Program

The 2019 Conference theme is: Exploring possibilities through change.

The theme for the Gala Awards Dinner hosted at the Darwin Aviation Museum on Tuesday, 14 May is M*A*S*H. 

*This is an indicative program and is subject to change. Please check back at this page for any updates.

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8:40 AM

Cornetts Staff Flights Depart Brisbane Domestic Airport

12:30 PM

Flights Arrive into Darwin Airport

12:30 PM

Bus Transfer for Cornetts Staff to Adina Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

1:15 PM

Bus Arrives and Store Luggage

1:15 PM to 2:00 PM

Registration and Lunch

2:15 PM to 2:30 PM

Welcome to Country - Tony Duwun Lee, Turtleback Cultural Services

Location: Zealandia Room

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Internal Rotations

All internal rotations will be held at Adina Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront and are open to Cornetts staff only.

Merchandising

Operations

Finance 

6:30 PM

Meet in Hotel Foyer to Walk to Crocosaurus Cove

Group departing promptly at 6:40pm for short walk to dinner venue (approx. 16 mins), directed by Iceberg Events.

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Casual Dinner at Crocosaurus Cove

Dress code: smart casual

Crocosaurus Cove, is located in the heart of Darwin city, allowing visitors a unique, up close and personal view of Australia’s iconic Saltwater Crocodiles. Bringing together some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia and boasting the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End.

6:30 AM

Breakfast at Leisure

Curve Restaurant

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Welcome

Graham Booysen, CEO

9:00 AM to 9:05 AM

5 Minute Break

9:05 AM to 1:10 PM

Trade Sessions

Trade sessions will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre in Hall 1

11.05am - 11.10am
Morning Tea Break

1:10 PM to 1:50 PM

Lunch

1:50 PM to 3:50 PM

Trade Sessions

Trade sessions will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre in Hall 1

3:50 PM to 5:30 PM

Free Time

5:30 PM

Meet in Hotel Foyer for Transfer to Mindil Markets

Bus departs promptly at 5.40pm

5:45 PM to 8:45 PM

Dinner at Leisure at Mindil Markets

Sunset is at 6.30pm, make sure you are on the beach!

Dress code: casual

Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a modern day market in the heart of the tropics. Located on the iconic strip overlooking Mindil Beach, the market features over 300 stalls.

8:45 PM

Transfer Back to Hotel

This is the only transfer back to the hotel, if you miss this transfer you will need to find your own way back to the hotel.

6:30 AM

Breakfast at Leisure

Curve Restaurant

8:00 AM to 12:25 PM

Trade Sessions

Trade sessions will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre in Hall 1

10.20am - 10.25am
Morning Tea Break

12:25 PM to 1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Meet at Convention Centre (outside Hall 1) for Transfer to Jumping Crocs Group Activity

Bus departs promptly at 1.30pm

1:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Jumping Crocs Group Activity

SOLD OUT

Dress code: casual (make sure that you wear enclosed walking shoes, we recommend that you also bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, water bottle and a light jacket)

Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles and view these prehistoric creatures up-close! Enjoy superb views across the floodplans viewing an amazing array of native birdlife as well as many a diverse range of reptiles, mammals and marsupials. 

5:15 PM

Return to Hotel from Jumping Crocs Group Activity

5:45 PM

Meet in Hotel Foyer for Transfer to Pee Wee's

Bus departs promptly at 6pm

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Dinner at Pee Wee's

Dress code: smart casual

Originally the restaurant was built on a site called Pee Wee’s Camp which was established in 1911 when East Point was developed to protect Port Darwin against naval attacks. The site has been recognised as having significant heritage value and has been listed on the National Estate of the NT Heritage registers.

6:30 AM

Breakfast at Leisure

Curve Restaurant

8:00 AM to 12:25 PM

Trade Sessions

Trade sessions will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre in Hall 1

10.20am - 10.25am
Morning Tea Break

12:25 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Free Afternoon

A large range of activities are available for you to participate in during you free afternoon (activities are at your own expense). To check out these activities and to see more of what Darwin has to offer please click here and select your preferred tour/activity to make a booking. 

5:45 PM

Meet in Hotel Foyer for Transfer to Darwin Aviation Museum

Bus departs promptly at 6pm

6:20 PM to 7:00 PM

Pre-dinner Drinks

6:50 PM

Group Photo

7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Gala Awards Dinner at Darwin Aviation Museum

Dress code: M*A*S*H so get your best Hawkeye, Hot Lips or Klinger outfits ready! Don't forget you are only limited by your imagination.

The Darwin Aviation Museum is an accredited tourism attraction with award winning displays. With 19 aircraft, 21 engines, 38 major displays including relics of crashed aircraft it depicts the aviation history of the Northern Territory.

6:30 AM

Breakfast at Leisure

Curve Restaurant

Hotel check-out prior to 10am

10:00 AM

Cornetts Staff to Meet in Hotel Foyer for Bus Transfer

Bus departs promptly at 10.15am to Darwin Airport

11:00 AM

Arrive at Darwin Airport

Cairns Staff to check-in no later than 11.05am
Brisbane and Regional Staff to check-in no later than 12.10pm

12:05 PM

Cairns Flight Departs

1:10 PM

Brisbane and Connecting Regional Flight Departures

5:25 PM

Flights Arrive at Brisbane Airport

Please see your flight tickets for details regarding connecting regional flights