Networking Events

Our program provides ample networking opportunities in our trade exhibit. The networking program includes:

Thursday 6 June
Student & Mentor Networking
Time: Thursday 16:00 – 16:45
Venue: Kingsford Lounge
Dress: Smart casual
Inclusions: Afternoon tea and beverages

Spouse ticket cost: $27

Student delegates and doctors participating in our subsidise-a-student program will receive an invitation to attend this unique networking event.

Please note this is a ticketed function limited to all students, subsides-a-student doctors and RDAQ invitees. Interested spouses of sponsoring doctors are welcome to attend and tickets are available to them for purchase.

Welcome Reception
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Venue: Daintrees Pooldeck
Dress: Smart casual
Inclusions: Light supper and beverages

Additional guest ticket: $75

We open the 30th Annual RDAQ conference entering ‘Cairns-ablanca’ for the 5th time in 30 years.

Join us poolside as we round up the usual suspects for an evening of networking with good food and even better company. This is where it all begins, the start of a beautiful friendship!
RDAQ networking and welcome reception provides a great opportunity for delegates, sponsors and speakers to mingle in an informal setting.

Friday 7 June
Rural Workforce Breakfast
Time: 7:30 – 9:00
Venue: Mossman Ballroom
Dress: Smart casual
Inclusions: Seated Breakfast

Additional guest ticket: $30

Our annual breakfast forum will address current workforce issues and recent research developments in rural and remote Queensland. The breakfast is included in delegates registration.
Please note: bookings are essential.

Friday 7 June
30th Anniversary Celebration ‘Bunker Party’
Time: 17:30 – 22:00
Venue: Tanks Arts Centre
Dress: Fancy dress: Be inspired by Morocco’s sand dunes, Victory Day or other Bunker themes.
Inclusions: Buffet dinner (Cash bar available) Live music, games for all and kid friendly activities

Additional guest ticket: $85

RDAQ – Here’s looking at you kid!
Join us for a night of explosive celebrations.

Marking 30 years of RDAQ’s grit and victories. We will honour times gone by and raise our glasses to the future.

Enjoy bunker games, great food and great entertainment including the Rural Rednecks.

Saturday 8 June
RDAQ Annual Breakfast
Time: 7:30 – 9:00
Venue: Grand Ballroom
Dress: Smart casual
Inclusions: Seated breakfast

Additional guest ticket: $30

RDAQ’s annual breakfast is included in delegate registration. Join us for a special panel reflecting on three decades of rural health leadership.

The session will include RDAQ’s Annual General Meeting. Please note: bookings are essential.

David Horn Memorial Gala Dinner & Awards
Time: 18:30 – midnight
Venue: Grand Ballroom
Dress: Black Tie / Formal
Inclusions: Pre-gala drinks and canapes, dinner and beverages

Additional guest ticket: (from) $180

Play it Sam, Play as time goes by.
Of all the bars, in all the countries in all the world you join us here in Cairns-ablanca.

Show off your best Tux and most exquisite evening gowns as you join us for an elegant evening of jazz, swing and fine food. Smooth Jazz, great dance tunes and stellar company will have you swinging the night away.