Read what delegates are saying about their regional conferencing experiences:

"You feel like you’re a very long way away from anything. Getting a lot of people out of their comfort zones, that feeling of escapism and being in the middle of nowhere is … you can’t beat that."

Sarah Craddock, Member Engagement Manager, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia / Blue Mountains --

"The conference facilities here are brilliant! I mean what a view of the river, and you’re right down in the middle of town, and walking distance from everyone, it’s perfect!. Port Macquarie Airport is a very big airport, so there’s no problem for people to get here. We’ve got Delegates not only from all over Australia, but we’ve got Delegates from France, Switzerland and Hong Kong."

Cheyne Flanagan, Clinical Director, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital / Port Macquarie --

"Regional NSW has got the best food and wine experience in the country. I love to show off the local oysters in this region."

-- Luke Cameron, Little Beach Boathouse / Port Stephens --

"It's kind of a once in a lifetime opportunity, to come to a place like this, flying in, you fly over these amazing vistas of deserts and creeks and rivers and streams and things that you just don't see"

-- Jessica Price-Purnell, Chair of The Young Nationals NSW / Broken Hill --

"The extra things that a regional conference can bring in terms of participant experience is really a chance to explore that local culture"

-- Phil Wishart, Principal Advisor, Major Sport Events, Office of Sport --