caravan park operators


Reasons why caravan park operators SHOULD attend:

  • Learn how to embrace accessibility and eco-tourism to become more profitable;
  • Receive an update on the insurance landscape and practical tools around risk management and insurance onsite audits;
  • Hear from Australia’s most high-profile computer Hacker on how to better protect your business;
  • Attend the great Lithium debate, hear about how Future Fuels will define Australian RV caravan designs, and what zero emissions means for the future of cars in Australia;
  • Hear from a lawyer how the new IR legislation will affect your businesses and what you can and can’t do;
  • Panels with industry case studies on the benefits of experiential accommodation, embracing ESG, how tapping into the EV market can benefit your business, and how to better attract and retain labour;
  • Get the latest on economic conditions and state of industry reports, and what this means for your future business;
  • Understand on how you can better benchmark your business performance against other caravan park operators;
  • Learn how to take your business to the next level through AI and chat bots;
  • Attend an RMS or Newbook Masterclass; and
  • Have access to industry experts in private one on one sessions.

Program at a glance (Tuesday 14th May – Friday 17th May)

  • Caravan Parks Association of Queensland Conference (Monday morning to Tuesday afternoon)
  • Future Leaders Forum (Tuesday afternoon)
  • Golf Day (Wednesday morning)
  • Future Leaders Short Course Professional Development Program (Wednesday morning)
  • National Conference officially opens with keynote speakers, breakout workshops and trade exhibition (Wednesday afternoon – Friday afternoon)
    • Welcome event (Wednesday)
    • Economics breakfast (Thursday)
    • Offsite casual dinner (Thursday)
    • Research breakfast (Friday)
    • Gala Dinner (Friday)

Parks Full Program

  • Registration desk open (10.00am – 5.00pm)
  • Futures Leaders Event: Activity (TBC) followed by drinks (5.30pm – 7.00pm)
  • ModnPods Bar open (6.00pm till late)
Conference opening – Main stage (3.30pm – 6.00pm)
  • Welcome to Country
  • Conference opening – Grant Wilckens (Caravan Industry Association of Australia)
  • Keynote: Steve Sammartino – Futurist
Evening Socials
  • Welcome Cocktail function – Trade exhibition (6.00pm – 8.00pm)
  • Drinks and Rockaoke (Karaoke with the backing of a live band) in the ModnPods Bar (8.00pm – 11.00pm)
  • Yoga (6.00am – 6.45am)
  • Registration Desk Opens (6.45am – 5.00pm)
  • Investment Breakfast (Andrew Fisher) sponsored by Australian Retirement Trust (7.00am – 8.00am)
  • Trade Expo Open (8.00am – 5.00pm)
  • 1 on 1 Expert Sessions (8.30am – 5.00pm)
Main stage (8.30am – 10am)
  • Keynote: Bastien Treptel – Former Black Hat Hacker
  • Keynote: Lucy Bloom – Creative Thinker
Breakout 1 (10.30am – 11.30am)
  • Case study – Thinking outside the Pod
  • Case study – “Sustainable Savings: Innovative Energy Solutions for Tourist Parks”
  • Launch of Carbon Neutrality Partnership
Breakout 2 (1.15pm – 2.45pm)
  • Panel: How tapping into the EV market can reap massive benefits
  • Panel: Insurance landscape update
  • What insurers look for during onsite audits
Main stage (3.15pm – 4.45pm)
  • Panel – Demystifying Lithium Batteries
  • Keynote: Kitty Chiller – Former Olympian / Chef de Mission
Evening Socials
  • Offsite Casual Dinner at the Miami Marketta (including entertainment by the Blues Brothers cover band) (6.30pm – 10.30pm) – buses provided
  • Yoga (6.00am – 6.45am)
  • Registration Desk Opens (6.45am – 1.00pm)
  • Research Breakfast (Peter Clay) sponsored by DA Christie (7.00am – 8.00am)
  • Trade Expo Open (8.00am – 1.30pm)
  • Special Future Leaders  Professional Development Leadership Short Course – $99 per person (8.15am – 10.15am) or (10.30am – 12.30pm)
  • 1 on 1 Expert Sessions (8.30am – 12.00pm) 
  • Hair and Make-up (2.00pm – 7.00pm)
Breakout 3 (8.30am – 10.00am)
  • Time for a change to drive more revenue
  • Elevate 2024: Guest Experience – Trends & Strategy
  • Maximising generative AI for efficiency
  • Panel – How to better attract and retain labour
Breakout 4 (10.30am – 12pm)
  • Launch of new accommodation insights platform
  • Panel: How from leading industry operators on their ESG journey
  • Panel: How experiential accommodation is opening up new markets and higher yields
Main Stage (1.30pm – 3.15pm)
  • Keynote: Rob Redenbach Former Security Consultant to Nelson Mandela
  • Keynote: Daniel Flynn – Co-Founder of Thank You
Afternoon and Evening Socials
  • BBQ & Drinks on the lawn (3.15pm – 5.30pm)
  • Gala pre-dinner drinks and fireworks (6.30pm – 7.15pm)
  • Gala Dinner (7.30pm – 11pm)


Take advantage of early bird pricing!