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:
When: 5-7 July, 2023
Where: Maroochy RSL Events Centre, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
Delegation registration includes:
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.
All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing.
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 .
The exciting program covers a wide range of termite related topics:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
With the famous Eumundi markets and galleries in the hinterland villages, there are lots of options for those looking for arts and crafts.
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!
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.
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).
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!
Despite the fact that the conference takes place during the school holiday, the conference team are working on accommodation specials.
This rate is available for any or all of the days 4th – 8th July, 2023 and needs to be booked using the link below:
Mention the conference when booking or use code Termite23 when booking online.
The conference team are working on further specials. These will be publicised and promoted when available.
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.
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
The Termite Professional Conference provides a unique opportunity for suppliers to specifically target pest managers focused on termite management.
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.
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.
* 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.
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.
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…
When: Friday July 7th