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Discover firsthand why the Sunshine Coast is your natural choice for hosting conferences that seamlessly blend work and leisure.

With our extensive coastline, serene waterways, picturesque lush hinterland, vibrant culinary scene, and renowned national parks, the Sunshine Coast offers a diverse range of venue and accommodation options, encompassing hotels, resorts, and conference facilities, designed to suit various budgets and preferences.

Choose from blissful beachfront resorts, charming boutique hotels, and eco-conscious retreats, with capacities ranging from 15 to 1500. Our sweet spot is group sizes between 50 to 200 people with a range of suitable properties from Noosa to the Glass House Mountains.

Direct Connectivity

Servicing more than 150 flights each week thanks to 5 airlines, Sunshine Coast Airport connects directly to 13 different destinations across Australia, and seasonally between Auckland. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the region, let your guests spend more time enjoying their event by flying direct into Sunshine Coast. Brisbane Airport is located a 90-minute drive from the Sunshine Coast.

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Smart and Sustainable

Moreover, Maroochydore in the heart of the Sunshine Coast is emerging as a smart city, at the forefront of future industries, digital innovation, medical research, and sustainability endeavours. Remarkably, the region proudly hosts three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, and business events can contribute to sustainability efforts by planting trees in the local area through the Sunshine Coast Sustainability Program.

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High Value Economies on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast draws in numerous thought leaders, innovators, and high achievers who serve as influential and inspirational figures in a wide array of industries. The rich diversity of the natural surroundings often captures the interest of professionals from various fields. The Sunshine Coast Council’s Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033 identifies six broad economies within the larger regional economy. Learn more.

Case Studies


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Sports Medicine Australia conference returns to the Sunshine Coast

MORE THAN 450 of the world’s leading sports medicine researchers and practitioners converged on the Sunshine Coast this month to network and exchange ideas at…
Australian Institute Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Studies Conference – DRAFT Business Events Sunshine Coast

AIATSIS Conference

We’re pleased to include the Case Study produced by Tourism and Events Queensland, which showcased a recent Business Event staged on the Sunshine Coast (the Australian…
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Sustainability Driving Sunshine Coast Conference Growth

The Sunshine Coast’s official designation as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in June is driving interest from organisations seeking eco-conscious destinations to stage major conferences. The…
LaserCon 2023 – DRAFT Business Events Sunshine Coast

LaserCon | 2023 Annual conference

Warm welcome for Kiwi business delegates landing at the Sunny Coast. The Sunshine Coast turned on the weather on Sunday with blue skies and a…
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12th Annual RAAA Convention

The 12th Annual Convention for the RAAA (Regional Aviation Association of Australia) was held on the Sunshine Coast. Highly regarded as the premier annual aviation…


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