Networking Functions

The below social functions are available to all congress participants! If you are a delegate or exhibitor who has purchased a full congress registration, the Welcome Reception, Pre-Dinner Drinks and Congress Dinner are included in your registration. You can purchase additional tickets for the social functions via your online registration form. You will need to indicate your attendance when your register online.


Sponsored by Hesta

Welcome to The Games! Bring your team and go for gold. Join us in celebrating another fantastic LASA National Congress. We encourage you to come dressed as your favourite sports star – how about getting your colleagues together and going as a football team or a netball team? Bring your tennis racket and your best impersonation of Lleyton Hewitt.

Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets: Inclusive for full registrations. Additional tickets are $188
Dress code: Ahead of the Games


Sponsored by Foxtel for Business

Join your fellow Congress attendees with our Welcome Reception. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine and canapes with colleagues past and present, and network with our trade and sponsors in our Trade Exhibition.

Date: Sunday 15 October 2017
Time: 5.15pm – 7pm
Venue: Trade Exhibition, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets: Inclusive for full registrations. Additional tickets are $118
Dress code: Business Attire



Network with our attendees at our Pre-Dinner Drinks before you head out to our selected restaurants for dinner for well deserved meal after your first full day at Congress.

Date: Monday 16 October 2017
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Trade Exhibition, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets: Inclusive for full registrations. Additional tickets are $82.00
Dress code: Business Attire


Date: Monday, 16 October 2017
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: See below.
Tickets: $99 each
Dress code: Business Attire

Meccah Bah Restaurant

Bustling Middle Eastern influenced restaurant with ornate decor, serving mezze, tagines and grills. The fresh ingredients, herbs from Morocco and spices from all over the world combine to bring Mecca Bah’s food to life! The aroma, and flavour will entice you, you’ll love the Mecca Bah atmosphere and food, it’s an experience like no other. Picture yourself sitting in a Moroccan palace were you can just relax and unwind. From the Marble Bench top, to the Gold finishing’s, and exclusive furniture, every attention to detail was given to the design of Mecca Bah. The staff will treat you like royalty, from the moment you step inside. Relax, unwind, and experience the good life at Mecca Bah

Cost: $99

Yellowfin Restaurant

Serving the freshest seafood on the Gold Coast; Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant is situated in the hub of the popular Broadbeach dining precinct. Providing a wonderful open-air venue to enjoy lunch and dinner all year round, we offer both indoor and alfresco dining and our focus is on serving the absolute freshest fish and seafood available at a reasonable price

Cost: $99

Marios Italian

The famous Mario’s Italian Restaurant was first established in 1989. Referred to as “Mario’s”, our restaurant is an icon of Broadbeach. We specialise in authentic and modern Italian cuisine.

Boasting a great range of traditional and modern Italian dishes, including steak, seafood, pizza and pasta, Mario’s now has a well-established reputation as one of the best restaurants in Broadbeach

Cost: $99