Daydream Island reveals new look and official opening date

Daydream IslandAustralia’s most loved island resort, Daydream Island will officially soft launch on 10th April, 2019 and has today revealed the brand’s new look ahead of its highly anticipated reopening. After an extensive two-year redevelopment, the new brand signals the revitalised premium offering guests will experience; from the relaxed dining concepts and vibrant bars to the modern rooms and suites with waterfront views.

The new brand identity has been designed in conjunction with global brand agency Interbrand after extensive research into the Island’s past, its people and the vision for the future, calling on the Resort’s loyal Facebook community to help share their memories adding colour and depth to the new brand story.

The renewed logo incorporates two of the Island’s most iconic residents, the beloved mermaids and the Island’s very own Living Reef residents – the stingrays.

The new look and feel for the brand has focused on epic, intimate and immersive photography inspiring guests to imagine their first steps onto the Island, instantly relaxing into their dream holiday. Custom abstract illustrations inspired by the landscapes, flora and fauna surrounding Daydream Island will also become synonymous with the brand, creating the ultimate interpretation of getting lost in the moment.

Director of Sales and Marketing, Jayson Heron said the rebrand was an important step for the Island’s transformation to a premium holiday destination. “The Island has undergone a huge journey from the devastation caused in 2017 by Cyclone Debbie and we wanted the new brand to signal the evolution of the Island. The new brand gives a nod the Island’s heritage whilst also looking to the future.”

Daydream Island recently announced the appointment of Bradley Martin as Executive Chef and Adrian Tyler as Food and Beverage Manager. The pair will lead the three unique restaurants; Graze Interactive Dining, Infinity and Inkstone Kitchen and Bar and three bars; Barefoot Bar, Tonic and Silica.

The island will offer a revitalised pool landscape allowing guests to swim and enjoy unparalleled views across the Whitsunday’s Great Barrier Reef. The swimming hub will be complemented by a poolside bar inclusive of a new burger concept.

Daydream Island is currently taking bookings from 10th April, 2019 onwards, to book please contact the reservations team at or visit

Daydream Island is a PCO Association business partner
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Holmesglen students to get work experience at PCOA18 conference

Student volunteers at the PCOA Conference in 2017 were from Martin College and Griffith University

Student volunteers at the PCOA Conference in 2017 were from Martin College and Griffith University

For a third year running the PCO Association is supporting the efforts of students studying events to develop their practical skills at the annual PCOA Conference.

This year capable students from Holmesglen Institute have embraced the opportunity to work for three days at the 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 9 – 11 December 2018.

PCO Association president, Barry Neame said, “All the volunteers will have the opportunity to achieve a certificate for their achievements as Program/Speaker Assistants, Registration Desk Assistants, Ushers and Exhibition Assistants.

“Overall, we are responsible for sharing our knowledge and providing volunteering opportunities to this wonderful up and coming generation of enthusiastic event managers,” he added.

For further information on the PCOA18 conference click here

Last Chance – PCOA18 Early Bird Closes Friday

You can’t afford to miss the 11th Annual PCOA Conference & Exhibition being held in the new Goldfields extension of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 9 – 11 Dec 2018.

Join one of the interactive Sunday workshops to amplify your event management skills.

Be Inspired
Our program promises delegates educational, relevant and innovative content.

Be Informed
Keep up with ever-changing trends and technology within the industry.

Takeaway Messages
Each presentation will provide clear key takeaway messages relevant to our industry.

Embrace Change
Join the Campfire session to experience firsthand a different style of meeting while
sharing your tips and opinions in an inclusive way.

Be Exposed
Meet our 60 exhibitors and be exposed to new and innovative products on display.

Meet like-minded industry professionals at the networking functions and make new industry friends.

A good excuse to take a few days away from the office to rejuvenate and revitalise before the year’s end.