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2016 Parks and Leisure Australia National conference is coming to Adelaide this October

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, August 05, 2016

We thought your members might be interested in our upcoming national conference held for the first time in Adelaide since 2010. This year’s event will be held at the Adelaide Oval. Our delegates are employed in:

  • 36% recreation and open space planning
  • 15% parks, gardens and horticulture
  • 18% facility and asset management
  • 14% health and physical activity
  • 6% in state and national parks
  • 2% tourism and the arts
  • 3% in play and playspaces
  • 3% landscape design
  • 3% environment……….. for more on who attends click here

Event Highlights:


  • More than 70 presentations, workshops, panel discussions and a ‘Great Debate’
  • A fantastic line up of keynote speakers including Kevin Lafferty, Scottish Forestry Commission, UK, Tedx presenter and internationally acclaimed placemaker – David Engwich, social researcher Mark McCrindle and Emergent CEO, Holly Ransom
  • Exclusive ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions with your favourite Keynote
  • A 'Behind the Scenes' Adelaide Oval masterclass
  • A 'Parks in Practice' Adelaide Parklands masterclass
  • Over 45 trade exhibitors
  • Five Technical Tour options
  • Culminating in the Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner

Full details of the event including the conference programme can be found online click here

See attached our most recent media release and promotional PDF that sums up the event.

It would be fabulous if you could share with your members.          

Sincere thanks in advance.





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207 The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067


M 0427 968 981 P 08 8332 0130 F 08 8431 8180

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Parks and Leisure Australia - media release Parks and Leisure Australia - media release (186 KB)


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