It’s the ultimate romantic getaway with nights under the stars in your own private luxury tent with delicious fire-cooked organic cuisine. Take to the air with an exhilarating flight over the city with Gold Coast Adventure Flights. Take a drive to explore the little village of Mount Glorious and walk through the lush rainforest of the Maiala National Park. You won’t know if it’s the crazy rides or your special someone making you feel so light-headed! Chase waterfalls with this guide to the best spots to make a splash in South East Queensland. If water sports aren’t really your thing, hit up the cycling trails through the Gold Coast Hinterland. Morning whale watching is a pretty impressive way to kick-start the day, we reckon. Explore the beautiful unspoiled coral of the Southern Great Barrier Reef on a day trip to Lady Elliot Island. You even get to enjoy the island resort’s free activities like 4WD, sand tobogganing and jet skiing! Go all out and glamp it up at Nightfall Wilderness Camp.Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #SA2019, or keep up-to-date via Linked In and Facebook.
We are looking forward to a lively, frank and multi-faceted debate around some of the key challenges facing sport.
As part of the Official Schedule, delegates will be able to take part in over 20 networking events, the popular 3-day Exhibition, and access 50 conference sessions, become involved in the Sports Festival and many other social occasions taking place in Gold Coast, with plenty of opportunities to explore this beautiful region further.
The program addresses some of the most topical and significant issues that are affecting international sport today including the practical aspects of governance reforms, how to deal with the emergence of rival leagues and the changing landscape of the fight against doping in sport.
“We have been fortunate enough to line up world-class speakers, both from Australia and abroad, with hands-on experience of the regulation and administration of sport.
Take a sunset kayaking tour of Broadbeach and enjoy a glass of wine or frosty beer while you watch the sun go down. The unique waterfall and cave were created over millions of years by water tumbling through the roof of a basalt cave. Take to Lamington National Park for some serious Insta-worthy nature snaps in the Green Mountains section. Head on up to Tamborine Mountain and pick up some fudge at the famous Granny Macs, before working it off with a walk to Curtis Falls for a dip in the rock pools. The O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walkway is not your average nature track.
Cross that one off the bucket list with Broadbeach Surf School. On the way home make a pit-stop at the quirky Elm Haus Cafe and treat yourself to some delicious homemade cakes and coffee. Check out the idyllic Natural Bridge nestled within Springbrook National Park.
A panel session discussing good governance will follow, led and moderated by Michael Lenard, Vice President, ICAS.
Other conference and panel sessions will cover: the fight against match-fixing; how to manage the emergence of rival leagues/competitions and other legal considerations supported by case studies; the annual CAS Update.
Spend the day walking amongst the animals like crocs, kangaroos, and all types of birds. Hit up one of the Gold Coast’s theme parks for some serious fun. Hot air balloon over the Gold Coast and the Hinterland, followed by High Tea or Man Tea (yep, it’s a thing) at QT Gold Coast. Treat yourselves to a day of relaxation and pampering at one of the best day spas on the Gold Coast. Take a half-day or full-day tour of Stradbroke Island.