National Conference

Own Tomorrow with Connective

We are excited about our 2018 Connective National Conference.

This year at the Conference we take on a positive future focus through our themes of Commitment, Resilience, Innovation, Integrity and Growth. Join us on the Gold Coast, as we bring together your peers, lenders and the Connective Team from around the country. Experience an action packed 2 days with a line up of keynote speakers that will inspire you, challenge your thinking and provide practical advice that you can take back to your business.  Plus hear from your peers who will share valuable insights into their business, and enjoy two fantastic evenings of networking and entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Meet our Speakers

Commitment. Resilience. Innovation. Integrity. Growth.

Finance Focus for Small Business
David Koch
Turn Customers into Raving Fans
Amanda Stevens
Innovation and change
Chris Riddell

More speakers to be announced...


Day 1 - Wed 24 Oct
Main Foyer
Welcome Drinks
Poolside Lawn
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Poolside Lawn
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Day 2 - Thu 25 Oct
Connective welcome
Mirage Grand Ballroom
9:30am – 10.00am
Keynote Speaker
Mirage Grand Ballroom
10.00am – 11.00am
Morning Tea
Ballroom Foyer
11.00am – 11.30am
Mirage Grand Ballroom
11.30am – 12.15pm
Broker Champion
Mirage Grand Ballroom
12:15pm – 1:00pm
Lunch and Expo
Ballroom Foyer
1.00pm – 2.00pm
David Koch
Mirage Grand Ballroom
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Lender Presentations
Mirage Grand Ballroom
Amanda Stevens
Mirage Grand Ballroom
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Gala Dinner
Mirage Grand Ballroom
6.30pm- 11.30pm
Day 3 - Fri 26 Oct
Broker Champion
Mirage Grand Ballroom
9.45am – 10.45am
Chris Riddell
Mirage Grand Ballroom
Morning Tea
Ballroom Foyer
11.30am – 11.50pm
Keynote Speaker
Mirage Grand Ballroom
11.50am – 12.50pm
Connective close
Mirage Grand Ballroom
12.50pm – 1.10pm
Lender Giveaway
Mirage Grand Ballroom
1.10pm – 1.15pm
Lunch and Expo
Mirage Grand Ballroom
1.15pm – 2.00pm


Join us on the fabulous Gold Coast for our 2018 Connective National Conference

Conference Venue

The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in the Grand Ballroom.

Accommodation Options

Conference accommodation will be split between two venues connected via a short bridge, Palazzo Versace and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.*


Conference Ticket Options


$745 + GST Standard Early Bird SOLD OUT
$435 + GST

Refer to your partnership package
Attendance to all Conference sessions
Two nights’ accommodation*
Breakfast on both mornings
Lunch on both days
Cocktail dinner
Gala dinner
Access to the Lender Expo
Trade stand at Lender Expo

*Accommodation preference at either the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort or Palazzo Versace will be available to select at registration (subject to availability, preference not guaranteed). † Spouse ticket can only be purchased in conjunction with a Connective Broker Delegate ticket and does not include access to any conference sessions. ‡ For Lender Partner tickets please refer to your individual partner agreements for your ticket entitlements.


All you need to know about the Conference

Yes, your partner/spouse can join you and attend our evening events and share your room via a Broker Delegate Spouse ticket option. Please note there are only 50 tickets available in this category, so get in fast to make sure your partner can attend.
Yes, though please note there may be additional charges to upgrade your room to accommodate. Please let our team know when you’re purchasing your tickets whether there are children attending too.
Yes, when purchasing your tickets, you can let us know if you would like to extend your stay and one of our friendly team will provide you with prices and availability.
Our list of speakers is available to view here.
Smart casual for the day conference, business casual for the cocktail reception on night one and dress to impress for the Gala Dinner on night two.
If you need to cancel your ticket we are happy to issue a full refund up to 30 days prior to the event. If you are cancelling with less than 30 days to go there is no refund.
Unfortunately, due to venue capacity, we are unable to offer non-accommodation delegate tickets in 2018 as a standard ticket option. If you live on the Gold Coast and would prefer not to stay overnight please contact to arrange an alternative ticket option.
If you would like to share a room with another delegate, please contact to arrange this prior to your registrations.
When you register, you will be able to choose if you would like to have accommodation in the Sheraton Grand Mirage or Palazzo Versace. Please note this is subject to availability.
By attending the Connective National Conference you will receive 12 CPD hours.

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