Looking to step outside the box with your next conference? Delegates are wanting more out of the conferences they attend, and they are more likely to remember a great one. We understand that coming up with fresh conference ideas can be tough but sometimes just picking a memorable venue and location is all that is needed to impress.  

So, here’s 3 conference ideas you can use to take your business event to the next level.

Have a Regional Conference

Escape the hustle and bustle of central business districts and retreat to the country by holding a regional conference. Give your delegates the opportunity to explore and enjoy what regional locations have to offer, from wine tastings to paddock to plate experiences.

If you have a taste for fine wine, regional Australia is blessed with some of the best wine regions in the world. With over 65 wine regions and 2400 wineries around the country, we are definitely spoilt for choice.

Our top regional locations for conference venues are:

Regional Victoria

Regional Victoria offers a range of leisure activities as well as the opportunity to unwind and relax at day spas and health-giving mineral springs. This region features beautiful venues such as Grange Cleveland and Lancemore Hill.

Similar locations include the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and the Surf Coast.

Regional NSW

Enliven your guests in Regional New South Wales with world-class wine, quality restaurants, amazing beaches and exciting events. Whether you book your conference at Salt Village Kingscliff or The Byron at Byron, your guests are sure to have an unforgettable time.

Other peaceful locations in NSW include the Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley.

Regional SA

Take your delegates’ breath away with the beautiful scenery of Regional South Australia. The region has conference venues to cater for both small and large business events and has many pre or post conference tours of wine regions, like the Barossa Valley, a definite crowd pleaser.

International conferences

Nothing beats the excitement of travelling overseas. Make your conference extraordinary and unforgettable by taking your delegates overseas. Whether it’s sun, landscape or culture that you’re looking for, there’s an international location to suit your conference.

The task of planning an international conference can be overwhelming, however, the benefits are sure to outweigh all the hard work. If it all seems too hard, we’re more than happy help to work with you to source the perfect venue.


Being only a direct flight away from Australia, Fiji is a great option if you want to entice your guests with culture and welcoming, friendly people. Known for its coral diving, white sand beaches and pristine natural environment, Fiji offers both affordable and luxury accommodation and conference facilities.


Thailand, the ‘land of smiles’, is best known for its fascinating history and culture, as well as its abundance of temples and islands. Whether you’re looking for an inner city venue such as the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel in Bangkok or a beach side resort like Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, Thailand has options to suit every business event.


The island, known for its volcanic mountains, rice paddies, beaches and reefs, is only a short flight away from most Australian capital cities. Bali offers conference venue options in the beachside city of Kuta or in the resort towns of Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua.

New Zealand

New Zealand, where friendly people are combined with professional services. Both north and south islands offer sophisticated meetings spaces, stunning scenery and warm welcomes. If you’re looking for an international location that offers attractions and team building activities, then New Zealand is the place for your next conference.

Run a Residential Conference

Residential conferences give your delegates the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in your conference. Spreading your conference out over two or more days gives delegates the opportunity to get to know each other and means that you can create a more relaxed itinerary or plan breakout activities.

If you decide to run a residential conference, it’s important that you get all factors right. This will mean paying attention to the finer details of such things like accommodation and meal options. The location of your residential conference is also important if you are looking to plan breakout activities, make sure there are options nearby or on-site. 

For more tips on choosing the right accommodation, click here.

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The Conference Organiser's Guide

A complete guide for executive assistants and event organisers to successfully plan and run their next conference.

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  • Understanding the purpose of the conference
  • Venue selection
  • Financial Planning
  • Conference management
  • Debrief and review

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