2017 National Convention

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The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) National Convention is highly regarded as a premier annual aviation event and attracts key industry leaders, regional operators, technical experts, manufacturers and suppliers. CASA, the government and other regulatory bodies are well represented and contribute significantly to the program. Importantly, the event is open to members and non-members providing a tremendous benefit to the industry as a whole.

The RAAA 2017 National Convention will be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from October 25th – 27th, 2017.

Holding the Convention at RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast has many benefits:

  • Only 25 minutes from the Regional Airport, Coolangatta
  • Only 60 minutes from the International Airport, Brisbane
  • A Championship golf course for the RAAA Golf Challenge – Home of the Australian PGA
  • All social functions can be held on site, and yet will all have a totally different feel; the Welcome Function, Oktoberfest, and the Gala Dinner
  • The speaking sessions and trade show are all held within the same building, in adjoining areas, making it very easy to move between the twpresentationo areas
  • Availability of a large amount of single accommodation
  • Family friendly with many activities onsite and easily accessible offsite; Australia’s famous theme parks are only 30 minutes away
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The format of the Convention will remain the same, commencing on Wednesday with the RAAA Golf Challenge, followed by the Welcome Function.  Thursday will include speaking sessions and the tradeshow opening, completed with the most anticipated social function for the Convention – the Oktoberfest.  Friday will again include speaking sessions and the tradeshow, with the day finishing off with the Closing Ceremony; golf awards, tradeshow business card draws and the RAAA raffle.  The Gala Dinner will conclude the Convention in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere on Friday night.

We know you will be as excited as we are about the move to the Gold Coast, it is truly a great venue.

To celebrate this move, the RAAA will be offering “early bird” incentives for companies signing up for Sponsorships and Trade Exhibitions prior to July.  Details on these are in the Delegates Package.

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2017 RAAA National Convention Sponsors

The RAAA is honoured to have the following organisations as sponsors for the 2017 National Convention.


Hawker Pacific 2017-10-10T13:20:47+00:00
QBE Aviation 2017-07-07T14:40:15+00:00
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey GmbH 2017-07-07T14:40:37+00:00
Viva Energy Australia 2017-10-05T19:52:09+00:00

World Fuel Services 2017-07-07T14:48:29+00:00
CASA 2017-07-07T14:48:30+00:00
Aviall 2017-07-07T14:46:38+00:00
Australian Aviation 2017-07-07T15:20:27+00:00
Ansett Aviation Training 2017-03-30T13:02:28+00:00
Embraer Asia Pacific 2017-07-07T14:48:31+00:00
Airservices Australia 2017-07-07T14:48:32+00:00
Basair Aviation College 2017-10-10T13:21:48+00:00


Desser Tyres 2017-07-26T14:04:54+00:00
Australian Flying 2017-07-26T14:05:09+00:00
Queensland Government 2018-02-14T09:06:29+00:00
Fokker 2017-09-26T13:50:29+00:00
Aerospace Australia Limited 2017-07-07T14:51:18+00:00
Dallas Airmotive 2017-07-07T14:51:20+00:00
Aviation Component Services 2017-07-07T14:51:19+00:00
Dunlop 2017-07-07T14:51:21+00:00
Vector Aerospace 2017-07-07T14:51:22+00:00
Aviation Trader 2017-07-07T14:53:23+00:00
PacificTurbine 2017-07-07T14:51:24+00:00
Toll Aviation 2017-07-07T14:51:27+00:00
ATR – Avions de Transport Regional 2017-07-07T14:51:28+00:00
AirBP 2017-07-07T14:51:29+00:00
Jeppesen Australia 2017-07-07T14:51:31+00:00
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation 2017-07-07T14:51:32+00:00
Norton White Lawyers 2017-10-10T13:22:11+00:00
TAE Group 2017-08-31T18:24:03+00:00

Airbus 2017-07-23T21:27:15+00:00
Swiss Re International Se 2017-07-07T14:52:15+00:00
Eco2000 2017-07-23T21:27:55+00:00

The RAAA appreciates the media support given by the following organisations in promoting our convention:

Australian Flying 2017-07-26T14:05:09+00:00
Aviation Trader 2017-07-07T14:53:23+00:00
Australian Aviation 2017-07-07T15:20:27+00:00