GC SHOWCASE: Celebrating Business and Creativity


The Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce's GC Showcase provides a forum for collaboration and innovation and offers the opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their business and services to the local business community, while establishing lasting connections.

Attendees will hear from various keynote speakers, who will share valuable tips and advice which is able to be implemented into everyday business life.

Showcase your business, connect with new clients and generate leads for your business.


  • Exhibitor stand
  • Boxed lunch for one person
  • Your logo displayed on screen throughout the day
  • Area to display a banner at your stand
  • Access to power for a limited number of exhibit stands for an additional $16.50
  • Access to cabled internet for a limited number of exhibit stands for an additional $19.95
  • Option to purchase additional boxed lunches for $25 per person
  • Each boxed lunch includes deli sub with ham, cheese and salad; piece of fruit; piece of cake; muesli bar; tub of yoghurt and a bottled water.

Exhibitor Member price: $275 | Exhibitor Non-member price: $300

Book your exhibitor spot here

Entry to the GC Showcase as an attendee is free of charge, as are our guest speaker presentations, excluding the special paid luncheon with The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, former Prime Minister.

However, we ask you to please register your attendance below for each of the presentations in advance so that we may keep a record of the number of guests attending.


The Hon. Tony Abbott MP,
Former Prime Minister

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Mr Abbott will be the keynote speaker at the GC Showcase luncheon.

Tony Abbott was elected Prime Minister by the Australian people on 7 September 2013 and served for two years.

In his time as Prime Minister, the carbon tax and the mining tax were repealed; free trade agreements were finalised with China, Japan and Korea; and the people smuggling trade from Indonesia to Australia was halted. Australia became the second largest military contributor to the US-led campaign against ISIL in Iraq and hosted the G20 meeting of global leaders in Brisbane in November 2014.

He has degrees in economics and law from Sydney University and an MA in politics and philosophy from Oxford which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He is also the author of three books.

So join us for this great opportunity to hear Mr Abbott's insight into the Economy, Creativity and Business.

Mr Abbott will be speaking at the GC Showcase Luncheon, which is being held in an adjoining room at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa.

Enjoy a delicious 2 course luncheon including drink upon arrival from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.

Members $99 | Non-members $125

Click here to register and attend this paid luncheon.

Ocean Reeve

Publishing Consultant Author Coach

Ocean is an award-winning publishing consultant. Following a successful six years in Film & Television, Ocean spent a year in entertainment promotion before beginning his publishing journey. Beginning as a Digital Production Manager for an educational publisher, Ocean was soon promoted into a sales role which quickly developed into Sales Manager for both the educational and traditional arm of the company.
As the internet took its grip over the creative arts industries, Ocean was integral in the development and management of New Zealand's premier self-publishing house, PublishMe. Ocean departed New Zealand  six years ago and he has established Ocean Reeve Publishing.

Book your ticket here to attend Ocean Reeve's presentation.

Cindy Rochstein

Founder & CEO Pencils Community & Hearts 4 Humanity

Pencils Community  was born out of sheer passion and the desire to help those in need. What began as a simple creative idea and gift, has grown into a beautiful social enterprise with many varying community projects.

This is our thinking...'Take a pencil and create, draw, colour, learn, read and write - it is a tool for opportunity' and it is this concept, that makes us want to give 100% of our profits back into the communities that need it most.

Book your ticket here to attend Cindy Rochstein's presentation.

Bradley Illich

Founder, NewBook

Young entrepreneur Brad grew up in a family business operating two holiday parks on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. After finishing high school Brad took the knowledge he gained to create his first business Xtreme, providing websites and IT services to holiday parks and hotels on the Gold Coast. At age 27, Bradley created NewBook, a cloud-based online booking system and today he employs 45 staff between Australia, the UK and Fiji servicing over 700 companies world-wide. Winner of multiple tourism, entrepreneur and innovation awards Bradley is a wealth of knowledge and someone to watch out for in the coming years.

Brad is also a Young Tourism Leader an initiative by the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games.

Book your ticket here to attend Bradley Illich's presentation.

Stuart Norris

Founder, Magic Memories

Stuart is the joint founder of Magic Memories, a  global business taking photographs at tourist attractions and theme parks, Founded 20 years ago as a fast photo service for tourists riding on the Queenstown gondola, the business now operates at 100 tourist attractions around the world, including Australian theme parks Sea World, Wet 'n Wild and Movie World. The business now has annual revenue of more than $300 million.

Book your ticket here to attend Stuart Norris' presentation.

Dion Jensen

The Military Mentor

Dion is 'The Military Mentor'. He now manages the entire Asia Pacific region utilizing what he has learned from the Army, the Police and Close Protection in Iraq, through to civilian leadership roles including Regional, Operational, Intelligence and Training Management. At times he has struggled with his demons to the point where he became depressed and suicidal. Using his own concept he named 'The Victory Mindset' Dion crawled his way back out of the hole, bringing with him hidden gems of wisdom, that only those that have been in the hole have access to.

Book your ticket here to attend Dion Jensen's presentation.

Karen Clarke


Karen Clarke is the author of From Bullied to Brilliant, Director of 'Powerful Positive People' and a confidence and performance coach who helps adults and children develop resilience and reach for their potential.

Karen's has appeared as a speaker and chairperson at the No2Bullying Conference in 2015 and 2016 and regularly delivers talks and presentations to schools and groups. She has also been interviewed by Dubai Eye 1038 Radio, 7 Local News Sunshine Coast, ABC Radio, Hot 91.1FM amongst others and published in several Queensland newspapers.

Book your ticket here to attend Karen Clarke's presentation.

Nikki Dudley

Nikki Dudley Freelancing

Kick-starting her career in the tourism mecca of Airlie Beach in 2007, Nikki subsequently pursued a tourism career via the local economic development agency, followed by a state tourism board.  Nikki now shares her time managing three businesses including a boutique public relations and copy writing business, a building and interiors business and DIY home renovation blog, nooks & cranny.

Nikki is also a Young Tourism Leader an initiative by the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games.

Book your ticket here to attend Nikki Dudley's presentation.































































































10.00am: 2017 GC Showcase Official Opening and Welcome Message

10.15am: Ocean Reeve, Publishing Consultant Author Coach

10.45am: Cindy Rochstein, Founder & CEO Pencils Community & Hearts 4 Humanity

11.15am: Bradley Illich, Founder, NewBook

12.00pm: Luncheon with keynote speaker, The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, former Prime Minister

2.15pm: Stuart Norris, Founder, Magic Memories

2.45pm: Dion Jensen, The Military Mentor

3.15pm: Karen Clarke, Author

3.45pm: Nikki Dudley, Nikki Dudley Freelancing

4.15pm Closing Statement

4.30pm: GC Showcase Closes

The event will be held on the first level of the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, including the grand ballroom.

There are also limited sponsorship opportunities available.

Please note, a separate luncheon will be held in an adjacent function room with special keynote speaker, The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, former Prime Minister. 

Please contact Marshall Hall or Danielle Hall on 07 5578 7184 to discuss the options available and what will work best for you. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 28th September 2017.

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