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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Why We Need A Creative Gold Coast

The emerging arts and culture sector has the potential to diversify the Gold Coast economy and create jobs.

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Meet Libby Lincoln, the woman leading arts and cultural transformation for the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast's arts and creative community is leading a cultural revolution, but what initiatives are in place to help it thrive?

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Meet Criena Gehrke, CEO of HOTA - Home of the Arts

There are a lot of exciting things brewing at HOTA, Home of the Arts. With news of a brand new $60.5 million gallery to be built at HOTA by 2021, as part of Stage 1b of the City of Gold...

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Meet Gold Coast Film Festival Director Lucy Fisher

As the city's flagship film event, the Gold Coast Film Festival brings film to life in a distinctly Gold Coast way for local and visiting audiences, and helps grow and support Queensland’s screen industry from one of Australia's top filmmaking...

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Meet Lynne Benzie, President of Village Roadshow Studios

The Gold Coast is proving itself as the perfect playground for filmmakers to anchor their productions in our city, with blockbuster films Aquaman, Thor: Ragnarok and Kong: Skull Island shot right here on the Coast.

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Aimee Engelmann - CEO & Founder Beepo

An increasing need to outsource elements of her own work to Asia is what encouraged Aimee Engelmann to start Beepo – a premium outsourcing business that connects local companies to offshore providers, who deliver everything from payroll services to graphic design.

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From pub crawl salesman to millionaire: meet Mike Kellett from Macro Mike

From bodybuilder and local pub crawl salesman, to founder and owner of a thriving multi-million-dollar business, Mike Kellett of Macro Mike is undeniably a local success story.

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Markets to millionaire: meet Simon Beard from Culture Kings

Fresh out of high school and working at Carrara Markets, Simon Beard probably wouldn’t have believed you if you said his future customers would include Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Meet Michelle Doherty – Founder of Alpha-H Skincare

After struggling with chronic cystic acne throughout most of her teenage years and 20s, Michelle Doherty was introduced to Alpha-H when the brand was in its infancy. Within days of using the range she saw immediate and sustained visible improvements.

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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”.