Australian Information Industry Association


AIIA Queensland State iAwards Gala Dinner

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018

Time: 6pm – Pre-dinner drinks and Showcase 7pm - 10pm - Dinner

Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Boulevard Level, Boulevard Room

Enquiries: Emma Slater 0738764988

AIIA Member Early Bird Price:$0.00 (Incl. GST) Table of 10: $0.00 (Incl. GST)

Non-Member Early Bird Price:$0.00 (Incl. GST) Table of 10: $0.00 (Incl. GST)

AIIA Member Price:$181.50 (Incl. GST) Table of 10: $1,815.00 (Incl. GST)

Non-Member Price:$229.90 (Incl. GST) Table of 10: $2,299.00 (Incl. GST)


Join us for the 2018 Queensland State iAwards Gala Dinner as we celebrate 25 years of Australian innovation and announce the 2018 Queensland iAwards winners and merit recipients.  You will have the opportunity to meet our finalists and see firsthand their innovations.

This will be a night of networking and celebration, so please join us for the biggest birthday party of the year!

Please note change of room - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Boulevard Level, Boulevard Room

Dress Code: Cocktail

Guest Speakers

The Hon. Kate Jones MP
Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development

Kate Jones is the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games in the Queensland Government.

She is committed to driving innovation in Queensland, attracting new investment and encouraging businesses to start up and grow in our state.

Kate served as Minister for Education during the first term of the Palaszczuk Government.

She also served as Minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the Bligh Government.

Kate was elected to the seat of Ashgrove in 2015, having previously held the seat between 2006 and 2012.

Kate worked as an advisor in the Beattie Government before entering parliament.

She attended Kelvin Grove State High School and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and a Masters in Environmental Law at Australian National University.

Kate lives in Ashgrove with her husband, Paul, and their two children.

Bevan Slattery
CEO, Superloop 

Bevan Slattery is recognised as one of Australia's leading technology entrepreneurs having founded some of Australia's most successful technology companies including PIPE Networks, NEXTDC, Asia Pacific Data Centre Trust, Megaport, SubPartners and Superloop.

Bevan's entrepreneurial success is highlighted in having listed a record five (5) companies on the Australian Stock Exchange with a total market capitalisation of over $5B and received many industry awards including EY Champion of Entrepreneurs Award in 2016, National Charles Todd Medal, and the Pearcy Foundations Benson Award as well as recently inducted into the Commsday Australian Internet Hall Of Fame.

Bradley Hennessey

Bradley Hennessey is a local Brisbane game developer studying at QUT.

In 2017 he won the national iAwards for the senior student category with his product ‘An Aspie Life’.

He then completed the game and released it on the 30th of March 2018 on steam.

An Aspie Life uses the elements of game design to put you in the shoes of an autistic character.

Queensland iAwards Sponsors

Queensland Premier's iAward for Public Sector Innovation Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Bronze Table Sponsors

2018 National iAwards Sponsors

Major National iAwards Partner

National Program Sponsors

Major PitchFest Sponsor

PitchFest Venue Sponsor

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