Social Events


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


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



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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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