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 Pacific2018-10-11T13:44:53+00:00
QBE Aviation2017-07-07T14:40:15+00:00
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey GmbH2017-07-07T14:40:37+00:00
Viva Energy Australia2018-10-11T13:22:11+00:00

World Fuel Services2018-11-01T11:51:31+00:00
Australian Aviation2017-07-07T15:20:27+00:00
Ansett Aviation Training2018-10-11T13:44:06+00:00
Embraer Asia Pacific2018-10-11T13:31:20+00:00
Airservices Australia2018-10-11T13:35:36+00:00
Basair Aviation College2018-10-11T14:48:59+00:00


Desser Tyres2018-10-11T13:46:22+00:00
Australian Flying2018-10-11T13:39:36+00:00
Queensland Government2018-10-11T13:56:09+00:00
Aerospace Australia Limited2018-10-11T13:25:25+00:00
Dallas Airmotive2018-10-11T13:58:55+00:00
Aviation Component Services2017-07-07T14:51:19+00:00
Vector Aerospace2017-07-07T14:51:22+00:00
Aviation Trader2017-07-07T14:53:23+00:00
Pacific Turbine Brisbane2018-11-01T13:02:24+00:00
Toll Aviation2018-10-11T13:49:34+00:00
ATR – Avions de Transport Regional2018-10-11T13:47:25+00:00
Jeppesen Australia2018-10-11T13:52:07+00:00
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation2017-07-07T14:51:32+00:00
Norton White Lawyers2017-10-10T13:22:11+00:00
TAE Group2018-10-21T13:11:35+00:00

Swiss Re International Se2018-11-01T13:04:22+00:00

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

Australian Flying2018-10-11T13:39:36+00:00
Aviation Trader2017-07-07T14:53:23+00:00
Australian Aviation2017-07-07T15:20:27+00:00