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Termite Professional Conference 2022

"Be the Expert"

If you’re a termite professional, this is the conference for you!

Customers expect termite professionals to “be the expert” and to feel assured that you can deal with any termite issues that present and provide the necessary services to protect their home.

The Termite Professional Conference is aimed at pest managers who want to improve their understanding of termites and further their termite management skills to win more business and deliver improved services. The conference aims to help you to “Be the Expert”.

What to expect:

  • Learn from the experts on termite biology and behaviour with presentations from leading Australian and US researchers
  • Educational sessions on termite management techniques
  • Latest information on termite management products, software and insurance
  • Great opportunity to meet and socialise with fellow termite professionals
  • Perfect time to combine with a winter holiday on the great Sunny Coast!
 

Registration Information

When: 5-7 July, 2023

Where: Maroochy RSL Events Centre, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast

Termite Conference Price List

Inclusions:

Delegation registration includes:

  • Welcome drinks on 5 July (Wed)
  • Full conference access 6 -7 July (Thurs and Fri)
    • Includes lunch and morning / afternoon teas
  • Conference Gala Dinner on 7 July (Fri)
  • Two days of learning opportunities with termite experts
  • Tradeshow
  • Conference goodies bag & prize draw
  • Use of Termite Professional 2023 logo on website
  • A bit of fun… (free add-on)

Important note: As the conference takes place during the school holidays it is strongly recommended that flights and accommodation are booked before the end of 2022, to get the best deals and avoid disappointment.

Refund Policy:

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing.

  • By 31 May 2023 – 100% refund
  • From 1-20 June 2023 – 50% refund
  • From 21-27 June 2023 – 25% refund
  • After 27 June 2023 – No refund
  • No-shows – No refund

Please note: The delegate packages are designed for pest management professionals and non-commercial delegates. If you work for an industry supplier, please review the available exhibitor options .

Termite Professional 2023 Conference Program

The exciting program covers a wide range of termite related topics:

  • Day 1 is focused on termite biology and termite behaviour
  • Day 2 is focused on termite management.

We’ve lined up an exciting list of speakers from Australia and Overseas to deliver the program, including Prof. Nate Lo, Ass. Prof Theo Evans, Ass. Prof Thomas Chouvenc (US) and Scott Kleinschmidt. This is a rare opportunity to listen to and question leading termite researchers at one event.

Click on the link below to see the latest conference program. The program will be updated with the additional speakers along with talk titles when confirmed.

TP Conference Program

An impressive list of termite experts, including active researchers, consultants and industry professionals will be covering a range of topics on termite biology, behaviour, and management. Including:

  • Prof. Nate Lo – University of Sydney
  • Ass. Prof. Theo Evans – University of Western Australia
  • Ass. Prof. Thomas Chouvenc – University of Florida (USA)
  • Scott Kleinschmidt – Australian Timber & Pest Research

Having leading termite experts all at the same event, for termite professional to listen to, learn from an question, is a rare opportunity.

More information on other speakers and presentation topics will be announced when confirmed.

Conference Venue

Maroochy RSL at night

Maroochy RSL Events Centre is a modern purpose-built conference facility with state-of-the art theatre, great food and complimentary parking (first come, first served, up to 300 spaces).

Positioned in the centre of Maroochydore on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, there is a wide range of accommodation options nearby, many within easy walking distance.

 

About the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a great option for a winter getaway or family holiday. With plenty to do and daytime temperatures in the low 20s, it’s an attractive destination, with July being the perfect time to escape the winter weather in the southern states.

Maroochydore

Maroochydore

Maroochydore is centrally located on the Sunshine Coast making it an ideal base to explore the region. With plenty of accommodation and dining options, bars and live music, there’s plenty to keep everyone happy.

Beaches

In addition to Maroochydore itself, there are beautiful beaches to the south at Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headlands, and to the north at Coolum Beach, Peregian Beach and Noosa.

Family

Apart from the beaches there are plenty of family activities including the world-class Australia Zoo at Beerwah, Sea Life Aquarium at Mooloolaba, and Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World.

Adventure

With the hinterland and glass house mountains providing hiking, climbing and mountain biking opportunities, there’s plenty for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike. Add the Tree Top Challenge and Big Kart Track and there are more than enough thrills to fill a vacation.

Arts

With the famous Eumundi markets and galleries in the hinterland villages, there are lots of options for those looking for arts and crafts.

Food & Beer

The Sunshine Coast is famous for its seafood and the hinterland for its pineapples, macadamia nuts, ginger, avocados, and award-winning cheese and yogurts.  As “Australia’s Craft Beer Capital”, there’s more than enough to keep beer enthusiasts interested.

What are you waiting for? Register for the conference and book your holiday now!

More information on the Sunshine Coast

Flight Options

Sunshine Coast Airport is only 13 minutes drive from Maroochy RSL Events Centre.

There are direct flights to Sunshine Coast Airport from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra.

However, flying into Brisbane is a great option for everyone, especially if you’re intending to hire a car. It’s an easy 1 hour drive from Maroochydore and you will have increased flight options.

Venue Parking

Many Maroochydore hotels will be within walking distance of Maroochy RSL. If you’re further afield, Maroochy RSL has complimentary parking (up to 300 spaces).

Book your accommodation early!

The conference takes place during the winter school holidays making it ideal to combine with a family holiday. However, it does mean that accommodation books up quickly. We recommend booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment!

ACCOMMODATION SPECIALS!!

Despite the fact that the conference takes place during the school holiday, the conference team are working on accommodation specials.

Holiday Inn, Maroochydore – 15% off public rates!

This rate is available for any or all of the days 4th – 8th July, 2023 and needs to be booked using the link below:

Holiday Inn, Maroochydore Special

Top Spot Motel – 12% Discount

Mention the conference when booking or use code Termite23 when booking online.

Top Spot Motel

The conference team are working on further specials. These will be publicised and promoted when available.

Accommodation Options

There is a wide variety of accommodation options depending on requirements and budget. Accommodation close to the conference venue is convenient and there are plenty of options in Maroochydore.

The main booking websites:

Booking.com

Wotif

Stayz

Airbnb

Accommodation Locations

However, some may prefer to stay further afield. Approximate driving times from popular locations to the conference venue in Maroochydore are below:

Caloundra: 31 minutes

Mooloolaba: 9 minutes

Coolum beach: 21 minutes

Peregian beach: 25 minutes

Noosa: 37 minutes

Great Opportunities for Sponsors and Exhibitors

The Termite Professional Conference provides a unique opportunity for suppliers to specifically target pest managers focused on termite management.

Who should be exhibiting?

  • Pre-construction product suppliers
  • Termite control product suppliers
  • Application equipment manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Insurance companies
  • Business and Report Writing Software developers
  • Training organisations

Why should you be exhibiting?

As we know, termite management is a core part of the business for many pest control companies, providing a significant proportion of business revenue and profits. As such, pest managers are keen to learn about products and services that improve their offerings and grow their business.

The opportunity to be in front of several hundred motivated customers, from around the country, allows suppliers to deliver a focused sales drive. With the termite segment being a high value segment, in many cases it doesn’t take getting many new customers to achieve a profitable return on investment when considering the lifetime value of the customer. Signing up for one of the sponsorship packages with a speaker slot will certainly help get your message across.

The conference will also be recorded, which will allow for continued promotion through the year, both in its entirety and using individual talks (which will allow exposure to non-attendees). This offers great added value for the sponsorship packages with speaker slots.

Of course, simply being seen at the inaugural Termite Professional Conference will support the image of brands wanting to demonstrate leadership in the termite market.

What packages are available?

A range of exhibitor / sponsorship packages are available, from basic trade exhibits through to various levels of sponsorship.

The increasing levels of sponsorship not only provide for increased exposure (including speaking slots), but come with a range of other included benefits (both at the conference and through advertising in Termite Professional magazine) to increase the value of sponsorship packages.

Sponsorship packages are offered on a first come first served basis. Being the first Termite Professional Conference, we are keen to accommodate any ideas exhibitors may have to tailor their package to their needs, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Termite Professional Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Packages

* Suppliers need to book an exhibitor package in order for their staff to attend the conference. All exhibitor packages come with 2 complimentary full delegate registrations. Exhibitors can purchase addition registrations as required.

Professional Pest Manager is pleased to support the Women in Pest Management (WIPM) association.

WIPM events at the Termite Professional Conference:

WIPM Networking Big Breakfast

WIPM National Breakfast

When: Friday 7th (6:30 Start)

Where: Maroochy RSL Event Centre

The National WIPM Networking Big Breakfast is a free event that will be held at the inaugural
Termite Professional Conference.

The breakfast will include a keynote speaker and female speakers from within our industry. The breakfast invite is open to all women who work in the pest management industry and men who are attending the conference. You will have time to network with like-minded people after the breakfast and the speakers conclude. Although this breakfast is FREE and is part of the conference, you must register to attend.

Leadership Development Workshops

The WIPM Committee has been busy organising workshops featuring speakers from the pest management industry who will provide invaluable presentations on leadership and wellbeing. The aim of the workshops is to inspire attendees to find new, innovative ways of developing and managing people and to improve mental resilience, as well as looking after the mental wellbeing of employees. Details to be released shortly…

WIPM Partner Event – Coast to Hinterland High Tea

WIPM Hinterland High Tea

When: Friday July 7th

While hubbie is attending the Termite Professional Conference we have arranged the perfect way to spend your day. This event is open to all conference delegate partners and any women who work in the pest management industry. Join us for a coast to hinterland drive to Montville for High Tea.
 
Montville boasts glorious views of the Sunshine Coast & Hinterland while providing visitors with a unique shopping and dining experience. History and architecture buffs will marvel at the fine buildings which run along and around Main Street. This is a great opportunity to see one of the best places the Sunshine Coast has to offer. You will have time to do a bit of sightseeing and shopping in the main street before heading over to Secrets on the Lake for High Tea.
Secrets on the Lake is the Sunshine Coast’s Best Kept Secret. It is also home to the award winning restaurant Dining On the Deck, and a unique art space showcasing local artists. It is a truly special place, situated in the rainforest on the shores of Lake Baroon with panoramic views of the water, mountains and rainforest.
 
$125pp. Includes travel and high tea for lunch and a glass of champagne.
 
Pick Up: Maroochy RSL Event Centre  9:30am – Return 3pm.
 

Book here

 
 

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