2017 WA Regional Conference (W170512)

9:30am Friday, 12 May 2017
12:30pm Saturday, 13 May 2017
Rottnest Island Country Club
Rottnest Island
Western Australia 6161

The 2017 WA Regional Conference is heading overseas! Attendees at this conference will walk away armed with greater insights of Rottnest, allowing them to think outside the square when it comes to the property market and be inclusive of the diverse landscape that WA provides. 

This event aims to enlighten and inform delegates about all things Rottnest – including it’s history, vision for the future, commerce market and what makes it so unique and special to West Australians. We will also delve into the property leisure market, future of business in WA and the evolution of regional economies. These sessions will bring together some of Rottnest’s local professionals and WA specialist presenters to provide relevant, up-to-date information. 

The one and a half day conference provides the perfect opportunity for delegates to catch up with old colleagues and friends over a quality professional development and networking program.

Just 19 km off the coast of Perth, but an entire world away, lies Western Australia's very own island paradise - Rottnest Island. The island is blessed with a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world's finest beaches and pristine bays.

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Friday 12 May 2017
9:30amPresentations Commence
Session OneWelcome Address and API update
Tyrone Hodge AAPI, President, Australian Property Institute
Session TwoRottnest Island management plan; 20 year vision
Suzanne Perry, GM – Destination Marketing & Visitor Experience, Rottnest Island Authority
Session ThreeHistory of Rottnest

Lyn Le Provost, Vice President Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association

Morning Tea 
Session FourRottnest Tourism Update 
Suzanne Perry, GM – Destination Marketing & Visitor Experience, Rottnest Island Authority
Session FiveBuilding resilience and competitiveness across Western Australia; recent history and future prospects
Professor Paul Plummer, Co-Director, Centre for Regional Development, UWA
Session SixHotel & Leisure Update
Ryan McGinnity, Director, CBRE Hotels
Session SevenLocal Business Insight 
Glenn Evans, Chairman, Rottnest Island Chamber of Commerce
Session EightRegional Hotspots
Lindsay Cullen, Account Director - WA, CoreLogic
Session NineHospitality on Rottnest
Glen Trebilcock, General Manager, Karma Rottnest
Afternoon Tea 
4:00pm - Option 3 delegate conclusion 
Session TenRottnest historical walking tour
Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association
5:00pmConference day one close
5:30pmConference Cocktail Function

Saturday 6 May 2017
9:00amPresentations Commence
Session oneOutlook for Business in WA
Charlie Gunningham, CEO, Business News
Session TwoAustralian and global economic landscape
Edmund Adamson, Head of Corporate Sales WA, Financial Markets, Westpac
Morning Tea 
Session ThreeGuided tour of Rottnest
Adams Tours
12.30pmConference Close

Registration Fees

A range of registration packages are available to suit your needs at the 2017 WA Regional Conference. All registration fees include GST.

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Option One: Full Time Registration, 10 CPD points

(includes attendance at Conference Sessions on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May 2017, Conference Cocktail Function Friday 12 May)
Full Time Registration  
API Member$480
API Student Member$360
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Option Two: Day One sessions with conference cocktail function, 7 CPD points

(includes attendance at Conference Sessions and cocktail function on Friday 12 May)
Day One registration with conference cocktail function  
API Member$420
API Student Member$315
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Option Three: Friday Day Delegate, 4pm conclusion (allows time for early ferry departure), 6 CPD points

(includes attendance at Conference Sessions on Friday 12 May 2017)
Friday Day Delegate 
API Member$380
API Student Member$285
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Conference Dinner ticket only


Conference Dinner Ticket

(includes attendance at the Conference Cocktail Function on Friday 12 May 2017)

Conference Dinner Ticket 
API Member$85
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CPD Points

Option One: Full Conference
(Friday 12 May 2017 and Saturday 13 May 2017)
10 CPD points
Option Two: Friday Conference sessions
(Friday 12 May only)
7 CPD points
Option Three: Friday Conference session, conclude 4pm
(Friday 12 May, 4pm finish only)
6 CPD points
To claim the number of points listed above, each attendee must be present at all sessions of the conference.

Important Information

Conference Sessions LocationRottnest Island Country Club/ Karma Resort (day two)
Conference Cocktail FunctionKarma Resort, Courthouse Bar
Getting to Rottnest
Dress CodeSmart casual - be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and wet weather gear as outdoor activities are planned.

How to Register

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Option One: Full Time Delegate
Option Two: Day One sessions, including conference cocktail function
Option Three: Day One session, 4pm conclusion
Conference Dinner Ticket

Terms and Conditions
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Contact Information

For any enquiries please contact the API Office in Western Australia.

Kristy Anderson - Member Services Manager, WA Division

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