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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Meet Rachel Hancock

Introducing 2018 City Leaders Forum panellist, Rachel Hancock - incoming editor of the Gold Coast Bulletin. 

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Meet Professor Martin Betts

Introducing 2018 City Leaders Forum panellist, Professor Martin Betts - Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) at Griffith University. 

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Meet Ken Petty

Introducing 2018 City Leaders Forum panellist, Ken Petty - Managing Partner at MinterEllison Gold Coast.

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Meet Stephen Yarwood

Introducing 2018 City Leaders Forum keynote speaker and panellist, Stephen Yarwood - urban futurist and former Lord Mayor of Adelaide.Elected Lord Mayor of Adelaide at 39 years old, Stephen became the youngest Lord Mayor of any Australian capital city in 2010.

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Future In Focus For City Leaders

Gold Coast business leaders will have the chance to see the city through the eyes of a renowned urban futurist and have their say about evolving the city’s brand at this year’s City Leaders Form, hosted by YP Gold Coast.The...

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Time to Float Ferry Plan

Great cities are defined by effective transport networks, and no great city is defined by its roads.

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Support Great Places For A Richer Local Experience

Discussion around new tourism opportunities for the Gold Coast has unearthed some great ideas – a dive wreck off the coast, a cable car to Springbrook – both have merit, but aren’t we forgetting what’s already in front of us?

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YP Gold Coast position in relation to Light Rail Stage 3 Alignment

YP Gold Coast is calling for a firm commitment from all levels of government to stage 3 of the light rail corridor.

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Q&A with Billy and Jackie Cross

What do you love about the Gold Coast?What isn’t there to love about the Gold Coast! It’s one of the most spectacular places in the world to live. Its young and energetic, it’s beautiful and powerful.

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Q&A with Paul Burton

What do you love about the Gold Coast?It’s so different to any of the cities I grew up in or visited when I lived in Europe.

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Q&A with Soheil Abedian

YP Gold Coast sat down with Soheil Abedian, Founder and Executive Chairman of Sunland Group, ahead of his appearance at this year's City Leaders Forum. Here's what he had to say.

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Q&A with Mayor Tom Tate

YP Gold Coast sat down with Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, ahead of this year's City Leaders Forum. Here's what he had to say.

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Q&A with Natalie Hoitz

YP Gold Coast sat down with Natalie Hoitz, Director of Urban Design at Urbis, ahead of her appearance at this year's City Leaders Forum. Here's what she had to say.

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Little's Big Ambition

“Take calculated risks and remember the correlation between risk and reward.”

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Danny Maher speaks on digital disruption in our city

“The sharing of knowledge makes knowledge greater”.

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YOUNG Professionals Gold Coast has called on its members to use the organisation as a means to advocate for the change they want to see in the city.

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Gold Coast Entrepreneurs Share Tips for Startup Success

 Find your passion, surround yourself with the right people, and have a fair dinkum crack. 

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