The AIMS - Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors National Conference was held on 25, 26 and 27 MAY 2022 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Queensland.
A big THANK-YOU to all the delegates and sponsors that made the conference a huge success, as well as everyone working behind the scenes in order to bring it all together!
The conference was a great success with a packed program and a record number of sponsors showcasing some of the latest equipment and software on the market in our dedicated networking area.
The Conference commenced on Wednesday early afternoon on 25 May with two workshops presented by our Platinum Sponsor CR Kennedy.
Wednesday evening we enjoyed a relaxed welcome dinner for delegates, partners and sponsors.
Thursday’s program commenced with a welcome coffee followed by a full day of industry papers presented by fellow colleagues. Thursday evening concluded with a Conference Dinner sponsored by our Platinum partners CR Kennedy.
Friday began another day of industry papers and topics. The networking area with sponsors again hosted our morning tea and lunch. The Conference concluded on Friday afternoon.
The AIMS Conference team are excited to confirm the MC for the AIMS 2022 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.
Sam Kekovich has been confirmed as the AIMS 2022 Conference 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.