Due to the current COVID19 situation within NSW and border closures in other states of Australia, AIMS has made the decision for the safety of members and business partners to postpone the upcoming Conference at the Royal Pines Resort.
The new dates are:
14, 15 & 16 NOVEMBER 2021
The RACV Royal Pines Gold Coast location and the proposed program will remain the same with the Welcome Dinner being held on Sunday 14 November and the conclusion of the Conference will be Tuesday 16 November mid-afternoon.
Accommodation Everyone who has booked accommodation through Conference Images will be contacted directly via a separate email and new bookings will be made. There is no need to do anything at this stage.
Already registered? For those who have already registered and paid, we will simply transfer your registration over to the new dates and you will NOT need to re-register.
New Registrations For any new registrations please register via the Registration page.
If you have any trouble with the registration process or if you have any questions, please contact:
Dean at Conference Images
Sam Kekovich has been confirmed as this year's Keynote Speaker.
“Slammin'” Sam Kekovich is an Australian media personality and former Australian rules premiership football player under legendary coach Ron Barassi.
A naturally gifted entertainer, Sam Kekovich is a multi-media performer in both sport and social commentary. He brings a wonderfully satirical, irreverent and hard-hitting brand of humour to any occasion. His lively presentations draw on all his experiences and the characters he has encountered over the last 30 plus years of his involvement in football and life. He delivers guaranteed laughs and edge-of-your-seat stories.
All the bluff and bluster sometimes hides the fact that Sam was a damn good footballer. He started his senior career with the Kangaroos in 1968 and the following year was the top goal-kicker with 56 goals and won the club’s best and fairest award. Sam played a key role in the club’s first premiership win in 1975 as second ruckman, contesting boundary throw-ins, in which he won most of the hit outs against Hawthorn’s top player, Don Scott.
He has carried on his flamboyant style into the media sector, being most notable for his rants on the ABC show The Fat, 3AK radio breakfast show, Melbourne Sports Radio Station SEN 1116, Triple M’s pre-match AFL coverage, pti (pardon the interruption) Australia on ESPN, The Footy Shows and Warnie’s Show!
Kekovich’s direct-to-camera TV monologues are done deadpan and use wide-ranging cultural references. They normally place in contrast many disparate or incongruous verbal images and ideas, ending with him saying his trademark, “You know it makes sense. I’m Sam Kekovich.” He has performed these ‘rants’ on commercials most famously, encouraging people to act less ‘un-Australian’ on Australia Day by eating lamb, earning him another unofficial title as the Australian 'Lambassador'.
But where Sam has really excelled the past 20 years is with his onstage performances as either a keynote entertainer or event MC. Sam is in very high demand and is asked to come back year after year by the same clients keen to get their ‘fix’ of Sam Kekovich.
The 2021 AIMS Conference team are excited to announce the MC for this year's conference is Elliot Goblet.
Elliot Goblet is one of the most original comedians in the history of the known universe.
Over the past many years Goblet has performed all over Australia and in 7 overseas countries including America, Canada (Montreal Festival), New Zealand and the U.K.
And that can’t be a bad thing.
His audiences have ranged from comedy club patrons through to sophisticated corporate executives and he has appeared at over 1600 corporate events.
He is best known for over 60 appearances as a guest stand up comedian on shows like Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Tonight Live, The Midday Show and The Big Gig.
Highlights of his act are his mimed yodelling and his advanced fire eating where he swallows torch light.
Goblet has also done guest appearances on celebrity TV game shows, Burke’s Backyard, Neighbours,The Footy Show, etc etc and etc. as well as starring in lots of corporate videos and TV commercials in Australia and New Zealand.
We are happy to announce the return of the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors National Conference for 2021. The Conference will be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast in November.
NEW DATES - 14, 15 & 16 NOVEMBER 2021
The RACV Royal Pines Gold Coast location and proposed program will remain the same with the Welcome Dinner being held on Sunday 14 November and the conclusion of the Conference will be Tuesday 16 November mid-afternoon.
We look forward to seeing you all in November on the Gold Coast.
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