We invite some of the most prominent business and political leaders from across Australia to join us for our regular members cocktail functions and lunches. Our aim is to provide an open forum that provides attendees a forum to build professional connections while gaining insights into the agenda of YP Gold Coast and some of the key opportunities and challenges facing our city.

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Past Events

2017 City Leaders Forum Luncheon

Fri, Nov. 17, 2017 12:15pm — 4:15pm

Location: The Star Gold Coast

The third annual City Leaders Forum Luncheon on Friday 17 November. The City Leaders Forum is a joint initiative of YP Gold Coast and Griffith University and sees an exceptional lineup of forward thinking panellists debate big ideas, challenges and pivotal opportunities for the city.  The focus of this year’s discussion will explore the question, “What is holding us back from maturing into a global city?” Guests can expect an afternoon...

LUNCH WITH PAUL LITTLE AT HELLENIKA

Wed, Oct. 4, 2017 12:45pm — 3:45pm

Location: Hellenika

Join YP Gold Coast to experience the newly reopened Hellenika at lunch with acclaimed Australian businessman, Paul Little AO. Paul, former Managing Director of Toll Holdings with a business pedigree of more than 40 years, now heads up a Melbourne-based property development group that is set to embark on its debut Gold Coast project. Join us on Wednesday, October 4 at Hellenika for a banquet lunch and drinks...

Danny Maher Cocktail Event at Sandbar

Thu, Aug. 17, 2017 6:00pm — 9:00pm

Location: Sandbar

Hear from Danny Maher, the founder of Gold Coast-based business software multinational Opmantek, at YP Gold Coast’s upcoming cocktail event at Sandbar Surfers Paradise. Join us on Thursday, August 17 at Sandbar where you will be treated to a drink on arrival, gourmet canapés, exclusive drink specials and entertainment. Danny, who has been named Australian CEO of the Year and sits at the helm of a booming business...

Exclusive Gold Coast SUNS Game Day Experience

Sat, Jun. 3, 2017 12:30pm

Location: Metricon Stadium

Join YP Gold Coast for an exclusive Gold Coast SUNS game day experience and hear from new CEO Mark Evans. YP Gold Coast has joined up with the Gold Coast SUNS to provide you the unique opportunity to meet Mark at a match day function at the Skyline Terrace on Saturday, June 3. Watch the Gold Coast SUNS take on West Coast Eagles and hear about...

Cocktail Event at The Island Rooftop - A Look Inside YP Gold Coast

Thu, May. 4, 2017 5:30pm — 7:30pm

Location: The Island Rooftop

Connect with likeminded professionals over drinks and canapés at one of the Gold Coast’s most exciting new venues, The Island Rooftop. The YP Gold Coast committee will share its new direction and preview some of the initiatives and events to come over the course of the year. You’ll meet some of the faces behind YP and learn why we’re passionate advocates for evolving the city and creating new...

Lunch at Harry's Steak Bistro & Bar with the Gold Coast's leading entrepreneurs

Fri, Mar. 10, 2017 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Location: Harry's Steak Bistro

Chairman of the Gold Coast SUNS Tony Cochrane, HiSmile founders Nik Mirkovic and Alex Tomic, Amazonia creator Dwayne Martens and Superdraft owners Jake Robinson and Mark Deacon.  The YP Gold Coast committee believes that our city is home to some of the most dynamic businesses and entrepreneurs in Queensland. If you're looking at starting or building your business, this event gives you the opportunity to get the best firsthand...

2016 City Leaders Forum Luncheon

Fri, Nov. 11, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

Location: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

YP Gold Coast invites you to the second annual City Leaders Forum luncheon on November 11 for our final and biggest event of 2016.  *Date:* Friday, November 11, 2016 *Time:* 12pm arrival for 12:30 start *Where*: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre *Cost:* $135 per person or $1,300 per table of 10 *Parking:* Venue parking available at cost – YP Gold Coast encourages guests to take advantage of...

Cocktail Event featuring Springfield Land Corporation Managing Director Raynuha Sinnathamby @ Bam Bam Bakehouse

Thu, Aug. 25, 2016 5:30pm — 7:30pm

Location: Bam Bam Bakehouse

A solicitor by trade, Raynuha joined Springfield Land Corporation in 1998. She has been closely involved in the building of the Greater Springfield City, now the fourth fastest growing statistical local area in the country. Greater Springfield is an award winning project encompassing six suburbs and home to approximately 30,000 people. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear Raynuha share her experience and insights into business...

Corporate Lunch at Bin 89 with Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo

Wed, Jun. 29, 2016 12:00pm — 2:30pm

Location: Bin 89

In his parliamentary roles, Steven Ciobo has championed economic integration through private sector-led growth, promoted the benefits of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements, led delegations of industry leaders to our key trading partners and advanced Australia’s diplomatic interests overseas. As Minister for Trade and Investment, Ciobo plays a leading role in shaping our trade agenda – for the Gold Coast this means focusing on international trade, education and tourism. Join us...

Lunch at Hellenika with OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn

Fri, Apr. 8, 2016 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Location: Hellenika

YP Gold Coast invites you to Hellenika for our first corporate lunch of 2016, featuring OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn. Recognised as a leader in the fields of entrepreneurship, social impact and innovation, Ronni has been instrumental in changing the legislation preventing Australian businesses from supplying excess food, and through OzHarvest, is now supplying this excess food to charities. Join us at to hear about Ronni's journey - a...

Visiting Entrepreneurs Program with Dwight Gunning @ Justin Lane

Tue, Mar. 1, 2016 5:30pm — 7:30pm

Location: JUSTIN LANE Pizzeria & Bar

Join YP Gold Coast next Tuesday 1 March for the Visiting Entrepreneurs Program with guest speaker Dwight Gunning - tech entrepreneur - at Justin Lane. The Visiting Entrepreneur Program brings high profile entrepreneurs to Australia to share their knowledge and experiences with business, start-ups and professionals across Queensland. Speaker Dwight Gunning will share his insights around entrepreneurialism as a valid career path and how to build a strong start-up community...