Gold Coast Directors’ Breakfast with Steve Noakes, Chairman, Binna Burra

Tue 18 Feb 2020
7.15am to 9.00am

(Arrival time: 7.00am)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Road
Surfers Paradise QLD


Single Members: A$55.00 Non-members: A$65.00 Table Members, Table of 10: A$550.00 Non-members, Table of 10: A$550.00

Steve Noakes

Chairman, Binna Burra

Steve is a 40+ year veteran of the tourism industry and founder of the international sustainable tourism project management company, Pacific Asia Tourism. In this role he remains involved in projects funded by multilateral development agencies such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Asia Development Bank, International Labour Organisation, United Nations Environment Program and UN World Tourism Organisation, as well as bilateral agencies such as Australian AID, UK AID and NZ AID.

Steve is Director of the wildlife tourism enterprise, Ecolodges Indonesia which owns/operates for ecolodges in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Flores. He has been an Adjunct/Visiting Professor at Universities in Australia, Norway and Finland and continues as an Adjunct Industry Fellow at Griffith University and teaching the Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Cultures program at Bond University here on the Gold Coast.

On 8 September 2019 Binna Burra Lodge, one of Australia’s pioneering ecotourism businesses, was devastated from a major bushfire.

Situated within the World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park, the historic lodge has been a destination for locals and tourists for 86 years. Now the board and management are faced with the task of reinventing the spirit of Binna Burra and in doing so, have a unique opportunity to incorporate modern day concepts of sustainability and changing climate conditions.

Join us as we hear from Steve Noakes, Chairman of the Board, Binna Burra, as he shares his story about resilience, disaster recovery and his and the board’s vision for rebuilding an iconic and popular tourist destination.


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