineraries and destination-specific hero experiences to attract high value business to the region.