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

2019 City Leaders Forum

Fri, Sep. 27, 2019 12:15pm — 3:30pm

Location: The Star Gold Coast

The City Leaders Forum was created by YP Gold Coast to showcase the people in our city who are driving innovation and change within the business community. This year's theme will be driven from YP Gold Coast's 'Highly Skilled' Gold Coast' idea, published in our Great Ideas for the Gold Coast advocacy report.  The long-term success of the Gold Coast relies on retaining talent and establishing knowledge based sectors as a key part of the Gold...

Cocktail Event: Spotlight on the South

Wed, Jul. 17, 2019 5:45pm — 8:00pm

Location: Dust Temple

The southern Gold Coast is firing - stages 3A and 3B of the light rail are firmly in focus, a major redevelopment of Gold Coast Airport is underway, the Palm Beach skyline is dotted with cranes, and the once-sleepy south is serving up some of the city’s best dining and entertainment experiences.  Join YP Gold Coast as we put the spotlight on the south at one of...

Cocktail Event: A Creative Gold Coast

Wed, Apr. 10, 2019 5:30pm — 8:00pm

Location: HOTA, Home of the Arts

You are invited to join YP Gold Coast at our first exclusive cocktail event of the year on Wednesday, 10 April from 5:30pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts, at their breathtaking new Outdoor Stage. 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...

2019 Entrepreneurs Lunch at Edgewater Dining

Fri, Mar. 1, 2019 12:30pm — 3:30pm

Location: Edgewater Dining

Join YP Gold Coast and a panel of local business powerhouses at the third annual Entrepreneurs Lunch at Edgewater Dining on Friday, March 1.  The Entrepreneurs Lunch – a hallmark event of the YP calendar – returns this year with a stellar line-up of panellists who have built hugely successful businesses right here on the Gold Coast. 2019 panel:  Simon Beard, CEO and Founder of global streetwear brand...

2018 City Leaders Forum Luncheon

Fri, Nov. 16, 2018 12:15pm — 4:00pm

Location: The Star Gold Coast

YP Gold Coast invites you to the fourth annual City Leaders Forum on Friday 16 November for our not-to-be-missed event of the year. 

The City Leaders Forum was created by YP Gold Coast to showcase the people in our city who are driving innovation and change within the business community. This year, we are introducing a new format for the event which will...

Cocktail Event at Granddad Jacks Craft Distillery

Thu, Sep. 27, 2018 6:00pm — 9:00pm

Location: Granddad Jacks

Join us to experience the Gold Coast’s first craft gin and whisky distillery and taproom, Granddad Jacks. Enjoy a craft beverage on arrival and food truck canapes, and hear from the father-and-son duo who left their fulltime jobs to pursue a dream of running a boutique distillery.   The new kids on the block in the southern end’s exploding boutique venue scene will share their story about...

Exclusive Cocktail Event at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Thu, Jul. 19, 2018 6:00pm — 9:00pm

Location: Aviary Rooftop Bar

Join us Thursday, July 19 at 6pm for an exclusive cocktail event at the northern Gold Coast’s latest upmarket dining and entertainment experience, Aviary Rooftop Bar. Nestled on the sixth floor of the new Mantra at Sharks hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with likeminded professionals as you experience birds-eye views of the iconic Gold Coast skyline, decadent drinks and an authentic Italian wood fire pizza...

YP Launch Great Ideas for the Gold Coast @ Bar Hellenika

Thu, Mar. 29, 2018 6:00pm — 9:30pm

Location: Hellenika

YP Gold Coast invites you to join us on the opening weekend of the Gold Coast’s most anticipated new rooftop venue, Bar Hellenika, for our first cocktail event of the year. Kick-start the Easter long weekend with us and connect with likeminded professionals over drinks and canapes at Bar Hellenika, while previewing some of the exciting new initiatives and events set to come to life in...

Entrepreneurs Lunch at Edgewater Dining

Fri, Feb. 2, 2018 12:30pm — 3:30pm

Location: Edgewater Dining

YP Gold Coast invites you to kick-start 2018 at the second annual Entrepreneurs Lunch at Edgewater Dining on Friday, February 2. Following last year’s hugely successful debut at Harry’s Steak Bistro, the Entrepreneurs Lunch returns this year with a stellar line-up of panellists including: Ross Jurisich, co-founder of hugely popular craft brewing company, Stone & Wood Brewing Co. Joel Scott, co-founder of Gold Coast-based clothing empire, The...