We have a fantastic program planned!

We are pleased to announce the first selection of speakers for the upcoming 2020 CPAQ Conference!

Our program is broken up into three sections this year:

  • Business Improvement
  • Risky Business
  • Promoting Your Business

Over the coming fortnight we will release the details of the speakers for each of these blocks, starting with Promote Your Business.


Promote Your Business

Topic 1: Using Influencers to Showcase Your Business
Caravanning with Kids logo

Adele Dyson is the owner of Caravanning with Kids and Caravanning with Pets. She loves assisting and supporting other small business owners, connecting them with their target audience by building positive relationships through personal interactions and engaging them through social media.

Caravanning with Kids have built a large community of travelling families and manage the largest database of influencer marketers across the caravan and camping sector.

We have invited Adele to tell us the benefits of engaging with influencers to get great results and to provide some tips on doing this effectively.


Topic 2: Park Time with Creek to Coast

The amazing team at Creek to Coast have developed a special concept designed to showcase caravan parks in an engaging format which they can film as they travel the state producing episodes of this popular show.

Find out about this cool initiative and how your park can benefit from it.


Topic 3: Benchmark your business with Best of Queensland Experiences
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After completing a business degree majoring in Tourism and Events Management on the Gold Coast, Clinton Farlow spent four years in the Membership Services team at Destination Gold Coast engaging with local operators on a daily basis.  Now with Tourism and Events Queensland he is looking after the Best of Queensland Experiences Program.

Best of Queensland Experiences is an innovative program that guides the Queensland tourism industry to deliver exceptional customer experiences, create positive word of mouth, help attract more visitors, grow expenditure and increase market share. The program identifies and recognises experiences that best bring the Queensland story to life and consistently deliver a high-quality visitor experience.  Based on an independent set of criteria that incorporates online customer reviews, the program responds to consumer expectations and reflects industry best practice.

Clinton will tell us about the program, how you can get involved and the benefit to your business.


Topic 4: Save time while creating quality content

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Caravan Industry Association of Australia effectively manage the Let’s Go Caravan & Camping Facebook and Instagram pages which have a strong following and a high level of engagement.

The team at Caravan Industry Association of Australia  know how resource intensive it is to create consistently high quality content which can be published on a regular basis.

To help you save time when producing content they have come up with several tips which they will share with us!


Topic 5: Launch of the brand new Digital Directory!

This year we will be releasing a brand new Digital Directory App which will include video content and a more user friendly interface.

To encourage people to download and use this app on an ongoing basis we have planned a fantastic competition which we will be officially launching with the Digital Directory at the 2020 CPAQ Conference!

Watch this space for more information.

Park members of should speak to the CPAQ team or check the Private Parks Facebook Group for the promo code to gain their special discount!



About the CPAQ Conference

The CPAQ Conference offers plenty of opportunities to learn and network.  This event will see you leave with new ideas and a fresh outlook ready to get back into your business and make positive changes.


Informative and Engaging Speakers

Gain practical tips and learn from the experience of others.

Our speaker program includes a broad range of topics from industry case studies through to updates and information on government legislation.

This Conference will leave you with plenty of ‘take homes’ allowing you to continue to improve your own business.

The program for the 2020 CPAQ Conference is still under development and we can’t wait to share it with you soon.


Catch up with friends and develop new networks

This Conference will allow you to catch up with your existing industry contacts and to develop new connections with other caravan park operators from across the State.

Got a problem in your park or is there an issue that is causing you sleepless nights?

The connections you make at the CPAQ Conference will allow you to create a strong support network, whether you need advice, a referral for a good supplier or just a friendly voice on the other end of the phone with someone who understands the craziness that can be running a caravan park – this is the place to make that connection.


Speak with Experts

With a condensed trade exhibition and more interaction with our event sponsors you will get the opportunity to ask the hard questions of some of our industry suppliers in a friendly environment.

This provides an unrivaled opportunity to ask suppliers the hard questions about their products and/or services, or to get some additional training on their products.

Across the course of the day you will have a number of opportunities to interact with our event sponsors, including round table conversations with our Actively Engage Sponsors.

From legal advice to laundry supplies, our fantastic exhibitors will be able to offer you great advice and terrific deals.


Celebrate at our Awards Dinner

Winner of the 2019 Simon Warner Memorial Young Achiever of the Year Award and the 2019 Employee of the Year Award, Jess Dineen, celebrating her success

We end the CPAQ Conference with our Awards Dinner, a celebration of Queensland caravan park operators.

Simon Warner Memorial Young Achiever of the Year Award

Employee of the Year Award

Gordon Harris Turnaround Award

Ray Fitton Award for Innovation

Environmental Award

Good Corporate Citizen Award

Outstanding Host Award

Refurbishment Award

Tidy Park Award



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Published in 2020