May 2, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier

Destination North Coast is hosting a showcase of the business events potential on the north coast of New South Wales at Taronga Zoo in Sydney this Thursday, with a range of the destination’s experts to deliver insights on wellness and team building, eco-tourism, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and Indigenous cultural integration.

Aiming to demonstrate the “True Nature of Business Events” at the event, the occasion follows feedback from three major industry events this year across Australia’s three largest cities – Get Local in Sydney, the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) in Melbourne and the Executive PA Summit in Brisbane – that there is a growing interest in incorporating socially conscious elements into business events.

Keynote presentations will be made by Tim Jack Adams from GreenX7, developer of a “wellness battery” app that can quickly determine how delegates are doing on a mental health and wellness front to help tailor individual event itineraries; Pascale Rocher from Crystalbrook Byron, where the hotel’s philosophy is built around “responsible luxury”; Eddie Brook from Cape Byron Distillery, a B Corp, which produces gin made from majority local botanicals, including some that are found in their own rainforest, Clarke Webb from Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours, which can take groups on kayak and stand-up paddle board expeditions with direct descendants of the world’s first paddle boarders; and Sue Ashton from Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

Called the Reboot Roadshow, the event will also give attendees and opportunity to meet business events operators and suppliers from the region, which includes Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, the Tweed, Lord Howe Island and Byron Bay.

The event runs from 3pm, concluding at 7pm after a cocktail party at Taronga Zoo’s Epicure on May 5.

Tickets are free but limited, with most tickets already allocated.

A place at the event can be secured here.