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The South East region will come together to celebrate the achievements and stories of the region's finalists on Friday, 19 July 2024 at the Gold Coast Turf Club Bundall.

Event details

Friday 19 July 2024

Starts in

Gold Coast Turf Club Events Centre
Racecourse Drive, Bundall

Tickets are $120 (incl GST) for a 3-course meal, drinks and live entertainment. Tickets on sale in late May.

Glenn Ayrton (Regional Coordinator)
Phone: 0478 405 423

Master of Ceremonies

Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons' TV career began with an ad in the paper; 'WANTED: TV presenter, Gold Coast lifestyle show – must be presentable, have good communication skills and ability to remember lines'. Unsure how many of those attributes he actually possessed, Chris drove down the highway and into a career that has become his absolute passion. A career that has seen him present and produce numerous episodes of popular travel shows Queensland Weekender, The Great South East, Creek to Coast, One Road – Great Australian Road Trips and host the national Lotto.

In his travels there is barely a rock unturned and place he hasn't discovered in this great state. And he has also had the opportunity to host numerous events and functions around Queensland including the Queensland Tourism Awards, the Tourism and Events Development Conference, the Southern Queensland Country Tourism Industry Conference as well as many sporting events and festivals around the state. While Chris can regularly be seen on Queensland Weekender and hosting Gold Lotto each week, he is also the ambassador for bareboating in the Whitsundays, commentator of the Queensland Ocean Swim series, a board director of Southern Queensland Country Tourism and ambassador for Isuzu Ute Australia.

Last updated 13 May 2024

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