Social Events

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Welcome Reception

Jim Stynes Room, Melbourne Cricket Ground

Sunday 14 October 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Kicking of the congress, the Welcome Party will set the scene for the next few days and is a great chance to meet new people and catch up with colleagues.  Enjoy fabulous Australian wines and the best local produce over looking wonderful views across the arena. Dress: Neat Casual

Note: Price is included in a full conference registration and/or exhibitor pass.

Additional tickets can be purchased online: AU$135 p/p


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Happy Hour

Trade Exhibition Area, Melbourne Cricket Ground

Monday 15 October 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Happy Hour is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow members from around the world. Inside the Exhibition area guests will be inspired by magnificent views of Yarra Park on one side, and the hallowed turf on the other. Dress: Neat Casual

Note: Price is included in a full conference registration and/or exhibitor pass

Additional tickets can be purchased online: AU$22.00 p/p


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AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA DINNER

Members Dining Room, Melbourne Cricket Ground

Tuesday 16 October

Pre-dinner drinks 6 – 6.30pm / Dinner 6.30pm – late

Join us to celebrate the best of the best of Australia's parks, sport and leisure industry, this is a night not to miss.  Held in the MCG's prestigious 'Members Only' dining room you will be entertained by the hilarious duo - Rusty and the Other Guy and hit the dance floor with popular Melbourne DJ Emma Peters.

Price is included in a full congress registration

Additional tickets AU$210.00

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DINNER ON SOUTHBANK
Linking Vic/Tas Region Members

Monday 15 October
6.45pm - Water Taxi from MCG
7.15pm – Belgian Beer Café, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank
 

Join other local industry colleagues for an evening of socialising over dinner at the Belgian Beer Café on Southbank.  For those coming directly from the Congress a water taxi is provided departing the Tennis Centre Landing on the Yarra at 6.45pm.

This event is open to all people from the Vic/Tas Region, whether or not a PLA member, or attending the Congress or not.

Price: $45

Price includes the water taxi and ‘Belgian Banquet’
(drinks at bar prices)

Book here


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DINNER ON SOUTHBANK
Linking Queensland Members

Monday 15 October
6.45pm - Water Taxi from MCG
7.15pm – Belgian Beer Café, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank
 

Join other local industry colleagues for an evening of socialising over dinner at the Belgian Beer Café on Southbank.  For those coming directly from the Congress a water taxi is provided departing the Tennis Centre Landing on the Yarra at 6.45pm.

This event is open to all people from the Queensland Region, whether or not a PLA member, or attending the Congress or not.

Price: $45

Price includes the water taxi and ‘Belgian Banquet’
(drinks at bar prices)

Book here


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DRINKS ON THE YARRA
Linking NSW/ACT Members

Monday 15 October
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Riverland Bar, Vaults 1-9 Federation Wharf Melbourne

Join industry colleagues for an evening of socialising over drinks and finger food at Riverland Bar, Federation Square.

For those coming directly from The Congress it is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute car ride. 

This event is open to people from the NSW/ACT Region, whether or not a PLA member, or attending The Congress or not.

Price: $25

Price includes drinks and finger food (dinner is available to be purchased separately)

Book here
 


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DINNER AND DRINKS
Linking WA Region Members

Monday 15 October
From 7pm
Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall - 100 Gipps Street, Collingwood 

Join us and other industry colleagues for an evening of socialising over dinner and drinks at the Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall in Collingwood.

For those coming directly from The Congress, it is an 8 minute taxi ride to the venue.

This event is open to those from the WA Region, regardless of PLA membership. Everyone is welcome and the more the merrier!

Price: This is a 'pay-as-you-go' function where all costs are your own (please RSVP for booking numbers).

Book here