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8 -11 OCTOBER 2017



Hamilton Island is quite simply paradise

The crystal blue waters and snow white The Sunday Cocktail Welcome Reception
beaches of the Whitsunday Islands and Monday Expo Mixer & Dinner are
provide a tropical playground like no smart casual/cocktail attire events. You
other. Here are a few tips to keep in should wear semi-formal attire for the
mind as you are packing... Wednesday night Gala Dinner & Awards
of Excellence (gents collared shirt and
We can expect blue skies and
trousers, no need for a tie).
temperatures between 20-30oC with a
slight risk of some spectacular tropical Environment
thunder storms. There is no better time
of year to visit northern Queensland. While there is an abundance of
restaurants, bars and resorts on Hamilton
Smart casual day wear is appropriate Island, only a third of the island is
for the majority of the Conference. developed - meaning the rest remains
Sunscreen, hats and walking shoes are in its pristine, natural state. There are
recommended for outdoor activities. more than a dozen walking trails through
which guests can explore the island.
Hamilton Island is on one of the worlds
TABLE OF CONTENTS greatest natural wonders, the Great
Barrier Reef. Guests can join tours,
While youre on Hamilton Island 3
fishing trips try snorkelling, or go for a
Sunday 8 October 3 swim. Visit
Monday 9 October 5 to find out more.
Partner Program Arriving at Hamilton Island
Expo Mixer & MAXd Networking Flights and Ferries to Hamilton Island are
Tropical Nights Dinner met by Hamilton Island staff. You and
Tuesday 10 October 6 your luggage will be transferred to your
Plenary accommodation via an airport shuttle.
Partner Program
Cruise Check in is at 2:00pm. It is recommended
Wednesday 11 October 6 that you bring a day pack (containing
AWCI ANZ AGM & Contractors swimwear, sunscreen, hat, towel etc)
Roundtable with you if you are arriving on the island
Conference Close before 2pm.
Eat Street Markets
The resort-side of the Island is less than
AWCI ANZ 2017 Gala Dinner and
10 minutes from the airport and
Awards NIght
5 minutes from the marina.
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Leaving Hamilton Island SUNDAY 8 October
An airport shuttle operates from all Registration Desk
Hamilton Island owned properties Reef View Hotel Lounge Bar 11:00am
Check out time is 10am. 6:00pm
(Hamilton Island will provide bag Collect your name tag, lanyard and
collection and shuttle times in your Conference Satchel at the AWCI ANZ
check-in welcome pack, if you are staying Registration Desk in the Reef View Hotel
at a Hamilton Island owned property) Lounge Bar. Be sure to keep your lanyard
with you as it contains your personal
While youre on Hamilton Island barcode and will be your entry into AWCI
ANZ Conference events.
Please keep your name tag on at ALL
Any guests that have pre-paid for events for entry.
breakfast may dine at Pool Terrace,
Sails Restaurant and the Wildlife Park. Pre-Conference Golf Game at
Any pre-paid breakfast information will Hamilton Island Golf Club
be listed on each restaurant manifest. Catch the Golf Club Ferry at 6:50am.
Where breakfast is not included guests Return by 2:30pm Ferry
may charge this back to their room Hamilton Island Golf Club (Dent Island)
accounts at $34pp.
Service of Alcohol
Hamilton Island is legally required to
refuse service of alcohol to intoxicated or
disorderly patrons under the RSA Liquor Tee off the Conference with a fantastic
Licensing Laws. Hamilton Island also day of golf at the Hamilton Island
reserves the right not to serve anyone Golf Club. Offering truly sensational
under the age of 18 years. Whitsunday Island views, as well as a
Internet championship grade course, Hamilton
Island Golf Club is one of the worlds
Guests can access the internet service in finest golfing destinations. Included
their personal devices WiFi options, by in your Golfing Ticket is club hire, an
choosing the Hamilton Island network. ambrose style tournament and a BBQ
WiFi is available in any of our conference lunch.
rooms, Reef Lounge and Resort Centre
hotspots. For in-room WiFi connectivity, Clothes: Loose comfortable clothing,
guests may follow the directions on the walking shoes, hat and dont forget the
TV Screen in each room. sunscreen.

Fishing with Renegade Charters Welcome Cocktails
Meet at D Arm on Front Street (in front Meet at Reef View Hotel Foyer
of the Marina Tavern) at 6:20am sharp 5:30pm bus transfers
ends: 7:30pm
Renegade, a
38ft Steber Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Bommie
Sportfisher Deck
powered by twin
Smart casual attire Drinks & Canaps
355hp Cummins
inboards, takes Theres no better way to start the AWCI
advantage of ANZ 2017 Conference than with cocktails
its position in and canapes in a breathtaking location
one of the most that wont disappoint.
diverse and scenic fishing locations in
You will be taken by bus to the Hamilton
the world and partners it with highly ex-
Island Yacht Club. Overhanging the ocean
perienced local guides, quality gear and
on the marina side of the island the
custom built boats (with toilet amenities)
Yacht Club Bommie Deck is known for
to provide you with a fishing experience
being the best vantage point to see the
to remember.
magnificent north Queensland sunset.

Raise your glass at this years official

The Whitsundays is the ultimate fishing
Conference opening and get to know
destination whatever your angling
fellow attendees.
experience. Renegades professional and
friendly crew are on hand to offer as After the cocktails you are welcome to
much or as little assistance as you desire. wander around the marina and eat at any
Soft drinks, water, bait & tackle (rods one of the many restaurants and cafes or
& reels). Morning Tea andLunch is also catch the island shuttle bus back to your
included. accommodation.
The crew will prepare your fish to take Please note: Queenslands blood alcohol
back to your accommodation, or for a limit of .05 applies when driving a buggy.
small fee the local restaurants will cook
your fish to your liking.
Please bring:
Hat; Towel; Sunscreen; Sunglasses;
Camera; Flat-soled shoes or thongs (no

MONDAY 9 October
Registration Desk in Exhibition Foyer
8:00am to 3:30pm
You must register at the AWCI
Registration Desk to collect your name
tag lanyard and satchel.
* Entry to ALL events is with your lanyard
Trade Exhibition
Open 8:00am-3:30pm Expo Mixer & MAXd Networking
Plenary Hamilton Island Conference Centre at
Hamilton Island Conference Centre 5:00pm to 6:15pm
8:45am - 3:00pm Come together at the end of the first
Enjoy a lineup of expert speakers includ- full day to network with delegates and
ing our keynote, Rob Redenbach as they exhibitors.
challenge you to think about leadership, Tropical Nights Dinner in the Bougie
market and industry trends and MAX- Bougainvillea Marquee at 6:30pm to
imise your businesses returns. 10:30pm
Partner Program Enjoy dinner and good company in
MAXd Out Creativity paradise and be entertained by Master
Hamilton Island Yacht Club Cutter and Illusionist, Matt Hollywood.
Ketch 8:00am - 10:00am
Wow! What a party!
We kick off our partners program with
an Art Class with a View. You can select Please note: Queenslands blood alcohol
your preferred class when you register limit of .05 applies when driving a buggy.
on Sunday or wing it on the day. Choices
include watercolours, silk painting and
BaSE Forum
Hamilton Island Yacht Club Cutter and
Ketch 10:15am 12:00 noon
She was so popular last year we brought
back Karen Phillips to facilitate this years
BaSE Forum. This Forum is for women in
business, no matter what the industry.

TUESDAY 10 October Wednesday 11 October
Registration Desk in Exhibition Foyer Registration Desk in Exhibition Foyer
7:30am to 12:00 noon 7:30am - 11:30am
You must register as entry to all events is You must register at the AWCI
with your lanyard. Registration Desk to collect your name
Trade Exhibition tag lanyard and satchel.
Open 7:30am-12:30pm * Entry to all events is with your lanyard

Plenary Trade Exhibition 7:30am-12:30pm

8:45am - 12:00 noon Complete the Exhibitor Passport on
Our line up of expert presenters the back of your Delegate Handbook
continues, with masterful communications and drop it in the AWCI box at the
and two industry showcases. The Registration Desk to be in the prize draw.
morning wraps up with advice about BCI
AWCI AGM & Plenary
compliance and passive fire.
Hamilton Island Conference Centre at
Partner Program 8:15am-1:00pm
MAXd Out Health and Wellness Join us and industry members for the
Outrigger Marquee 9:00am - 11:00am Annual General Meeting. This will lead
Todays Partner Program begins with a 30 into our Industry Talkback session a
minute restorative Yoga session to clear facilitated interactive discussion that will
the cobwebs. It continues with a healthy seek your input and views as we explore
snack and a wellness seminar conducted various key industry topics.
by the Hamilton Island Naturopath.
Partner Program
After the morning session please meet Depart from Reef View Hotel
at the Conference Centre and jump Hamilton Island Cup Buggy Rally
on a bus to the Marina for a cruise to 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Whitehaven Beach.
Join us on a treasure hunt and see the
Group Cruise Island. (Two people per buggy)
Meet at Hamilton Island Conference Please note: Drivers must present their
Centre at 12:00 noon promptly drivers licence to the Hamilton Island
Enjoy a packed lunch and cruise the staff before departure.
crystal clear waters of the Whitsunday
Islands, visit Whitehaven Beach and play
beach games, returning to Hamilton
Island Marina at about 4pm.
Ensure you wear your wristband for

Conference Celebrity Speaker AWCI ANZ 2017 Gala Dinner and
Australian Rugby League Awards of Excellence
representive, Shane Hamilton Island Conference Centre
Webcke will close out our 6:00pm - 11:30pm
speaking program. Shane 6:00pm Group Photo Dont be late!
will share his very personal 6:30pm Pre-Dinner Drinks
story about a workplace 7:30pm -11:30pm Gala Dinner
accident in the hope that it will motivate As the final evening draws near, we invite
others to put safety first, always. As you to join us for the most important
Worksafe Queenslands Safety Ambassa- occasion - the Gala Dinner and Awards
dor, he knows the score. of Excellence. It will be an entertaining
This presentation is a must see! night to remember and a chance to
reminisce on the last three unforgettable
Eat Street Markets days. Please be punctual as we will be
Hamilton Island Conference Centre taking this opportunity for the Annual
Porte Corchere 1:00pm -2:00pm Conference group photo.
Join us for this family-friendly outdoor Our MC, the engaging and entertaining
event to celebrate the end of this years Karen Phillips will host the night of the
speaking program. Enjoy casual finger stars. Sit back and enjoy an evening
food and ice-creams at this informal get- of fine dining, friends and music. The
together. evening will begin with recognition of
our representative apprentices who
have been toiling away for three days in
the 2017 Apprentice Challenge. We will
then launch into presentations of our
industrys finest workmanship across
Australia and New Zealand in the 2017
Awards of Excellence.
The Reef View Hotel will keep the Lounge
Bar open late for those guests who find
they are still celebrating after the Gala
Dinner has concluded.
Dinner attire: Semi-formal / evening
wear (gentlemen: collared shirt with
Please note: Queenslands blood alcohol
limit of .05 applies when driving a buggy.

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