Connecting Driven Professionals

Young Professionals Gold Coast aims to motivate, inspire and connect future city leaders. With a strong focus on growing the city’s corporate culture, the leading advocacy group offers access to exclusive networking events and opportunities for mentorship and business development.

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City Leaders: Building the industries of the future

Griffith University and Young Professionals Gold Coast have a lot in common – the most significant being that both organisations are dedicated to growing the city’s corporate culture.

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City Leaders: Bob East taking the city to the next level

Bob East is arguably one of the most influential business leaders on the Gold Coast, standing at the helm of one of the city’s largest companies and leading a team of more than 6000.

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City Leaders: Airport high-flyer has firm roots on the Coast

Marion Charlton understands the importance of first impressions better than most.

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YP RALLIES EXPERTS FOR PROGRESS DEBATE

A group of business leaders who will play an instrumental role in the city’s economic progress has been assembled for the second annual City Leaders Forum, hosted by Young Professionals Gold Coast.

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City Leaders: Peta Fielding brewing success

Frustrated by the lack of soul in Queensland’s beer landscape, Gold Coaster Peta Fielding and her Hawaiian brew-master husband found the inspiration to establish Burleigh Brewing.

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City Leaders: Mark Peters creating a legacy beyond 2018

THE CEO of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Mark Peters says while the much anticipated event lasts 11 days in theory, it actually presents a decade worth of opportunity for the city. 

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STANDING UP FOR A CITY-SHAPING PROJECT

The vocal minority disputing the transformative Mariner’s Cove project proposed for Main Beach are halting the Gold Coast’s economic and cultural progress.   

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Broadening the Gold Coast’s horizons

Jessica Thomas says if the Gold Coast is to prosper, locals need to accept that the city will be changing as it provides for population growth.  

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Five Minutes With… BBC’s Scott Finlayson

Ensuring the 2018 Commonwealth Games leaves an overwhelming legacy for the Gold Coast is one of the biggest opportunities and challenges the city is facing, according to BBC’s Scott Finlayson.

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LESS CHAT ABOUT M1, MORE CHAT ABOUT TRANSIT

CITIES that are designed to be reliant on cars are bound for failure.  Cities that adopt a capable and dependable transit system are bound for success.

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YP PRESIDENT HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF A UNITED VOICE

PRESIDENT of Young Professionals Gold Coast Sean Braybrook says as the city continues to evolve as one of the most dynamic places in the country, it’s vitally important the community supports and encourages those willing to push the boundaries.

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Future city leaders rally behind innovation

ON the back of the State Government’s blitz on rideshare drivers, future city leaders have thrown their support behind Uber saying innovation and entrepreneurship need to be recognised as real economic drivers.

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TACKLING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

THE NUMBER of crisis care beds on the Gold Coast for homeless young people is about to double, as construction of the Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth’s Bill Hoyer House nears completion.

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Have your voice heard!

What does criticism against the SUNS or for that matter the Titans have to do with community cabinet? 

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THE CITY’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE: MANAGING POPULATION GROWTH

TOWN planner Nicole Bennetts says Gold Coasters have a responsibility to attract investment to the city, and it is only through wise investment that the city will be able to manage population growth.

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OZHARVEST: WHEN ANGER AND PURPOSE COLLIDE

WHAT pisses you off enough?  Well, therein lies your purpose, says social entrepreneur Ronni Kahn.

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KICKING GOALS IN THE RIGHT PLACES

SHANE Primrose and Adam Harrison are playing a different game when it comes to entrepreneurship.The football fans have teamed up to create Good Football, a social enterprise where for every ball sold, another is donated to a child in need.Primrose...

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GIBSON 'GETS' IT

SHE'S 22, a CEO, and making kids think about the only thing that really matters. Nicole Gibson, the founder of The Rogue & Rouge Foundation and the youngest National Mental Health Commissioner to ever be appointed in the Commonwealth, is...

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ANTI-BIKIE LAWS TO HURT CITY’S REPUTATION

LABOR’S move to water down the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Bill is a mistake, and any changes to the laws are set to detrimentally impact the city’s reputation as a place to live, work and play.

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CREATING A CITY OF ‘YES’ PEOPLE

LEGAL eagle Melissa Coleman says future city leaders cannot be frightened of change in order for the Gold Coast to move forward as a flourishing city.

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CITIES THAT INVEST IN PEOPLE SEE ENTREPRENEURIAL BENEFITS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP is in a league of its own in terms of its ability to generate economic growth, create jobs, and transform society.

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DEREK CRONIN – PRINCIPAL, CRONIN LITIGATION

Derek Cronin, lawyer, owns prominent law firm Cronin Litigation and has achieved outstanding success through application of exceptional professional skills, savvy market analysis and working hard to take advantage of opportunities presented in his much - loved City of Gold Coast.

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TWO GREAT MATES ON A REAL ESTATE MISSION

THERE'S a new real estate brand on the Gold Coast block, headed by two young guns with real estate pedigree and focused on changing the face of property.

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What is the City Leaders Forum?

The Griffith Business School, as a strong supporter of Young Professionals Gold Coast, is well aware of the talents of the new generation of highly motivated and capable individuals moving through the ranks.

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KEEPING PACE WITH THE PROPERTY PULSE ON THE COAST AND ABROAD

KM Sales & Marketing is a specialist residential property sales and marketing group providing tailored project marketing solutions for property developers, financiers and government bodies throughout Australia and overseas.

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