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SCOTT LOVETT­ Director, Business Events

BECKY HARGROVE­ Business Events Officer 0401 115 624 0401 115 608 DAR WIN 1







NICOLE JERVIS ­ Assistant Director, Business Events

MICHELLE GRAF­ Business Events Officer 0409 015 476 0401 115 653











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REBECCA McCAIG­ Business Development Executive (maternity leave) 0428 400 115

JACQUELINE BOWERING­ Business Development Executive 0400 259 231

The Northern Territory Convention Bureau (NTCB) is the business events division of Tourism NT. Our role is to market and promote the Northern Territory as a distinctive, viable and desirable business events destination. We provide expert advice and assistance to secure business events for all over the Northern Territory.

preparation, destination information, creative suggestions, introductions, speakers, MCs and liaison with all the necessary suppliers. You’re invited to take advantage of our detailed knowledge and extensive connections to local industry and government networks to help you deliver an inspiring and memorable event.

We’re not a membership based organisation and our advice is unbiased and free. Our team can assist you with bid





Australia’s Top End is well known for its balmy tropical climate, blazing sunsets and vibrant multicultural lifestyle. Identified by Lonely Planet as one of the Top Ten World Cities to visit in 2012, Darwin encompasses World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, the cascading waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, and the majestic Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. With over 3,000 hotel rooms across a range of hotels, and a variety of state-of-the-art conference venues, Darwin is an ideal destination for business events. This is complimented by a range of corporate meeting venues, outdoor offsite options for social events, with ready access to some of Australia’s most pristine wilderness areas. Darwin’s convenient access from around Australia and overseas makes it ideal for conferences, exhibitions, meetings, incentives and product launches. The Top End provides an opportunity for delegates and guests to indulge in pre and post activities like nowhere else, with a range of partner and family-friendly touring options to some of Australia’s icons. Options include scenic flights along the coastline, sport fishing, harbour cruising, discovering Darwin’s WWII heritage, 4WD adventures, or cultural escapades – there’s something for everyone that will add a special depth to your next event.





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TOP END INCENTIVE ITINERARY DAY ONE Arrive in Darwin in the tropical “Top End” of the Northern Territory. Overnight in the city’s newest five-star villa-style resort, spectacularly set amongst tropical beachside gardens. Enjoy an afternoon lazing around a lush tropical lagoon with a swim-up bar before indulging with a luxury Spa treatment. Alternatively, take an escorted walking tour of Darwin with an Indigenous guide. Include a visit to the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets to experience more than 250 stalls offering exotic food tastes as well as an amazing array of handmade craft, crocodile products, indigenous art and unique jewellery or enjoy a tantalising.



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Start the day with a spectacular sunrise wetlands cruise on the billabong followed by a gourmet breakfast. Roper Bar

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A range of activities are on offer to keep the day full of new adventures; quad biking, hiking, fishing for the active, cooking classes or lazing in the infinity pool for those looking to wind down. Dinner is degustationstyle featuring Territory specialties such as prime beef and the renowned Barramundi fish with exotic bush-tucker touches.




Spend your morning enjoying a cultural walk to the edge of the wetlands, sampling a bush tucker morning tea and gaining an insight into ancient culture with your indigenous guide.

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Start the day with a scenic flight over pristine Kakadu National Park wilderness. On arrival, your chauffeured 4WD vehicle provides the 2 hour transfer to one of the Territory’s renowned wilderness lodges where you will stay. A rock art excursion will break up the journey before arriving at the lodge where you will experience the abundant wildlife of the seasonal floodplain - crocodiles, buffalo and hundreds of species of birdlife and animals.


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After transferring back to Darwin, a light lunch is served overlooking the sparkling waters of the Arafura Sea. Following lunch, you will have the opportunity to wander through Darwin’s high end boutiques where a range of unique, luxury goods including pearls and designer crocodile accessories can be tried on and purchased. A private transfer then takes you out to the airport for your return flight home. Optional activities in the Top End include exploring the rich culture and pristine wilderness of Kakadu and Lichfield National Park, staying in a crocodile-shaped hotel and cruising the Yellow Water Billabong.


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Central Australia is most recognised for its deep red earth, endless blue skies and stunning landscapes. Considered the heart of Australia’s Outback, the vast region centres around the city of Alice Springs, spreading through the majestic MacDonnell Ranges and encompassing the aweinspiring Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and World Heritage listed UIuru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock and The Olgas). With over 1,000 hotel rooms and its state-of-the-art Convention Centre, Alice Springs is an ideal destination for business events. This is complimented by a range of corporate meeting venues, off-site options for social events and team building activities set against a backdrop of rugged landscapes. Alice Springs’ easy access by road, rail and air from around Australia makes it perfect for conferences, exhibitions, meetings, incentives and product launches. A range of touring experiences that make the most of its spectacular location offer visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in ancient art and culture, enthralling adventure, captivating nature and rich pioneering heritage. The wonders of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park offer an altogether unique destination for business events. Weaving the ancient stories of the local Anangu people with the icons of Ayers Rock and The Olgas into the program, Ayers Rock Resort’s Uluru Meeting Place offers a versatile solution for conferences, incentives and meetings in a truly special environment, with a range of accommodation, inspiring touring options and a modern, purpose built conference facility.



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Arrive in Alice Springs, the city in the heart of Australia’s Outback. Visit one of the local galleries popular for aboriginal art and lunch with the artists to gain a unique insight into their 50,000 year old culture. Afternoon options include a quad bike tour on a working cattle station, or golf course on a renowned desert golf course. Delight in an outback barbeque dinner at an outdoor location at the foot of the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges. Interactive entertainment includes boomerang demonstrations, damper and billy tea preparation and bush ballad singing.






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A sunrise hot air balloon flight over the desert landscape is followed by a champagne breakfast. Take a drive along the famous Western MacDonnell Ranges to Simpsons Gap for a bush food spectacular served by an Indigenous chef, followed by a cultural guided walk through the National Park. Feel like a star as you dine ‘on-stage’ of a local theatre where you will receive a performance of a lifetime by an Indigenous drumming group.



DAY THREE Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), visible from the air and providing a sense of vastness to this amazing country. On arrival, check in to your award-winning eco-sensitive resort. Take an adrenaline-packed Harley Davidson circuit of Uluru or participation in a dot painting workshop. The dinner finale is a glittering affair under a canopy of stars overlooking the desert landscape. The resident ‘star-talker’ shares contemporary and traditional tales about the constellations above.

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DAY FOUR Wake up to a spectacular sunrise with a cultural guided base walk then enjoy a sumptuous breakfast overlooking Uluru. Take this amazing opportunity to enjoy an excursion exploring the stunning flora and fauna native to this country. What better way to enjoy a stunning sunset than on a camel safari around the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Then have a relaxing poolside or Outback BBQ dinner. While you are in Central Australia why not include a night at Kings Canyon, with a degustation dinner under the stars, before an exhilarating helicopter ride around this amazing natural wonder.





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The Northern Territory Convention Bureau (NTCB) believes passionately in how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives can enhance Business Events. The Bureau sees first-hand the positive mutual benefits that such activities can bring, when companies or organisations decide to include a CSR component in their conference, incentive or event held in the Northern Territory. CSR engagement can make a real difference, bring about positive change and leave behind a lasting legacy. It provides delegates and participants with an unforgettable opportunity to engage with the local community, learn more about Australia’s ancient culture and make a strong connection with the land and its people. The NTCB is already something of a leader in the CSR arena and has set the benchmark to which many other Business Events destinations aspire. The bureau itself ‘walks the CSR talk’ and has identified 15 key CSR target organisations in the Northern Territory for potential involvement with NTCB activities - a number of these have already been beneficiaries of donations and in-kind support from the NTCB and their industry stakeholders.

These CSR partners include organisations dedicated to health care, education and environmental conservation, as well as not-for-profit bodies which aim to create positive cycles of empowerment for Indigenous youth and assist the disadvantaged in the NT. Such CSR initiatives are also available for the consideration of conference and incentive planners whenever they stage an event in the NT. Planners can access information on these CSR organisations in the ‘Plan Your Event’ section of the NTCB website and can then liaise directly, to ascertain the most appropriate CSR option for their event. Opportunities can range from volunteering time and effort for hands-on activity, engaging with community members, assisting with fundraising and financial support or providing ‘in-kind’ assistance. It can be as simple as donating unwanted exhibitor items or delegate satchels, holding a charity auction of local artwork, inviting cultural performances or purchasing conference merchandise or gifts from not-for-profit community organisations. To learn more about staging spectacular NT events whilst also creating a better tomorrow, visit

Performance Golf – ‘Golf in the Alice’ Annual Conference & Golf Clinic for outback kids This event held at the Alice Springs Golf Club hosted a free golf clinic for 500 children from various schools and surrounding communities. Organisers announced that they had achieved their objective of not only delivering the ultimate experience to kids who had never been to a golf course but also delivering fun for the 500 kids and the participating Performance Golf Coaches.



The event: A ‘Valued Partners Conference’ held for an international IT & Cabling company at the Crowne Plaza Darwin was attended by 120 clients and company staff from Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia, China and the USA. With the conference in its 10th year, it was decided to mark this milestone with a very special and memorable off-site dinner event. The Brief: The event was required to be entertaining and enjoyable but also provide insights into the Northern Territory’s special places, people and its ancient indigenous culture. Shaun Martyn & Associates (SMA), which specialises in providing high performance education and training programmes for domestic and international business, community and sporting groups, handled the event. The Execution: Litchfield National Park, approximately 120 kilometres southwest of Darwin, was selected as the location for the dinner event. The park, which has been home to Aboriginal people for many thousands of years, covers approximately 1,500 square kilometres and features numerous stunning waterfalls and beautiful swimming holes.


The dinner was staged at an Indigenous Sacred Womens site of significant cultural importance. Planning took nearly nine months from start to finish, due to this being the first event of its type ever staged in the park and therefore requiring special approvals and permits. After a rest stop en route, guests arrived at the informal dinner event right on dusk, to find the site and surrounding bushland beautifully lit and inflatable cushions scattered around a rock-pool setting, in a traditional Indigenous family style. Catering featured local bush foods and NT seafood specialties such as Barramundi and mud crab, bush tomatoes, yams and Kakadu plums and even more exotic dishes such as crocodile, camel and kangaroo. Entertainment was provided by awardwinning indigenous singer/songwriter Shellie Morris who played a mix of contemporary folk music and acoustic ballads, interspersing songs with her own story about her personal connection to the land. The Verdict: The event was considered to be a triumph of collaboration between the event organisers, NT Parks and Wildlife Commission, NT Police and Tourism NT, which included the NT Convention Bureau. All these organisations worked together to ensure a seamless, successful and very memorable event.


Australian Institute of Company Directors ­ (AICD) Conference­ The welcome function for this 3 day Darwin conference was held at Crocosaurus Cove.

“The evening was a great success as was the entire conference. Up until 2011 the highest satisfaction score achieved for our conference was 4.4 out of 5. Our Darwin conference in 2012 achieved 4.73 out of 5, so was an outstanding success and out did Beijing.” Jannene Stephens-Roberts Manager, National Programs, Operations Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

Chinese Corporate Group Investment Seminar­ This program in Alice Springs showcased opportunities for Investment in NT to Chinese businessmen.

“Our visit to Alice Springs was amazing. The scenery was simply spectacular and something which I will remember forever. To see the unique Australian wildlife first hand and learn about the Australian Aboriginal culture through traditional dot painting was an experience I will never forget. The facilities were very good and certainly above what I expected for the centre of Australia. I would highly recommend a trip to the Northern Territory, I will be back!”

Dr Mingjin Hou Australia Mining and Gemstone Pty Co Ltd World’s First CAT Truck launch event­ This event was staged at the iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock Resort) to launch the World’s First CAT Truck.

“The launch of the new CAT truck at Uluru was truly an event to remember and we received positive feed-back from all concerned, resulting in a 99.3% satisfaction index. To be able to launch the World’s First Cat Truck, we needed a destination that would provide the perfect setting and send all the right messages about the brand, product and people. The Northern Territory delivered with excellent weather, great support from NT affiliated organizations including the Northern Territory Convention Bureau, outstanding customer service at Ayers Rock Resort and a cultural contribution by the Mutitjulu aboriginal community. Our business objectives for this event were not only met, they exceeded the company, and client’s expectations.” Glen Sharman Marketing Communications Manager at NC2 Global (A Caterpillar & Navistar Company)

Health Sector familiarization tour This health famil of Alice and Darwin highlighted the innovation of NT in the health sector.

“I’ve found this week just fantastic, inspirational and just full of promise. I came along hoping to get some good ideas and I’ve found things that I hadn’t even imagined that we could do with our Trauma Conference. It was really important to meet people from our industry. I didn’t think that I would necessarily connect with them but I did because one thing led to another. It was fabulous. I’ve learned so much and I’m very excited about coming here in 18 months.” Ms Lyn Journeaux Executive Officer of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) – Trauma Committee


Britta Decker Managing Director

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8981 2010


Professional Conferences & Events

■ We are the Northern Territory’s boutique Professional Conference Organisers and Event Management Company. ■ We have in-depth knowledge of Indigenous Culture and a vast network throughout the Northern Territory’s Indigenous Community. ■ We provide personalised service with a professional team that is unflappable! With over 16 years experience working in the Northern Territory, we can coordinate and manage all aspects of your event including venue hire and liaison, delegate registrations, food and beverage, audio visual production, stage management, speaker and talent management, theming, exhibition and stallholder management, onsite management, marketing design and execution, media and sponsorship. We also welcome the opportunity to manage specific aspects of your event. Both Agentur Directors Marijana Tadic and Britta Decker have had extensive event management experience in the competitive European market before settling in Darwin. Educated at German Business Colleges they bring a distinct precision to their work at Agentur.


The Agentur team has an intricate understanding of the cultural issues and protocols when working with Indigenous People and recognises the importance of the consultative, collaborative and negotiated processes. As a result we have developed extensive networks with traditional & urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people & communities and we utilise many local Northern Territory Indigenous businesses as our main suppliers. Agentur was a finalist in the 2012 Telstra Northern Territory Business Awards, “News Ltd Micro-Business category” and also awarded the Northern Territory’s 2012 Westpac Successful Female Business Owner of the Year.

Kylie Mansfield Sales and Marketing Manager +61 8 8950 0200


■ FIRST! Alice Springs Convention Centre – Central Australia’s primary, purpose-built Conference & Exhibition Centre. ■ FLEXIBLE! Customise your Red Centre delegate experience with our free DMC service, iconic off-site venue portfolio and local tour operator network. ■ FACILITIES! Versatile meeting space for 12 – 1,200 delegates, free delegate WiFi, new 4.5 star accommodation, casino, restaurants & bars. Alice Springs Convention Centre – We are the Heart & Soul of Australia’s best events. Our purpose-built convention and exhibition facility is a versatile suite of meeting spaces suitable for 12 – 1200 delegates, equipped with contemporary A/V technology and perfectly complimented by a stunning new 4.5 star accommodation redevelopment at the adjacent, Lasseter’s Hotel Casino.

Our dedicated team of event professionals work side-by-side with the NT Convention Bureau to provide a free ‘virtual DMC’ service for our clients. We will help you weave our iconic Red Centre landscape and Outback culture into a truly engaging and enriching delegate experience, one which extends far beyond the boardroom... Our offsite catering portfolio and respected local tour operator network boasts the Red Centre’s most spectacular destinations and experiences. Close ties to community mean we can easily identify and facilitate robust business case opportunities, Government or industry networks and genuinely inspiring CSR relationships. From perfectly tailored bid documents and fully-supported site inspections, to profound community relationship engagement and exciting, iconic social program development – Alice Springs Convention Centre will guarantee you a richer and more valuable delegate experience, worthy of our truly unique Australian destination.


Natalie Bell Events & Marketing Manager

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8942 3388


FIRM BELIEVERS IN TOP END QUALITY ■ FULL SERVICE: Comprehensive event and destination management, celebrity hosting, PR, creative design and media services. ■ LOCAL KNOWLEDGE: a reputable and passionate team of professionals who understand the Territory difference. ■ EXPERIENCE: a proven track record for delivering unique, high-impact and memorable events that exceed objectives. From concept to completion, Associated Advertising & Promotions can create, coordinate, manage and promote everything from openings and corporate functions to awards, community events and conferences; from gala dinners and special events to product launches and media events.


With a dedicated team of local professionals, AA&P offers a comprehensive event management service which extends to include publicity, promotion, media, design and production of branding and event collateral. AA&P is backed by a trusted network of specialist suppliers which ensures we provide clients with innovative ideas, unquestionable quality, value for money and total reliability. We have strong relationships with venues, decision makers and the media, and provide a personalised service that delivers a unique experience that meets each client’s objectives and exceeds expectations. We are also a locally-owned, independent media accredited agency which not only means we have enormous media expertise, it also demonstrates that we are a trusted and reputable company. The agency has an enviable and proven reputation for providing consistently high standards of service and creativity. We are proud to have worked on most of the region’s major projects and are passionate about the Territory’s history and culture.

Gideon Baker Director of Sales & Marketing +61 3 9550 0864


■ ALICE SPRINGS – Two unique venues offering fantastic event experiences. ■ KAKADU – Venue in a wilderness environment ideal for business events and to stay overnight for leisure purposes pre/post/during Darwin business events. ■ Aurora has accommodation options available in Alice Springs and Kakadu. The Aurora Group is a well-established NT accommodation and events operator. It has event venues in Alice Springs and the heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge - Alice Springs Home to a colony of wild black-footed rock wallabies which can be hand fed. Heavitree is close to the airport and only a five-minute drive to the Alice Springs’ CBD. Olde Alice This popular venue is full of outback charm. It can accommodate up to 100 delegates.

Red Centre Dreaming WOW your delegates by booking an event at this distinctive venue with its magnificent open air area-at the base of the striking Mac Donnell Ranges. This would have to be one of the best Alice Springs event venues! Seats up to 250 delegates it has a centre stage which can be used for presentations, bands and exhibits. Aurora Kakadu Aurora Kakadu is located just over a two hour drive from Darwin in tropical surroundings and is a fantastic wilderness experience . This complex has a conference room available for up to 100 delegates. If you have delegates attending a conference in Darwin then they must experience Kakadu and spend at least one night at Aurora Kakadu –pre/post/during. Aurora Kakadu offers special accommodation rates for delegate’s conferencing in Darwin. No visit to Darwin is complete without a stay-over in Kakadu!


Mel Henderson Arts Co-ordinator

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8952 7277


■ Bindi promotes inclusion and participation for people with disabilities within our community. ■ High quality products at competitive prices for all of your conference needs ■ Over 34 years based in Alice Springs, bringing a wealth of local knowledge and partnerships. A truly unique and inspiring resource for your events, located in the heartland of Central Australia, Bindi is your one stop shop for all your corporate merchandise. Bindi is a cross cultural organisation which has been providing opportunities for all people with disabilities for over 34 years. At Bindi our diverse range of work options focuses on people’s abilities not disabilities.


Our creative team can dream up and organise anything from one of a kind handmade name badges, embroidered event shirts and caps, delegate bags; from screen printed totes to recycled paper bags, unique and professional corporate fit outs including table centrepieces. Our diverse range of quality and professional products at competitive prices is a sure fire way to inspire and enthuse your delegates.

Penny Eckel Events Manager +61 8 8981 7522


DARWIN’S MOST UNIQUE FUNCTION VENUE ■ Located in the Heart of Darwin within easy walking distance of all Major Accommodation facilities. ■ Hosting Cocktail style events for up to 1000 guests and seated functions up to 260. ■ Home of the famous ‘Cage of Death’ and many other unique activities to enhance events. Crocosaurus Cove is an inner city attraction that features the infamous Northern Territory Saltwater Crocodile. Surrounded by night lit Animal Enclosures, Crocosaurus Cove provides a unique Territory experience for all guests. The versatile indoor and outdoor function areas are ideal for accommodating roaming cocktail events of up to 1000 guests or seated dinners/breakfasts for up to 260. Cocktail Style functions are our ‘signature’ event, allowing guests to enjoy the many attractions within the venue whilst indulging in fine Australian cuisine, Australian wines and ice cold beverages. In addition to the Saltwater Crocodile displays, Crocosaurus Cove is home to the World’s largest exhibition of Australian Reptiles featuring over 70 different species. Our 220,000 litre freshwater aquarium displays numerous Top End fish varieties, including the iconic Barramundi. The infamous ‘Cage of Death’ dive is a highlight of any event. Guests can watch a colleague get up close to some of the largest Crocodiles in captivity. These displays, complimented by the informative Animal Handlers, provide guests the rare opportunity to experience unique Australian Wildlife at close hand. Our professional events team provides a personalized, flexible service to the client and delivers a memorable event that compliments your conference or business program in Darwin.


Rebecca Goodwin Managing Director

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8981 5066




■ Modern fleet of coaches operating 24 hours x 365 days a year, friendly experienced staff.

The current fleet comprises of 13, 21, 37, 48 and 53 seat coaches.

■ Darwin’s charter, transfer and shuttle transport specialist offering 13, 21, 37, 48 and 53 seat coaches.

Darwin Charters and Shuttle (DCS) is part of the Darwin Airport Shuttle (DAS) group and have been experienced in the conference, group and incentive markets.

■ Licensed shuttle operator for Darwin Airport, Darwin Convention Centre and the Ghan Railway terminal. The Darwin Airport Shuttle Group is Northern Territory owned and operated and has been providing professional transfer and shuttle services to clients for over 12 years. With a fleet of 20 modern coaches operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, the experienced, friendly team of reservations and operations staff offers professional Meet and Greet Transfer and Shuttle, support administration and organisational services. Our fully trained drivers are proficient in customer service, logistical and destination information support and assistance. All coaches are air conditioned and fitted with real time GPS tracking, providing quick time rescheduling and movement changes.


DCS offers Corporate Clients, Event Managers, PCO and Conference Managers the following schedules, - Transfers to and from Darwin’s International Airport Domestic and International flights - Return shuttles between the Darwin Convention Centre and all CBD accommodation - Shuttle and transfer services to and from the Port of Darwin and The Ghan Railway Terminal - Shuttle and transfer services to event and function venues within Darwin and the surrounding region.

Carrie Altamura Business Development Manager +61 8 8923 9000


READY TO HOST THE WORLD ■ Situated on Darwin Harbour offering refreshing views of the waterfront precinct and harbour. ■ Tiered auditorium for 1500 delegates and up to seven concurrent meeting spaces for up up to 210 delegates in theatre style seating. ■ 4000 square metres of exhibition space, divisible into three halls. As Australia’s northern gateway to Asia, Darwin is strategically placed to excite, entice and amaze convention delegates from around the world. Boasting the country’s strongest economic growth, Darwin has not only a thriving business climate, but an enviable ‘people climate’ that is home to more than 50 different nationalities.

Surrounded by one of Australia’s largest harbours, the award-winning Darwin Convention Centre features a tiered auditorium seating for 1500 delegates that divide equally to two spaces; seven meeting rooms for up to 630 delegates; 4000sqm of exhibition space sub-divisible into three halls and extensive open foyer areas. The Vibe Hotel and Adina Apartment Hotel are within the Darwin Waterfront surrounded by al fresco restaurants, retail shopping, wave lagoon, sandy beaches, seawall promenades, and a cruise ship terminal. The precinct is linked to the city centre via a dedicated undercover walkway.


Rachel Beaumont-Smith Managing Director

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8942 3131


■ Cruises depart within walking distance of the Darwin Convention Centre. ■ Three beautifully appointed vessels to cater for groups from 10-270 guests. ■ Tailor made cruise and catering options to suit all budgets, tastes and itineraries. Darwin Harbour Cruises is Darwin’s most reputable harbour cruise operation with a range of high quality scheduled cruises and a multitude tailor made private cruising options. The “Tumlaren” is a beautifully presented 20 metre tri masted Sailing Schooner in survey for 45 passengers. Our experienced crew share interesting and informative commentary on the sites and rich history of Darwin Harbour, Cyclone Tracey and WWII. “Alfred Nobel” is a historically significant vessel built in 1953. She is a 30 metre spotted gum schooner that has been beautifully renovated and now operates our most popular dinner cruise and is in survey for 100 guests.


The “Charles Darwin” is the newest addition to the Darwin Harbour Cruises fleet. The 25-metre tri level Catamaran has been restored to immaculate condition and is in survey for up to 270 guests. This is the only cruise vessel in Darwin with two air-conditioned deck levels, thus allowing sensational cruising all year round. Our cruises are a must for the perfect start or finale for your clients Darwin Experience. We have a wide range of menus prepared on board by a dedicated catering crew. We recently won the prestigious Business Growth award at the 2011 Tourism NT Brolga awards.

Sharyn Uzkuraitis Advertising, Marketing and Corporate Specialist +61 8 8941 6122


■ We provide a unique team building with both innovative and a creative experience for your clients. ■ Experience your conference with a difference. Back ground image to be changed. ■ Travel with Darwin’s fishing charter specialist. Our team of dedicated Skippers and crew will assist you and your events people to gain a real fishing experience. Having rapidly grown our reputation for quality in the corporate business market; ensuring large groups are catered for professionally and comfortably. Our vessels are all equipped with toilets, seating and shaded back decks, iced esky’s, all meals, snacks, iced cold drinking water, tea and coffee and all fishing tackle, baits and rods are supplied.

Darwin Reef N Wrecks provide a diverse range of unforgettable fishing experiences in our unique tropical waters to suit all types and levels of fishing capabilities. For those with not much time to spare we offer half day (5 hours) Harbour Fishing, and 5 hour offshore night Fishing and for the keen fishermen and women with a little more time to spare we offer Full Day, 2,3,4 and 5 Days offshore live aboard Adventure for a fishing trip of a life time. Targeting many different species such as Golden Snapper, Tricky Snapper, Tusk fish, Black Jew fish, Coral Trout, mangrove jack, rock cod and Spanish mackerel just to name a few. Our team can organise individual and group bookings and packages to meet your delegate’s needs. So Stop Wishing Come Fishing with Darwin Reef N Wrecks!!


Pina Sommerville Marketing + Communications Manager

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8923 4222


■ 5 minutes from the CBD, numerous indoor and outdoor function options. ■ We have the facilities to host thousands outside and up to 1200 in an air-conditioned marquee. ■ We ensure satisfaction of our clients and guests and are committed to providing a memorable event. For over 50 years, the Darwin Turf Club has been home to Darwin’s most iconic sporting event, the Darwin Cup Carnival as well as other events. The vibrant and exciting image of the Darwin Racing epitomises the social scene of the Top End. The unique atmosphere, facilities and location makes for the perfect destination for successful corporate events. We have a range of venues from intimate bars, picturesque gardens to air-conditioned rooms that can seat up to 800 al a carte and 1200 cocktail. With in house catering we can tailor-design food and beverage packages to suit every occasion, every budget.


Specialising in Gala dinners and corporate luncheons that can be hosted in any of our function rooms, with striking views of the track, or in the 1250m2 Schweppes Pavilion with full glass frontage and a private balcony overlooking the lawns. Cocktail Functions, there are endless venue options from garden settings to exclusive bars with stunning views. Trade shows and exhibitions, there are numerous indoor and outdoor options, with ample free car parking. Let our unique location bring your corporate world to the tranquility of a beautiful garden setting. If you are looking to create a truly memorable event, look to Darwin Turf Club to help turn your dreams into reality.

Heather Brown Managing Director + 61 8 8941 4470 or +61 8 8941 4106


■ Extraordinary boutique stocked with luxurious goods of di CROCO’s own designs. ■ Australian saltwater crocodile skin handbags, belts and accessories in a fantastic array of colours and styles. ■ Fascinating store for visitors, priding itself on innovation, quality and client service. Luxury goods company, di CROCO specialising in farmed Australian saltwater crocodile skin has its world class store in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The main line of the collection includes handbags and matching accessories. However the range expands to irresistible belts, wallets, purses and many other innovative items, made from over 25 different colours and finishes crafted from premium Australian skins. di CROCO focuses on clean lines and classic styles that will stand the test of time. For men, women and corporate gift clients, the ability to match to your accessories is special to di CROCO.

di CROCO has also recently released a collection of beautiful sterling silver cuff bracelets with crocodile skin inlay, to add to the exquisite and expanding range of crocodile inlaid jewellery . The enormously popular jewellery collection ranges from inlaid beads to earrings, rings, bracelets, cufflinks and necklaces. Each piece is unique as no two skins are the same. di CROCO welcomes the opportunity to be part of conference organisers’ programmes, whether as an inclusion in partner programmes, speaking engagements or special trading hours for conference attendees. di CROCO speaker and corporate gifts are always well received.


Shandelle Judd Director

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8947 1990


■ UNIQUE – not only an exhibition company that provides superior shell scheme & furniture hire, Fusion supplies the overall conference package to include theming & production capacity for major gala dinners as well. ■ IINNOVATIVE – at Fusion we present stylised ideas that work to any venue & more so to your budget with creativity and originality. ■ WILLING – a dedicated team with a ‘can-do’ attitude, who believe that our clients deserve passion and commitment on their investment. Fusion provides the largest capability ‘One Stop Shop’ in the Northern Territory in the Events Industry facilitating local, national and international clients. Our services include: • Exhibitions – shell scheme & display booths • Corporate Furniture Hire • Gala Theming with sensational effects • Custom Stand design & manufacture • Signage & graphic design • AV & production • Marquees, Stages & Dancefloors


Our staff are dedicated professionals with years of experience and Fusion provides seamless events time and time again, we are committed to exceeding your expectations with wholehearted event solutions. Your decision to conference or convene in the Northern Territory is a big investment – our superior products and services will ensure you excel! Fusion Exhibition & Hire Services is your local NT events company with years of demonstrated outstanding results, coupled with plentiful repeat clients and fond memories, we provide that everlasting ‘wow factor’ for your delegates to talk about for years.

Darren Lynch Managing Director +61 488 002 004


■ Short walk to the Darwin Convention Centre, hotels and CBD. ■ Multi-purpose venues, modern fit out and décor and a large capacity. ■ Flexible menus, well priced food option and memorable cooking demonstrations and classes

When Passion, Food, Views and Style collided! You have found il lido italian restaurant and the Precinct Tavern, two unique venues ideal for your next corporate event. Located at the Darwin Waterfront, they offer sweeping views over the Darwin Convention Centre, wave pool, lagoon, Stokes Hill wharf and to the harbour beyond. With a fresh and bright tropical feel, il lido is an impressive breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail destination. Offering air-conditioning inside with seating up to 130 or 200 cocktail or relax in the resort setting outdoors with picturesque views, seating up 200 and 400 cocktail. The Precinct Tavern opened in October 2012 and is Darwin’s only venue with 44 taps and specializes in craft beer, quality wine and modern pub food. It is perfect for that casual cocktail function or after party venue with a capacity to host around 400 in the various areas. Looking for the authentic tastes of Thai, Indian and Malaysian you will love what is on offer at Alice Springs Hanuman based at the Crown Plaza and Hanuman Darwin at the Holiday Inn Esplanade. Whichever venue you select, each offers something unique and memorable. Our specialty is corporate events from casual and informal through to elegant and prestigious.


Leanne Bennett Director of Meetings and Events

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8980 0830


■ DARWIN: 25 meeting rooms, tiered auditorium for 1050 delegates and 616 accommodation rooms with one contact. ■ KAKADU: indigenous owned and the home of internationally renowned Yellow Water Cruises. ■ ALICE SPRINGS: award winning leader in sustainability practices, can accommodate up to 350 delegates.

IHG in the Northern Territory has the infrastructure and resources to successfully host your conference or incentive. We are able to cater for up to 1050 delegates in Darwin at one venue, 250 in Kakadu and 350 in Alice Springs. Between our three Darwin properties, which include two Holiday Inns and one Crowne Plaza, we have over 25 meeting rooms, with the choice of natural light. With all properties located in Darwin’s CBD your delegates will enjoy easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment.

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In Kakadu the world famous Yellow Water Cruise is truly remarkable. Your delegates are given fascinating insights into the local Bininj people through our indigenous tour guides. With three conference rooms offering natural light and capacity to accommodate 250 delegates, your delegates are sure to enjoy Kakadu. Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is an internationally branded hotel which can cater for conference groups in Alice Springs. A leader in sustainability practices, the hotel was awarded Most Sustainable Hotel in Asia Pacific in 2010. With five meeting rooms, the hotel can accommodate up to 350 delegates on site and is regarded as the premium offsite caterer in Alice Springs.

Lesley Prince Retail Coordinator +61 8 8958 8404


■ The RFDS Theatre seats 72 people in cinema-style chairs and also serves as a conference theatre with full computer integration. ■ Our ‘Bush Kitchen’ provides alfresco dining in the heart of Alice Springs and also features projector display facilities. ■ The Café and aboriginal art gallery has a number of areas perfect for any sized business lunch, or cocktail party.

The 2012 Brolga Award winning redevelopment of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Alice Springs Tourist Facility officially opened in May this year, marking a $3 million investment in Central Australia.

The RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility boasts a number of exciting features making it a unique venue for your next function. These include a 72-seat theatre, interactive information portals, increased retail space, cafe and beverage facilities and a full-scale replica RFDS Pilatus PC-12 aircraft – it can cater for just about anything. The Tourist Facility is located adjacent to the home of the first RFDS Alice Springs radio operator. Built in 1939, the heritage building now houses the RFDS café and gallery, which is open to the public Monday through Saturday. A spacious and relaxing courtyard outside the café divides the old heritage building from the new Tourist Facility. Alongside the courtyard area is the ‘Bush Kitchen’ – a roomy, undercover seating area equipped with fully-functioning kitchen and projector screen. The entire facility can cater to functions of up to 150 people. The professional and hard working staff at the RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility looks forward to helping make your next event extra special.


Kathy Graham Managing Director

NT OPERATORS­ ­—– +61 8 8956 3156


■ SEIT Outback Australia offers Innovate tailor-made itineraries with a focus outside the norm, dealing with people from four to four hundred. ■ Knowledgeable local team with an intimate understanding of all things Central Australian and offers exclusive locations. ■ SEIT Outback Australia offers on-ground coordinators to assist with the whole group experience and oversee the smooth running of the entire program.

Imagine a conference or incentive event in a vast remote landscape where time stands still and adventures are waiting to be experienced. Now imagine your group in Central Australia. This is the world of SEIT Outback Australia and your group has the opportunity to explore the real Red Centre rich in culture, spirituality, history, environmental quests and a rich tapestry of unique experiences. Our SEIT Outback Australia team knows how to craft adaptable, creative itineraries for all groups, regardless of the number of guests. The diverse product range and our complete understanding of the conference and incentive market means touring with a difference for your group participants.

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The result is an unforgettable adventure to the Red Centre visiting exclusive locations that showcase the best of iconic, pioneering and cultural journeys throughout the region from Alice Springs to Uluru and beyond. At SEIT Outback Australia we work closely with a number of private tour operators, national parks and private landowners, and we have partnerships with Aboriginal operators to ensure travellers engage in exceptional outback experiences, including Evenings in Alice, Aboriginal cultural and interactive learning centre in Alice Springs….Red Centre Creative and a variety of touring in the region of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Jill Morris Sales and Marketing Manager +61 8 8943 8947


■ Darwin’s only 5 star beachfront resort located moments from the CBD, featuring 154 stylishly appointed hotel and resort rooms and superior conference and event facilities. ■ Host a gala dinner on our lawns under the stars, with a guarantee of near perfect weather from May to September. ■ The newest development for SKYCITY, the beachside Marquee, catering for social functions for up to 500 is opening in April 2013.

Guests can relax in the comfort of one of our 154 stylishly appointed hotel or resort rooms, swim in our spectacular infinity edged or lagoon style pool, enjoy the cuisine of our five distinctive dining experiences, indulge in spa treatments, and explore the beauty and uniqueness of the surrounding area. SKYCITY Darwin offers the perfect getaway for business and pleasure that invites guests to wind down and savour the grandeur of Darwin’s finest address.

SKYCITY Darwin is the ultimate travel destination for discerning guests seeking a truly unforgettable five star beachfront experience in Australia’s extraordinary Top End. Our prestigious new tropical resort and upgraded facilities have redefined luxury and we are now providing a level of service and suite of offerings beyond compare. Located within moments of Darwin’s central business district, fringed by the sparkling blue Arafura Sea, SKYCITY’s premier resort presents stunning accommodation and dining options, Endota day spa, a world class entertainment complex and superior conference and event facilities.


Becky Forrest­ Business Development Executive – Groups


becky.forrest +61 8 8999 3930


■ Our reservation and product teams are based in the NT, with an expert knowledge on a broad range of experiences. ■ Personalised itineraries and private charters offering exclusive experiences in unique locations. ■ We are the one stop shop and can organise every aspect of your business event. Territory Discoveries is the local expert on Australia’s Northern Territory. We know that your event is unique and that your delegates need to feel enthused when they arrive, and inspired when they leave. This means we are always up to date on what’s new, what’s changed and what will provide the most spectacular event program imaginable. Our main call centre is in Alice Springs, and with an office in Darwin, we are in-market when your event is happening, and just a phone call away.


We support all accredited operators in the NT, providing suggested itineraries, partner program and additional touring options that will ensure an enriching encounter for your clients whilst they are in the Northern Territory. Our specialist groups department can organise anything from flights and accommodation to individual and group tour bookings before, during and after your event. We can also tailor-make packages to meet the specific needs of your conference or incentive delegates, and can even provide an on-the-day booking service for additional touring during the event.

Kelly Langhelt Sales & Marketing Manager

Winner Tour and/or Transport Operators +61 420 531 215


■ Owner-operated tour company offering unique camel experiences against the stunning backdrop of Uluru and Kata-Tjuta. ■ Uluru Camel Farm located at Ayers Rock Resort itself and available as a venue as well as for touring. ■ Owners have 40+ years’ combined camel experience and are the perfect Outback hosts.

With over forty years’ combined experience with camels and a passion for all things outback, your hosts Chris and Mark and the rest of the team will ensure that a camel tour with us or a special event at our farm is an experience not to be missed.

Award-winning Uluru Camel Tours has been an iconic tour product at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort since 1998 offering visitors the unique opportunity to experience the spectacular desert region of Uluru and Kata Tjuta just as the early pioneers did – on a camel. Three Camels trading as Uluru Camel Tours has been operational under the new owners of Chris Hill and Mark Swindells since March 2011. With a herd of forty friendly camels and a small team of passionate staff, Uluru Camel Tours can offer an experience that can fit into most tour itineraries and can cater for groups of all sizes, from small private tours to large conference groups. Our farm is also the perfect outback venue for that special event and we partner closely with Voyages Ayers Rock Resort to offer unique functions such as a camel-themed dinner, an outback ball or even an afternoon of camel racing.


PUTTING THE BUSINESS INTO BUSINESS EVENTS­ ­—– Forecast to be Australia’s second fastest growing economy over the next five years, the thriving Northern Territory economic environment offers possibilities across a range of key industries, giving you a solid business reason to choose the NT for your next event.

Inject a local perspective from industry professionals through guest speakers, technical visits, and regional delegates. Recognised as a world leader in renewable energy, the NT also has an outstanding reputation in rural and remote health and trauma response, oil and gas extraction, mineral exploration, and arid zone management. What does this mean for you? Expert local knowledge that adds depth to your business event.

RENEWABLE ENERGIES Alice Springs Solar City program supports and encourages the development of major iconic projects in the region that play a critical part in making Alice Springs a national and international showcase for sustainable living and the use of renewable energy. Crowne Plaza Hotel Alice Springs was the first installation in the southern hemisphere to use SolFocus Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) tracking technology to produce approx 28% of the airport’s electricity.. Alice Springs Airport has the first large-scale installation of Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) technology in the southern hemisphere, producing 28% of its electricity. The Uterne Solar Facility in Alice Springs is currently the largest tracking solar power plant in the southern hemisphere, consisting of more than 3000 high efficiency SunPower mono-crystalline panels, producing up to 30% more energy than conventional fixed-tilt installations.

OIL AND GAS With its abundant petroleum resources and central location to Asian markets, the NT is ideally positioned as an energy centre of global significance. It is rapidly establishing itself as an international maintenance and operations hub for the offshore oil and gas industry.


The A$34 billion Ichthys LNG project began construction in 2012, and features the longest subsea pipeline in the southern hemisphere. The project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum and 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak, creating one of the largest oil and gas developments in the world. This project has also led to the establishment of the North Australian Centre for Oil & Gas (NACOG) purpose built facilities at Charles Darwin University, to develop a workforce for the oil and gas industry, servicing the Northern Territory.

DESERT KNOWLEDGE The Desert Knowledge Precinct provides an international focus for developing the people, knowledge and economy of the world’s deserts. Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) is a national organisation committed to building harmony, sustainability and prosperity for all Australian desert people, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. DKA Solar Centre is a demonstration facility for commercialised solar technologies operating in the arid solar conditions of Alice Springs, Central Australia. Remote Economic Participation Cooperative Research Centre works with communities, businesses and people in remote regions to investigate and provide practical responses

to the issues that drive economic participation. Outback Business Network boasts over 900 members covering 75% of Australia and connects businesses in creative industries, local produce, mining services, sustainable building and tourism. The Desert Peoples Centre is a cooperative initiative of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and the Centre for Appropriate Technology for the delivery of postsecondary education and training for Aboriginal students.

MINERALS The Northern Territory has been ranked by the global mining industry as having the highest mineral potential of any Australian jurisdiction, in the most recent Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies. The Northern Territory hosts some of the largest mines and mineral deposits in the world and is one of Australia’s highest producers of uranium and manganese. Currently mined world-class deposits include manganese on Groote Eylandt, bauxite at Gove, lead-zinc-silver at the McArthur River Mine near Borroloola, gold at Callie in the Tanami and uranium at the Ranger Mine near Jabiru. The Northern Territory also contains significant deposits of copper, diamonds, tin, tantalum, vermiculite, magnesite, cobalt, iron ore and rare earths.

HEALTH The Menzies School of Health Research is one of the leading institutes with a primary focus on the health of Indigenous communities as well as people living in tropical and remote areas. In 2010 RHD Australia was established under Menzies and in partnership with James Cook University and Baker IDI, providing Australia with its first national response to Rheumatic Heart Disease and Acute Rheumatic Fever. Royal Darwin Hospital’s (RDH) National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) is recognised nationally for its disaster response preparedness and the capacity to treat victims with critical injuries. RDH has gained an international reputation for its excellence in clinical capabilities and the ability to rapidly deploy trained staff to disaster sites. RDH was the forward receiving hospital for patients involved in critical incidents. Alice Springs Renal Dialysis Unit has three facilities in Central Australia and is the largest in the Southern hemisphere. The NT has the highest incidence and prevalence of end state kidney disease in Australia. This critical unit supports haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, pre and post transplantation care and offers pre-dialysis care and education with highly specialist staff employed across all areas.

INSET: Wickham Point LNG Plant, Darwin NT • ABOVE: Bushlight Project, Hatches Creek NT


Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Mary River Wetlands, NT

For more than 50,000 years our stunning NT landscapes have provided meeting places for an ancient culture. From state-of-the-art conference facilities in our towns and cities to amazing meeting venues in remote wilderness locations, your NT event will be an unforgettable experience for your participants. Luxury wilderness lodges, inspiring team-building and exciting activities - our captivating destinations provide the perfect opportunity to refresh and connect with nature and colleagues. Start planning an extraordinary NT event today!

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