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News gets behind Gold Coast Games

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The Gold Coast Bulletin has signed on as the official newspaper and news site of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, while News Corp Australia will host a symposium around the event to be attended by News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson.

The Going for Gold Legacy Symposium will be a chance for industry and policy leaders to gather and explore potential commercial opportunities from the Games. The event, featuring presentations from Mr Thomson, social demographer Bernard Salt, as well as other speakers, will be held on Tuesday, October 31.

The presentations will examine the impact of the Games on various aspects of Gold Coast life, including local businesses, the economy, real estate and development.

Mr Salt will provide economic research and a legacy overview of the 2018 Games, highlighting ways to capitalise on the Games’ international appeal.

Other speakers include:

  • Peter Beattie, Gold Coast Games organising committee chairman and former Queensland Premier, who will address scale
  • Jeff Kennett, former Victorian Premier, who will discuss his experience at the helm of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
  • A panel consisting of Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones, former Premier Rob Borbidge, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and Mantra CEO Bob East.
  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
  • Joe Rogers, expert marketer from brand agency The Contenders, who will conduct a mini marketing masterclass to guide business on how to best use the momentum of the games after the conclusion.

The Going for Gold Legacy Symposium will be held the Marriott Resort Surfers Paradise. The three-hour breakfast brunch event will cost $80 per person or $720 per table of 10. For more information go to: goldcoastbulletin.com.au/goingforgold

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