HBT NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2020 Vision for Success

You are invited to join us on the Gold Coast from the 5th – 7th May for the HBT National Conference. For three days you will be able to connect, share and learn from other Members, HBT Team, Suppliers and the Keynote Speakers at our major event for the year.

This year’s Conference theme; Vision for Success focuses on refining your skills and providing you with new ways of approaching existing challenges so that you can remain successful in an industry that is constantly evolving.


We are very excited about this year’s program. We have improved the format of our Member meeting sessions and invited keynote speakers targeted for today’s business. The Trade Show will run for one full day to ensure the most efficient use of your time. Also, we have planned some exciting events for Members and Suppliers to attend to ensure lots of networking and fun.

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* Please note – on Tuesday 5 May the Conference Open will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. HBT has arranged transport for all attendees from the venue to the Welcome Function at Sea World. At the end of the evening, the buses will do a return trip from Sea World to a couple of central locations on the Gold Coast. If you have a vehicle, you are also welcome to drive.

Trade Show

Exhibiting at our Trade Show this year, will be all of the HBT Preferred Suppliers as well as a great mix of other HBT/ITT Suppliers. We also have some first-time exhibitors; Level Master and Industrial Rubber and you will see some new HBT Suppliers that have come onboard over the past few months including Meyer Timber, Laucke Mills, Specialty Mix Stock Food and Mirotone. The Trade Show will include some HBT Service Suppliers for you to also visit during the day.

As always, there will be some great Conference Only Specials and competitions running on the day… this Trade Show is not to be missed!


As always will you see some familiar HBT faces to greet you and present in some sessions. We also have invited some special Keynote Speakers to inspire and challenge your thinking.

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Rob Redenbach

A tactical communication specialist, Rob Redenbach draws upon his experiences of working with the bodyguard team of Nelson Mandela and the FBI to turn a career of combat training into an asset that business leaders find to be of great value. He assists business leaders and teams to reduce conflict and improve cooperation, communicate with greater confidence, enhance teamwork, trust and mutual respect and to become more resilient, in both business and in life.

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Barrington Group

This keynote presentation will discuss a variety of areas including – managing risk in business, creating strategic planning procedures based around risks posed to your business, operational risk assessment and management training. There will be advice given on improving security and providing training for staff around the risk objectives of your business

CONFERENCE VENUE Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Located in the heart of Broadbeach, GCCEC is just 20 minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport and 1 hour drive south of Brisbane Airport. Conveniently, less than 100 metre walk is the G:Link’s light rail system making it easy to travel between the Conference Centre and your accommodation. If choosing to drive, the venue has 1,290 undercover spots to pick from.


For your convenience we have been offered special rates and inclusions from the properties below.

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Preferred Property: Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Website:                  https://www.sofitelgoldcoast.com.au/default-en.html

Date Range:          5th – 7th May 2020

Rate:                         House King Room incl breakfast for one @ $259 per room
                                  per night.

To Book:                   Please contact the hotel directly via phone 1800 074 465
                                  or email h0454@Sofitel.com and quote the
                                  Accommodation Booking Code – HAR050520

Preferred Property:    Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Address:                      81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Website:                      https://www.sofitelgoldcoast.com.au/default-en.html

Date Range:                5th – 7th May 2020

Rate:                           House King Room incl breakfast for one @$259 per room per night.

To Book:                     Please contact the hotel directly via phone 1800 074 465 or email h0454@Sofitel.com and
                                     quote the Accommodation Booking Code – HAR050520

AVANI Broadbeach 1 Bedroom Premier Ocean Suite-Bedroom-HR

Property:             AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences

Website:             https://www.avanihotels.com/en/broadbeach

Date Range:       5th – 7th May 2020

Rate:                     One Bedroom Apartments @ $170.00 per room, per night.


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Property:            Oaks Gold Coast Hotel

Website:             https://www.oakshotels.com/en/oaks-gold-coast-hotel

Date Range:       5th – 7th May 2020

Rate:                     Standard Rooms @ $135.00 per room, per night.


HBT Accommodation Subsidy Information

We are pleased to advise the amount that attending Members can claim has increased from $450 to $500 inc GST. Invoices are to be sent to events@hbt.net.au and we request that they are submitted between 8 May and 30 June 2020.


We wish to acknowledge our most loyal HBT Members once again at this year’s Conference with the Member of the Year awards. For more information on how the program is run and scoring calculated and please click on the Terms and Conditions link below:

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Lucky Prize Draw

In addition, HBT will hold a Lucky Draw Prize during the Gala Dinner where cash prizes totaling over $30,000 can be won. Information on how to enter will be provided to you in the Registration Pack that you will receive at the Conference in May.


All Members and staff attending the Conference must register separately on either the Individual Delegate Registration Form or the Family Group Registration Form.

If you are registering as an individual delegate that is attending the Conference, please click the ‘Individual Delegate Registration’ button below and complete the form.

If you are registering as a delegate and family members including partners and children are attending the Conference also, please click the ‘Family Group Registration’ button below and complete the form.

Registrations Close Sunday 5th April 2020

HINT: Member and Staff with family attending, registrations need to be completed for each family group.

HINT: Member and Staff registrations, needs to be completed for each person attending.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE... We are here to help!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Ashlin, Kristen or Kerrie at events@hbt.net.au or call us on 02 4472 1515