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2019 Delegates List

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Please carefully note the registration closing dates. Accommodation cannot be guaranteed beyond 200 rooms or after Friday 16 August 2019 at Convention hotels.


Full Delegate Registration includes:
  • Convention satchel and contents
  • Various sponsored items
  • Online access to Convention papers and presentations
  • Attendance at all business sessions listed in the program
  • Complimentary tickets to social functions (some may have limited numbers so register early to make sure you don’t miss out)
  • All luncheons, morning and afternoon teas
  • Entry to the trade exhibition
Partner Registration includes:
  • Attendance at all recreational activities and social functions listed in the program as well as entry to the trade exhibition.
Day Delegate Registration includes:
  • Convention satchel and contents
  • Various sponsored items
  • Online access to Convention papers and presentations
  • Attendance at the business sessions, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on the day/s registered
  • Entry to the trade exhibition




Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide(self rated)

125 North Terrace, Adelaide

A short 4-minute walk to the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Mercure Grosvenor offers guests 24-hour reception and room service, Wi-Fi, laundry services, secure undercover parking (charges apply), onsite restaurant and bar, as well as a gym. The standard rooms feature tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, work desk and television with on-demand movies.

Standard rooms come with one queen bed or two queen beds for twin.

Standard Room: $159 per night (single/twin/double)


Miller Apartments Adelaide(self rated)

16 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Miller Apartments Adelaide are a 10 minute walk from the Adelaide Convention Centre. Facilities include 24 hour reception, complimentary WiFi throughout, coin operated laundry, a fitness centre and secure undercover parking (for an additional fee). Each apartment includes air conditioning, safe, a fully equipped kitchen and work desk whilst the executive apartments come with in room laundry facilities and private balcony.

Bedding configuration is one queen in 1 Bedroom Apartments and two queens in the 2 Bedroom Apartments.

NOTE: Miller Apartments will charge your accommodation in full from Monday August 12th to the credit card provided when booking. No refunds will be available for reduced stays or full cancellations. Name changes will be accepted.

1 Bedroom Deluxe Apartments: $325 per night (single/double)
1 Bedroom Executive Apartments: $355 per night (single/double)
2 Bedroom Executive Apartments: $455 per night (single/twin/double)


Oaks Embassy Serviced Apartments(self rated)

96 North Terrace, Adelaide

Situated opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Oaks Embassy is a serviced apartments property next door to its sister property, Oaks Horizons. The hotel features 24-hour reception, indoor pool, gym, secure onsite parking (fees apply) and an onsite restaurant and bar. The apartments come with an in-room safe, self-contained kitchen and laundry facilities, complimentary internet, private balcony, individual climate controlled air conditioning and cable television.

Bed configuration in one bedroom apartments is either a king bed or two singles. The two bedroom apartments come with two kings or one king and two singles,

1 Bedroom Apartments: $215 per night (single/twin/double)
2 Bedroom Apartments: $285 per night (single/twin/double)


Oaks Horizons Serviced Apartments (self rated)

104 North Terrace, Adelaide

The Oaks Horizons is located opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre and next door to its sister property, Oaks Embassy. Guests are offered a 24-hour reception, secure parking (charges apply), room service, gym, indoor pool and onsite café. Apartments feature private balconies, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, individually climate controlled air conditioning, cable television and an in-room safe.

One bedroom apartments come with one king or two singles, and two bedroom apartments come with one queen and one king/two singles.

1 Bedroom Apartments: $215 per night (single/twin/double)
2 Bedroom Apartments: $285 per night (single/twin/double)


Quest Adelaide Central(self rated)

82 King William Street, Adelaide

Quest Adelaide Central is a 15 minute walk from the Adelaide Convention Centre and is situated within a minute’s walk of the tram line. The property offers 24 hour reception, laundry facilities, complimentary WiFi, access to an off-site gym and off site parking (charges apply). All apartments include air conditioning, work desk,  tea and coffee making facilities and cooking areas in the form of a kitchenette in the 1 bedroom apartments and a full kitchen in all others.

All rooms include king beds that can be split down into singles.

1 Bedroom Apartments: $275 per night (single/twin/double)
2 Bedroom Apartments: $360 per night (single/twin/double)
3 Bedroom Apartments: $485 per night (single/twin/double)


Stamford Plaza Adelaide

150 North Terrace, Adelaide

The Stamford Plaza Adelaide is a short 5-minute walk to the Adelaide Convention Centre and completed extensive refurbishments at the end of 2018. The hotel offers 24-hour reception and room service, gym, spa, heated rooftop pool, parking and multiple onsite dining options. Rooms come with an in-room safe and tea/coffee facilities, as well as a desk to allow you to continue working during your trip.

The bedding configuration is a king bed or two singles.

Superior Park View: $229 per night (single/twin/double)
Deluxe City View: $269 per night (single/twin/double)
Deluxe Park View: $289 per night (single/twin/double)


The Playford Hotel

120 North Terrace, Adelaide

The Playford Hotel is an art nouveau inspired boutique hotel just a 5-minute walk to the Adelaide Convention Centre. Facilities include 24-hour reception and room service, gymnasium, heated indoor pool and laundry services, as well as an onsite restaurant and a lounge bar. All rooms come with air-conditioning, digital television, tea/coffee making facilities and Juliette balconies. Spa Suites come with the addition of a kitchenette and Loft Spa Suites are split over two levels.

All rooms come with one king bed and guest rooms come with a twin option of two queen beds.

Guest Rooms: $240 per night (single/twin/double)
Studio Spa Suites: $325 per night (single/double)
Loft Spa Suites: $355 per night (single/double)


Tours and venue information

Golf Day (Limited to 72 players)

  • Tickets to Golf are available only for registered delegates and registered partners
  • 7.30 am Tee-off

Places are always keenly sought for the Vermeer Golf Classic 18-hole competition which will take place this year at the Willunga Golf Course. The event will be run as a 4-person 18-hole Ambrose competition with a light breakfast provided before a shot-gun start and lunch following the game. Teams will be nominated on the day with carts being provided for each player.

NOTE: Participants hiring clubs need to pre-pay this cost with your registration fees.

Saturday Welcome Dinner and Show, Bonython Hall
This year’s Welcome Dinner will be held at Bonython Hall. Constructed during the Great Depression and opened in 1936, the Hall boasts magnificent Murray Bridge limestone exterior and oak-paneling interior.  The Medieval Gothic style provides a grand feel and a fantastic introduction to 2019 Convention dinner schedule. Our entertainment tonight will be Anthony Laye, Australia’s premier mentalist and mind-reader.

Sunday Outing at Glenelg
Today we are being treated to a day by the sea, Glenelg is not only one of the best know beach spots in Adelaide it is also only 20 minutes from the CBD.
Travelling there guests will take the Glenelg tram and on arrival have entry to the Beachouse situated right on the beach.  The Beachouse is a great space for families who want to take advantage of the rides and delegates who would prefer to just sit and relax. The private function space offers fantastic views of the beach.

Sunday Exhibition Cocktail Party and Opening Dinner, Adelaide Convention Centre
The launch of the 2019 APGA Convention Exhibition is a key networking opportunity and a chance to discover the highlights of the Exhibition; as always drinks and canapés will be served. The Opening Dinner is one of the largest events of the Convention, so don’t miss out on the food, wine, dancing and atmosphere of this year’s Sunday night dinner.

Monday Partners’ Day Program, Hahndorf
Today offers a fantastic experience of Hahndorf highlights.  Hosted by a highly experienced tour guide the group's first stop will be The Beerenberg Strawberry Farm where guests will be greeted by the shop manager and treated to a quick chat about the farm, tastings of the various products and take away samples.  From here guests will travel into Hahndorf for a walking tour of the area and take part in the construction of an Apple Strudel with one of the Hahndorf Inn chefs in the Brau Haus.  Guests will have lunch at the Haus Restaurant with some free time before returning to the city.

Monday Fancy Dress Party Night, Adelaide Oval
The 2019 Fancy Dress Dinner will be at the Adelaide Oval overlooking one of the most iconic sporting grounds in the world. The Fancy Dress theme is outlined in the poem below:

The Winners and Losers

In all sports there are winners and losers – it’s part of the game
Players are out to win – to make themselves a name
The fans can be outrageous in demeanor and fashion
But you definitely can’t deny their overwhelming passion

We have tennis players that lose their cool
Swimmers in their suits doing laps of the pool
The soccer players are busy taking a dive
But racing car drivers just shift into overdrive

Cheerleaders dance about while footballers kick at the goal
Golfers wear plaid as they putt towards the hole
Basketballers shoot from afar to get their 3 points
Gymnasts bend and lunge undoing all their joints

There’s Joffa in the stands cheering his Pies
While the umpires make the crowds look to the skies
The netballers and hockey player’s stand tall and proud
And the jockeys, while small, often bring their horses from the cloud

Olympics, grand finals, grand slams and the world cup
Be an athlete, fan or sports star, doesn’t matter, just dress up


Tuesday Partners’ Day Program:  Chocolate or Wine Tour
Adelaide is well known for its world class quality wines and Haigh’s world class quality chocolates. So today guests will pre-select their preference: Visit Magill estate, to have a wine tasting at their cellar door or visit Haigh’s new factory for a tour and take away samples.
After these visits both groups will then visit Adelaide Central Market, one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere, that offers an amazing array of produce and wonderful atmosphere.

Guests are then welcome to join the delegates at the Convention Centre for lunch.

Tuesday APGA Annual Dinner
The APGA gala dinner is a magical night of elegance and entertainment. The Adelaide Convention Centre will host this year’s gala dinner with outstanding entertainment, food and wine.


Convention dress

Willunga Golf Course: Appropriate golf attire, including collared shirt and soft spiked shoes (running shoes will suffice). Denim or elastic waist sport shorts are not permitted.

Welcome Dinner, Bonython Hall: Smart casual.

Sunday Outing, The Beachouse, Glenelg: Smart casual clothing and flat soled shoes.
Delegates are welcome to bring swimming gear, sunscreen and a hat (changing facilities are provided onsite).

Opening Dinner, Adelaide Convention Centre: Cocktail dress for ladies, lounge suit for gentlemen.

Partners’ Day Outings: Casual clothing and walking shoes suggested.

Business Sessions, Adelaide Convention Centre: Business attire.

Fancy Dress Night, Adelaide Oval: Fancy dress costumes recommended. This year’s theme is:  The Winners and The Losers.

APGA Annual Dinner, Adelaide Convention Centre: Formal evening/Black tie attire.

APGA Convention Disclaimer

APGA expressly disclaims any liability to Convention attendees (including but not limited to its members, their employees and agents) for any injury, claim, loss, damage or expense arising out of or in any way connected to the Convention. Attendees assume all risks when attending the APGA Convention. Certain Convention events, dinners, receptions and parties will serve alcoholic beverages and Convention attendees are responsible for their own well-being. APGA expressly disclaims any liability arising out of a Convention attendee’s consumption of alcohol at the Convention.


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