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27 – 29 May 2019

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

2019 Registration Packages below

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Why attend Conference?

Learn

You’ll learn a heap. It might go without saying, but a huge part of Conference is the chance to learn new things but you’d be surprised at just what you can learn. Everyone from first time delegates to industry vets have mentioned how much they’ve taken away from past Conferences, and we’ve designed Conference so that it has something for everyone. From the range of inspiring and industry-leading speakers, to our tailored workshops, and even the chance to learn from your peers, there’s a lot to be learned from Conference.


Stretch

It gets you out of your comfort zone. Sure, it’s comfortable in your comfort zone, but comfortable doesn’t always help you to expand your experience, or expand your business. By stepping out your comfort zone every once and a while, you open yourself up to new experiences, new connections and give yourself the chance to learn and grow which can help both personally and professionally.


Value

It adds value to your business. If you run or manage an office, there’s so much benefit to sending your team to Conference. It’s a great way to boost morale, team build, inspire creativity and reward your team, whilst helping to boost productivity. If you choose to attend Conference alone, you’ll have so much information and insights to take back and implement into your business, and to teach your teams and colleagues. Not to mention the amazing deals on offer from some of our valued business partners.

Connect

You’ll connect with industry thought leaders. Don’t miss the opportunity to chat to our speakers. They have a huge amount of industry knowledge and are great connections to add to your network. Make valuable connections with a wide range of business partners.


Innovate

You’ll stay ahead of the curve. By learning from a range of industry and thought leaders, Conference will help you stay ahead of the curve so you can be at the forefront of your business, not left struggling to keep up.


Reset

You’ll reset. Sometimes it just takes us a moment to get away from our daily routines to really take a step back and properly assess our business. By taking three days out your week, once a year you’re giving yourself the chance to hit that reset button and look at your business from another angle.


Fun

You’ll have fun! Whilst there are so many opportunities to network and learn at Conference there’s also a bunch of opportunities to have a lot of fun. From our Opening Launch of Conference to the themed networking functions, to our huge Annual Awards gala, our high energy performances, and entertaining speakers. You have the benefit of attending a career-boosting event and have fun at the same time!

Inspire

You’ll meet like-minded people. There’s something energising about being in a room with hundreds of people who are in or have been in your shoes. Conference gives you access to the greater Harcourts team from across the country, and you can learn from others who are on the same page as you, or even help others to problem solve. Conference also gives you the chance to make connections with a range of our business partners who can help you in an array of areas for your business.


Grow

It helps you to grow. Conference is designed to help you reach the next level – whether that’s in your own business, or in your own career. Industry experts, keynote speakers and the senior leadership team at Harcourts deliver a program each year that will see you well equipped to grow at least one aspect of your career. If you were only to take away and implement even a couple of key learnings, you will be well placed for the year ahead.


Network

That all important face to face contact. Sure, these days there’s lots of industry information available at the click of a button, but don’t undervalue face to face contact. So many of our people cite the valuable conversations and interactions they have whilst at Conference as being one of the most useful parts of attending each year.

2019 Conference Registration

GROUP CONFERENCE DISCOUNT

$859.00 per person.

Valid for Groups or Offices ONLY, not available for individual bookings. This package includes 1 ticket to both evening functions. Get your Group or Office together and take advantage of this discount! Delegates can purchase additional accompanying guest or partner tickets for evening social events. Available until COB Thursday 31st January 2019.

NB offices will receive 1 x combined invoice directly to their office to be paid within 30 days to receive discount. After this date, no cancellations or refunds will be permitted, only delegate name swaps.

EARLY BIRD

$959.00 per person.

For Individuals wanting to SAVE $178 off the full 2019 ticket price of $1,137, this one’s for you! Package includes 1 ticket to both evening functions. You can purchase additional accompanying guest or partner tickets to evening social events. Available until COB Thursday, 28th February 2019.

NB payment is required upfront, in full and via credit card only. Any cancellations will incur a $100 fee. Refunds or changes will be permitted up until Monday, 13th May 2019 only.

CONFERENCE LAYBY

Package price based on time of booking.

Pay off your 2019 Conference ticket in monthly payment installments! Amounts will be debited on 15th of each month from your starting date up until May 2019. Available from November 2018 to January 2019 only.

NB to cancel a Conference Layby, you will be refunded any current payments made, less the $100 cancellation fee.

NEW MEMBER

$100 off the 2019 Early Bird price!

Eligible delegates must be NEW to Harcourts within a 12-month period of Conference. Package includes 1 ticket to both evening functions. You can purchase additional accompanying guest or partner tickets to evening social events. Available until COB Monday, 13th May 2019.

NB payment is required upfront, in full and via credit card. Any cancellations will incur a $100 fee. Refunds or changes will be permitted up until Monday, 13th May 2019 only. EMAIL events@harcourts.net or your State BDM for eligibility.

STANDARD REGISTRATION

$799.00 per person. DAY SESSIONS only for Tuesday & Wednesday, no tickets included for social evening functions. You can purchase additional or accompanying guest/partner tickets to evening events. Full price tickets are $1,137.00 per person. Networking Party tickets @ $149 each & International Awards Dinner tickets @ $189 each. Available from 1st March until COB Monday, 13th May 2019.

NB payment is required upfront, in full and via credit card. Any cancellations will incur a $100 fee. Refunds or changes will be permitted up until Monday, 13th May 2019 only.

SOCIAL EVENTS ONLY

On application only.

Networking Party tickets @ $149 per person.
International Awards Dinner tickets @ $189 per person.



2019 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE

All 2019 registrations for the Harcourts Australia National Conference will close strictly at 5pm on Monday 13th May 2019. No registrations will be accepted after this date.

2019 CONFERENCE CANCELLATIONS

Registration cancellation requests or any changes must be received in writing to the Harcourts Australia National Events Manager via email at events@harcourts.net
Confirmation of cancellations will be emailed along with a full refund, less a $100 cancellation fee.

NB this excludes the Group Conference Discount of $859pp valid until 31 January, 2019 whereby no refunds will be given, only delegate name swaps. Registrations close on Monday 13 May 2019.

CONFERENCE VENUES

Checkout our 3 Melbourne venues!

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

For this first time in over 10 years – we are moving our National Conference to Melbourne! Yes, Melbourne!

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspirational events. Showcasing an incredible range of spaces, innovative design and jaw-dropping food, we are home to the most spectacular local and international events and have everything you need to help your event.

CROWN CASINO

We are moving the International Awards Dinner to now be held on the first night, Monday 27th May 2019 as our opening Gala in Palladium Ballroom at Crown Melbourne!

Welcome to a destination where every experience is designed to indulge your senses with a little something extra. Whatever the occasion, Crown invites you to amplify it, with dining, gaming, entertainment and hotels that allow you to live a little brighter.

SHOWTIME EVENTS CENTRE

We are also moving our highly anticipated ‘themed’ Networking Party on Tuesday 28th May 2019 to a new offsite venue!

Take centre stage at Showtime. An enviable position on the Yarra River including internal and exterior areas, contribute to putting Showtime firmly on the event planners must visit list. Situated a short distance from the CBD with Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and international hotels on the doorstep, this venue will provide an unbeatable setting for style, service and catering.

ACCOMMODATION

Crown Promenade & Crown Metropol, Melbourne.

For the ultimate in luxury hotels and accommodation, Melbourne’s Southbank is home to three of the world’s finest, multi award-winning hotels and a luxurious day spa.

2019 Conference 2019 Room Rates

Crown Promenade Standard Twin Room $249.00
Crown Promenade Standard King Room $249.00
Crown Promenade daily Breakfast $35.50pp

Crown Metropol Luxe Twin Room $269.00
Crown Metropol Luxe King Room $269.00
Crown Metropol daily Breakfast $41.50pp

Prices quoted are room only, per room type, per night inclusive of GST. Booking requests are subject to availability at time of reservation. All delegate accommodation reservations must be booked and paid directly with Crown Melbourne.

Reservations – Crown Melbourne

Delegates will call the Crown Melbourne Reservations Team directly and quote “Harcourts Australia National Conference 2019” to be eligible for our special rates.

Accommodation booking link and details coming soon!

Things to Do

Melbourne – a twist at every turn!

MCG

Cheer on your heroes by discovering Melbourne’s obsession with football, cricket, soccer and just about anything else that involves working up a sweat. Head to the ‘sports precinct’ to visit the hallowed ground of the MCG.

FEDERATION SQUARE

Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, this modern piazza has become the heart and soul of Melbourne.

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Combine the best of Europe’s coastal living with the traditional Aussie charm on the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne.

LANEWAYS AND ARCADES

Explore historic arcades and laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques or head to one of the many lush gardens throughout the city.

YARRA VALLEY

Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is a whole life experience away, offering quality local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, romantic hideaways and indulgent adventures. The Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world’s premier wine growing regions with over 80 sensational cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce, luxury accommodation, iconic scenery and stunning artwork.

PHILLIP ISLAND

Embrace the seaside lifestyle of Phillip Island. See sunrise at sandy beaches, penguins and koalas up close, and international motor sports at high speed.

MELBOURNE ZOO

During your visit to Melbourne Zoo, you will not only encounter a range of stunning wildlife, but also have the opportunity to connect with and understand these species and support us in our work to fight extinction.

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Each township along the Great Ocean Road has it’s own unique story to tell. As you make your way down the road, these stories begin to unfold; stories of amazing adventures, stories of natural beauty, and stories of inspiring artistic endeavour…

ST KILDA PIER

Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination for strolling, cycling, rollerblading and fishing. Catch a ferry to Williamstown, enjoy a snack at the kiosk or try to spot the penguins and native water rats from the breakwater. Whatever your preference, St Kilda Pier provides an unforgettable experience right in the heart of Melbourne.

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