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  Destination Gold Coast Business Events is a division of Destination Gold Coast, responsible for promoting the Gold Coast as a world-class business events destination. The not-for-profit organisation is responsible for attracting national and international conferences to the city. In 2016, business events contributed $565 million to the local economy.

The Gold Coast is home to world leaders in medical advances, scientific breakthroughs and research excellence in a fast emerging innovation ecosystem. With three universities and the rapidly expanding Gold Coast Health and Knowledge precinct, we’re a city on the move, breaking new ground.

The Gold Coast is also a city in high demand for business events, offering exceptional value for money, world class venues and delegate experiences, in an easily accessible, compact destination. Destination Gold Coast Business Events offers free services to association hosts and conference organisers to help bid, plan and deliver a highly successful conference on the Gold Coast. 
 
 
 
    The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a leading health and tropical medicine research institute based in the tropics of northern Australia at James Cook University. Our research focuses on protecting Australia’s biosecurity and enhancing health outcomes for our neighbouring Tropical nations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

AITHM aspires to excellence in tropical health and medical research, biotechnology and research education, supporting better health for people in the tropics worldwide.

As Australia’s only health and medical research institute dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Tropical populations, with a focus on infectious disease, chronic disease, the intersection between chronic and infectious disease and health systems research, AITHM delivers research outputs from bench to bedside that are recognised worldwide.

AITHM is committed to translating research discoveries into practice and achieving better health outcomes. The Institute aims to develop and implement new policy and prevention strategies, diagnostic tests, treatments and new vaccines that will address diseases of major global importance. In conducting its research, AITHM collaborates with research institutions, governments, non-government bodies and industry world-wide.
 
 
 
    Davies Collison Cave is Australia’s leading intellectual property legal practice, with a history that goes back nearly 140 years. We provide expert services in the areas of patents, trade marks, trade secrets, copyright and design protection, licensing, litigation and related legal and commercial matters. Davies Collison Cave is a multi-disciplinary intellectual property practice, offering a comprehensive range of strategically-focused intellectual property services to clients within Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. We have more than 100 professionals consisting of patent attorneys, trade marks attorneys and lawyers, who are engaged solely in intellectual property practice. Davies Collison Cave has the largest patent practice in Australia. We consistently file more patent applications in Australia than any other firm, across numerous technical disciplines. Our size means our attorneys can concentrate their experience to specialise in particular technology areas. This enables us to build a deep understanding of our clients' technologies, as well as the market and competitor landscape in which they exist. This understanding results in stronger IP protection and the formulation of IP strategies that best align with our clients' commercial strategies. Our office in Singapore, which opened in 2015, is well resourced with technical experts across all disciplines to provide high level patent, design and trade mark services in Singapore and across the ASEAN region. 
 
 
 
    EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

From globalisation to technological innovation, businesses around the world are exploring new and different ways of succeeding. EY gives you an industry-based perspective on your needs and leads the debate on the most important issues you face, bringing original thinking to your sector and your business. Sector-focused insights and experience are embedded throughout EY, unifying our global network of professionals to give you highly responsive advice that helps you compete more effectively. 
 
 
 
    Fountx is a start-up technology company owned by TAE Aerospace, a leading Australian owned Aerospace company. Fountx was a vison of TAE Aerospace’s CEO & MD, Andrew Sanderson, and in mid-2017 the New Technologies Manger, Laurence Beraldo, was asked to set Fountx up as its own company. Being a subsidiary company of TAE Aerospace enables Fountx the agility to move rapidly in the ever evolving and extremely fast paced technology industry. The Fountx name is derived from fountain of knowledge and expert remote assistance that in essence is exactly what this new and world changing system can do.

Fountx_AsR is a wearable Assisted Reality technology that can significantly boost the productivity and capability of remote personnel. The technology behind Fountx was developed by CSIRO, Australia's premier industrial research organisation and commercialised by TAE Aerospace, Australia’s Aerospace Company. Using a collaborative approach, CSIRO and TAE Aerospace have ensured spatial awareness is always maintained producing an innovative and ground-breaking device that will reduce maintenance downtime while improving accuracy quality and safety performance.

Fountx_AsR is also finding increased interest from the Medical and Emergency Services areas, as the same technology can also give these personnel access to expert knowledge in their fields – potentially saving lives.
 
 
 
    Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university - challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Its high quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers. Since its beginning, Griffith has been deeply connected to the Asian region, environmentally aware, open to the community and industry focused. Always ahead of its time, Griffith introduced Australia’s first degrees in a range of important areas, including modern Asian studies and environmental science. It is a recognised leader in online education, and has offered awardwinning online programs for nearly 20 years. Today, Griffith ranks in the top three per cent of universities worldwide. At Griffith, students benefit from an extensive network of industry partners to gain the skills and confidence that employers want.  
 
 
 
    Health Horizon is presenting the Australian National Health Innovation Showcase, an open database of every health innovation under development Australia. In a world’s first the database is “living”, meaning Health Horizon’s data system tracks each innovation and automatically updates them when new milestones are announced. With this showcase we want to empower anyone in the world to follow the progress of the innovations that matter to them and get instant notifications when each one makes meaningful progress, opening up new avenues for collaboration, investment and support. The innovations are searchable by their type, approach, purpose, condition, sector and stage of development. 

The showcase is produced by a consortium of research and industry bodies funded as an MTPConnect Project Fund. The consortium includes the MTAA, MSIA, HISA, ANDHealth, HHSIP Ltd, QUT, UON, Health Horizon and Novartis Australia. 

The showcase can be seen now at thehealthhorizon.com/ausshowcase. 
 
 
 

  James Cook University (JCU) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research institutions. The university has campuses in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore; its location in Asia and those in Australia adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, and dry and wet tropics, deeply influences its teaching and research.

JCU’s expertise is directed towards the health, environment and populations of tropical regions.

JCU has a particular emphasis on the health status, workforce and medical needs of tropical communities. Its teaching programs have a strong medical science base with an emphasis on practical clinical skills. Graduates are progressive, flexible health professionals, whose training is directly relevant to the health issues of northern Australia and the Tropics.

With world class facilities, JCU provides nationally and internationally recognised, innovative and advanced postgraduate programs and research initiatives. JCU has established three World Health Organisation Collaborating Centres and its researchers earn recognition for their achievements both within Australia and across the world. JCU hosts the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, and has strong links with regional health services via its membership of the Tropical Australian
Academic Health Centre.

Ranked amongst the top four percent of universities worldwide, JCU’s vision embodies a brighter future for people in the Tropics, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. By being at the forefront of tropical research, our facilities, centres and institutes play a vital role in developing and producing research with tropical focus and global impact. 
 
 
 
     Representing over 170 Member entities, Life Sciences Queensland Limited is an Australian peak industry group, working to assist the growth of individual firms and organisations, and build the profile, capacity and capability of the sector to ensure long term economic, social and environmental benefits to Queensland.

By highlighting the key role that life sciences innovation plays to feed, fuel and heal our citizens, the major focus of LSQ is to facilitate the future growth and sustainability of Australia’s life sciences industry and enhancing Queensland’s national and international reputation as a key centre of commercial and research excellence and innovation in life sciences.
 
 
 
    Luina Bio is a Brisbane, Australia based, drug development and contract manufacturing organization (CMO) serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and veterinary industries. Drawing on more than 20 years of contract manufacturing experience, Luina Bio scientists have the expertise, training and experience to ensure a successful outcome to any contract manufacturing project. Utilising our TGA/APVMA licensed facilities operating to international cGMP standards, we can provide manufacturing solutions for both biological and small molecule drugs. We offer a comprehensive set of services including GMP production of recombinant proteins, vaccines, live biotherapeutics, and synthetic molecules for human and veterinary use. We can generate GMP material for pre-clinical studies, Phase 1, 2 & 3 clinical trials and the marketplace. We also offer a range of support services including GMP document preparation, regulatory advice, CMC or dossier package development, product distribution, and stability studies. 
 
 
 
    At Mylan, we are committed to setting new standards in healthcare. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we:
• Innovate to satisfy unmet needs;
• Make reliability and service excellence a habit;
• Do what’s right, not what’s easy; and
• Impact the future through passionate global leadership.

 
 
 
 
    Pop Up Radio Australia adds value to your event by giving it its own live internet radio station, and/or podcasts of your event highlights. Pop Up Radio is literally able to 'pop-up' a radio studio in a high visibility location in your event venue. This adds an exciting and engaging element where interviews can be watched by your event attendees as they happen. The whole package is customised around your event. We use only the very latest broadcast equipment and state-of the art streaming software, together with highly skilled media staff.  

At the touch of a button, people can listen in live to plenary and concurrent sessions at your event, or download podcasts that cover the highlights.  We also produce podcast series for companies, businesses and the not-for-profit sector.
Pop Up Radio will package and deliver audio grabs for your media contact to deliver to organisations of your choice. We'll even package up pre-event interviews or podcasts for use in your lead-up sales and promotions. 

Our interviews serve as a type of advertisement for your business and can add a buzz to any trade show. The more your brand name is associated with exciting events, the stronger your brand awareness will be. With our interview services we help capture the energy and enthusiasm that comes with trade shows and expos so that it can be shared with others, leading to more opportunities long after the event is over.

For more information, contact Anthony Frangi:
+61 419 677545 or info@popupradio.com.au
 
 
 
    QAAFI is a research institute at the University of Queensland (UQ), supported by the Queensland Government. As one of the few research-intensive universities worldwide located in a subtropical environment, UQ is a global leader in agriculture and food science research in subtropical and tropical production systems. Agriculture-related research at UQ is consistently ranked among the best in the world. QAAFI’s vision is to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of tropical and subtropical food, fibre and agri-business industries. 
 
 
 
    Queensland Health
Queensland’s healthcare system ranks amongst the best in the world. However, it does face significant challenges including a growing and ageing population, high rates of obesity and increasing rates of chronic conditions such as cancer, mental illnesses and diabetes. Queensland Health is tackling these challenges by partnering with universities, medical research institutes and industry to improve the health system and its services. 

Queensland Health comprises the Department of Health and 16 individual Health and Hospital and Health Services (HHSs). The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the Queensland public health system. 

The Department of Health's role includes: 
  • providing strategic leadership and direction for health through the development of policies, legislation and regulations 
  • developing state-wide plans for health services, workforce and major capital investment 
  • managing major capital works for public sector health service facilities 
  • purchasing health services 
  • supporting and monitoring the quality of health service delivery 
  • delivering specialised health services, providing ambulance, health information and communication technology and statewide health support services. 
Queensland Health’s Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office (HIIRO), Office of the Director General of the Department aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders through a coordinated and collaborative approach to health innovation, investment and research.

HIIRO provides a strategic framework for research, investment and innovation activities to ensure Queensland Health is positioned to meet the state’s current and future healthcare needs, create and maintain jobs, boost the state’s economy and improve patient outcomes.

Website: www.health.qld.gov.au/hiiro
Email: HIIRO@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: +61 7 3708 5071
 
 
 
    The Institute for Future Environments (IFE), headquartered in the Science and Engineering Centre at QUT’s Gardens Point campus, plays a key role in delivering against QUT’s Research and Innovation strategy, “to build QUT’s reputation as an excellent research institution undertaking research for the real world”. The Institute delivers transdisciplinary and collaborative research with scale and focus, drawing on the research capabilities of QUT’s six Faculties, cross-organisational research infrastructure capabilities, the required research functions to support the business of undertaking transdisciplinary research practice.
The Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) brings together a unique mix of international expertise in plant biotechnology, process engineering, industrial chemistry and commercialisation, creating a continuum of research and development from laboratory through to the field demonstration and pilot plant production.  The CTCB delivers international research and consulting solutions in biotechnology and biomass processing. It specialises in tropical agriculture and the high-value biocommodities sector, and we support agricultural advancement in developing countries.
The Centre’s research focuses on crops that will have the biggest global impact and it includes bananas, sugarcane and tropical pulses. The development of “super bananas” are expected to lift the health and wellbeing of millions of people in East Africa The Centre is internationally recognised as a leader in developing innovative, real-world solutions for the sugar industry. Pulse crops such as chickpeas, mung beans and pigeon pea are some of the world’s most economical sources of protein.
The Centre’s research includes genetic manipulation for improving the nutritional status of food, disease resistance and stress tolerance in tropical crops; developing of advanced techniques for disease diagnosis and control; and manufacturing high-value green chemicals, biofuels and other bioproducts from agricultural waste and makes a significant contribution to improving tropical agriculture in Australia and developing countries in Africa, India and South-East Asia helping to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Queensland is the ideal environment for developing the future generations of genetically enhanced tropical crops. 
The Centre has co-located molecular biology laboratories, tissue culture facilities, plant growth rooms, and PC2 glasshouses, as well as extensive glasshouses and research farms located on the outskirts of Brisbane and North Queensland. It has access to the Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF), which is a multi-user facility providing equipment and services in DNA sequencing (including running PacBio Sequel, Illumina NextSeq and miSeq machines), Proteomic Analysis and Advanced Imaging, and is also predominantly located at Gardens Point. 
 
 
 
    Symphony Hill Wines embodies the cutting edge, neo-vino wine movement that dares to take Australian wines in fresh and exciting directions. Owner and CEO, Ewen Macpherson, defied old school wine snobs and dared to believe he could make world class wines in a wine region of unfulfilled potential – the Granite Belt, QLD.

Ewen seeks to emulate the essence of jazz legend Miles Davis in his business:
inspirational, creative, inspired, innovative, cutting edge, adventurous, spontaneous, smooth, brave, soulful

These words sum up the raison d’etre of Symphony Hill Wines and describe the symphony of life that Ewen’s wines seek to capture in every bottle.

Ewen left the city with his family to chase the dream and in 1999, planted the first vines in the Ballandean highlands. Symphony Hill was born. Beyond realising the dream of sitting on his verandah overlooking the vineyard and drinking his own exciting wines while playing Miles Davis vinyl, his wines have also achieved amazing results. His wines have won top gold medals and trophies at interstate national wine shows that have never been won by any other Queensland winery.
2017 has been the best ever year for his winery, with Symphony Hill being awarded 10 trophies, 14 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 49 bronze medals with the highlight being their winemaker Mike Hayes awarded Australian Winemaker of the Year!
Trophies won in last 12 months include:
  • Australian Winemaker of the Year
  • Best Australian Alternative White Wine at National Wine Show of Australia – Gewurztraminer
  • Most Successful QLD Exhibitor at Royal QLD Wine Show
  • QLD Winemaker of the Year
  • QLD Winery of the Year
  • Best QLD Red Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Best QLD White Wine – Vermentino
His estate grown Reserve Shiraz has been nominated for trophies at Royal Sydney and Royal Melbourne wine shows on numerous occasions and was a finalist for a trophy up against the winner of the Jimmy Watson – if you are going to miss out on a trophy then that’s the way you do it! His Reserve Shiraz has been served to Prince William and Kate and world leaders like Barak Obama during their G20 visit.
Symphony Hill Wines is not just known for its reds, however, with their signature white wine, a dry Gewurztraminer, awarded trophy for Australia’s Best Alternative White Wine at the National Wine Show of Australia as well as at Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. His wines have been rated 5 stars by James Halliday with over 100 different wines rated four stars or more for the last 8 years. 

Ewen was voted by the editors of Australian Wine Business Magazine as in the top 50 stars of the Australian Wine Industry after featuring Symphony Hill Wines on their front cover. His wine presentations are informative and humorous as he shares his passion for his creations.
So where is their wine sold? Their wine can be found in many of South East QLD’s top restaurants such as Blackbird Bar, Aria, GOMA, QLD Performing Arts Centre and Il Centro. Their cellar door is very busy in winter when people come to the Granite Belt to experience log fires and freezing temperatures. They have a large wine club where members receive regular deliveries of their exclusive wine. 

They also export their wines to China with their biggest seller being a wine named in honour of their daughter they adopted from China in 2004. The wine is named ‘Dan Ying’ and translates to Red Singing Bird with a portion of sales being donated to charities supporting Asian orphans.
 
 
 
    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, and with a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university in the country. 

In December 2017, UQ celebrated its 250,000th graduate joining its global alumni network, which includes approximately 13,300 PhDs. More than 52,000 current students, including more than 16,400 postgraduate students and approximately 15,400 international students from 141 countries, currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being awarded more Australian Research Council funding ($25.8 million) for fellowships and awards commencing in 2017 than any other Australian university.

UQ is also one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; and one of only two Australian charter members of the global edX consortium for massive open online courses (MOOCs). 
 
 
 
    A therapeutically diverse site network dedicated to creating a vibrant clinical trial ecosystem through capacity building and innovation.  Our core business is the facilitation of industry sponsored clinical drug and device trials and the creation of mutually sustainable partnerships.  We employ sophisticated systems and industry best practice processes to deliver efficient and quality trial outcomes.  We are attentive to the needs of our many stakeholders and work hard every day to deliver superior experiences for our trial participants, our network of clinical sites, investigators and industry sponsors. 
 
 
 
    Virgin Australia is part of a very big family, the Virgin Group. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Group has become one of the most highly respected global brand names of the 21st century.

Since the establishment of its first company, Virgin Records, Virgin has created more than 300 branded companies worldwide, employing approximately 50,000 people, in 30 countries. These companies operate in sectors ranging from mobile telephony to transportation, travel, financial services, media, music and fitness and, of course, the soon to be launched space tourism operation, Virgin Galactic.

The Virgin Group believes in making a difference and stands for the principles of value for money, quality, innovation, fun and a sense of competitive challenge. It delivers a quality service by empowering its employees and facilitating and monitoring customer feedback to continually improve the customer's experience through innovation.
We share these values and are determined to become the airline of choice for corporate and leisure travelers alike.
     

TCIF Exhibitor

LSQ Jewels AU$550 inc. GST
LSQ Members + Commonwealth Country Exhibitors# AU$1,320 inc. GST
Non-Members AU$2,750 inc. GST
Maximum of eighteen (18) opportunities

Exhibitor Benefits:

  • One (1) complimentary full registration for TCIF18 (including all associated social functions) 
  • One (1) Exhibitor Space branded with corporate logo 
  • Inclusion of corporate logo on TCIF18 website with hyperlink to specific URL in exhibitors’ section 
  • Inclusion of 250 word exhibitor profile, corporate logo and website link on TCIF18 website in exhibitors’ section 
  • Inclusion of corporate logo in delegate handbook and on TCIF18 signage 
  • Inclusion of corporate logo on screen in between sessions 
  • Inclusion of corporate logo on all TCIF18 marketing collateral (from time of sponsorship allocation)


Other

Please click here to download the TCIF Sponsorship + Exhibitor Package for additional opportunities.

LSQ is also open to tailoring exhibitor packages to better suit your business objectives. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at tcif@tcif.co to discuss your specific needs.