Partners Program

This year, the Partners Program is designed to give you a taste of Australia’s relaxed tropical north, with a number of activities that will allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture.

If you prefer you are also invited to attend the business sessions.

Please note lunch is provided for all attendees with the delegates at the Darwin Convention Centre. 

Once you have registered to attend the conference as a Partner, we will be in touch in April to request what your selected activity for each day will be.

Within the 7 days of arrival date guests may change the tour day/date subject to availability but not the actual tour.  In the event of the activity being cancelled due to inclement weather, the operator reserves the right to offer either an alternative day or a full refund.

Please note if minimum numbers for daily activities are not achieved the activity will not be able to go ahead. In this situation the Secretariat will contact you and arrange an alternative.


Activity 1 –

Cocktail making class

Learn the fine art of creating the perfect cocktail by talented bartenders at the Coco Republic Darwin cocktail classes. The two-hour session teaches guests everything they need to know about crafting a sublimely balanced cocktail, including the ingredients and equipment to use.

Cocktail making classes include 3 cocktails, a Charcuterie and Cheese Board.

Available daily: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Minimum: 8 people

Maximum: 12 people

Restrictions: Must be 18+ years old

Venue: Wharf One, Darwin Waterfront (Walking distrance from Darwin Convention Centre)

Activity 2 –

Historical walking tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour around Darwin departing from Raintree Park under the John McDougall Stuart statue, corner of Smith Street Mall and Knuckey Street. Look for the person in the bright orange shirt.

As you walk the paths of pioneers, our guides will cheerfully share their passion for the town they call home as they tell of its history through the World War II bombings and Cyclone Tracy, to current day. Discover many of the remaining buildings such as the old Court House and Police Station, Browns Mart and the Old Palmerston Town Hall ruins, all of which have been painstakingly reconstructed. View Government House, Parliament House and the Northern Territory Supreme Court on our journey through the streets of this modern tropical city.

Available daily: 8:30am start

Minimum: 4 people

Maximum: 10 people

Venue: Start at Raintree Park, , corner of Smith Street Mall and Knuckey Street  (20 min walk from Darwin Convention Centre)


Activity 3 –
High Tea at Paspaley Pearls

Visit Paspaley for a glass of champagne and explore the fascinating world of the Australian pearling industry at the Paspaley Boutique in Darwin. Explore the inspiration and innovative design behind the Paspaley signature collections.  You will also have the rare chance to taste “Pearl Meat,” one of the world’s most exclusive seafoods. A high tea will be provided to accompany the experience.

Available daily: 10:00am – 12pm on Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 11:30am on Monday 

Minimum: 2 people

Maximum: 10 people

Venue: Paspaley Pearls, Charles Darwin Centre, 5/19 Smith Street Darwin

(10 mins walk from Darwin Convention Centre)

Activity 4 –

Art class

After a tour of the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory to provide inspiration, a friendly artist will guide the you step by step through an acrylic painting on canvas. The class will be held on the gallery lawns overlooking Fannie Bay with everything included – paint, canvas, easels, brushes and an apron. With each person bringing their own viewpoint and set of experiences to the session, this is a relaxing and fun way to spend a morning.

    Available daily: 9:30am – 12:30pm

    Minimum: 10 people

    Maximum: 20 people

    Venue: Museum and Art Gallery of NT (MAGNT)

    Activity 5 –

    Business sessions

    If you are interested in the business sessions on any given day you are welcome to select this option on the registration form. Simply select the day you wish to attend. This will include the sessions, morning tea and lunch.

      Available daily: 09:00am – 1pm

      Venue: Darwin Convention Centre