Tweed Heads 2016

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September


Twin Towns & Mantra Resort, Tweed Heads

Join us here for BDA 2016.

CLICK HERE to view or download a copy of the program!

Bernard Salt, Nev Hyman, Danielle Lancaster, Alex Georgiou, Paolo Lavisci, Fleur Filmer
and more – CLICK HERE to see all the speakers!

BDA Conference

This conference is again being organised by BDA as a cost effective event open to all members and guests.

  • When:September 15 & 16th.

  • Where:Twin Towns & Mantra Resort
    Corner Griffith & Wharf Street, Tweed Heads NSW.

  • What:There will be 2 days of Conferencing,
    including business development and design
    as well as a semi formal dinner on the Thursday
    which will facilitate the presentation of the
    National Design Awards.

  • Cost:
    • A basic member delegate package will cost $450.00

    • A basic non-member delegate package will cost $860.00

    Please note:The cost of both the basic members & non-members packages may now vary due to a change in the accommodation arrangements as from 29th July; the costs now are subject to confirmation from the Event Coordinator when booked.

    The basic package includes -

    • Two days of conferencing

    • Morning & afternoon teas and lunch both days (Partners not included)

    • Overnight accommodation {subject to availability} in a Mantra hotel room on a single/double/twin basis
    (*which includes breakfast).

    • Design Awards Gala Dinner - 1 x Awards Dinner Ticket (Thursday Night) includes pre dinner drinks & 3 course dinner and drinks
    (Partners ticket not included; additional Dinner tickets can be booked on registration - $130.00 each.)

    • Full disabled access – where necessary.

    Note: a 2 Day Delegate conference package with no accommodation is also available:

                         Members: $290.00 | Non-members: $700.

  • Optional Extras -

    • Extra room nights or changes in type of room are readily available at the Mantra Hotel on a single/double/twin basis and/or with 1 & 2 bedroom apartments - prices are per room per night - bookings can be made on line when registering.

               - Hotel Room Standard - $159 per night (includes breakfast)
               - Hotel Room Deluxe - $179 per night (includes breakfast)
               - One bedroom apartment - $159 per night (excludes breakfast)
               - Two bedroom apartment - $239 per night (excludes breakfast)

                      All room rates from 28th July are now subject to confirmation.

    • Awards Dinner tickets - $130 per person (Thursday Night - you will need this for partners) includes pre dinner drinks & 3 course dinner and drinks.

    • A casual welcome function - will you be in town on Wednesday 14th September, if so, make sure book in and come along for Dinner.

    This function will take the form of a 'fish & chip' dinner at the Selfish Cafe which is a short walk from Twin Towns and overlooks the park and harbour. Dinner is $25 and pay your own drinks. Should be a great night to meet and greet and catch up.

Registration Now Open CLICK HERE or contact Bradley Hayden on 0412 461 392.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund, less a $55 cancellation fee, will be made on any cancellations received by Friday 19th August.

No refunds will be issued for any registration cancellations made after Friday 19th August, although substitutions of delegates will be accepted. Any refunds owing will be not be paid until the conclusion of the conference and will be via EFT only.

Being at Twin Towns means there is a lot to do within the Mantra hotel as well as at the Services Club and around the Southern Gold Coast area. It’s always great at the end of the day to dive into a refreshing pool, let off a little steam in the steam room, or simply unwind in the spa. Mantra Twin Towns offers a choice of two swimming pools, steam room and two spa tubs.

If you’d like to get active during your stay, challenge your friends to a match on the tennis courts, or work-out in the gym.