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if you prefer, it seemed as though the area was quite hire-car friendly too. However, I found that when I made it to Broadbeach that the convention centre, the pristine white sand beach, restaurants, the malls and a multitude of accommodation options were all within a 10-minute walk of each other and so such transport was unnecessary outside of travelling to and from the airports. In fact the exhibition goers that chose to walk were easily recognizable with their PIX AMC lanyards, offering the opportunity to converse prior to arrival. While of course it is not critical to a successful show, having the venue located in such an attractive area, with so many entertainment options never hurts, especially in the case of PIX/AMC which opened on a Sunday. With plenty of quality entertainment options nearby, outside of the conference hours there was plenty to keep attendees busy, whether networking with industry members out at dinner or taking some time out on the beach.

Above: Conference dinner Below: Crazy wigs and good times at the conference dinner

AMC Welcome Dinner

On the opening Sunday evening there were two welcome dinners, one for PIX and the other for AMC, which I attended. The Australasian milling community congregated and

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