“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 not-to-be-missed event for Gold Coast professionals is taking place on Friday 16 November at The Star Gold Coast, and is set to attract a 400-strong crowd.

Keynote speaker, urban futurist Stephen Yarwood, will give a unique insight into the city’s future, and challenge the audience to embrace change to prosper.

Guests will have the chance to participate in a lively discussion with a panel of city experts, focused on our future vision and brand.

YP Gold Coast President Flynn McFarlane said YP was excited to introduce a new element for this year’s event.

“The City Leaders Forum is our biggest event of the year, and our guests consitently comment that they come away feeling really inspired and motivated,” he said.

“We want to keep people engaged with the event and challenge them to consider new ideas and perspectives, and Stephen’s keynote address is central to that goal.

“We’re really excited to have Stephen on board this year. It’s his job to transform cities and he’s looking at the Gold Coast from an outsider’s perspective, so we’re looking forward to hearing what he has to say.

“This is set to be our biggest and best event yet, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to the 2018 City Leaders Forum.”

Tickets will include a two-course lunch and beverage package, as well as networking opportunities with fellow forward-thinking professionals.

Event details

  • Date: Friday 16 November 2018
  • Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm start
  • Location: The Star Gold Coast Pavilion Marquee
  • Cost: Limited release of early bird tickets available for $139 per person or $1,250 for a table of 10 | Price increases to $149 per person from 1 November
  • Parking: Venue parking is available and the G:Link stops outside The Star
  • RSVP: Early bird release on sale until 31 October | Final ticket release closes 9 November

Who is Stephen Yarwood?

Stephen became the youngest Lord Mayor of any Australian capital city at 39.

After a political career that saw him oversee city-shaping projects like the implementation of a city-wide Wi-Fi network, Adelaide’s first sister city agreement in 30 years with Qingdao, China, and a carbon neutral action plan, Stephen become a consultant to cities, states and nations on transformative strategic planning and urban development.”

Author: Flynn McFarlane