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The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia will host its biennial conference from 20 – 23 August 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.

Following on from the highly successful 2015 conference in Rotorua, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors are invited to join us in Perth for what will be a unique, dynamic and engaging conference.

As the largest public works conference held in Australia, the 2017 conference and exhibition, with it's associated social events will provide fantastic opportunities for learning, networking and building relationships.

Please click here for highlights of the 2016 Conference held in Rotorua.

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HOSTED BY THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING AUSTRALASIA




The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in and delivering public works and engineering services to the community both in Australia and New Zealand.

Almost all of Australia and New Zealand’s professional consultancy firms which specialise in public sector infrastructure including roads, water, power, rail, ports and airports – are members of IPWEA. Our private sector members bring thought leadership, innovation and a commercial focus to IPWEA’s industry leadership.

The evolvement of IPWEA over the past decade from its traditional local government engineering focus to public works has added a new dimension to public works professionalism. Members come from the wide range of professions involved in public works and services – engineers, technicians, public works directors, contractors, consultants, managers, and other technical staff and managers. Membership grades also reflect their achievements within the Institute.

IPWEA is recognised nationally and internationally for its leadership and delivery of products and services aimed at advancing public works knowledge
and delivering better outcomes for the community.

One of the world's most expansive states, with diversity in climate, history, flora & fauna

Western Australia lies in the southern hemisphere, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres – that’s about the size of Western Europe and one-third of Australia’s total landmass.

Here, you can experience Australia’s sunniest capital city, whitest beach and largest expanse of outback, one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth, UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock formations, world-class surf, premium wines, and still have plenty of reasons to return.

Capital City, Perth

Set on the banks of the broad Swan River, this modern city is often described as the most isolated city of its size in the Western World. Boasting more hours of sunshine than any other capital City in Australia, the pleasant weather and diverse mix of urban, coastal and culinary experiences makes Perth an ideal holiday destination for both domestic and international visitors.

The whole region around Perth has been likened to one big holiday resort with multiple attractions, miles of clean beaches and waterways, award-winning wineries, adventure activities of every kind and accommodation to suit all budgets.

In Perth during August, the mean maximum temperature is 19.1°C and the mean minimum temperature is 8.3°C. For further information regarding weather in Perth, please click here for the Bureau of Meteorology.


PROGRAM

The conference will include a dynamic program of invited speakers and a strong technical program delivered over 3 days, featuring a combination of parallel streams and keynote plenary sessions. With delegates from around the world, this conference aims to share our unique local projects and knowledge with the wider international public works community. Some topics that delegates can expect to see include:

Asset Management


Bridges


Coastal Management


Innovation & Technology

Leadership & Management


Mobility


Pavements


Risk Management

Road Signage and Markings


Stormwater


Street Lighting + Smart Controls


Urban Design

Delegates will enjoy an outstanding social program with many opportunities to network with their industry peers and leaders. The exhibition will further highlight the public works community and provide an environment ripe for engagement between our industry stakeholders and suppliers. In addition, the committee have also put together some exciting technical tours to complement the program with tours also planned for accompanying partners.

The abstract submission portal is now closed, however the committee may still consider papers of outstanding quality and those that address current issues. If your paper meets this criteria please email to nikki@aomevents.com.

TECHNICAL TOURS

On Thursday 24 August, following the conclusion of the conference program, an exciting and informative range of technical tours will take place. Experience some of Perth's most innovative and exciting achievements by choosing from the options below:

PERTH – OUR CITY


Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: $125


This tour will highlight a variety of exciting and innovative major projects in and around the Perth City Centre. The tour will commence with a short walk from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) to Elizabeth Quay. This landmark waterfront development reconnects Perth City with the Swan River to create a dynamic new entertainment and leisure precinct, set around a stunning 2.7km inlet.From here, we will catch the ferry across the Swan River to South Perth to hear about the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan including the South Perth Station Precinct. Following lunch at the historic Windsor Hotel, the tour will return to the CBD via coach to the Perth City Link and Busport. Located in the heart of Perth’s CBD, Perth City Link is one of the City’s most exciting redevelopments. The project will reconnect the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in more than 100 years. The area, once just a network of bus and train connections, will become an exciting new destination with housing, shops, restaurants, offices and more. The train line separating Perth and Northbridge has always allowed easy access to the City, but limited the growth of the CBD to the North. Sinking the rail line and Wellington Street Bus Station will create a 13.5 hectare space with a wealth of exciting new possibilities. The new underground busport is a $217M project and a state of the art facility designed to accommodate 3,500 bus services per day by 2031.

All tours include transfers, lunch and afternoon tea. Please note that all tours are subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Please book early to guarantee a seat.

MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE


Time: 8.30am – 4.45pm

Cost: $150


This tour will focus on some of the major infrastructure projects which have recently been completed or are still underway and are helping to drive our State’s economy.

The tour will kick off with a tour of the Gateway WA project, a major highway redevelopment, which incorporate road and bridge improvements, local road modifications, pedestrian and cyclist facilities, noise walls, landscaping and the use of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) technology. Next, we will travel to the air gateway to our State, Perth Airport. The Airport has recently undertaken Master Planning to accommodate unprecedented growth in patronage and the continued development of the site will be on a precinct basis. The visit to the airport will also allow an insight into the Forrestfield Airport Link – a new train line that will connect Forrestfield to the City, opening up Perth’s eastern suburbs to the rail network for the first time and giving Perth Airport users a travel option five minutes faster than by car. From here we will travel to the picturesque Swan Valley for lunch at one of the regions quality wineries. Finally, the tour will visit the NorthLink WA project a component of the Perth-Darwin National Highway. This $1.12 billion project is aimed at improving freight capacity, reducing urban congestion, improving road safety and creating value through affordable infrastructure.

MAJOR SPORTING/COMMUNITY FACILITIES


Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Cost: $125


This tour commences with a visit to the Lathlain Precinct, the new home base for the West Coast Eagles AFL team. This project will be delivered by the Town of Victoria Park in partnership with the West Coast Eagles and Perth Football Club and it aims to set new standards in the delivery of an active community sports complex.

From there we will head to the bustling Victoria Park Café strip for lunch at the Balmoral Hotel. Following lunch, the tour will head to Mills Park in Beckenham; a 24 hr recreational space that has been transformed to provide high levels of sport and passive recreation. The Park features a new community centre, expanded green areas, walkways, boardwalks, new sporting infrastructure, rehabilitation of wetlands and waterways and a significant nature play space. Finally, guests will be taken to one of either the new Perth Stadium – a 60,000 seat multipurpose venue capable of hosting AFL, Rugby Union and League, Soccer, Cricket and entertainment events; With a ‘ fans first’ approach to planning and design, the stadium will offer an unrivalled spectator experience including exception event atmosphere and cutting edge stadium technology. or a tour of the new 6 Star Crown Towers hotel complex.

TO THE SOUTH


Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: $150


This ‘not so technical tour’ will head to south of Perth to the idyllic coastal City of Mandurah.

Once in Mandurah guests will delight in experiencing the Estuary Cruise whilst learning about a number of innovative projects occurring in the area including:

  • The old Mandurah traffic bridge replacement;
  • The award winning new pedestrian bridge; and
  • The eastern foreshore wall replacement.

After lunch, guests will then be taken to the Millbrook Winery to delight in sampling some of their many wines and enjoying some tasty nibbles, before returning to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

INNOVATION IN WASTE MANAGEMENT


Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Cost: $125


Reducing waste to landfill is a key driver for public works practitioners and this tour focuses on some of the innovative waste minimisation projects currently in operation in the region.

The tour starts with a visit to two sites operated by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC). The first site is the Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park. Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park is home to Western Australia’s first mattress and timber waste recycling operations. The purpose of the park is to recover resources from some waste streams thus diverting waste from landfill and providing an opportunity to re-use materials. The Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park at is part of the EMRC’s Resource Recovery Project, an integrated plan for sustainable waste management in the region. As part of the overall Resource Recovery Project, planned expenditure for the Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park is estimated at around $25 million over a five-year period from 2015-2020.

Next is a visit to the renowned Swan Valley for lunch at one of the regions quality breweries From here we travel to the EMRC’s Redhill landfill facility. The EMRC operates this facility on behalf of its six member Councils. This site incorporates modern technologies of sanitary landfill design and operates, including leachate collections and methane gas capture.

ACCOMPANYING PARTNER TOURS

We welcome the company of partners during our Conference! As such, the following tours are available for accompanying persons at an additional cost. Please make your booking on the registration form. Tours are subject to minimum and maximum numbers therefore it will be a first-in-first-served policy that will apply.

FREMANTLE PRISON'S TUNNEL TOUR


Date: Monday, 21 August 2017
Cost: $110
Duration: 8.00am – 3.30pm


Feeling adventurous? Join us for a day like no other. Get into your hardhat, slip into your overalls, lock into the ladder system and descend approximately 20 metres below the Fremantle Prison to explore a labyrinth of tunnels built by prisoners. Discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for prisoners. Following the tour, you will be provided with a list of items of interest and ample time to explore Fremantle in all its beauty. Feel free to wander, shop and soak up the atmosphere before retiring back to Perth for the afternoon.

Please note that this tour has some physical requirements. Visitors are required to sign a declaration form before participating in the Tunnels Tour. For further details, please visit http://fremantleprison.com.au/tours/tourconditions/

Tour includes hotel transfers and tour entry. Lunch is not provided.

EXPLORE THE SWAN VALLEY DAY TOUR


Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Cost: $150
Duration: 8.30am – 6.00pm


The tour starts off in Perth with a visit to the famous Kings Park, where you will enjoy fantastic views of the Swan River and the Perth skyline before you visit the Botanic Gardens. You will then make your way over the Swan River and out to the historic town of Guildford, the gateway to the Swan Valley and all of the great activities and venues it holds. Once in the Swan Valley there is a lot to enjoy including a visit to WA’s largest Chocolate factory, a Honey Farm to see a live bee display and taste honey, a Nougat factory to try fresh nougat, Moorish Nuts to grab a handful of delicious nuts and a Coffee works to smell the roasted beans and taste freshly brewed coffee. The Swan Valley is also a renowned wine making region and a visit wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of the many vineyards. Whilst there you will get to try a variety of their premium wines before sitting down to a sumptuous lunch. After lunch you will head to an Aboriginal art gallery where you can immerse yourself in Aboriginal history and culture whilst also getting the chance to pick up some original art to take home. You will finish the day with a trip to wonderful Caversham Wildlife Park with its huge range of native Australian animals that you can see. Whilst in the Wildlife Park you will get to meet a friendly Wombat, get up close to and feel Koalas as they nestle in Eucalyptus trees and feed Kangaroos as they bask in the afternoon sunshine.

Tour includes hotel transfers and lunch.

PERTH MINT AND HIGH TEA


Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Cost: $75
Duration: 9.30am – 1.00pm


Experience Western Australian history like never before! The Perth Mint offers a unique tour of the grand heritage building, heavily secured vault and the original melting house that have provided the cues for many of the extraordinary stories about Western Australia’s golden history and the Mint’s prolific output of priceless gold bars and coins. Following the tour, you will gain access to the world-class Gold Exhibition which uses the latest innovations in exhibition concept design and audio visual technology. It’s this innovation that brings to life the story of Western Australian gold, and the Perth Mint. Your unique slice of Western Australia history will then be followed by a slice of cake at the C Restaurant’s Classic High Tea. Famed for its panoramic views and delectable dishes, C Restaurant’s High Tea is widely regarded as one of the best in Perth. A tiered array of delicious petit fours will be on offer, as well freshly baked scones, and delicate finger sandwiches, served with bottomless cups of tea or percolated coffee.

Tour includes entry to Perth Mint and High Tea.

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

This year's conference program will feature a range of social functions!

WELCOME RECEPTION

Date: Sunday 20 August 2017
When: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Additional Tickets: $70
Dress: Smart Casual


The Welcome Reception is the first official function of the 2017 Conference. Join delegates and partners for drinks, refreshments and networking. The Reception will be held in this year’s Conference venue; the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

SPONSORED BY COMPLETE URBAN

INTERNATIONAL AND UNDER 35'S WELCOME

Date: Sunday 20 August 2017
When: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress: Neat Casual


An exclusive invitation-only event dedicated to welcoming our international delegates and delegates under the age thirty-five.

NIGHT MARKET DINNER

Date: Monday 21 August 2017
When: 7.00pm – Late
Where: BelleVue Ballroom, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Additional Tickets: $160
Dress: Wear your most colourful shirt, outfit or national dress.


Enjoy a fun and relaxing casual dinner held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in our very own Night Market. Delegates are encouraged to dress for the occasion and wear their most colourful shirt, outfit or national dress! Delegates will delight with the wonderful food and drinks on offer and have the opportunity to unwind after the first official day of the Conference.

SPONSORED BY TECHNOLOGY ONE

PLATINUM GALA DINNER

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017
When: 7.00pm – Late
Where: Grand Ballroom, Crown Perth
Additional Tickets: $170
Dress: Formal Attire


The Grand Platinum Conference Dinner will be a night of sophistication and elegance, held in the stunning Grand Ballroom of the Crown Perth. Celebrate the successes of fellow colleagues with the presentation of the major IPWEA Excellence Awards and enjoy the carefully selected food and wine options. This will be the last social event of the Conference and a night not to be missed!

SPONSORED BY KOMATSU

SPEAKERS

The International Public Works Conference will provide a variety of Keynote presentations that will feature a range of inspiring and engaging speakers. The Organising Committee are delighted to announce a few of such speakers below.

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Professor Majid Sarvi

Melbourne University

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Dhakshy Sooriyakumaran

Foundation for Young Australians

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The Hon Kim Beazley, AC

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Australian Ambassador to the United States of America

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Jon Williams

PWC

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Simon Ginn

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Master of Ceremonies – Gerry Gannon

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Evan Pratt

Jennings Randolph Fellowship Award

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Joanne Zhang

Jennings Randolph Fellowship Award

As additional speaker details are confirmed, they will be updated to this page.

venue

21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth, WA 6000

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Accommodation

Accommodation has been reserved in close proximity to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre with special conference rates when booked through All Occasions Management. Accommodation rooms are limited and allocation will be strictly on a first-come first-served basis. The accommodation availability and prices shown are current at this time; however, they are subject to change without notice in accordance with the terms and conditions of each supplier. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions carefully before completing your registration as terms differ for each hotel.

REGISTER

Registration is now open. Standard rates are effective from 7 July 2017.
Purchase orders accepted.*

*Payment via purchase order must be received by 31 July 2017.

**If you need help obtaining budget approval to attend the International Public Works Conference, Please click on Request for Approval button above to download a customisable form that you can modify and send to your supervisor.

^Applicable to those not residing in Australia or New Zealand.

Important Information

The fees outlined above are in Australian Dollars, exclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax.

Delegates must hold a current individual IPWEA or Engineers Australia membership at the time of the conference in order to claim the Member rate.

Payment of Registration Fees

Delegates are to register their attendance using the online registration portal. Payment must be made at the time of registration using a valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Diners Club). The following processing fees will be incurred:  2.8% for VISA and MasterCard, 3.6% for AMEX and 4.95% for Diners. Please note that debits to your credit card will appear as “All Occasions Group” on your statement.

All Occasions Group provides SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology and 2048RSA bit data encryption to protect your credit card details and personal information. All credit card payments processed via BPOINT are protected by the PCI DSS compliance standard.

Confirmation of Registration

Registrations will be acknowledged by email to the address nominated at the time of registration. A tax invoice and receipt will be attached to this email. If a confirmation email is not received within 24 hours of registering, please contact conference@aomevents.com

Privacy Policy

The All Occasions Group (encompassing All Occasions Management and All Occasions Travel) complies with all legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this Conference will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the Conference including but not limited to the IPWEA, the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/travel bookings and Conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary. It is also usual practice to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list.

By registering to attend this Conference, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for the above purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up to date. To access or update your information, please email or fax the All Occasions Group on conference@aomevents.com or 08 8125 2233.

Photography

By attending this Conference, you grant both the Institute of Public Works Australasia (IPWEA) and the All Occasions Group the right to use your image and likeness for marketing and promotional purposes, unless you specifically request removal of the photo or video in writing by emailing your details, the photos details and the Conference name to conference@aomevents.com detailing your request.

Liability/Insurance

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the Institute of Public Works Australasia (IPWEA), the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. The IPWEA, the Organising Committee and the All Occasions Group take no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the Conference. All insurance, including medical cover, or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the Conference is the individual delegate’s responsibility.

Attendees are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through the cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The IPWEA, the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.

Cancellation Policy

Delegates unable to attend the Conference are welcome to nominate a substitute delegate. If there is no one that can be nominated as a substitute delegate, a refund of registration fees, less a cancellation fee of $120 will be made if the written cancellation is received by close of business on 20 July 2017. Registration cancellations received after close of business on 20 July 2017 and up to seven days prior to the Conference will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received within seven days of the Conference; however a substitute delegate may still be nominated.

INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES

Please click the button below to download useful information with regards to travelling to Western Australia.

IPWEA Excellence Awards

IPWEA Australasia is proud to announce the inaugural IPWEA Australasia Excellence Awards to be presented at this year’s IPWEA International Public Works Conference in Perth.  This will showcase the Best of the Best from across Australia and New Zealand.

Most IPWEA Divisions conduct excellence awards competitions at their State conferences to showcase excellence from the industry within their State or New Zealand.  These awards are keenly sought and are highly prized.  They provide recognition of excellence in public works infrastructure and showcase the diversity of projects, innovation within the industry and professionalism of those involved in managing these projects/services.   

IPWEA Australasia will now celebrate and applaud the very best projects from each Division to be awarded the title of Best of the Best from across Australasia.

Proudly sponsored by Ventia

DELEGATE PRIZE

Courtesy of AssetFinda, all delegates attending the 2017 conference will have the opportunity to win a Kawasaki Ninja 650 motorbike!

SPONSORS

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support.

PLATINUM SPONSOR & GALA DINNER SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR & NIGHT MARKET DINNER SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR & WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSOR & CONFERENCE SATCHEL

KEYNOTE SPEAKER SPONSOR

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR & CONFERENCE LANYARD

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

CONFERENCE MC SPONSOR

CONFERENCE PROGRAM BOOK SPONSOR

CONFERENCE APP SPONSOR

POCKET PROGRAM SPONSOR

PRIZE SPONSOR

EXHIBITION BREAKFAST SPONSOR

SATCHEL INSERT SPONSOR

SATCHEL INSERT SPONSOR

ADVERTISING PARTNER

IPWEA EXCELLENCE AWARDS SPONSOR

EXHIBITORS

12D SOLUTIONS PTY LTD
3M
ANTISKID INDUSTRIES
ASSET FINDA
ASSETIC
AUSTRALIAN ROAD RESEARCH BOARD
BURDENS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
COLAS AUSTRALIA
COMPLETE URBAN
CORE BUSINESS AUSTRALIA
CR KENNEDY SURVEY SOLUTIONS
DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG
DOWNER GROUP
EARTHCO PROJECTS
EJ
EXELOO PTY LTD
FULTON HOGAN
GROENEVELD LUBRICATION SOLUTIONS
HUMES
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION GROUP
ITS PIPETECH & STRATEGY PTY LTD
KOMATSU
LANDMARK PRODUCTS
LYCOPODIUM INFRASTRUCTURE
MASCOT ENGINEERING
METROCOUNT
M P ROGERS & ASSOCIATES
MAINMARK
PLAN A LTD
POLITIS GROUP
POLYCOM STABILISING AID
PUMA ENERGY (AUST) BITUMEN
SMEC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
SUPER SEALING
SPM ASSETS PTY LTD
STABILCORP PTY LTD
STABILISED PAVEMENTS OF AUSTRALIA
SYNERGY PIGMENTS AUSTRALIA
TALIS CONSULTANTS
TCD CIVIL CONSTRUCTION
TECHNOLOGY ONE CORP
TERRA FIRMA INDUSTRIES
WAGNERS COMPOSITE FIBRE TECHNOLOGIES
YOTTA

Invitation to Sponsor

We are delighted to invite your organisation to participate as a valued sponsor or exhibitor. Sponsorship and exhibition packages have been designed to meet the needs of our sponsors and provide maximum exposure prior to, during and after the conference.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS FOR THEIR SUPPORT

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Contact us

Please contact the Conference Organisers with any queries:

All Occasions Group
12 Stirling Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Phone: (08) 8125 2200
Fax: (08) 8125 2233
Email: conference@aomevents.com
Website: www.alloccasionsgroup.com


Image Credits
‘Perth City Skyline from Above’ – Credit: City of Perth
‘Crown Perth & Swan River’ – Credit: Tourism Western Australia