In 2021, the APGA Convention and Exhibition is being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The capirtal of Queensland, Brisbane experiences warm weather all-year round, with a subtropical climate that ranges from dry, mild winters to hot, humid summers making it a perfect destination for both international and national visitors.
There is plenty to see and do in Brisbane. You can visit one of the city’s numerous museums and art galleries such as the Museum of Brisbane, Queensland Maritime Museum, Gallery of Modern Art and QUT Art Gallery. The best views can be found from the top of the Wheel of Brisbane, a 60-metre tall Ferris wheel found in the heart of the city. For a different experience you can climb the Story Bridge, one of only three bridges in the world that you can climb to the very top of. For a more relaxed option, explore the many dining options along the river from Eagle Street Pier to Kangaroo Point.
Queen Street Mall is the main shopping hub in Brisbane. You can find just about anything along here from high street stores to small boutiques and historic arcades. There are also many weekend markets around the city and the surrounding areas such as Sunday Discovery Markets in Rocklea, the Collective Markets South Bank in the South Bank Parklands, Riverside Markets in the city and plenty of farmers markets.
The APGA Annual Convention will have a comprehensive social program to promote networking in the industry, including dinners, the traditional golf competition, tours and other special events. Partners are encouraged to attend outings which will be covered by their registration. Children up to and including 15 years of age are welcome to attend the day outings free of charge. Traditionally, four dinners are held during the Convention, each with its own distinct theme — Saturday’s relaxed Welcome Dinner, Sunday’s official Opening Dinner, the famous APGA Monday night Fancy Dress Dinner and Tuesday’s Black Tie APGA Annual Dinner. Further details below.
Tours and Venue Information
Golf Day (Limited to 72 players)
Tickets to Golf are available only for registered delegates and registered partners
7.30 am Tee-off
Places are always keenly sought for the Vermeer Golf Classic 18-hole competition which will take place this year at the Pine Rivers Golf Club. The event will be run as a 4-person 18-hole Ambrose competition with a light breakfast provided before a shotgun start and lunch following the game. Teams will be nominated on the day with carts being provided for each player.
NOTE: Participants hiring clubs need to pre-pay this cost with your registration fees.
Saturday Welcome Dinner and Show, Brisbane Town Hall
This year’s Welcome Dinner will be held at the Brisbane Town Hall. After being closed for renovations, the Town Hall is open again and is the perfect setting to start the Convention. The Welcome Dinner is a relaxed dinner, no suit and tie needed on the night – so please register to attend and enjoy the first of the Convention Dinners for 2021. Our entertainment at the Welcome Dinner will be Adam Scicluna.
Sunday Get-Together at South Bank
The Sunday Get-Together is for all delegates and is the perfect setting to network with a relaxed drink and meal. Family members young and old are also very welcome to register for this function. South Bank is arguably the number one spot in Brisbane, and it is at its best on Sundays. From the vantage point at the Plough Inn guests can sit and watch the activities below. Come along and have a drink and a nice meal, you can choose to have a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, a walk along the Sunday Market or even have a swim at the Streets Beach.
Sunday Exhibition Cocktail Party and Opening Dinner, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The launch of the 2021 APGA Convention Exhibition is a key networking opportunity and a chance to discover the highlights of the Exhibition; as always drinks and canapés will be served. The Opening Dinner is one of the largest events of the Convention, so don’t miss out on the food, wine, dancing and atmosphere of this year’s Sunday night dinner.
Monday Partners’ Day
Today starts with a cruise along the Brisbane River with commentary pointing out all the sites as you make your way to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Opened in 1927 with just two koalas named Jack and Jill, it is the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary. Here you can hand feed kangaroos, get your photo taken cuddling a koala and even take part in the feeding of the rainbow lorikeets.
Monday Fancy Dress Party Night, Eat Street
The 2021 Fancy Dress Party Night will be held at Eat Street – the very popular eating area consisting of shipping containers converted for the myriad of vendors that the fancy dress guests will get to sample. The Fancy Dress theme is All-out Street Party.
Tuesday Partners’ Day
We have two options for you to choose from for Tuesday’s Partners’ Day – a tour of the local XXXX Brewery or a High Tea at Customs House! The tour of the XXXX Brewery will feature the historic architecture and offer more than 140 years of history, the brewing methods and an all-important lesson on how to pour the perfect pint.
Customs House comes with a little French elegance as you are given a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, considered one of the greats in the world of champagne. Enjoy your glass of bubbly while you admire the view of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge. You’ll be treated to a selection of French teas, scones with fresh raspberries and hand-crafted petite desserts just to name a few things!
Tuesday APGA Annual Dinner
The APGA gala dinner is a magical night of elegance and entertainment. The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre will host this year’s gala dinner with outstanding entertainment, food and wine.