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The very sophisticated Convention Centre is located in the heart of the city and only a short stroll to the surf beach. It’s close to a range of accommodation options all within walking distance to the Convention Centre and only a 20 minute drive to the airport. The precinct also boasts major shopping centres, boutique retailers and cuisine from around the world.

Gold Coast is one of Australia’s top tourist destinations with its golden beaches, popular attractions and lush hinterland, making it an ideal location for networking and doing business in a warm, vibrant and relaxed setting. The region mixes business with sport, recreation and fun. It’s a salubrious destination to focus on strategic goals, participation growth and address the future of Australian sport.

The region also boasts a strong sports pedigree, with world-class facilities that helped it secure rights to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. More than 6,500 athletes and team officials from 70 nations will arrive on the Gold Coast in April, 2018. These preparations have brought a renewed focus on sport to the city and OSF 2017 delegates will meet some of the people and businesses involved in helping to deliver these Games. The Gold Coast will also host in November 2017 the Australian Golf Tournament.

From grassroots to national level, the Gold Coast has a strong and vibrant sporting scene as home to teams in AFL and NRL competition and hosts national events in golf, beach volleyball and surfing.

The Convention Centre itself has also hosted major sporting events such as the annual NAB AFL Draft and the horse industry’s Magic Millions. It will host the Commonwealth Games netball competition in 2018.